Friday, 19 April 2013

Tricks to Look Thinner

If you are feeling down in the dumps about your weight, your clothing can help you in many ways. Pieces can slim you down dramatically, and make you look like you lost 10 pounds. There are many tricks and tips for looking thinner, not only with clothing, but with makeup and even your own attitude.


Wearing black is one of the most highly-used tricks. Black opaque tights make legs appear slimmer and also hide flaws such as scars, varicose veins and winter paleness. Darker colors such as grey, navy and black are more slimming. Wearing skirts or pants with a top of a similar color elongates the body and makes it appear slimmer.


Using makeup in certain ways can make your face appear slimmer. If you have a larger chin, minimize by using a bronzer one shade darker than your natural skin tone. Using a large fluffy brush, sweep across the powder and apply underneath the chin down the neck lightly. Doing this creates a shadow and eliminates flaws, making them less noticeable. Use blush along the cheekbones instead of the apples. Use more than one shade, usually three, each a bit darker than the next. Apply the darkest shade to the hairline and just under the cheekbones, blending well. Apply a medium color just above the darker color and blend them together. Apply the lightest color on cheek bones for a highlight. To slim a nose, use a light reflective color foundation powder applied down the bridge with a large blush brush. Use a darker color, one shade darker than your skin tone on the sides to minimize the largeness.

Fashion Tips

V-necks are perfect for women with a thicker neck and chest. The make the neck appear longer. If wearing a full skirt, keep the top fitted to create an even line, as well as the opposite fuller top with slim-fitting bottoms. Wearing baggy clothes can make you appear bigger. Always wear properly fitted clothes; anything too tight or too loose has adverse effects on looking slim. High heels always make legs seem leaner and longer. Keep away from shoes with straps or smaller kitten heels. Horizontal lines are not good for someone with a large mid-section; keep it vertical. Verticals create longer lines, making you appear taller and thinner. Wrap dresses accentuate curves in a good way and slim the waist. Avoid shiny fabrics that can reflect light and create bulk and weight on clothing.


Walking with your head held high and good posture is a surefire way to make you appear taller and slimmer. Wear a smile on your face and don't think too much about your appearance. Ignore size tags; the number is not always as it seems. Highlight your body's assets. Drawing positive attention to the things you love most on your body takes away any negative feelings you have on other parts.