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Style Tricks to Make You Look Slimmer

Jan 30, 2008
The first and best tip to making yourself look slimmer with the use of fashion and clothes is to look at your trousers. If they are the type that is tight around the ankles, then it is time to try straight legged or boot cut trousers. Trousers that are cut to be close-fitting on the ankles will make your ankles look thin, but then make your bottom and thighs look huge in comparison.

Do not be tempted to buy clothes that swamp your figure or even worse are a size too small. Baggy jumpers, although comfortable, add weight were none actually exists and too tight clothing shows up every lump and bump that even you thought you did not have.

The wider you are the thicker your heel should be. It may sound strange, but chunky legs on top of slim stiletto heels will look much heavier than they actually are. If you are on the short side then try to avoid the type of shoes that have an ankle strap as these will visually cut a good three inches off the length of the leg.

Also the colour and texture of the fabric can make all the difference to how you appear. Try to choose clothes that are heavier and more structured and also look for tailoring that can help to pull you in and give you shape. Remember that dark colours minimise and bright colours and shiny fabrics will emphasise so choose the fashion you follow wisely.

Try to find a single breasted style jacket as double breasted styles are only really for the super slim. The button should ideally fasten at the smallest point. Therefore if you are one of the lucky few who have a well defined waist then this is where the button should be. However most women do not have much of a waist any more so the smallest part is generally just below the bust line and in this case this is where the fastening should be.

Make sure that the accessories not only coordinate with our outfit but are in keeping with your size. A dainty handbag that will hold only your cards and keys may look cute, but will make the holder look large in comparison. This is also important when choosing jewellery the larger you are the bigger the jewellery. Although you also need to take into account the size of you wrist if buying bracelets, as to break this rule a small wrist will always look wrong with a cuff sized bracelet even if you are large.

Most importantly, you can have the most flattering, fashionable outfit but it can be ruined by the wrong foundations. A good supporting bra can make an outfit. The straps should be wide enough to offer support as too tight straps will show through. Make sure you get measured often, especially if your weight fluctuates as this is where the majority of women put on weight first.

Most importantly looking and feeling confident is about dressing for your own personal style, so if you think you look great in your chosen outfit then you probably do!
About the Author
Matthew Smith is an observer and writer in the fashion industry. For fashion style advice that will suit your body type, visit WhatSuitsYou.co.uk.
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