Get the Illusion of Skinny
Are you still carrying a few extra pounds of baby weight that you just can’t seem to lose? Or are you like me and simply eat too much ice cream? If the diet is not going so well or you just need a quick fix, here are some fashion tips you can use to get the illusion of skinny.
Wear clothes that fit you. Just because you can squeeze into something doesn’t mean it fits! Wearing clothing that is too tight just brings more attention to the fact that you could lose a few pounds.
Match your separates. Matching your pants or skirt, stockings and shoes can make you look 5 pounds lighter. Matching in all black will save you a few more pounds. If you want to mix it up a bit, wear some colorful shoes.
Wear some heels. Glamour magazine recommends wearing a gorgeous pair of heels. They recommend nude heels with dresses to elongate your legs, towering metallic heels with jeans to create a lean line and scoop-front heels with everything if possible. I know this may not be practical for every day but it can help you make the best of a special occasion outfit.
Show off the Girls. Lower necklines visually narrow your upper body, thus giving the illusion of skinny. If you are not comfortable with this, highlighting your decolletage by wearing a blouse with a jeweled or decorative neckline will do the trick.
Add a Belt. Wear a skinny belt and cinch it at your waistline over dresses, flowy tops or a thin cardigan to achieve an hourglass shape.
Slim your face. Pulling your hair up and away from your shoulders will give your face a slimmer look.
Low Riders. If you have a troublesome waistline, try jeans or pants that sit low on your hips. This trick will help slenderize your trouble spot. Pants that have a waist that hits just below your navel will make your midriff look longer and slimmer.
Avoid over sized clothing. Excess fabric only makes you look bulkier. Over sized clothing doesn’t help camouflage anything.
Say NO to Pleats. Wearing pleat-fronted pants will balloon your middle. If you have a belly bulge, relaxed fit, elastic waist pants will help. Otherwise, flat front and side-zip pants will do.
If all else fails. If all else fails, there is always Spanx!
I hope these fashion tips make it a bit easier for you to get the illusion of skinny.