Losing a few pounds (or more) can help you feel better when more of your physique is being exposed. But you don’t necessarily have to lose weight in order to look slimmer. Wearing the right clothes and employing a few tricks can help you appear thinner without having lost a pound. Here are a few things you can do:
Wear the Right Size
Many people think that loose-fitting or baggy clothes will hide the problem areas on their bodies, such as their flabby stomach or their saddle bags. In reality, baggy clothes make people look bigger than they actually are. Wear clothes that are the right size for your body. Your outfit will look more tailored, and you will look trimmer overall. You may even choose clothes that are a bit snug. Just make sure you aren’t wearing clothes that are too small or parts will squeeze out in unflattering ways.
Wear a Supportive Bra
A bigger bust can make you look heavier than you are. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to look slimmer without losing your curves. Wearing a supportive bra can smooth out your bust line and slim your figure. You can enhance the effect by wearing tops or dresses with low and straight necklines. The combination creates a sexy yet classic look, instead of a larger, unkempt look. Avoid plunging necklines and bras that allow your bust to sag.
Flatter the Best Parts of Your Body
Dress for your body type. If you are a pear shape, you have a slim waist but larger hips and thighs. Therefore, you should wear tops and dresses that cinch your waist and highlight it. Fluid knits will hug your body without squeezing in around your thighs, and plunging necklines will highlight the top half of your body. If you are an apple shape, you have a larger middle but slim thighs. Wear roomier tops in solid colors and pair them with skinny jeans or leggings. Choose boxy cuts for dresses.
Wear Body Shapers
Even those who wear a size 4 often wear body shapers. They smooth out your profile and make you look slim and trim. You can wear body shapers that target a specific area of your body, such as your stomach or your thighs, or you can wear full-body shapers that cover all those problem areas. Some body shapers include cut-out areas that highlight parts of your body, such as body shaping pants that have a rear cutout to lift the butt.
Following these tips can help you flatter your body and look slimmer, no matter how much you weigh or what body type you have.