It does not matter if you haven’t got an ounce of fat or if you’re a curvy lady, sometimes everybody just feels a little frumpy. This is me on most days, and although my size of UK14/US10 is the national average here in the UK, I still like to FEEL my best. I don’t want to be worrying about whether my rear end looks big or whether my legs look chunky, instead I want to be 100% confident that I look my best 24/7. Now I am not suggesting that anybody should want to lose weight or that anybody is larger than they should be, this is just an article for those who sometimes need a little pick me up and want to make the most of their shape; you can still look curvy, sexy and glamorous no matter what your weight! So, without further ado, here are my personal favourite tips that help me to feel great!
1. Wear Black
Yes, if done wrong you may look like you’re attending an unhappy event, but black can be fantastically sexy and instantly makes you look slimmer. This is because light does not reflect well off of the colour black, and so certain shadows will be disguised. If you’re scared of looking too plain then you can jazz up any black outfit with some vibrant accessories. Here is an example from Asos.com (I will use asos throughout this post for good examples as it is a worldwide retailer.)
Warehouse Dress @ Asos /Ted Baker Blouse @ Asos/Asos Jeans @ Asos
2. Carry a larger handbag/purse
I’m not suggesting carrying a large purse/bag if all you are going to have in it is breath mints and car keys, but if you find yourself desperate for more room then this is an excellent excuse. Having a larger bag plays around with the proportions of your outfit, naturally making you seem slimmer. For extra points team a bright purse/bag with a LBD (Little black dress) and you’re good to go!
3. Vertical stripes
Okay so this is one for the fashion-brave, but vertical stripes can have an amazing effect. Where horizontal stripes stretch you out and make you look larger, vertical stripes lengthen you, and therefore make you look longer and leaner. Here’s some examples from asos:
Wood wood Kim@ Asos vertical jeans/Asos @ Asos shirt
4. High Heels!
I used to think that heels were just something for a night out, but have since learnt that if worn correctly they can look fabulous in the day time. Team a pair (that you can walk in!) with some skinny jeans and an eye catching blouse! Not only will you look slimmer, but you’ll also feel so much more confident in yourself and your posture will be instantly improved. If you can’t walk in heels then try some wedges.
5. Statement jewellery
One of my favourite tactics is to where a big chunky necklace to draw the attention away from my post-pasta belly! Primark have tons at the moment. Not only that, but they don’t half make you feel 100x more glamorous.
So there we have it, 5 tips to help you dress slimmer! What are your tips?