Women are amazingly inquisitive, sensitive, giving and their own biggest critic. The clothes on everyone’s backs are amazing tools that when used in the right way, can be a powerful asset. So no matter if you’re looking to play down extra baggage or accentuate the lovely lumps and bumps your momma gave you these fashion hacks can help.
Empire Waist Clothing
Whether you’re looking to wear a dress or top anything with an empire waistline will be slimming and flattering for every body type. The higher than normal waistline draws the eyes downward elongating your body. The use of a thick belt can take inches off of your waistline with this look.
Easily DIY with a short or long sleeve form fitting top and a flowy or form fitting skirt. Simply tuck your top into the skirt pull it up and add a thick or thin belt of your choice!
A Line Dresses
Dresses with an A-line shape are great for drawing attention away from the hips and stomach and amplifying an hour glass figure due to the slightly flared out shape of the dress (hence the ‘A’ shaped name).
Easily DIY by finding a solid colored dress that’s one or two sizes too big that is made of a stiff material and adda thin belt. Pull down on the dress causing it to sink underneath the belt and voila! You’re very own self made A line dress.
Long Tailored Blazer
Blazers are great accessories than can bring so much more to any outfit. Adding a blazer with a long cut to your wardrobe is beneficial when you’re wanting to conceal areas of the abdomen. The long lines at your side close off problem areas and can elongate the torso. This style blazer works well with dresses, long pants leg styles and form fitting pants styles i.e. jeggings, tights, skinny jeans.
Patterned Wrap Dresses
The one thing that I love about wrap dresses is how good they look on every body type, working as a stylist I’d always suggest them to thicker women who were wanting something sexy that would compliment their shape. The wrap dress adds a waistline by wrapping around and tying at the side synching in your waist and gently falling over the hips giving an our glass silhouette. Patterns draw attention away from any extra baggage and add color and style to the wearer.
With so many different styles of dresses finding one for yourself should be easy. One style that many over look is dresses with layers. Not only are they unique but they’re probably one of the best concealers in the apparel world. They keep the eye busy and hang loosely but still manage to keep a shapely appearance. They’re excellent for women looking to conceal the abdomen and hip areas.
Knee Length Cardigans
This particular style of cardigan is useful not only because it’s chic but because of the slimming effect it yields over the entire body. Exaggerated length on pieces of clothing that you put over an outfit are great for slimming and concealing at the same time. For an added touch add a pair of high waist jeans with a thin belt over the cardigan to synch your waist and elongate your legs.
A good pair of jeggings does every body type extreme justice, unlike regular jeans the breathable form fitting material hugs all of the good parts and tucks in all of the areas that need it most due to the springy spandex nature of the material. These pants also accentuate every bottom type for those who don’t have much junk in the trunk.
Short Blazers + Short Length Tops
This style takes away from the abdomen area because it creates an imaginary line for our eyes to follow that break up the top from the bottom. In order for this hack to work the blazer length must be above or around the hip area and the shirt must be the exact length of the blazer or no more than a few inches longer. Add a pair of flared out jeans to elongate that imaginary line and furthermore conceal the abdomen area or button the blazer for a slimmer waistline.
High Waist Flared Out Jeans
High Waist jeans in general are great for making the body appear taller and for slimming the thigh area. They pair well with form fitting tops that can be tucked into the jeans. Add a chunky necklace to this look to draw attention to the chest and face.
T Shirt Dresses
The T shirt dress is another excellent camouflager because it hangs loosely but falls around the hips making a dip at your waist. This detail ensures that your waistline won’t be lost and due to the breezy easy going fit you can feel comfortable and not worry about those little bumps and bulges.
Adding a scarf can not only bring out colors but conceal the stomach area as well. A light weight scarf can be tied without appearing too bulky with a spring or summer outfit.
Following these style tips will make formal and casual wear shopping an absolute breeze! Remember it’s all about lines and where they will fall on your body. Another great slimmer is the maxi dress but then again I think everyone girl knows that we all look amazing in them. Never forget that no matter what body type you have that you are stunning and that the presence of beauty in another woman is not the absence of your own.