10 Dresses to Make You Look 10 Pounds Lighter ... Without Counting Calories!
Posted Thursday February 14, 2013 10:25 AM GMT
When we want to look like we’ve shed a few pounds, we slip into our fave LBD. But what if we told you dressing in darker hues isn’t the only secret to looking slender?
We pulled together 10 fabulous frocks equipped with one or more features that will help your bod to appear majorly slim ... and still allow you indulge your sweet tooth.
Here’s what to look for:
Anything peplum. This particular trend hides the midsection (a problem spot for many women), and helps to create a flawless, hourglass frame. A peplum dress is a sexy, chic and effortless way to dress 10-pounds lighter. If you opt for a top boasting the flare, stick with skinny jeans on the bottom.
Side panels are your friend. Seriously! A dress with black paneling on the sides instantly draws eyes to the center of your bod, which in turn, creates the illusion of a majorly slender frame.
Cinch it. Belting at the waist is a surefire way to garner those “Have you lost weight?” compliments. Belts allow you to show off the smallest part of your body without looking like you’re trying too hard. This is also a great tip for ladies who are looking to create a shapelier frame.
Strategic seaming is a plus. The bodycon dress is the perfect example of strategic seaming. The bandage fabric on the piece will flaunt all the features you really want to show off, and hide the ones those you don't.
Avoid patterns on your bottom. Wild prints worn on the bottom half of your body have the tendency to widen your frame — especially when it comes to skirts and dresses. Stick with solid fabrics to narrow your hips, and reserve the flirty patterns for the top half of your number.
Go for strong shoulders. A structured shoulder is a fabulous way to balance out your frame and cause your lower region to appear incredibly svelte. There are also blazers that have strong shoulder accents, which would have the same slimming effect if paired with skinny jeans and pointed-toe pumps.
By Jessica Bruno