These fashion tricks will help you "re-shape" your body.

    So, you’ve put on a few pounds after the holidays and you’ve just gotten back on track with your fitness routine. While waiting for the workouts to pay off, you simply want a slimmer silhouette. No matter the occasion, these ingenious tips to looking slim will keep you looking 5 kilos slimmer faster than those crunches will! 


    1.Invest in a wrap dress

    Universally flattering, asymmetrical cuts ‘whittle down’ your waist and hide trouble spots. Designer Diane Von Furstenberg, who popularized the look, explains: “A wrap dress does exactly what it claims: It wraps you. And because it’s typically made of jersey fabric, it molds to your body, helping to sculpt it,”


    2.Sport a V-neck top

    The neckline narrows as it plunges -the lower, the better, emphasizing the length of your neck and upper body and giving the illusion of a leaner line, says Ann Taylor, creative director of Micheal Smaldone.


    3.Avoid pleats

    Whether they’re on the waist, hips, or neckline, extra fabric and fussy details like ruffles and gathers can make you look bulky. Stick with simple shapes.


    4.Dress in one colour

    You’ve probably heard that wearing all black makes you seem more slender, but -surprise! -going head to toe in any dark hue like chocolate, navy, or charcoal achieves the same streamlined effect.


    5.Keep pant hems long

    Tailor your trousers so they’re shorter than 1.3 cm from the floor. A straight-leg cut gives the appearance of a lean, never-ending leg, says designer Elie Tahari.


    6.Put on heels with pants

    They’ll make you stand straighter while lifting your butt and elongating your legs. Creative director Holly Dunlap of Hollywould recommends a pointed toe over a round toe for the best results: “Match the shade of the shoe and pants as close as possible. This draws the eye from the point of the toe to the torso, creating a seamless silhouette.


    7.Wear vertical hues

    They lengthen your figure because the eye naturally follows the pattern, making you look taller and thinner. But don’t overdo it. Varying widths and colours can be distracting, not slimming. The best bets? Try a turtleneck under a striped dress in a basic shape, or pin-striped pants paired with a blouse in a solid colour.


    8.Accessorise with long necklaces

    Bold with layered chains that fall from mid-chest to your waist pull the eye downward, making you appear more trim, says L.A jewelry designer Chan Luu.


    9.Hem your skirt to the perfect length

    It should fall just above or below your knee, emphasizing where your leg tapers between your thigh and your calf. Mid-thigh skirts draw attention to the thickest part of your leg, while ultra-long skirts can look frumpy.


    10.Choose clothes that fit just right

    Sounds obvious, but if your self-confidence is flagging, it’s easy to dress up in baggy outfits that only add volume, and too-tight pieces are unforgiving of even the slightest bump. Trust us: The proper fit will automatically boost your confidence -and your style.



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