I want to take a minute to talk about a few habits that make you
look chubbier than you really are. Plenty of people feel self-conscious
about their weight, and many may even feel insecure about how heavy
they think they look. You are the way you are. If you don’t like it, change
it. If you don’t feel like changing it, learn to live with it.
A few simple fashion tricks, however, you can help yourself look a little skinnier.
Buy clothes that actually fit you.
Whether it’s too big or too small, it makes you look fat. Do yourself a favor
and find your true size and stick to it. They size the clothes to fit you, not
to make you feel bad! Buying smaller sizes is just punishing yourself and
you’ll look pinched and sausage-like in those too-small outfits. This is
especially important when selecting a bra. The right bra helps you shape
your silhouette by keeping your chest in check and your waist defined.
- Avoid undergarments that offer no support
- Try body-slimming undergarments
- Make sure you have sufficient coverage. Underwear that’s too small is not underwear you should buy.
Wearing the wrong pattern
The colors, cut and patterns you wear can draw people’s eyes toward
or away from your figure. Try on clothes and make sure the pattern
detracts. Big patterns will make you look bigger, while small patterns
can make you look smaller. Know what colors look good on you. A
flattering color can make your skin tone glow, while the wrong one
can make you look sallow and washed-out. If you’re having one of those
days when your whole body feels like a problem area, go with a black dress
or pantsuit and put on a colorful chunky necklace or bright hair accessory.
Just try to draw attention to something you like!
- Don’t put ruffles on anything you want to look smaller
- If you love something, really show it off!
- Avoid horizontal stripes.
Don’t forget your feet!
In general, it’s a good idea to stay away from clunky shoes, which
give the illusion of thickness.You may love flats, but they don’t
love you. Flat shoes emphasize big calves and ankles and make you
look squat. You want to visually elongate your leg to balance out a
wider calf. Wearing a heel will always help, and matching your shoe
color to your leg color will make your legs look extra long. Avoid shoes
with ankle straps. Ankle straps place a horizontal line at the top of your
foot, which cuts off your leg and makes it look shorter.
- Avoid strappy sandals and kitten heels.
- Remember that the lower the vamp and the pointier the toe on the shoe, the longer and slimmer your leg will appear.
- You also don’t want to wear shoes that show too much skin or have really thin straps if you feel like they make your feet/ankles/calves look too heavy.
Stick with jewelry and other accessories that create a vertical look, and
avoid horizontal accessories like chokers that may make your neck or other
features look thicker. Buy bold, chunky jewelry. Think large bangle bracelets,
chunky beaded chokers, heavy pendants with large charms, and bold rings.
Look for cute designs that appeal to your personal taste. You could try using
a necklace that newfangled simple with long chains or layers, rather than necklaces
with large models and short-chain because it will make your neck look short and full
. Necklaces and earrings work especially well in terms of jewelry, but you can also
consider scarves, hats, headbands, and other accessories that draw the eye away
from your body and toward your face. A big handbag bag can help make you look smaller,
as it does not look tiny next to you. For the selection of accessories, then the word of
“Less is more” is an appropriate phrase.
- Stick with narrow belts over thick belts to create this silhouette without encouraging the eye to focus on your figure from side to side.
- Avoid using rings on all fingers, let alone a ring that has a large size which will make your fingers look shorter.
- Accessories can definitely make an outfit look cuter, but too much will create a busy look that will end up having the opposite effect.
Keep in mind…..
- Always try clothing on before you buy it. A garment may be your size on the tag, but that does not mean it will fit your body right.
- Be very careful with leggings. For some women, a long shirt or dress with leggings is a slimming and fashionable look. However, if you have larger hips, thighs, or bottom, it can look awful.
- Wear darker colors like navy and black because they make you to look skinnier.
- Selecting boots is a challenge when you have wider ankles or calves. The best options for you are slouchy or stretchy styles that hit mid-calf, as they will allow the most room and still allow a flattering leg line.
- Do not apply too much blush to your cheeks, and do not apply dark colors to your lips. Keep the focus on your eyes by keeping the rest of your make-up subdued.
- Look for longer hair styles, depending on the shape of your face.
- If you’re looking for a skirt, you can’t go wrong with an A-line cut. Avoid pencil skirts.
- Stand up straight, pull your stomach in, and keep your shoulders back.
- Avoid wearing baggy clothes that give you no shape and clothes that are too tight.
We can try and want to change something really really bad, but sometimes the habits are so deeply engrained, that it feels like no matter how much we try, we’re looping in the same old pattern, over and over and over again.
Do you ever look in the mirror and wished you were different?
Maybe you are too short, or too tall, or too thin, or too heavy.
The list never seems to end. Our society has believed a lie that says we have to look and act a certain way in order to be accepted. When God created us, He made us exactly the way He planned. When He designed us, before we were even in our mother’s womb, He planned our size, the color of our eyes, the color of our skin, everything about us!
YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL THE WAY YOU ARE.
YOU ARE NOT FAT.
YOU HAVE FAT.
YOU ALSO HAVE FINGERNAILS.
BUT YOU ARE NOT FINGERNAILS.
Maybe you didn’t wake up this morning feeling beautiful you did wake up looking beautiful and I hope that one day you realize that and start loving what you see in the mirror…