9 Easy Ways To Make You Appear A Size Smaller

Fashion

Regardless of what your size and shape may be, there are always styling tricks and tips to instantly help in creating a slimmer and more trim figure. Here’s 9 of them:

1. KEEP PROPORTIONS IN CHECK : If you pair a flowy top with baggy bottoms, that is a sure way to look bigger. The same goes for when you pair a tight top and form fitting bottoms. So strike an even balance by matching slouchier styles with more body-conscious pieces.

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2. LOOK FOR VERTICAL DETAILS: Horizontal details make you look wider so stick to stripes, seaming, and other vertical elements to help elongate your body.

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3. CHOOSE FITTED PIECES: Baggy or oversize pieces often make you appear larger than you actually are, while superfitted styles end up putting emphasis on trouble spots. Therefore, tailored, body-skimming pieces tend to give you the leanest look possible.

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4. PICK YOUR PRINTS WISELY: Big, bold prints will help bring attention to particular assets that you may want to show off, while smaller, all-over patterns are a great way to camouflage a certain part of your figure.

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5. USE STRUCTURED FABRICS: Avoid superstretchy or thin fabrics because they show EVERYTHING. Instead, use materials like cotton and polyester with no more than 2% spandex that will help give you the smoothest silhouette.

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6. USE COLORS TO YOUR ADVANTAGE: Wearing a bright shade on the smallest part of your body instantly draws the eye to that spot.

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7. CHECK WHERE YOUR TOP AND PANTS MEET: Anything that cuts you off at the fullest part of your hips will widen you. For a more slimming effect, choose shirts that hit at or just below your natural waist.

8. STAND UP STRAIGHT: Good posture not only makes you come across leaner and seemingly taller, but it also makes your clothes look and fit better.

9. SKIP THE PLEATS: Folded fabric can create extra, unwanted bulk. Stick to skirts and pants with a flat front if you want to appear slimmer.

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