Maintaining a wholesome diet and a diligent workout routine are key to a slimmer you, but that’s usually easier said than done. The path to weight loss is a difficult one that takes time and dedication. While there’s no instant way to go about it, there are creative, easy-to-do tricks that you can try to make yourself look slim and fit.
Through good fashion choices and by putting on the right kind of makeup, you can appear to have a slender physique and more toned facial features. This is perfect for ladies who plan to go out with their friends but don’t feel too confident about their body shape. To get that needed boost of self-confidence, try these simple tricks on your next day out with the girls:
Invest in well-fitting clothes and excellent shapewear
Well-fitting clothes are crucial in creating a leaner form. If your shirts are too loose or too tight, it may stress the imperfections you want to hide. Always aim to get apparel that best suits your body. Not only will you feel more comfortable, you’ll also look good. You’ll have no problem finding high-quality clothes that will give you a svelte figure as there are brands like Swing Control that offer a wide range of slimming and form-flattering golf bottoms that you can rock on and off the course.
Investing in excellent shapewear can also do wonders for your figure. Camis or full-body pieces with reinforced panels and slimming technology can keep your stomach tucked as well as slenderize the rest of your body.
Use makeup to your advantage
We all know the power that makeup has in changing how we look. With the right techniques, you can even make your face slimmer. One good example is contouring, a makeup trick that gives shape and subtle definition to certain areas of your face. You can do this by sweeping some bronzing powder or darker blushes on parts you want to ‘trim down.’ If you have a chubby and round face, for example, you can contour below your cheekbones or dust bronzer under your chin for a thinner appearance.
Aside from contouring, you can also play up your eyes to take the focus away from your body or face issues. Apply eyeliner and mascara to make your peepers look larger and pair it with eye shadows that flatter your skin tone and eye color. Don’t forget your brows! Shape your brows with a defined arch to lift your face.
Opt for black garments
Not only is black a chic and versatile color, it’s also slimming. This is because black doesn’t reflect light, which makes it easy to hide the lumps, bumps, and bulges you may have under the clothes. Also, since it doesn’t project reflections, your body’s curves and wrinkles in your clothes are less noticeable. Keep in mind though that wearing black clothing made from shiny materials like satin and Lycra reduces its thinning effect.
Get the right hairstyle and color
The length, style, and color of your crowning glory can influence your entire appearance. As such, choosing the one that best fits you is essential. Above-the-chin haircuts accentuate the fullness of your face, so opt to grow out your tresses if you want to lengthen your facial features and body type. Long and high-volume layered, wavy, or curly locks can also make your face seem smaller. As for colors, dyeing your hair in darker shades or adding highlights can slim down your face.
Create illusions using vertical stripes
Vertical stripes on clothes give an optical illusion of slimness. As the lines flow down your body, it gives the impression that you are taller and therefore, a bit thinner. For maximum slimming effect, try to get black and white stripes.
Many would say that while vertical lines can create a thinner appearance, horizontal stripes do not. In fact, some people may tell you that it can make you seem wider, but that isn’t always the case. You can make shirts with horizontal stripes work by tucking them into dark jeans.
Try to look taller
Though boosting your natural height is difficult (or even impossible), you can use a few tricks to seem taller. For starters, consider maintaining good posture. Don’t slouch often as it can ruin your spinal alignment and make you look heavier. So stand straight with confidence. Another tip is to wear nude high heels or high-waist pants. Both of these items create the illusion of longer legs.
Also, consider sticking to one hue when putting an outfit together. This creates an uninterrupted vertical form that makes you seem taller. If choosing one shade is hard to do, select articles of clothing in the same color spectrum.
Emphasize your waist
Placing proper emphasis on your waist produces a balanced and hourglass-like figure. If you have a curvier body, it’s best to avoid thick belts as they may make you look stumpy. Go with skinny belts to cinch jackets, dresses, and other loose garments for a slender and flattering silhouette.
With strategic accessorizing, you can direct attention away from features you want to hide. Dangling earrings, for example, can elongate your face and keep eyes away from chubby cheeks. If you want to draw focus away from your arms, wear stacks of bangles, glittery cuffs, and brilliant cocktail rings.
By making use of these tricks, you can enjoy your day with the girls without having to worry about your body. It’s worth remembering, though, that while looking a little weighty is not bad, we’d all be better off trying to shed a few pounds if our weight is also a health issue. Being a little slimmer will not only help us achieve the look that we want, we’ll also feel twice as great health-wise!
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