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Friday 1 August 2014

12 steps to style yourself thinner for the weekend

Published 30/10/2012|12:48

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WEAR HIGH HEELS -- Heels will always make legs look long, lean and sexy. Whether it is a kitten heel or a four inch heel, go for the height you can walk comfortably in. Thin heels with a peep toe or pointy toe will lengthen the legs. Avoid a chunky heel as they shorten the legs.

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COMFORTABLE SHAPEWEAR

The benefits of a shapewear are great: it smooths the bulges, lifts the breasts and behind and controls the tummy! But there is nothing worse than an uncomfortable shapewear. The correct one should suit your shapes and you should almost not feel it when you have it on.

WEAR CLOTHES THAT FIT

Clothes that are either too big or too tight will make you look bigger that you are. Always go for clothes that fit properly.

OPEN NECKLINE

Show some skin up to your face. A v-neck or scoop neck are flattering neckline choices and draw the attention upwards away from the midsection or hips, making the silhouette look longer.

RIGHT UNDERWEAR

It is the foundation of a great style. Invest in underwear that fits. Get your bra fitted at least once a year. The correct bra should give good support and a lift. As for your panties, they should not create visible panty lines. Look for panties that do have invisible seam.

DARK DENIM

The darker the jeans the slimmer you will look. A simple style without extra pockets or fancy designs is a winner.

ONE HUE HEAD TO TOE

Create an uninterrupted vertical line from the head to toe to look taller and thinner with clothes of the same hue.

MATCH SHOES WITH THE LEGS

During the winter months match the colour of your tights with the colours of your shoes. In the summer a pair or nude shoes is a must. Results: legs that are miles long and a thinner looking silhouette.

USE JEWELLERY

Use jewellery strategically to draw the eyes away from the midsection and curvy hips. A long neckpiece will elongate your body. Big earrings will draw the attention to the face. Bracelet or rings will accentuate your forearms instead of the upper arms.

WEAR A BLAZER

Shaped at the waist it will easily give you definition at the waist, no matter what shape you are. Wear it open with jeans and a loose top

LOOK FOR THE RIGHT FABRICS

The right fabric is as important as the cut of the clothes. Fabrics with some spandex help to slim the silhouette. Light-weighted materials are slimming: light denim, cotton or silk. Bulky fabrics such as corduroy, brocade, suede, or leather have to be worn sparingly.

WALK TALL

Correct posture is key to looking tall and thinner. Stand straight and chin up.

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