Dieting is not everybody’s cup of tea. However from time to time we experience “fat days” and wish to lose a few pounds. Help is on hand to look 10 pounds thinner in a matter of minutes, with clothes, without having to diet or exercise.
A-line skirts or dresses
Whether you are curvy or have no curves whatsoever, A-Line cut dresses or skirts accentuates existing curves for curvy ladies and creates curves for women with a rectangle body shape. The slight flare from the midriff emphasizes your small waist, fashioning an elegant and stylish look.
Blazers are the king of the wardrobe, wearing the crown for the most versatile staple item women can count on no matter the season or occasion. The genius of the blazer is that it is guaranteed to streamline and flatter every figure, provided that you choose the right cut, length and fit. Opt for tailored single-breasted blazers to instantly slim your waistline and for an all-round streamlined shape. Tailoring is a must for this wardrobe-slimming item.
Far from hiding your bulges, shapeless, baggy, oversized clothing makes you look bigger than you actually are. Well tailored, slim-fitting clothes are more flattering and slimming especially in sturdy fabrics such as wool and cotton. If your budget will allow, always get your clothes tailored to your shape for a slimming fit.
They are an age-old slimming trick that makes you feel sexier, taller and slimmer while lengthening your legs. A classic pump is the best shoe to achieve instant slimming. Try to avoid ankle strap heels as they make the ankle appear wider and legs appear shorter. To appear even taller, wear nude heels that matches your skin tone adding extra inches to your legs pumps; in summer, try neutral skin-hue.
Or shape wear improves your posture, helps streamline your silhouette and prevents visible panty lines. Shape wear is best in either a nude colour, one that matches your skin tone or in black. Avoid white spanx as they show through clothing, even when wearing white. Make sure to buy shape wear in your actual size and not in a bigger or smaller size, as this will provide no support.
They are not only a great accessory to embellish your outfit, they also make you look slimmer. Whether you’re wearing a maxi dress, skirt, blouse, cardigan or shirt, simply wrap a belt around your waist to instantly appear slimmer. For the best results invest in a variety of colours, styles and widths.
They are the go-to prints when shopping for clothing that will instantly make you look thinner. Creating an optical illusion, vertical (as well as diagonal) stripes will make you look slender and lean.
High-waisted skirts or trousers
They will give the illusion of longer legs while emphasizing the smallest part of your body, your waist. This is a look that is always chic especially when paired with a tucked-in silk blouse or camisole.