There is a saying that the camera adds ten pounds, but I have heard that it is actually the clothes that make women look heavier than they really are. If you are concerned about appearing more svelte in your outfits, then consider incorporating some of these strategies and tips into your personal style.
To look slender and lean, try body-shaping garments like Spanx. These pieces can be the perfect accessory under dresses or pants to hide that little extra bump or bulge. Women of all shapes and sizes wear these garments and some can be comfortable, too.
If you are self-conscious about your waist or tummy, try an empire waist. This cut is found in shirts and dresses and can really make a big difference with how you look. It draws attention away from your mid-section and gives you room to breathe and move.
If a muffin top has got you down, slip into some high waisted trousers. These pants look great in a wide legged style with clean, smooth lines. Add some high heels and no one will ever see what you are hiding!
Some women want to hide their hips and a good way to do so is try either tunics or blazers that extend down to the hips. These garments work wonders by fitting loosely around the undesired area and adding polish to your outfit.
Luckily, some women have a bit of cleavage that can save the day when trying to avoid a bloated tummy or thicker midsection. Of course, you want to be tasteful, but cleavage, when done right, can look elegant and sexy.
Another age old strategy to help women appear thinner is wear darker colors. We all know that black is good, but also try solid darks like navy, dark green and the season’s new favorite, oxblood. To learn more, click here.