Have you ever met people who look much thinner then they actually are? It may or may not be their body shape. There are a few tricks you can use to make yourself look thinner. You don’t have to have a perfect body to look great in certain outfits if you know how to manipulate appearance through dress.
Don’t Wear Baggy Clothing. When learning how to dress skinny it is important to remember that baggy clothing can actually add 15 pounds. Even though you are a little more comfortable in those over sized shirts and pants don’t do it. In order to look slimmer you need to wear clothes that are the right size.
Don’t Wear Clothing that is to Tight. While wearing baggy clothing can make you look heavier, wearing clothing that is too tight can accent parts of your body that you may not care to have highlighted. In order to look your best you need to wear clothes that are just the right size.
Wear jeans that have a boot or flare cut. This cut visually balances out curves, and will make your hips appear smaller than they would if you wore tapered pants.
Wear black. The color black creates a negative space, which detracts from extra weight. It is not called the slimming color for nothing. The worst thing you can do if you want to appear slimmer is to dress in a melange of bright colors and large prints.
Selecting Neck and Sleeve Styles. Wearing too deep neck dresses or big collars will add to your plump look. The lesser the sleeves the fatter you look.
Accessories. Wearing a belt over top and small beaded neckpiece will make you look slimmer. A thin strapped watch and footwear, stockings will make you virtually slim.
Pay attention to hair and makeup. If you’re not very confident about your body, consider attracting attention to your face. Play up your features, such as pretty eyes, full lips, high cheekbones or a nice nose, with the right makeup. A good haircut can have as much effect on your apparent weight as a good outfit. Ask your stylist for ideas on cuts to look your best and for styles that will elongate your neck or make your face either fuller or thinner.