For most of us, it is inevitable that we gain a few lbs over Christmas and the New Year so I decided to list some tips here to help you to look slimmer and feel more confident.
- Dress in darker colours. This is an oldy but a goody. Even if black is not your best colour then consider wearing it away from your face in a v neck or in a sleek cigarette pants. Black is great, but also consider navy, burgundy, chocolate brown and a dark olive. They are equally slimming and may be a better option with your colouring.
- Avoid jumpers and coats in bulky fabrics as they can make you look like the mitchelin man. Choose less bulky fabrics with wool and other thermal properties to keep you cosy.
Try layering a light or bright collared shirt under a slim dark jumper, letting the hem and the sleeves peep out underneath. This draws attention away from a slightly rounded midriff and looks stylish and put together at the same time. Pull up your collar and let it stand up at the back and add some a silver or gold chunky necklace to up the luxe factor.
- Wear clothes that skim, not cling. Anything that is too small will actually make you look bigger.
When in doubt, try one size up and cut the label off when you get home if that makes you feel better.
- Wear outfits with vertical design lines. This might be a jacket/cardigan worn open or a scarf flowing down the front of a sweater dress. Also try a long necklace that flows vertically down the front of your top (You may need to knot it below cleavage to keep it in place).
Illusion is a marvellous thing so why not take full advantage of it to look your best and feel more confident as you take on the new year.