While we all know that with a healthy diet and a dedicated workout routine are the keys to achieving weight loss, there are times when we just have to cheat our way to getting a slimmer physique with the right clothes.
Look a couple of pounds thinner by wearing clothes that will shed some pounds to your frame. Below are some tips every woman should know from how to perfect the color, proportion and more genius tricks to look thinner.
#1. An all-black outfit is your best friend
Enhance a slender illusion by wearing a one-color outfit. It’s the oldest trick in the book. Not only it creates a long vertical line but also is the most effective and chicest option. Keep each silhouette tailored and crisp. Other dark hues will work as well.
#2. Must-have print = vertical stripes
The second oldest trick in the book is to wear vertical stripes. It creates long lines making you look longer.
#3. Wear boot cut jeans
Opt for dark boot legs because they are the most flattering on everyone. The slight flare at the ankle will give the illusion of a long and lean appearance. Pair it with a long top for coverage or a cropped jacket to nip in your waist.
#4. Fool the eyes with clever cuts when shopping for clothes
All designers know that women would go for styles that would sleep them down. For example, a dress with dark side panels will narrow your frame while color-blocked pieces will give you some shape. These prints will instantly enhance or minimize your figure.
#5. Go for body-lengthening clothes
The biggest misconception when it comes to dressing thinner is that bigger clothes will make you look slimmer. Achieve a thinner look by piling lightweight vertical pieces to achieve a body-lengthening outfit without the bulkiness.
#6. Match your shoe color to your leg
Coordinated tones will elongate your bottom half. For winter, try wearing black tights with black heels then in the summer, neutral skin-tone shoes with bare legs.
#7. Show some skin up top
Expose a bit of your skin with a V-neck top. It creates a high focal point up and away from your midsection, giving the illusion of a slimmer upper body.
#8. Choose structured fabrics
Structured fabrics can conceal imperfections while crisscross details will cinch in your middle. The dress shape should be hourglass. It should come close to your body then gently drapes out.
#9. Hide problem areas with color
If you’re not a fan of an all-black ensemble, try hiding your problem areas with one color. For instance, pair a black pants or skirt paired with a pop of color on your top to not put all the attention on your legs.
#10. Accentuate your waist
Do it by wearing a skinny belt then pair your dress with platform heels.
#11. Be mindful of hemlines
Stay away from pieces like pleated khakis, long baggy shorts, calf-length skirts or capri pants if you want to off a thinner appearance. Elongate your body with dark wash straight jeans paired with dark high heels, ankle boots or flats. When it comes to skirts, knee-length pencil skirts have the most flattering silhouettes and A-line skirts that hit above the knee.
#12. Low-cut vamp on your high heels
It’s an easy trick that you should be changing when shopping. Choose shoes that have low-cut vamp because it will instantly elongate and slenderize your legs especially when you’re wearing skirts, dresses and shorts.
#13. Don’t ignore maxi skirts
Who says curvy women couldn’t wear floor-grazing skirts and dresses? If you wear a well-cut maxi skirt, you will give the appearance of a longer and leaner look. Pair it with a fit top or just tuck it in.
#14. High-rise pants = YES
When worn correctly, you can trick the eye into thinking you’re leaner by elongating your lower body. High-waist or slim-fit jeans in dark denim or black is the way to go. Tuck in your tailored blouse for a slightly cropped top.
#15. Purchase a new bra
80% of women wear bras that are the wrong size. If so, your breasts will look very saggy. Get measured by a professional and learn to measure your own bra size at home.
#16. Add subtle glow to your skin with fake tan
Look slimmer by adding spray tan to your legs, arms, shoulders and neck. A subtle glow can make a huge difference when it comes to looking thinner.