How to dress to look thinner
Done with Holidays, the priority is to digest the binge of these recent weeks.
While waiting to go to the gym and start a diet, let’s see how to manage (and especially camouflage) those extra pounds, with secrets of image consulting.
REDUCE THE NUMBER OF COLORS
The more colors we wear the more we distort the figure. The more we distort the figure the more we enlarge it optically. Monochrome is not necessary: just use a dark shade for top and pants to maintain the verticality of the outfit; and then match a jacket or a cardigan in contrast.
USE DARK COLORS
Dark colors tend to reduce and to make an image appear smaller (in this case, your silhouette). Don’t use necessarily total black; you have a wide range of beautiful dark colors: navy, dark teal, purple, dark brown, indigo, burgundy, …
TRY COLOR BLOCK
I consider it a ingenious idea! Do you know those clothes with contrasting silhouette? They create an optical illusion so you’ll look at least one size smaller. Seeing is believing! They can fool even the most critical and attentive eye…
If the figure is already weighed down by a few pounds, why make it worse with other useless volumes? I’m talking about: ruffles, bows, drapes, flaps, big pockets and various applications. Simplify the figure, so it’ll look more slender and linear.
SHOW THE SKINNY BITS
A foolproof trick is to show the thin and bony parts of the body: all we have them! I’m talking about: wrists, ankles, collarbones, lobes, jaws. They are called skinny bits and they have the power to make the figure look slimmer immediately! There are unlimited ways to do this: V-necks, three-quarter sleeves, hair away from the neck, and so on…
BE CAREFUL WITH LINES
Vertical lines make thinner, you know! Ok to stripes, pence, rows of buttons, and anything that enhances the figure vertically. But no to the horizontal ones! And be especially careful where they end: no to shirts that fall over the fullest part of the hips or the hem of skirt at the widest part of the calf.
The height of the figure is closely related to its width. The more we lengthen the silhouette the leaner will look proportionally. It’s geometry! And, as you know, math doesn’t lie. In short, I gave you another good reason to love heels (I talk about the others here).