It is possible to look slimmer without diet, without exercise, without losing a single pound. The way that you dress, the way that you carry yourself and the accessories that you use can all create the effect that makes you appear slimmer than you really are. Try these strategies to create the illusion of a slimmer, sleeker you.
Try some Color. Yeah, dark colors like black and navy do work to make you look slimmer, but who wants to always dress as if they are going to a funeral? Splashes of color, bright blues, aquas, pink and red can draw the eye up to your face and away from your midsection in tops and draw attention to your legs in skirts.
Use Accessories. A pretty necklace or attractive earrings will draw the eye to the face or décolletage. Don't opt for large or clunky pieces, but instead use pieces that are medium in size. You don't want a piece that is too small either.
Avoid Spandex! Actually, avoid anything that is tight and accentuates rolls or bulges. Clothes that are very tight don't make you look smaller. In fact, they make you look larger, larger than you actually are. Your best bet is to avoid tight clothing and even clothing that is made to fit snug. It just doesn't work to make you appear slimmer.
Wear Clothes that Fit. When you are shopping for clothing, don't worry about the size. Your goal should be to get clothes that fit, not to cram your body into a certain size. Size is just a number and if you are a size 18, you will look much better in a size 18 than if you try to stuff yourself into a 16.
Pay Attention to Undergarments. Just you want your outerwear to fit properly, you also want your undergarments to fit properly as well. Panties that are too tight will cause visible panty lines which are most unattractive. A bra that is too tight will cause lines and bulges, making you look larger.
Monochrome Rocks. A monochrome look can really flatter your shape, making you look slimmer and your legs look longer. You achieve this look by wearing all the same color, top, skirt, hose and shoes. Black monochrome is a real classic. Baggy is Frumpy. You may think that you are hiding in your big, baggy clothing, but all you really get is a frumpy look. Baggy will not make you look slimmer, it will only make you look sloppy. Actually, neat clothes that fit like tailored suits and nice fitting dresses will do much more for your look.
Accentuate the Positive. Do you have great gams? Wear a skirt that shows them off. Do you have fantastic cleavage? Try a tastefully revealing top (but not too low). If you have nice eyes or a pretty face, wear a colored top that draws attention there. The idea is to draw attention away from the problem areas and accentuate your assets.
Stand up Straight. One of the best instant slimmers that you can do right now without even going to the clothing store is to stand up straight. Good posture will take inches off your waist and make you look pounds lighter. Straighten your spine, hold your head up and practice good posture. It is healthy and definitely works to make you look slimmer without exercise.
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