#5 Tips on Looking Good

  1. To look slimmer and minimise your widest points, always wear a size that is slightly looser rather than too snug. It's better to go up a size and look slim, than wear a smaller size and show bulges.
  2. Avoid wearing wide belts below the hip if you are pear shaped. It will draw the eye to the hip line and make your hips, thighs, tummy and rear appear larger.
  3. Wear eye catching accessories closer to your slimmer angles to draw the eye away from your widest point.
  4. The more flesh you show, the larger you look. Avoid wearing skimpy tops, spaghetti straps, short skirts and low cut dresses. To look slimmer, choose tops and blouses with three quarter sleeves, longer length skirts and dresses with flattering necklines.
  5. To minimise a large bust area or upper body, avoid too much pattern, light colours and heavy detail around the neckline such as flounces or wide lapels.
  6. To slim down your lower body, choose plain darker colours in skirts and trousers.
  7. To give length and shape to limbs, wear three quarter sleeves to reveal wrists and forearms and strappy shoes to show off ankles and mid calves.
  8. To look taller and slimmer, wear layers of vertically angled clothes that drape and flatter your shape.
  9. Wear accessories such as belts and jewellery in proportion to your size. For example, if you are a small frame and small height, carry a smaller handbag and wear smaller styles of jewellery and other accessories and vice versa. Generally speaking, the larger and taller you are, the more you can get away with heavier amounts of accessories. But....be careful. If you are top heavy around the bust area for example, a large chunky necklace will draw the eye to that area first. Play down your size by wearing less eye-catching accessories. Wear eye-catching, size appropriate accessories around the areas you want people to see first.
  10. To lift the head and elongate the neck and jaw line, wear a V or plunge neckline.

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