There are times in a woman’s life when it’s necessary to cheat in an effort to look leaner. Whether it’s to disguise a large stomach, thick thighs, wide hips, chunky legs, big bust or fat arms, there are a few style secrets which can give the illusion of a slimmer silhouette. We want to help teach you how to dress thinner and look fantastic doing it.
Giving the appearance of a slim body requires know-how when it comes to cuts, colors, fabrics and clever accessories. For those moments you need more, go outside the box by adding a healthy dose of shapewear. It is important to get to know a few fashion tricks for faking the look before beginning your exploration of dating sites in cheshire.
Let’s dig right in to the world of coordinating colors, high-heels and dressing thinner to look your best!
For distracting attention away from lumps and bumps, go oversized when it comes to accessories. A chunky necklace, stacked bangles or a giant handbag will do the trick. Elongate the body with a very long necklace such as multi-strand chains and pearls, or a long scarf, hanging over the torso. Wear an oversized belt to cinch-in the waist and give the illusion of a smaller waistline. Accessories can be a master tool to take the eye from one part of the body to another.
Nothing gives the appearance of slimmer legs than a pair of stiletto heels. High heels lengthen lower limbs and slim down the ankles and calves. They also change the center of gravity, improving posture. Wearing the same shoe color (or tights) as a particular outfit will also add length to legs. Not ready for those six inch heels? Start small and work your way up. Remember practice makes perfect and cooking in heels is always a sexy pastime.
Warning: Ankle boots will fatten calves and thicken ankles even when they have a higher heel. So, whenever possible reach for the calf-length.
If there is one piece of clothing which can take pounds off a woman’s body in seconds, it’s shapewear. Whether it’s magic knickers, thigh slimmers or a good push-up support bra, foundation garments can give the illusion of a waist, smooth and flatten the stomach area, slim hips and thighs. Go one step further with tops with built in tummy control to minimize a large stomach.
According to the Daily Mail article “How to Fake Yourself Slimmer” Soozie Jenkinson, head of lingerie design for British chain store Marks & Spencer says that “Shapewear is the easiest way to change your silhouette without visiting the gym.”
Jeans and Trousers
The trusted boot-cut will lengthen legs, tapered trousers and jeans are the enemy. They shorten legs and add bulk to the middle. Darker colors such as black, navy, charcoal and berry tones will slim down hips and thighs. Large and lower set pockets on jeans, will give the illusion of a smaller behind. This will look fantastic when you are heading out on your first meetup from a match on the cheshire dating site. Keep in mind to wear a size that actually fits (and not squeezes) around the waist. This will help you avoid the dreaded muffin top and show a smoother stomach line.
When it comes to slimming down arms, 3/4 sleeves are the most flattering. A hem length on a skirt or dress is more flattering when finishing on-the-knee, as opposed to the calf. A longline sweater or cardigan will make a figure look leaner than one which finishes around the waistline. Big busts can be minimized by wearing tops with a deep V-neckline.
Big tip for over 50s dating, avoid cap sleeves and sleeveless if afflicted with the dreaded of middle-age, bingo wings.
Color, Pattern and Fabric
Wearing a single block color will make a woman’s body look longer and leaner. Dark colors have the ability to disguise lumps and bumps, lighter colors will add weight rather than lose it. Quality, heavier weight fabrics that skim, not cling, will help to define a slimmer silhouette. Clever layering such as a top, waistcoat and jacket in a fine but good quality fabric will serve to slim rather than add bulk. Diagonal and vertical stripes can slim down a figure providing the print is not too big. Contrary to popular belief, horizontal stripes can also give the illusion of taking off pounds.
After taking into account some of our clever dressing tips, it may also be time to develop a few of your own tricks up the sleeve. Try changing your hairstyle to slim down a face or adding a fake tan for longer, leaner limbs. These are my two more ways to dress thinner without investing in a new wardrobe.