Want to lose 10 pounds in an instant?
Well, that’s impossible. But what you can do is throw on the right outfit, highlight your wardrobe with the right accessories, and instantly look a few sizes smaller. Here are the secrets that celebrity stylists use to keep their clients camera-ready.
1. The Magic Of Monochrome
You don’t have to rock one color from head to toe, but do try matching colors for your shoes, skirt, and leggings. For the most slimming look, go with classic black.
If that’s too boring for you, keep your skirt and leggings matched, and incorporate bright shoes for a fun pop of color.
2. Speaking Of Skirts, Go Pencil
Pencil skirts that don’t hug the hips all the way down are naturally slimming. They create a long, lean appearance that will make you love the way you look in the mirror. Try it!
3. The Right Pants
These tips about skirts are all well and good, but what if you’re more of a jeans-and-slacks kind of lady? Pick pants that have a flat front rather than pleats—this slims the stomach and, as an added bonus, makes you appear taller.
For even more slimming power, choose pants that have at least some flare. Boot-cut is the new stretch denim. Use that to your advantage.
4. Pick Perfect Prints
Prints can be slimming or, well, the opposite, depending on one thing: the size of the print itself. Larger elements make you look bigger, but if you can find some prints where the design is nice and petite, you’ll look a lot smaller yourself.
5. Define The Waist You Want
You could look great in a potato sack with the right belt, worn just so. Pick a belt that has a bit of stretch to it. That will help to define the center of your hourglass. It may seem paradoxical, but a wider belt will create a skinnier look.
6. Throw On A Statement Necklace
You may doubt that a simple accessory can make you look thinner, but statement necklaces are designed just for the task. A long, chunky U-shape down the front of your top will make your torso look tall and thin. Besides, statement necklaces are totally in right now.
7. Use What You Have
Pick your favorite feature and dress around it. If you love your waist, wear a fitted shirt. If you’re proud of your long legs, wear tight pants. The trick here is to offset the focus by going bigger elsewhere. When you go with the tight jeans, set it off with a long top. When you wear a skin-tight shirt, pair it with flared jeans. You see what we’re getting at here?
8. Cardigans For The Win
Throw a long cardigan on to complete your slimming look. Layering is key to a stylish appearance, and cardigans that stretch at least to your waist will make you look taller and thinner. This is one of the many reasons why we’re obsessed with autumn.
9. When All Else Fails, Go Scarlet
A bright red dress has a way of accentuating the good stuff while guiding the gaze away from problem areas. Long story short, red is magic. Research even shows that men are more attracted to women who wear red, so what do you have to lose?