Tips for a wardrobe that flatters your figure
Acommon misconception of larger framed people is that to look slimmer, they must wear black. This is not necessarily the case. Here are some simple tips for achieving a sleek and stylish look, no matter what your body type.
1. Choose one colour
Wearing one colour is both elegant and flattering to all body types because it doesn’t chop up the body. Wearing the one shade of colour even if its white, is slimming. Wearing different colours makes even the slimmest person look stocky.
2. Purchase clothes that fit
Wearing clothes that are too baggy can easily make you look five to 10 pounds larger.
3. Add accessories
The addition of accessories is a great way to pull together an outfit and add a tasteful splash of colour to an otherwise plain look.
4. Choose lower waistlines
When it comes to choosing the right pair of pants your best bet is to stick with a lower waistline with a flat front and no pleats. A slightly lower waistline helps to elongate your look. Pants should always be on the longer side and boots complete the look by giving length to the legs and adding height.
5. Wear a belt
Belts are also a handy tool when it comes to dressing slimmer. Wearing a belt with a nice buckle lower on your hips will draw the eye to the belt and elongate your overall look, especially if the belt blends with your clothing colour. Belts can also help tie a look together, and are a very versatile accessory.
6. Choose the right pant leg
If you are wearing a skinny leg pant, pair them with a loose fitting top or long blazer. On the reverse side, if you are wearing a wide-legged trouser, wear a fitted shirt or jacket, ensuring the whole outfit is not fitted or flared. Pairing one with the other allows you to achieve a sleek and stylish look.
7. Wear colour well
Use bright colours wisely. Link splashes of colour with the likes of browns, beiges and charcoal greys. Spice up your wardrobe without going over the top.
8. Flattering footwear
Boots are the no-fail option. As long as you make the right choice, boots look good on everyone. If you are wearing a pair of jeans, just adding boots and a blazer will complete your outfit, and also be slimming. Heels, too, are a slimming footwear, but stay away from ankle straps, which cut off the lines of the legs. Wearing stylish clothes that fit you well - and that you are comfortable in - can help retrain you to appreciate your body. After all, it’s only when you are comfortable in your own skin that you can feel good in what you put on.