A healthy diet and a dedicated fitness routine are the keys to the weight-loss kingdom (sigh!). But there are times when we’re all a little less diligent than we should be, especially those who are too busy at work, which makes it difficult for us to be in tip-top shape. And this is where our fashion tips come in handy. A few clever tips and tricks can have an enormous effect on the way we look. Check out these fashion tips to make you appear slim and tall:
Wear heels – A heel, two inches and above, lifts the body and makes clothes fall better, which gives a slimmer appearance. Look for pumps with slightly pointed toes and thin heels, instead of square-toes, super-chunky styles or thick ankle straps, which can give the appearance of a shorter leg.
Wear all black/dark coloured clothing – Using one colour to enhance a slender illusion is the oldest trick in the book, and for a good reason: it helps create a long vertical line. And wearing head-to-toe black is the most effective. Other darker hues/colours work well too, such as navy, deep red, and green. And stay away from pale shades like beige.
Try maxi skirts or maxi dresses – It’s a common fashion myth that curvy women simply cannot wear floor-grazing skirts and dresses, but luckily that’s been proven entirely false. In fact, a well-cut maxi skirt can actually give you the appearance of looking longer and leaner. And add a pair of high wedges or heels underneath. No flats!
Wear skinny jeans – Admittedly, skinny jeans may not be suitable to everyone’s tastes. They can be a pain to try on and aren’t always the most flattering options. However, if you find the right pair, they can make all the difference in making yourself appear taller. Stick to dark coloured denim for a lean fitted look.
Embrace high waists – Create the illusion of a lengthened silhouette by wearing high waisted gear. It can create the appearance of longer looking legs, and therefore ‘taller’ proportions. High waisted shorts and skirts are great, and when it comes to pants choose a straight-legged pair.
The most important tip to look more gorgeous is to always make sure that you are comfortable in what you are wearing, don’t wear anything for anybody else.