5 SIMPLE WAYS TO LOOK SLIMMER & TALLER!
Ever wonder how some girls always look slim and tall and always beautiful? Well, all women are beautiful, but some know extra styling tricks and tips to enhance their beauty even more. The secrets are many - patterns and colors you combine, type of fabric and style you choose, accessories you add, and so much more.
Are you this type of girl or do you need a few hints here and there? Either way, throughout the years I've learned a few pointers, which not only work, but can really help you fall in love with dressing-up. Also, once you're familiar with the information I'm about to share with you, you'll find getting ready every morning a lot easier and 100% more fun!
I don't even remember the last time I had a difficult time coming-up with an outfit. Maybe, way back in my high school days when a pair of sneakers, jeans and an oversized sweater were my go-to. As you can imagine, there was minimum thought process of what to wear. It was the least of my worries! However, since then, things have changed! Now, picking out an outfit is my primary way of expressing myself. It feels natural, gives me a boost of confidence, and it's something I love!!!
Ready for a little knowledge time?🤓
1. Go Monochrome
Choose the same color and go with it! Black is the easier route to go, but you can always step out of your comfort zone and try red, blue or pink. Wearing monochromatic creates the illusion of being taller (an inch or two) and slimmer, since wearing one shade from head to toe creates a vertical, elongating line. You are free to contrast each piece, meaning you can have your top be brighter than your bottom. See, it's that simple!
My favorite so far has been wearing all red or blue with all the denim pieces I own. What about you? Any cool monochromatic looks you have worn recently? Also, I just remembered how much I love my leopard print looks. It's the one animal print, which to this day continues to multiply in my closet, so how can I ever pass a full on cheetah look?! You guessed it right... I CAN'T! 🐆
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I see shapewear as a great way to help us target the area we're mostly trying to work on at the gym. When having to pick from the list of best bodysuits, you can target a few areas at once; thighs, bum and midriff. How lucky are we to have undergarments!
Fashion is extra fun when adding prints. However, knowing which patterns can make you look thinner is key. Vertical stripes are best! If the stripes are found in a high-waist type of skirt, shorts or trousers even better. That's when you'll also look a lot taller than five minutes ago when you were lounging in your sweats at home. Stay away from big, horizontal stripes. They will make you look rounder, a bit unflattering. I remember one time, I wore a mini striped horizontal skirt on a night-out. Friends and I took photos and later when seeing the photos, I noticed how big my bottom part of my body looked. I thought, "Wow, did this skirt just make me a size bigger?" Later, I discovered, it totally did!
Same concept goes with any other prints whether floral or animal. Opt for the smaller patterns and keep away from the huge patterns.
4. Maxi Dresses
Simple way to look sleeker and taller is by wearing a maxi dress. One that almost touches the floor. It will give you exactly what you're striving for. Plus, is there anything better than a dress during the summer?
Dresses give your figure a beautiful silhouette. You can add a pair of nude pumps (ones that match your skin color) to help increase even more this elongating illusion. I promise you, you'll see the difference in the mirror. You can even take a photo of yourself to see how an easy styling suggestion can make a big change.
5. High-Waisted Bottoms
Any high-wasted bottoms are ideal because they have the magic power to make your torso smaller and your legs longer. That's exactly what we want, right?
I love and constantly wear high-waisted leggings, shorts and skirts. It has been a staple of mine for years now.
Use this trick to your advantage because it really doesn't require much effort. If you're a fan of wearing crop tops even better. You see, I can't think of a better pairing!
Which of these tips do you apply most when it comes to your styling? I look forward to hearing from you! 💋
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~ Photography: @artisticspring