If you know how to mix them, clothes can be our best friends!
Knowing few tricks, you can easily look 10 pounds thinner !
1 – Unless you’re a supermodel : always avoid horizontal stripes for the bottoms. Especially the large stripes like this skirt below.
2 – Wear heels : it’s less comfortable than flat shoes but you instantly look thinner with heels. « C’est comme ça« ! But avoid the ones with straps or anything around the ankle (or that will cut the legs).
3- Big Bust : avoid light colors on top ( they will overemphasize your bust size) and go for a geometric-shaped top with a A line skirt or a pants. You will have a more balanced look.
4- Top-Heavy : avoid skinny jeans and other cuts that make the lower half appear disproportionately lean. Match a darker color on top with a light-colored A-line skirt that falls just below the knee for a more balanced overall look. Look for cinched shirts below the bust line – often the smallest part of the torso – to achieve an hourglass shape.
5- Big hips : go for flat front pants, they always look great!
Don’t be afraid to wear a black pencil skirt with black tights. It will make your hips do a disappearing act!
6- Larger Bottom: Try a shirt with a collar that draws the eyes toward the face, a three-quarter length coat or an A-line skirt to bring your bottom into balance with the rest of your body.
7- Larger middle: Skinny jeans and low-waist jeans are not friends of a larger middle. They can distort your body by pushing your skin into unflattering configurations, such as the dreaded muffin top.
The trick is to fit your largest part first and work from there. You should pay a special attention to where the crotch seam begins, making sure if fits well. Typically, higher rise jeans with a flare tend to balance out a larger middle. Try also to stay away from form-fitting shirts.
8- Curvy All Over: Curvy women benefit from more structured clothing, for instance, a leather jacket that sits just above the hip, or a skirt that flatters your curves. Avoid frills and frippery; lacy, ruffled tops will add too much volume. Instead, mix different fabrics or colors on the top and bottom to create a defined waistline.
Pictures from Stephanie Swicky’s blog
Deep v-neck blouses and dresses focus attention on your face and bust. Wearing the same color on the top and the bottom can also be a good idea. To go further, have a look at that post
9- Big arms or muscular arms : Forget tank tops and all kind of t-shirts without sleeves which makes you look like a mover or a trucker driver ! Instead, prefer loose sleeves, long sleeves or flared 3/4 sleeves : it will cover your arms with much more femininity.
10- Unless you have great legs : Avoid white pants, white leggings and white tights (or flesh colored). Opaque dark colors (brown, navy blue, black) will always make your legs look thinner !
Dark opaque tights vs. light ones
Why not trying right now ?