{Guest Post} 5 slimming fashion tricks every woman needs

Fashion Secrets

At this time of year, all talk seems to turn to getting in shape and you might feel under pressure to slim down. Luckily though, whether you’re planning to shed a few pounds or not, there are some simple fashion tricks that can help ensure you look trim. Here are five of the best.

1) Take advantage of control tights

Control tights are a clothing essential. These handy accessories can help to give you a smooth silhouette and banish the dreaded visible panty line. They will also help to lift your bottom and give your thighs and tummy a more toned appearance. You can take your pick from a host of different colours, deniers and designs by visiting the websites of specialist suppliers like Stockings HQ. Always be sure to have a range of options in both black and nude so that you can pick out control tights to suit all outfits.

2) Select clothes in the perfect size

Another top tip is to ensure you buy clothes that actually fit. Don’t fall into the trap of selecting sizes that you’d like to fit into, or that you used to wear. Instead, make sure the garments you go for are the perfect match for your measurements. If your clothes are too tight, they’ll show every lump and bump, and they’ll cut into your skin, creating an unappealing look. On the other hand, if they’re too baggy, they’ll make you look larger than you are.

3) Choose your colours carefully

Even if you love radiant reds, bright blues and pretty pinks, bear in mind that if it’s a slimming effect you’re seeking, there are certain colour rules to follow. For example, it’s a good idea to ditch light hues in favour of darker colours for the areas of your body that you’re least happy with. So, if you love your legs but you’re not so happy with your torso, try choosing a dark top and brighter, bolder trousers or skirts.

4) Find flattering cuts

Think about the cut of the clothes you buy too. As a general rule, steer clear of boxy dresses or tops. By creating horizontal lines across your body, these garments will make you seem shorter. Instead, go for long designs that will lengthen your shape and give you a more slender appearance. Also, if you’re lucky enough to have an hourglass figure, make sure you show if off with dresses and tops that cinch in around your waist.

5) Say hello to heels

Another top tip is to reach for your heels. As well as giving you extra height, these shoes will elongate your calves and make your legs seem longer and slimmer.

These are top 5 slimming fashion tricks that you should know.

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Disclosure: This is guest post in collaboration with stockingshq.

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  • Rebecca Swenor

    These are some awesome tips indeed for slimming fashion tricks. I love the trick of choosing the darker colors for your torso if you are not happy with this area.. I will for sure be doing some of these tricks. Thanks for sharing.

    • You’re welcome, I am still mastering these tips

  • I am all about cinched waists. I go baggy with my tops sometimes but I feel like a boy when I do that so its rare.

  • Thanks for these great tips! I love that “energy saving mode” top! Too funny!

  • Spanx and heels make a major difference for me. This are great tricks. Every woman has those days they need to look slimmer!

  • CourtneyLynne

    Omg control tights have saved my life many times!!!! They really can help you out those days your feeling alittle puggy

  • I love these tips. I personally found that wearing clothes thst actually fit make you look well dressed.

  • Great tips!! I can use all the slimming tricks you have so please keep them coming!!

  • I am never sure about the right colors to choose that may be slimming. I wear a lot of black. I do not wear heels due to a back injury, so I cannot take advantage of that tip.

  • I am short so I am for heels.. 🙂 I love wearing heels except when we go shopping because I certainly would prefer a more comfy shoes when there’s a lot of walking to be done.

  • These are some great tips! I really love he style of those jeans by the way!

  • Oh yes…excellent tips and the heels really do make a great difference. I noticed when I was pregnant each time I’d get the fat face, if I word long dangling earrings, it’d help better than the hoop earrings to make my face look a bit thinner

  • I’ve been guilty of buying over-sized clothing thinking it would hide my fat. Wrong! These are great tips I will be using to help me feel better about my appearance.

  • I’m literally loving every piece in that collage!

  • These are great tips! I know people always want to fit into the smallest size clothing possible, but size is just a number! Wearing clothes that actually fit you is much more important. Thanks for this list of tricks!

  • Uber cute outfit right here! I could so see myself wearing this! Oh man I wish someone would dress me up like this every day lol.

  • I am barely 5′ 2″ so the heels always come in handy for ‘heightening’ and ‘slimming’! I tend to always wear black too, I was always told it was slimming but really I hate the way bright colors look on me. I love that graphic T and the Louboutin’s !!!

  • Thank you for these tips – I am definitely going to check out the control tights – never heard of that!

  • Bonnie @ wemake7

    These are great slimming tricks. Looking slimmer is something I definitely need to do. Thanks for this list.

  • Love all your tips! The only one I can’t follow is the heels. I cannot walk on them. I have absolutely zero grace, lol. I would fall over!

  • Slimming tips? Yes please. I will be trying these. I am struggling since baby #6.. And I’m trying so much! This is great and what I needed right now!

  • I can definitely use some slimming tips and these are all great! I just wish I felt more comfortable in heels.

  • Those grey jeans look so cool!

  • I am with everything but #5 but it’s because I suffered an injury to my foot during martial arts training. Right now heels are not the move for me. 🙂

  • Ann Bacciaglia

    These are great tips. I am going to try a waist trainer soon. I have seen some of my friends have amazing results with them.

  • I have a pair of nude heels that make my legs look extra long and make me look much slimmer! These are some great tips 🙂

  • I love that control tights and shoes! It would be great to have one control tights, my body could really use one,.

  • This is a really great post. I am always looking for slimming tricks because I have “healthy” hips and thighs. lol

  • These are all great tips! Wearing clothes that actually fit can make a huge difference. Jewelry can also draw people’s eyes to your face focusing attention away from any problem areas.

  • Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    I agree that clothes that are too big or too small make people look bigger than they actually are. Dressing in oversized stuff makes people look huge sometimes.

  • They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but I would say it’s control tights. Those things are amazing.

  • These are great. Illusion is the greatest key to beauty! =D