In recent years I have put on weight, particularly around my stomach and thighs. I used to wear a lot of cropped shirts and jerseys but now I feel they only accentuate my problem areas. Is there a way I can still wear cropped styles without them making me look bigger than I am? There a few general rules that will allow you to continue wearing cropped styles while also concealing areas of concern: Fake it! Wear a longer shirt and give it a cropped look by tucking it in on one side, leaving the other side untucked to skim over problem spots. Tops with an asymmetrical hemline create vertical lines that are great for disguising tummies and thighs. Wearing diagonal lines helps trick the eye and therefore distract from areas of concern. Wear a longer layer underneath your cropped top, and make sure the hem is just below the widest part of your area of concern. An A-line hem is great for adding height and therefore fabulous for your thigh area. Keep pants long, and wearing heels will lengthen your thighs. Avoid tight or clingy garments and fabrics for your mid-section. Create vertical lines rather than horizontal ones when styling. Experiment with colours, prints and draping. Learn what works for you and never stop trying new ways to dress your silhouette.
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