Tips for a Slimmer Appearance

It doesn’t matter if you are on a never ending diet or even if you work out every day, our bodies simply change with age. Sometimes my clients call me very discouraged because of their constant body changes. I will be the first to admit I go through them as well. The benefit of what I do and why my clients call me is that I can show them and myself how to embrace those changes simply by changing up their style.

Here are just a few tips and articles of clothing that you may have in your wardrobe to help you embrace yourself and your body simply by changing up or adding to your clothing style.

Invest in shape wear- Yes, this is very important for those problem areas. I don’t care what your body shape is, there are certain parts of our bodies we all struggle with. So make use of these fantastic inventions! Find the most comfortable one for you…if that means investing a little more money in your favorite shape wear then so be it. Do your research if you are not willing to invest in it and try the knock-off brands, or search sales. I personally love Target’s slimming wear.

Heels or the illusion of heels- I love a heel! We all know the longer our legs look the slimmer our legs look, and that goes for the rest of our body, too. I do understand that not everyone can wear heels so I will give you another option. Pointed toe flats are a great alternative for a more comfortable slimming look. I love a natural or metallic flat for added versatility, or you can have fun with a print. The options are endless.

Roll those sleeves up- If you have a jacket or cardigan, just roll the sleeves up. This will give you several illusions based on what you need: height, looking lean, or the definition your body needs.

Focus on your best body parts- Focus your style around your best assets.

Wear accessories- When you wear accessories like big sunglasses, scarves, chunky necklaces, a necklace with a drop pendant, or carry a big purse, it helps you appear more proportionate.

Wear black, but enjoy a pop of color- I love wearing a lot of black for several reasons, but the one main reason is that it is and can be slimming. To be honest with you, there is nothing wrong with that. Although, from time to time, I do enjoy some color. If you don’t want to wear all black, just try masking your problem areas with the shade. I like to pair my camel boots with my all black attire; this also makes me look long and tall without the need of a heel.  Not thrilled with your legs, but love your upper body? Mask them with a well-fitting pair of black pants or a skirt, and add a bright pop of color on top. To hide larger arms or hips, choose a tailored black blazer and show off your bottom half with some brightly colored pants or a skirt.


These are just a few tips.  It’s so easy to enjoy your body simply by understanding how to dress it. Don’t stress about losing or gaining weight. Enjoy being creative and masking those problem areas that we all deal with simply by using what we have in our closets!

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