As much as we all strive to follow the latest fad diets and workout regimes to help us shed excess body weight so we can look and feel our best and it takes time to achieve your fitness goals. However, we all want to still look our best, right!!
Not all of us have the perfect body, and that absolutely okay. The sooner we accept our body the way it is and learn to love the bodies we’re in, the happier we’ll be. We all have body flaws and the fact is everyone is try to achieve the perfect bikini body. But hey we cannot look same. We came with different body shape and structure, right!
So, whether you’re a voluptuous, plus-sized woman with a sexy hour-glass figure, a broad-shouldered women with next to no curves, or someone who feels bloated and swollen, we’re sharing 23 simple ideas to help you learn how to dress to look thinner and call out your most attractive features.
How to Dress to Look Thinner: 12 Tips that Work
Define your waist
If you want to know how to dress to look thinner, finding ways to define your waist is a great first step. This helps create the illusion that you have an hourglass figure with curves in exactly the right places, even if you don’t. Opt for high-waisted bottoms made with structured fabrics, tuck loose-fitting shirts into pants and skirts, cinch dresses with a small belt, and consider wearing shapewear beneath your clothes for added definition.
Invest in shapewear
If you want to know how to dress to look thinner, shapewear is about to become your new best friend. Most women save shapewear for special occasions, but there’s no reason it can’t become a daily staple. Shapewear offers more support than your average undergarments, hides bulges and imperfections like cellulite, and gives an overall slimmer appearance. Control camis offer seamless coverage from your breasts to your waistline, corsets help cinch your waist and accentuate the curves of your hips, and control tights will slim your tummy, bum, and thighs. There are heaps of other body shapers to consider, but in my experience, these 3 will cover all your bases!
Create a balance through your clothes
Contrary to popular belief, wearing clothes that are a size too big or a size too small for your frame doesn’t always make you look slimmer. Instead, try create a balance through clothes by pairing them right. If you opt for skinny jeans go for 1-2 size up t-shirt / shirt.
Avoid rounded shoes
While they may look cute, rounded-toed shoes do nothing but make your legs look short and stumpy. Opt for pointed-toed shoes as they help elongate your legs and give the illusion that they are longer than they really are.
Wear heels with skinny jeans
If you’re a fan of skinny jeans but feel self-conscious about the width of your legs, avoid flats and flip flops at all costs. You can make your legs look longer by ensuring your denim is ankle-length (or slightly longer) and pairing them with a sexy pair of pointed-toed heels.
Go Monochrome / Dress in one color
When you dress in 2 contracting colors and/or prints, your body get divided into two parts and the eye is naturally drawn to the area in which the 2 come together, which is typically your waistline. This can be a good thing if you have a natural hourglass figure, or have a flattering waist line. However, if you want to elongate an already boxy frame, dressing in one color is a simple way to lengthen your body by creating an illustration of a slim body.
Cover up with layering
Wheather you live in a cooler climate or warm city. Try and find ways to layer your outfit. It not only camouflages your figure variation but also makes you appear taller. Pair with skinny jeans and shirt with look coat for winters or Pair long shirt with your Summer dress. Leave your coat/shirt open, or cinch at the waist for a more flattering look when you really need to bundle up. Some examples of layers are below.
Wear clothing with vertical stripes
Horizontal stripes can make us look wider, but that doesn’t mean you need to avoid stripes completely. You just need to be a bit more strategic when wearing them. Remember that stripes tend to stand out, so if you’re trying to figure out how to dress to look thinner, opt for smaller, vertical stripes in dark colors and avoid dressing yourself in the same pattern from head-to-toe. While stripes can certainly be slimming, you want to accentuate your waistline. For example, a black top tucked into a pair of pin-striped pants can elongate your legs and make you look slimmer
Avoid pleated skirts and dresses.
While pleats can be sexy and feminine when worn correctly, the moment they start to part and open up, they immediately add bulk to your frame. There are certain things you can do to help avoid this, but many of these techniques have the potential to make your waist look thicker. So if you’re looking for clothes that make you look slimmer, my advice is to avoid pleats completely.
Swap skinny jeans for boot cut or wide leg jeans
If you want to draw attention away from your tummy and thighs, ditch your skinny denim in favor of bootcut jeans to add height to your frame. Choose a dark wash with a high waist, and pair with pointy-toed heeled shoes or boots, ensuring the bottom of the jeans hits your shoes for maximum effect.
Avoid light-colored jeans and pants
White and light-washed jeans and pants have the potential to make your thighs and hips look thicker, so if you were blessed with big thighs, always choose darker colors as give an illusion of slimer lower body.
V-neck on your tops and dresses. It helps elongate your upper body by adding balance to your hips and thighs. It’s tricks the eye’s for a slimer upper body and longer neck. It’s simple but effective tip to look thinner.
Choose your accessories wisely.
Necklaces, earrings, belts, and bracelets can help draw the eye away from problem areas while accentuating your best features. For example, long necklace takes the focus away from the hips, big earrings draw attention away from the upper body and towards the face, big bracelets are great at hiding big upper arms by bringing the eye towards the wrists, and belts help define the waist. Just be sure to avoid thick belts as they can cut your torso in half and have the opposite effect than what you’re looking for!
Dress in darker colors
While you don’t need to dress in black 24/7, opting for darker clothing can certainly make you look slimmer, especially in pictures.
“Fashion is what you’re offered four times a year by designers. And style is what you choose.”Lauren Hutton
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