How to Dress to Look Slim

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Every woman wants to look her best, but it's a rare women who is completely happy about her body. If you are overweight or feel uncomfortable about your weight, dressing to look slim may help you feel better about yourself. Use these helpful tips on how to dress to look slim.

Things You'll Need

  • Clothes that fit
  • Dark or neutral colored clothes
  • Long necklaces
  • Heeled shoes

Dress in one color from head to toe. When you dress in one color from head to toe, the eyes are more focused on the vertical column of color than the width of the figure proportions. This will create a slimming look and is known as monochromatic dressing.

Wear dark and neutral colors. Avoid wearing light and bright colors and stick to dressing in dark and neutral colors. The lighter and brighter colors appear to advance towards you and create volume. Avoid creating more volume to your look, so stick with the dark and neutral colors.

Avoid too tight clothes. Wear clothes that fit and flatter your figure, not clothes that draw attention to the wrong places. You will be more comfortable and not so self-conscious in clothes that fit.

Choose accessories that flatter your figure. Avoid large belts if your tummy is a problem area because the large belt will draw attention to your tummy. Avoid short necklaces if you have a double chin because it will draw attention to your chin. Longer necklaces will be more flattering. Look for accessories that flatter your figure and don’t draw attention to problem areas.

Create a layered look. Choose a jacket, sweater, or vest to layer over your blouse or shirt and created a slimmer look. Avoid a shorter jacket and opt for a jacket that is hip length or longer. If you choose to wear a jacket, be sure to wear it unbuttoned so a vertical line at the torso is created, thus resulting in a slimmer look.

Wear heeled shoes. With skirts or dress pants, wear at minimum a small-heeled shoe. The higher the heel is on a shoe, the slimmer you will look.

Maintain a positive attitude. Focus on the positive qualities you have, such as your smile, eyes, legs, hair and so on. The goal is to dress to look slim, focus on the positive and cover up the negative. Continue to eat healthy and exercise regularly and learn to love your body the way it is.

Tips & Warnings

  • Wear a jacket over blouses or tops to create a more slimming effect. Keep the jacket unbuttoned to create a slimmer look.
  • Avoid undergarments that bunch or dig into in the skin, such as bra straps that are too tight and pinch rolls into the skin.

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