Top Tips to Look Slimmer Instantly

26 Mar 2013

If you’ve been shunning the gym or over-indulging on your favourite treats lately and the panic has kicked in, relax – it’s still possible to look your best with our tips


wearing heels on a day to day basis isn’t ideal for your health, if you want to
look slimmer for a big night out, swapping flats for heels can make all the
difference. Heels instantly make your legs look longer and more toned and make
you appear taller and slimmer. For a more comfortable alternative, try opting
for kitten heels or wedges. Also, avoid shoes with ankle straps which can make
legs appear chunkier.

the right sized clothes

this may sound obvious, many people make the mistake of opting for a smaller
dress size to make them feel slimmer or for larger, baggier clothes to help
conceal problem areas. However, wearing ill-fitting clothes is one of the worst
things you can do if you are hoping to look slim. To create a slimmer figure,
always opt for well-fitted clothes that flatter your shape.

attention to your best body parts

start dressing slim, you need to take some time to work out your body shape and
think about what suits your figure. Dresses that are nipped in at the waist and
skim over the stomach and thighs can flatter curvier figures, for example,
while those with larger legs may want to avoid calf-high boots. In fact, try to
avoid any item that cuts off at the widest part of your body, such as
cap-sleeved tops for those with larger arms. Take a friend and a camera and try
on different styles of clothing to learn what emphasises your best parts.

for dark colours

girls know the power of the little black dress for helping to create a slimmer
silhouette; however, if you are fed up of wearing black for every night out,
darker shades such as navy, dark purple and brown have a similar slimming
effect. On the other hand, light shades like white and beige can add on the

slimming underwear

to drop a dress size instantly? Take a tip from the celebs and choose some
slimming underwear. While they might not be the sexiest of items once your
clothes come off, underneath your outfit they will miraculously smooth out
lumps and bumps and pull in any wobbly bits, giving the illusion of a firmer,
slimmer body.


may not think your accessories have any bearing on how slim you look. However,
if you’re feeling self-conscious about perceived problem areas, you can subtly
divert attention with detail. If you’re paranoid about your arms, a shrug can
help to cover them up while adding some colour and detail to your outfit, while
an accessory such as a scarf, brooch or necklace can help to draw the eyes up
towards the face rather than to areas of the body you may feel self-conscious

your prints wisely

If you’re a fan of prints, try to bear in mind a few key rules when choosing
your clothes if you’re hoping to look slimmer. Firstly, large prints can make
you look larger, so go for smaller ones. Also, opt for vertical stripes over
horizontal ones as these will draw the eye up and down rather than across,
elongating your figure and helping you to look slim.

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