No need to hit the gym or diet like crazy. Try these tips and tricks to dressing yourself slimmer! But if you were to take the healthy route, check out these insanely simple food swaps that make healthy eating possible.
#1 Do layer dark colors under light ones.
Layering is not only one way to maximize your wardrobe, it can seriously minimize your frame. Do this first by donning dark colors.
#2 Do wear pumps that match your skin tone.
Shoes that match your skin tone is great when you’re wearing mid-thigh or knee-length skirts—giving the illusion of longer legs. Just remember to wear it sans colored tights!
#3 Do choose the right jacket.
To look sleek, pick jackets that are hip length with tailored lines. Avoid baggy ones. Tapered and tailored jackets usually slims down your waist.
#4 Do dress in bold colors.
Like red, for example. If you wear a bold scarlet hue, it soaks up the light in just the right way!
#5 Do wear heels with jeans and tuck in your shirt.
Wearing heels with jeans and tucking in your shirt makes you look longer and slimmer. The most flattering jeans would be boot-cut or straight-leg that lands on your hips (not at your waist or below your hipbone). Also, cover your instep when in heels.
#6 Do pick shapely skirts.
Find a pencil skirt that is tailored cut, but not skintight through the hips. It makes everyone’s bodies look slimmer.
#7 Do remember to proportion.
If you wear round and full shapes for your top and bottom, you will look round and full. Always accentuate your smallest part and balance a fitted shirt with wide leg pants, a long top with a miniskirt, for example.
#8 Do get a V-neck dress cinched at the waist.
This is the dress everyone looks fabulous in—the best ones cinches in or is just above the waist.
#9 Do sport the right belt.
Get a belt with a little nylon stretch and comfortably pulls you in. Opt for wider belts rather than skinny belts—the will make you look smaller!
#10 Do wear a long cardigan.
Go for long, hip-grazing cardigans to make your torso look long. Cardigans that hit your waist shortens and cuts your body.
#11 Do match your separates.
“Drop” 5 pounds when you match your skirt or pants, shoes, and stocking. If you choose to wear all black, see yourself 10 pounds lighter! If you think wearing just 1 color is not your thing, wear a pop of color on your feet.
#12 Do opt for a wide-collar coat.
Everyone feels exceptionally heavy during the winder season because of the bundling up they have to do. Opt for a wide-collar coat to make everything else look from the chest down much smaller.
#13 Do wear mid-rise jeans with medium parallel back pockets.
Most low-rise jeans wearers experience the muffin top (oh no!). To avoid this, wear mid-rise jeans instead, which falls a few inches below your belly button. Also, jeans that have medium-size rear pockets parallel to the middle seam are simply flattering!
#14 Do look for flattering pants features.
These are front-front styles that create an unbroken line through your tummy; slightly flared bottoms to make your hips appear smaller; waistbands that are 1-2 inches wide; and a little stretch for a clean and sharp fit.
#15 Do wear scoop-front heels.
It may sound a bit weird, but wearing scoop-front pumps and sandals will lengthen your legs, as opposed to ankle-strap shoes and booties.