Have you ever wondered “How can I dress to look slimmer?” If I had to guess, I would assume we’ve all wondered that at least a few times, myself included. It’s literally my job to help all of you dress to look your best and throughout the many years of dressing clients and myself I’ve come to find out some helpful tips and tricks sure to make you look taller and slimmer! Scroll down to view all 10 tips plus feel free to check out my YouTube video titled: 10 STYLE TIPS TO LOOK SLIMMER!
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10 WAYS TO LOOK SLIMMER IN YOUR CLOTHES:
1.) WEAR HIGH-RISE DENIM:
I’ve mentioned this a ton on my blog and YouTube channel before, but high-rise jeans or pants will always make you look taller and slimmer than you really are because the waistline sits up higher so it gives the illusion of longer and slimmer legs! I’ve literally gotten rid of all of my mid-rise and low-rise denim except for maybe one pair because I just feel short when I put on a pair of any other type of jeans besides high-rise. Trust me, if you haven’t given high-rise denim a try, now is the time, they’re truly so flattering!
2.) WEAR V-NECK TOPS:
The reason v-necks are more slimming than crewnecks is that the neckline goes down in a v and draws the eye down which actually ends up elongating the top portion of your body which will, in turn, make you taller and slimmer!
3.) WEAR FLARES:
Literally, the most universally flattering jeans on the market especially if you wear high-waisted ones with a heel! The ones I’m recommending are by Good American, they’re super soft and I love the light wash! Size down one size, they run big. I’m wearing a size 00 or a 24.
4.) WEAR ALL BLACK:
An all-black look is hands down one sure-fire way to look slimmer and taller, every single time! So whenever you can’t decide what to wear, try an all-black ensemble, I promise you’ll feel chic, polished, and even slimmer!
5.) ADD A BELT:
Adding a belt will accentuate your waist no matter what size you are so I recommend wearing one most of the time. If you look on my blog, I bet I wear a belt about 60% of the time. I just feel like a look isn’t complete without one and it’s no doubt an easy way to look slimmer in your clothes!
6.) KEEP PRINTS TO A MINIMUM:
If you want to look slimmer then I recommend keeping prints to a minimum. Prints tend to make us look bigger than we really so try just adding one printed piece to your look as I did in this post by choosing a neutral snake print jacket to add to my all-black ensemble.
7.) WEAR CROPPED OR SHORTER JACKETS:
Short jackets will make you appear taller and slimmer because they show more of your legs and your torso. I love wearing cropped jackets because they don’t overwhelm my petite 5’4 frame. If you are taller than 5’4 then you can probably get away with wearing longer jackets, just keep in my mind to keep everything else fitted underneath to ensure a flattering and slimming look.
8.) WEAR HEELS PREFERABLY NUDE AND POINTED ONES:
Duh, wearing heels will obviously make you appear taller but because they make your looks longer they actually make you appear thinner too. If you don’t believe me then try taking a photo of yourself in sneakers and then in heels in the same outfit and put them side by side. I promise you’ll like the photo of you in heels much better, I know I do! Bonus tip, wearing a nude, pointy toe heel like the ones I’m wearing in this post will make your legs look even longer and slimmer!
9.) UTILIZE YOUR TAILOR:
I get 90% of my skinny and straight legs jeans hemmed so they hit me right above the ankle bone which is the most flattering length to wear your denim by the way. I also take some of my dresses and jackets taken in when needed to ensure they fit me perfectly because well-fitting clothes will make you look slimmer, trust me! The biggest mistake some women make is thinking that wearing clothes that are too big for you will hide our flaws, it may do that but what it really does is make you look bigger than you really are so please don’t do that!
10.) WEAR SPANX WHEN NEEDED:
When wearing slimming midi dresses or skirts I recommend wearing Spanx, they do a great job of holding everything in and making any woman’s body look tighter and slimmer!
My sleek faux leather snake print jacket is by Blanknyc and I can’t believe it’s under $100! Wear it with jeans or layered over a midi dress this season for a chic fall look! And by the way, snake print is still A HUGE TREND so this jacket is right on trend! It runs true to size, I’m wearing an XS.
My sexy tank is literally only $20 and comes in multiple colors. I love it worn alone for an edgy look, but I also love to wear it under a chic jacket. I’ve only had this tank a short time and I’ve already worn it a ton!! It runs true to size, I’m wearing an XS.
My jeans are by Topshop and they’re only $80 and super slimming! I love the faded black wash because they literally go with everything and they’re very comfortable because they do have some stretch to them. I sized up one size in these jeans because they run small, I’m wearing a size 26 x 30.
I just got my nude suede pumps and I seriously can’t imagine I lived without them this long! They’re by Jimmy Choo so they’re very high quality and they’re also quite comfortable because the heel height is only 3 inches. These gorgeous heels will match everything and they’re sure to make your legs look longer land slimmer, need I say more?! If these are out of your budget, no worries, I found these by Sam Edelman which are very similar yet they’re a fraction of the price.