The way you dress can help you
1. Positive thinking
The important thing, do not feel bad about your body. You have to focus on the positive aspects of you: your smile, your eyes, your waist, your legs, etc. Accentuate the positive and disguise the negative.
Do not be afraid to experiment with color. Black is not the only option to look slender. Color and variety can help you look thinner. The secret is to use one color in many different tones and you have created a monochromatic look.
3. Avoid horizontal Stripes
Avoid horizontal stripes but rather go for vertical stripes. They make you look slimmer and taller without going on a diet.
4. Elongate your body
If you are not very tall, and most of us are not, try to elongate your body by using pants that cover your shoes.
5. Do not use clothes that do not fit
Many women think that if the clothes are tight or loose they will look thinner. This is not true; they will only look fatter, instead. Your clothes have to fit your body.
6. Not too tight
On the negative side, tight clothes only make us look like a sausage.
7. Not too loose clothes
Oversizes clothes may hide the imperfections but it does not do justice to your positive points and you will look not only bigger, but also without any shape. You are highlighting the very things you want to hide. Forget big T-shirts and blouses without any fitting.
8. Avoid extra material around your tummy
Pants with pleats, elastic waist or string waists are only adding volume to your waist. Same applies to skirts.
9. Be careful with accessories
They can also make you look fatter or skinnier: if you have a tummy, large belts should be avoided, because you are putting attention on your tummy. The same way necklaces too close to your face should be used carefully if you have a double chin, because it will accentuate the chin; longer necklaces have the opposite effect.
illustration by Anik Pujiati