They say a great outfit can boost your mood and confidence levels. And we have all experienced it. Of course, there is always that dress we always want to reach out for. Or a pair of shoes that place us on top of our game.
However, it’s impossible to depend on a few fashion choices year-round. This is where creative styling takes over. With a few smart tips and tricks, you can leave your house every day looking and feeling like a million bucks. If you want to achieve a svelte look, learn five slimming tips you can use to create that illusion every single time.
1. Be Color Conscious
You’re wondering what colors make you look skinny? Wearing one color is just about the oldest trick in the book when creating a slender illusion. A single color creates a vertical, long line. This elongates and slims you down. The colors you pick matter as well. For example, true red is one of the most flattering slimming colors.
2. Invest in Shapewear
You are probably planning on going back to the gym soon, right? Well, you are not alone. As you work on your body goals, investing in good quality shapewear can help you adapt your clothing to your fit. Good shapewear distributes bulges, holds you in, and smoothes you out. This helps your clothes sit that much better. If you are not big on Spanx and so on, good-quality slimming pants can do the trick.
3. Go For The Fit Look
If you have some extra weight, it’s common to assume that bulky clothes will help conceal this. Unfortunately, this can cause the opposite. To dress slim, be mindful of extra volume and hemlines. Instead, go for fitted pants with a bit of stretch that sits at the ankle or slightly below. This helps with length. Opt for fitted skirts and blazers as well. As much as possible, opt for no pleating and dark colors.
4. Strut Some Heels
Heels (two and a half inches and above) make you look taller, they lift the body, and make clothes sit better, all of which create a slim silhouette. Find pumps that are a bit pointy and thin strappy heels to enhance the effect. There is a disclaimer, though: only wear heels you can comfortably walk in. the reverse will result in a very unflattering look.
5. Vertical Lines
This is another old trick. If you want to look slimmer, vertical lines help slim and elongate you. Lines that run across your body do the exact opposite. Similarly, go for clothes with slim lines and small patterns and flowers. Again, the smaller the prints are, the slimmer you will look.
Use these tips and throw in your style and personality to create glam, perfectly styled, slim looks for any occasion- all year round.