We all have those days when we look in the mirror and think to ourselves... "DAMN...YOLO on FOOD this week was a baaaaad idea". You over ate, and now you feel like it's showing. Well have no fear, I am here to share with you some of my favourite body slimming tricks to get you through those rough days!
TIP #1 : Wear darker clothes. Duh! The darker the material, the more slimming the effect it is. However having said that, your whole outfit does not need to be black. Wear the darker clothing item on the part of your body you're most conscious about (eg. Arms? Opt for a darker quarter sleeved top paired with your favourite jeans. Legs? Opt of a darker pant paired with a nice gem colored blouse).
TIP #2: Wrap dresses and tops are your best friend. If you don't know what a wrap shirt is, just picture a robe cut in half with a tie on the waist. The wrap shirts give the illusion of a slimmer stomach allowing the focus to be on how small the waist is. Try looking for a top with a plunging neckline, it'll also steer away looks on the stomach and more on the slim neckline.
TIP #3: Seamless body shapers like the brand SPANX can be a girl's best friend. Just embrace the body shapers, they are heaven sent pieces for us clothing conscious ladies! There are amazing body shapers available at almost all department stores from full body suits or a simply body shaping tank top. These shapers help the body look slim, smooth and stay put !
TIP #4: We all have our favourite pair of jeans, and although the skinny jeans are trending, they are not always the most slimming. In my opinion, I believe that there is nothing more un flattering than that pesky muffin top. Try to opt for a straight leg jean that tapers in the end ( a little less than a true boot cut) . This will look more flattering on the body, and again always opt for a darker wash denim. Try not to wear boots like UGGS that often cut the leg, opt for a boot that you can either tuck under your denim or a cute ankle boot that gives the illusion of long legs!
TIP #5: Find the right jacket to wear over jeans. I have a black vintage ESCADA blazer that hits just below my waist and I think it is at the perfect length for my body shape which I believe is more curvy. Narrow lapels of a blazer counteract those excess curves that we don't want shown. Don't close the jacket, keep it open and show off the gorgeous blouse or tee that you're sporting underneath it. I love wearing this blazer with a white V-neck loose boyfriend tee and a shorter necklace to finish off the look. The shorter necklace will bring more attention to my face and not on anything else I don't want people looking at. Lol.
I hope you enjoyed this post and found my tips useful! If you have some tips of your own, I'd love to hear them! And remember, you are beautiful regardless of all the tips above.