Your healthy diet and fitness routine surely make you lose weight and look slim and fit. But still you can suffer from a lack of self-confidence. There’s another way to look thinner almost with no effort! First of all, you should consider your body shape. The basic women body shapes are: pear, apple, inverted triangle, straight, hourglass. Your aim is to maintain a balance between your upper and lower body parts. This makes your body look visually slimmer.
Once you know which shape you are, try a few tips on how to use color, proportion, and styling tricks that will work on you!
If you have a small bust but large hips and bottom (a pear body type), try a plain dark, simple shape or clean lines on the bottom. Draw attention away from the lower part of the body wearing playful blouses or tops with trendy accessories close to the face. Also, you can try tops with extra weighting on the shoulder area. This will make the top seem wider and maintain the balanced look.
For an athletic body look, like inverted triangle (full bust or broad shoulders) choose clothing style that minimizes your upper half while enhancing your lower. Be creative on the bottom choosing bright pairs of pants, jeans or shirts. Wear flared skirts and dresses to create the illusion of an hourglass figure. Wear neutral colors on top and try to avoid shoulder pads.
Highlight or create waistlines! Don’t forget about stylish belts, especially if you are a hourglass-shaped woman. Define your waist wearing belted tops and dresses. Avoid oversized clothes, they won’t make you look slimmer, and you will end up looking bulky.
Try on a flattering tunic with a skinny belt and a pair of high-heeled shoes. Enjoy your skinny look!
Wear black colors! Enhance a slender illusion – create a vertical line. Darker hues will do, too. Match your dark jeans with black heels and make your legs look longer and thinner. If the black color seems too depressing for you, try Navy, Dark Brown, Dark Grey. These ones play a slimming effect too.
Love high heels? Make your legs look a few inches longer wearing skin toned (nude) shoes. Another trick you should remember: choose heels with a low-cut vamp. These shoes will slenderize your leg when you’re wearing skirts, shorts or dresses. Also the nude color is very neutral, so you can match your shoes with any of your outfit!
Faking a tan is a great idea for any skin color and body shape. Make your legs, arms, and shoulders look a few pounds thinner without any diet or gym. And don’t forget about your face. But try not to overdo!
Dark pants with a higher rise is a must-have! It can be named the most slenderizing item in women’s wardrobe. Match the pair with tailored top or blouse to make the elevated waist visible. Be careful and choose pants that can stretch, otherwise you won’t be able to move.
These dresses will make you slim instantly! Try super flattering dress with color blocked side panels. Also, you can do this trick using separated clothes. For instance, try matching a tank top with pants or skirt and wear dark long jacket or a cardigan, leave it open. It will make almost the same effect.