It is possible to fool people into thinking you have lost weight without the strain of diet and exercise, and for once I am not talking about the joys of contouring. This may sound too good to be true, but styling tips if implemented properly render this possible. The best part is that anyone can employ these tricks at any time to look and feel at their most confident. Here are some of the best and most overlooked tips on how to flatter your figure:
Make use of your assets
If you wish to disguise one part of your body, you can do this by finding the tiniest part of your body and maximising it. We are all smallest right under the bust so an empire waist style is flattering on virtually everybody. On the other hand, if you’ve got great legs, opt for skinny jeans or tight-fitting trousers and skirts to show off those limbs. For those whose asset is their waist highlight it with a belt, a top with a cinched in waist or a cropped jacket. To take inches off your waist and hips, you can also use black or dark side panels too. Obviously Blake Lively has an amazing figure in general but she has especially good legs and hair in my personal opinion.
Underwear is just as important as outerwear
Most women already know how to pick the right undergarments as this can make or mar the shape of their body. If you have lately lost or gained few pounds, there are chances that you are wearing the wrong bra size. Regardless being measured regularly by a professional is completely free and something we should all make a habit of, not only for killer outfits but also for health reasons. Ensuring your bra fits perfectly and comfortably will not only make you feel better but also help you look better. Find a supportive bra that is also the right size. You can also invest in a great waist trainer corset* when it comes to tummy control or body shape underwear.
Heels not only elongate the legs but the entire body too, making your form leaner and more feminine. For those who struggle to wear heels for various reasons like discomfort and vertigo, there are heels that are comfortable and mobile. You can purchase a gel in-sole for extra support or try wedges and block heels instead of stilettos. They are much easier to walk in. This in turn aids your posture, if you have ever heard the phrase fake it till you make it then you know by acting confident you will feel more confident. Simply walking tall, with your chin up and your body elegantly gliding around like a ballerina will have you feeling like a supermodel in no time. This takes practice and time, but try to watch how you walk because one of the most obvious ways we communicate our mood and self-esteem is through our body language.
Knowing your body shape is fundamental to mastering the skill of being able to dress well. You can’t even imagine the difference a scoop, V-neck or sweetheart neckline can make to your upper body, but this area is often overlooked. The right neckline will work with your body, can minimize or maximize the bust area, elongate the neck and add tons of sex appeal. This fits in with the point of making the most of your assets. If you don’t like your upper arms, like me, go for tops and shirts with long or half sleeves. If you do like your shoulders, there are cold shoulder tops aplenty this time of year. Furthermore, the choker trend, there are thousands of dresses and T-shirts with a choker style built in accentuates a slim neck.
Wear one colour all over
Wearing a single colour from top-to-toe, especially in a dark shade, can create the illusion of length*. This is a dramatic way to make petite women look longer, taller and slimmer. But see to it that you do not wear clothing that is too tight and focus on how a garment fits and flatters your body. Gigi Hadid, who is probably my biggest style inspiration, executes this particular trick flawlessly and it is one of her go-to style tips.
I hope you found this post informative and make use of these styling tips, which all work together, to flatter your body whatever shape you are. Thank you so much for reading, as always my social medial links are below. Don’t forget to follow me on Bloglovin'. Have a lovely week. Take care.
How do you dress to flatter your body?
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