1) ACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE!
Use patterns and colors and accessories to draw the eye towards the parts of yourself you love the most!
So if you want to draw the eye away from your tummy and thighs wear DARK COLORS but if you want to accentuate your bust or your waist wear LIGHT COLORS e.g. a light top or a light belt to highlight those areas.
And big accessories can make you look smaller e.g. big bag, big necklace, big earrings, big bangles… I’m not saying wear them all at once!!! Just choose one element to highlight (e.g. the big necklace) and go for that!
2) BUY (OR MAKE) YOUR OWN SLIMMING UNDERWEAR
See my article on how to make your own Spanx… http://www.TheLifestylista.com (Health & Weight Loss section)
3) STRIPES GIRL! AND LINES THAT TAKE YOUR EYES UP / DOWN
Horizontal stripes draw the eye width-ways rather than length-ways and so they make us look bigger than we actually are.
Verticals do the opposite… Optical illusion: longer & leaner. Add a bit of cleavage too if you’d like. A V-neck lengthens you and a Polo neck squashes you :-)
4) YOU DON’T NEED TO HIDE YOURSELF IN HUGE CURTAINS OF FABRIC…
YOU’RE A GODDESS!
I’m not saying go for tight-tight lycra pum pum shorts, I’m just saying that you are beautiful and you don’t need to hide!
Don’t wear ‘sack’ one size fits all dresses or big baggy T-shirts. Make sure there’s a bit of shape to it, a bit of ‘fitted-ness’, especially if you have a bigger tummy.
You’re fine to wear a Tunic top, Empire waisted top etc. something nice and flowy at the top as long as you’re wearing something tighter at the bottom to balance it e.g. a cute, dark pair of boot cut jeans.
See my article on how to choose flattering jeans… http://www.TheLifestylista.com (Beauty & Style section).
Go for well cut clothes in fabrics that aren’t too flimsy. So YES to garbadine and linen and NO to thin polyester!
I’m here rooting for you girl. You are beautiful right now so be your most fabulous! Bring it :-)