How to easily look SLIMMER

Regardless of your body shape or type, we all strive to look longer and leaner than what we actually are. IF that’s something you like to see in the mirror, here’s some super easy tips to effortlessly achieve that look.

Define your waist. Smoke and mirrors people. Defining your waist, is an instant way to look thinner. It creates an illusion that you have more of an hourglass figure with curves in the right places even if you don’t. Think high waisted pants with structured fabric, tuck a corner of you shirt or a light sweater to show a peak of your waistband and belt. Shapewear is awesome for creating this silhouette, too.

Define your waist

I really love belts lower on my hip as a waist accent while not feeling tight and uncomfortable:

Hip belt look

This beautiful belt will not break the bank either: 

Designer inspired belt


Clothes that are the correct size.
Contrary to popular belief, wearing clothes that are a size too big or a size too small for your frame doesn’t always make you look slimmer. Bulky clothing is more likely to make you look bigger than you actually are, and sizing down tends to draw attention to problem areas like back fat, muffin tops, and cellulite, so always choose clothing that fits true to size.You may feel more comfortable in baggy clothes, but you can switch that up once you get used to wearing the perfect size for your body.

Choose the right undergarments. We all can’t be Miley Cyrus and opt for no underwear. When it comes to finding clothes that make you look slimmer, your undergarments are just as, if not more important than your outfit. Tight bras draw attention to back fat, and tight panties can cause rolls, and muffin tops. Tight just doesn’t work for me - I need to feel comfortable underneath my clothes and in my clothes. 

Avoid rounded shoes. Honestly, I love rounded toe shoes, but if you are looking for a long-legged look for a night out or a special occasion, just avoid them. Do your legs a favour and elongate and showcase them with pointed toes.

Pointed shoes for a longer leaner leg

 I also love the look of nude shoes and tights for one loooooonnnnnggg sexy line.

Nude shoe and tights

I'm such a fanatic about being COMFORTABLE that I don't wear a lot of high heels, but I do love these shoes so much:

Nude Heels Two

Nude Heels


So many cute pointy shoes to choose from, too. This pair comes in so many amazing colours:

Hot Pink Pointy toed shoes


Wear heels with skinny jeans. I’m NOT a heel person, but if you are wearing skinny jeans and are self-conscious about the width of your legs, avoid flats and flip flops and opt for whatever height heel you are comfortable with. Your legs look longer by ensuring your denim is ankle-length (or slightly longer) and pairing them with a sexy pair of pointed-toed heels.

My Fav Skinny Jeans are stretchy, have a nice wide waist band and make your butt look so good!

Silver Skinny Jeans


Invest in shapewear. If you want to know how to dress to look thinner, shapewear is about to become your new best friend. Most women save shapewear for special occasions, but there’s no reason it can’t become a daily staple. Shapewear offers more support than your average undergarments, hides bulges and imperfections like cellulite, and gives an overall slimmer appearance. Camis offer seamless coverage from your breasts to your waistline, corsets help cinch your waist and accentuate the curves of your hips, and control tights will slim your tummy, bum, and thighs. I posted previously about Shapermint, and I wear their camis every single day.

White Shapermint Cami


Dress in one color. When you dress in 2 contrasting colors and/or prints, the eye is naturally drawn to the area in which the 2 come together, which is typically your waistline. This can be a good thing if you have a natural hourglass figure, but if you want to elongate an already boxy frame, dressing in one color is a simple way to lengthen your body by creating one, sweeping look. Boom. You look fabulous and stylin’.

Cover up with long outwear. Long sweeping outerwear whether a coat or a long sweater will help lengthen your frame. Pair with skinny jeans and pointy-toed heels or boots and leave your coat open, or cinch at the waist for a more flattering look when you really need to bundle up. Whoop whoop. Your lunch date look is done.

There are of course all the other tips and tricks such as:

  • Wear vertical stripes;
  • Avoid pleats, and poofy pockets;
  • Swap skinny jeans for boot cut jeans. They add more volume at the bottom for a more balanced look.
  • Black, black, black. All the black cause it’s slimming and sexy and posh.

Back in black


Patricia, xo


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