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Customize Your Own Style

By Joy Banerjee

When you think of the clothes that can make you look slimmer, do you automatically think “black”? While it is true black can minimize bulges and make your silhouette appear longer, it is not your only slimming option. These guidelines will help you find the right shades, cuts, and styles for a trimmer-looking you.

By sticking to one color, you can effectively minimize those bulges. Dark colors, as we’ve discussed are most flattering but during the warmer months you can mimic the effect by dressing head-to-toe in one light color, including white.

Purchase items that fit you well regardless of the size on the tag. You can appear pounds thinner by wearing slightly looser clothing that hangs well and skims right over those bumps.

Clothing with a lining will not hug you as unforgiving as unlined fabrics can. Lined clothing can also keep you looking fresh and crisp even on the hottest of days.

A-line skirts can be a godsend for a few reasons. Not only do they minimize your bottom but they don’t cling to your curves. And with a good boot, thick calves and heavy thighs can be disguised all at once.

The hipster jean can create the illusion of smaller hips and with a boot cut bottom, make your legs look longer and slimmer. Be aware however of the proverbial “muffin top”. Wear a longer, loose-fitting shirt to hide an overhanging mid-section.

Always choose a heel, even a low one. Not only will you add length and appear thinner, but you will be more aware of your posture and carry yourself in a flattering way.

Fabrics that are textured like linen, wool, or even “crinkle” fabrics can distract the eye from bumps and bulges.

Disguise a large bust with flattering v-neck or scoop-neck tops. Halter tops and boat-necks can make you look bulky.

When buying or hemming pants, always go for the longer look. Hems that skim the tip of your shoe immediately draw the eye down creating the illusion of a longer, leaner leg. Avoid a tapered leg, pedal pushers, and clam diggers as they tend to make your thighs appear bigger and your legs look shorter.

Styling rules are hardly generic. As a matter of fact, they should be customized to the individual; since everyone comes in different body sizes and shapes. We need to learn what to refrain and what suit us the best along with changing fad.

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