Tips & Tricks to Strategically Camouflage Flaws While Flaunting Your Best Assets
Want to learn the tips and tricks to accentuate your best assets and camouflage your flaws? The answer often lies with the clothes you choose.
Every woman’s body is unique. With that said, we all have our favorite and least favorite parts of our bodies. For confidence’s sake, we can learn exactly how to showcase the features of our bodies that we love and hide anything that we’d rather not. As always, it’s not about hating those parts we’d love to change but simply embracing them and accentuating the positives.
You may be wearing clothes that make you look bigger, hide your silhouette, or mask your favorite features. The great news is that we can slim down or make our bodies look fabulous within a matter of minutes with the right outfit.
Here are the top culprits for not looking your best.
Your bra, underwear, and shapewear are your foundation for looking good. If they don’t fit right (either too big or too small), even perfectly fitting clothes won’t look flattering. Too tight bras can cause bulges. Improperly fitting underwear can produce panty lines that make your rear look unfavorable. If shapewear doesn’t fit correctly, its purpose is no longer to your advantage. Always make sure you have the proper fit when it comes to undergarments. Getting professional fittings is a must to allow your best silhouette to shine through. What’s more, having underwear that fits right is just more comfortable!
Too Tight Clothes
This one is a given but let me elaborate. Often, tight-fitting clothes are fashionable, so we choose them based on their trendiness (read: skinny jeans). But we should be selecting clothes based on how good they make us feel and look rather than following the trends.
Clothes that are too tight can make us look larger. If you find yourself squeezing into anything, re-think it! Always choose clothes that fit you comfortably, even if it means going up a size. When you wear clothes that fit well, you won’t have to worry about unflattering angles.
On the flip side, wearing that oversized t-shirt, tunic, or jersey-style shirt with leggings is not doing your figure any favors. We probably feel more comfortable in large clothing, but if you want to flatter your figure, this is not the way to do it. This rule also applies to puffer jackets, chunky sweaters, and other pieces of clothing that add volume. If you want to look smaller, focus on well-fitting garments. If the sole goal is comfort, by all means, wear the oversized shirt!
Prints and Patterns
You’ve probably heard wearing horizontal stripes adds width to your figure. But what about other patterns? Many other prints can indeed add dimension and can create the illusion of a bulkier body. The two biggest culprits that make bodies noticeably fuller are large prints and horizontal stripes. If you love either of these prints, feel free to wear them, regardless. But if you are consciously trying to appear smaller, they are not your friend. Instead, try vertical stripes or small prints.
Maybe you haven’t thought about how specific shoes can be unflattering to your figure, but it’s true. If you want to create the illusion of longer, slimmer legs, opt for sleeker, thinner, pointed-toe shoes. Wearing clunky heels and platforms adds more bottom heaviness and can make the legs appear shorter.
Need a Second Opinion?
If clothing fit is the last thing you have time for, you are not alone. Many women desire to look better, but their wishes fall to the wayside while taking care of everyone else. Finding a tailor, personal stylist, or wardrobe consultant takes the time and guesswork out of it so you can look your best while living your busy life.
Sometimes the best way to make sure your outfits are complementary to your figure is to ask a professional. Getting an unbiased, qualified expert to help you figure out what will make you look slimmer and chicer is just the ticket.
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