Though exercise, balanced diet, and a healthy lifestyle give you an ideal body, you can do some strategic fashion tips to help you look 10 pounds lighter in the meantime. So keep on reading to scoop our style tricks.
- Keep the proper posture.
Slouching makes you look visually shorter and heavier as it curves the spine forward and protrudes the belly. On the other hand, correct posture makes you look thinner, confident, and in control. Elongate your body by standing up tall with shoulders straight and slightly back. If you’re taking photographs, keep your whole body slightly turned to the side, with your shoulders slightly tilted forward and your arms positioned away from your body. This way, you’ll instantly look slimmer and your waist and hips will look narrower.
- Dress for your body shape.
There are different fashion rules and style guidelines for body shape and picking the right style of outfits is important when you are trying to look 10 pounds lighter. If you’re hourglass with balanced and well-proportioned body, you’ll look more flattering in body-tight clothes. If you have narrow shoulders and wide hips and upper thighs, skip tops, jackets, or cardigans that fall at the top of your hips that create a horizontal line at the widest point of your body, therefore making your body appear shorter. If you have a rectangle body like fashion blogger Jessica Stein, for where your waistline is not well defined and shoulders are fairly even with the hips, go for flared skirts to add some volume to your frame.
- Play with colors and patterns.
Colors and patterns can either help you or hurt you when it comes to looking 10 pounds lighter. Consider choosing a color-block patterned dress like an hourglass pattern that will trick your eyes and make you appear lighter while visually accenting your curves. Dark colors can also help you appear slimmer, especially when you wear just one color as it gives the impression of one long, slim line. Camouflage trouble areas by wearing bright colors on your good features and dark colors on problem areas as the touch of black minimize your problem areas.
- Go for a flattering pair of heels.
One of the easiest ways to look 10 pounds lighter is to go for a pair of high heels. Heeled shoes instantly trick the eyes into reapportioning your weight, which in turn helps you look thinner, taller and lighter. However, skip ankle straps, except they’re in a nude shade as the strap will create a visual line and make your legs appear divided, therefore making you appear shorter and heavier. You can always wear a pair of wedges or kitten heels to give yourself a little boost if you’re not used to wearing sky-high stilettos. With these simple tricks, you’ll be able to look 10 pounds lighter instantly.