What is with us ladies? No matter how skinny or fat we are...we are never happy. We always find something to complain about. But the
thing that we always complain about is looking too fat. We each have our special ďthinĒ clothes that produce that magic slimming effect.
I know I do, and I always wear my thin jeans to every date I go to. But apart from the stuff we learn by trial and error, there are
some other tried and tested tricks to keep in mind when you want to look slim.
• Boat Neck Clothes
When you look at all the round and V-neck clothes out there, you get conditioned to buying the same sort of style over and over. But
you know a style thatís not so popular? The boat neck! Itís a wide collar, cut out in the shape of a boat and sits well on your
shoulders. Iíve seen that this always makes your body look slimmer. Since boat necks might be hard to find, a good alternative is
all those 80s style off the shoulder jersey tees and dresses doing the rounds. These styles automatically make your upper body look slimmer.
• Hair Up
Clothes can slim us. The thin pants can tone the thighs and not wearing sleeve less clothes can hide the bulging arms. But how do you
take away the pounds from the face? Well...I canít give you fitness advice but will some style advice help? Wear your hair up and
pulled away from the face instead of letting it down. This always makes you look more youthful and has a slimming effect on the face.
Shorter hairstyles such as bobs also make oneís face look slimmer.
• Vertical Stripes
Ditch the horizontal stripes because all they do is make you look wider, even if youíre not! Make vertical stripes your best friends
though. The stripes work well by elongating your body and elongation always makes you look slimmer. Vertical lines command the eyes
to follow the movement of the lines. Itís sort of like an illusion where the eyes follow the stripes and so concentrate on your length instead of width!
• Fitting Clothes
Donít delude yourself into believing you can get away by wearing clothes that donít really fit you well. Too big is just as bad too
small. Neither does anything to show off your body the way it is and makes you look fatter than you really are. Start by trying on
some clothes today and find out what size you really are. The next time you go shopping, try on a few clothes and buy one that fits
you just right. Donít buy a size small and tell yourself youíll fit into them after those 2 months at the gym! Donít buy a size too
large either because you think itíll make you slimmer!
• Patterns and Fabrics
Pay close attention to pattern. Big large spaced patterns only make you look largerÖnot something we want, right. Also, choose fabrics
that flow easily so they donít unnecessarily add volume to your figure. A crisp starchy fabric isnít a good idea. Shiny materials
and ruffles also attract too much attention so itís better to stay away from them!
• A Block Of Color
The color that is immediately slimming is black. Its tried, tested and true. Black never lets us down. I donít quite know the science
of it but black works. But see, black is boring too. You canít always wear black and black alone. Donít be afraid of color and if you
want to achieve a truly lean look, I have a great idea. Wear the same colored top and bottom so you create a block or a column of
color. This again works by creating a lengthening illusion and your horizontal proportions become less obvious.
Accessories are used to focus attention to certain body parts so use them cleverly to draw attention away from those parts you donít
want in the limelight. Wear nice earrings to concentrate attention on your face, or wear an attractive belt to take the eyes away from your upper torso.
Find out what your problem area is and simply apply your slimming arsenal accordingly!