I have added some weight in the last couple of weeks, and I am trying very hard to shake off. I don’t really mind the extra weight to be honest, my main focus is to look and feel very fit. But adding the extra weight has opened my eyes to some issues many women will be dealing with it on a day-to-day basis. Styling a new size 12 body can be a pain when all your outfits are in a size 10. Trust me I know, I have been there and done that, and I know first hand how that can also play on your body confidence, if you are not happy with the extra pounds added.
If your goal is to look slimmer while you work on your body, here are 6 tips for you:
Wear the right size
Wearing a size too small happens when we are in denial; holding on to our old body. If none of your clothes fit, get a few clothes that fit properly, while you work on your body, if that is what you are after. Squeezing your body in clothes that do not fit will only make you appear bigger.
Make sure you walk tall
Make sure you walk tall. Walk with your back straight and your head held up high. This is the simplest way to appear slimmer. This trick will elongate your body, making you look a size slimmer.
Choose your pieces carefully
Opt for lightweight fabrics such as cashmere, cotton, that will skim your curves, rather than stick on them. You should avoid lycra pieces as much as possible.
Go for darker colours
Dark colours help make us appear slimmer but you don’t have to wear all black. Navy blue, brown and dark grey all have the same slimming effect.
Wrapping your hair in a ponytail will instantly make anyone look slimmer. A ponytail gives the illusion of a slimmer face and a longer neck.
Heels have the power to make us look slimmer. I know many women struggle with walking in heels but once you find a comfortable pair, your style game will be out of this world! Heels paired with skinny jeans will make your legs appear longer and slimmer.
What are you thoughts on looking slimmer? Do you have any tips to share? Sound off in the comment section below, let’s chat.
Thanks for reading and commenting.
Wearing clothes that actually fit (despite what the label says) is a must. You can end up looking a lot bigger because you insist on wearing your ‘size’. Just because you don’t want to buy the size up x
Great tip Stephanie x
I feel your pain Stella, I need to lose some weight. Great tips here, I focus on my best points, and love to wear tunics with ties that nip in my waist.
You look great Stella, and I am so with you on actually trying clothes on and making sure they fit rather than trying to squeeze into a smaller size.
Wear darker colours, as a plus size lady this is my moto for life.
Yea smart motto.
You look wonderful and you’d never tell if you put a bit of weight on. I wouldn’t have thought about the pony tail thing!
Great post Stella and you look well too. You know I wear my hair up a lot, this is why. This your hair I am loving actually. Suits you too. What is it called? X
Thanks Moji..It is Irresistible Brazillian hair..
These are fab tips. I always have a pony tail and like dark clothes so thats a good thing.
This has really helped ☺️
Glad it has..
I’ve gone up a dress size with my spinal op & if I wear clothes that don’t fit properly I look much bigger than I am. A good fitting pair of jeans works wonders
Yea it does..
Good fitting clothes is always the best. I try to avoid baggy things as I’ll look much bigger than I am. Great post!
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Never wear horizontal stripes if you are overweight. They will always make you look bigger.
Vertical stripes are far more slimming was a rule of thumb I read a few years ago which I stick too
Yea that is a fab tip.
I too have put a few pounds on these last few weeks. Preparing for winter, y’know, extra insulation! 😉 Great tips these!
Lol..thanks Elizabeth x
Great tips! Baggy clothes are the worst.
Yea they are.