We all love looking thinner, slenderer, and just in the best shape possible.
But, not all of us are blessed with a fast metabolism, or can afford a lifestyle of hitting the gym 5 days a week.
Whatever the circumstances or situation is, there are ways to look lighter than you are if you dress properly. The selection of the correct slimming dress becomes even more important when you are going to a party or big event, since formal clothes or party wear is usually more fitted and body-hugging.
If you think you could use a little help in finding the best fit, fabric, or clothing style for your figure, or you want to camouflage a belly pooch or even just bloating, keep reading for some expert practical tips on slimming dresses!
Layering Clothing Isn’t Always Slimming!
Clothing makes a hell lot of a difference in making us look thinner, or bigger, than we are.
In winter times, people usually think oh great! It is winter, I can just load layers and layers of clothing on me and my flabs and excess weight will just hide beneath it!
Well sweetheart, guess what, it does not work this way.
Big layers of chunky clothing articles will only make you appear heavier and more “boxy”.
You have to navigate through dresses that skim your weight, and make you appear slimmer and smaller, rather than just piling up layers of clothing.
How to Layer Clothes for Fall/Winters without Looking Like a Potato
Since fall and winter is all about layering, here is how you should do it.
Get yourself some nice t-shirts, or tank tops, as base clothing.
Also, some cool yoga pants or leggings, such as these from Lululemon.
Both base articles should be your perfect fit – neither tight nor loose.
Now, add a denim jacket on top. There are a lot of high-fashion denim jackets, but a classic Wrangler denim jacket works just as well!
Again, something that’s a perfect fit, nothing baggy.
If you still feel cold, go for nice knitted headgear, or a scarf around your neck.
Do not just add another layer of warm clothing on your jacket, it would just look too bulky and heavy.
The scarf on the other hand will not only keep you warm, but would also create a nice dimension providing a slimming effect!
Bigger Isn’t Always Better – No Pun Intended!
One of the biggest things to keep in mind when buying yourself some slimming dresses is to get the right fit.
I mean, do not get clothes that are too tight. Only buy something that fits you comfortably, and is not too loose.
A lot of times, bigger clothes make you look even bigger!
Which is not something you are craving for now, is it?
Excess cloth isn’t something flattering, especially if you are an apple-shaped woman.
This would just make your waist look bigger than it is.
Alter your clothes to suit your body shape if you must. That’s a small price to pay in order to look like a million bucks!
Flaunt Your Waist – An Instant Slimming Effect!
Now, do this only when you are not bloated.
If you carry most of you weight in your upper body and have a pretty nice waist, accentuate it!
You can do that by either wearing a crop top, or just by adding a nice embellished belt on a loose-fit top. It is all about creating dimensions, and an illusion of perfect proportions.
However, if you are an apple or pear-shaped beauty (which means you carry most of your weight around your stomach and waist area), we suggest you get yourself a fitted blazer and jacket to be worn over a dress, or a top.
The structured blazer will hide your problem waist or tummy, and give an illusion of a fine narrow waist.
Solid Black is Slimming!
I’m sorry, white just doesn’t do the slimming effect that black does!
White can work for those who are already slim, and especially when you’re not dealing with bloating.
When in doubt though, wear black!
As clichéd as it may sound, this slimming dress trick has been tried and tested true over time.
From movie sets, to fashion runways; we have seen the marvelous black dress slimming effect in action!
So, why not give it a whirl too!
Black has this magical power of concealing your problem areas, and nothing else can beat it.
However, any solid dark color including red and navy would create the slimming effect when worn right as well!