If you are trying to lose weight but have not yet achieved your weight loss goals, don’t panic. There are ways you can make yourself look skinnier for that all important event coming up. How exactly? Simply by choosing the right clothes for your body type.
Here are some tips to help you choose the right clothes:
Disguise red-alert areas wearing dark colors
Consider darker colors that would disguise your red-alert areas. Think of chocolate brown, deep red, purple, navy blue, maroon or even black. It’s a well-known fact that black makes you look thinner. Colors that are too bright for your body can make you look heavier. But don’t be too obsessed with dark clothes, or clothes that drain the color off your skin, as they may as well make you look bigger!
Choose a fabric that will drape perfectly over your curves
Choosing the right fabrics for your clothing can take pounds off your figure. There are certain types of fabrics to avoid when you are trying to look slimmer. Any fabric with a good drape will hang closer to your body skimming your curves and molding gently to your silhouette rather than standing away from it and making you look larger. Stay away from rigid fabric or thick materials, ruffles, heavily textured cloths, shiny fabric or fabrics that are quite thin and hug the body. You should as well avoid wide horizontal stripes, and large horizontal patterns.
Do not wear clothes tracing over your circumference
The world is a jungle, even when you dress. Camouflage areas you want to be unseen in by choosing clothes with patters that work towards your advantage. Tread carefully with prints, layers, and stripes. Do not mix them. Do not under any circumstance do wear clothes with large prints as they will make you look big. A great alternative would be trying out vertical stripes as they give the illusion of tall and thinner.
Find the right pair of shoes, preferably something that will raise your body a few inches more off the ground
High heels and ankle boots are your best friend, ladies. A long leg creates the leanest look; meaning a couple of inches will visually lengthen your legs and definitely make you look thinner, at the same time improve your posture. Remember to practice good posture by pulling back your shoulder. Suck in your gut and look forward instead of looking down, as it builds confidence and makes you look tall and slim.
Clothes can make or break your look, determining whether you look heavy or slim. As long as you wear clothes that fit and are appropriate for your body shape, you will look svelte and stylish.