5 Things To Make You Appear Slimmer

retrochick.JPGIvy says:

Lately people have been remarking on how great I look since I’ve lost weight. I really have lost some weight, but I also have found some tricks to make you look like you’ve lost more weight than you actually have lost. And now, I share them with you, dear readers.

1. Get a good bra. This has probably been my best trick ever. Before I even started losing weight I got some great bras to wear and  people started asking me if I had lost weight. It seems that if you can make your breasts appear bigger, it draws the eye away from your stomach and hips. Especially if that eye is male, ha.

2. Lengthen your legs. Of course, you can’t actually lengthen your legs, but there are many ways to make your legs appear longer.  One of the best ways I have found is to wear slacks that come just below my ankles with high heels. Another way is to wear the shortest skirt/shorts you feel comfortable with. Obviously, we’re not all comfy with Daisy Dukes, but the more leg that is showing, the longer it will appear

3. Back in black. Black is  fabulous. One time I showed up to a lunch date wearing a black t-shirt and black shorts. My friend asked me why I dressed up, and she was serious. Black not only makes you look dressier, it also camoflouges a myriad of body issues.

4. Wear stuff that fits. When I first gained a lot of weight, I  tried to hide it with clothing that was larger than the actual size I wore. It was a big mistake, because all the extra fabric only made me look larger. On the opposite side of the coin, wearing clothing that was too tight also made me look heavier than I am. Wearing clothing that is form-fitting but not excessively tight seems to be the way to go.

5. Work it with confidence. I noticed when I feel better about myself, people tend to think I look better.  How do you get to feeling better about yourself? Tell yourself how beautiful and fab you look. It really does work!

Tell me about your secrets for looking thinner!


  1. Teresa on September 13, 2007 at 6:34 pm

    Heh. Stand next to someone heavier than you. 🙂

  2. I Feed Formula on September 13, 2007 at 1:19 pm

    *crosses her fingers in front of her in an X* NO…Victoria’s Secret is teh ebil and must be stopped!

    Seriously, I hate ‘expensive’ bras. They just fall apart on me after a handful of washings and I’m right back to where I started. The best bras I’ve ever owned came from Wal-Mart. That’s right. Wal-Mart. They were some store brand (can’t remember right now) and held up beautifully. And they weren’t too expensive either…like 10 bucks for 3 bras.

  3. Badbadivy on September 12, 2007 at 4:15 pm

    I know they are a bit spendy, but the Miracle Bras from Victoria’s Secret are AMAZING. They really give your breasts exactly the oomph they need to make you look fabulous.

    I also love their iPlex line, which is super comfy and no underwire.

    I wait until there’s a good sale going on, and then buy in bulk. 🙂

  4. Ann at mommysecrets on September 12, 2007 at 4:08 pm

    Great wardrobe reminders! I finished nursing baby #3 this week, so I’m ready to go bra shopping. Any suggestions on good padded bras that don’t kill the budget?

  5. I Feed Formula on September 12, 2007 at 9:34 am

    I’ve been losing weight since early in the summer and my secret to looking thinner is to wear darker wash jeans. Seriously. They are much more ‘mature’ looking than the faded wash I used to wear and they make me look thinner. Like you, I’ve also started wearing clothes that actually, y’know, fit. The 5 inches I’ve lost from around my waist makes me want to actually wear clothes that are somewhat fitted as opposed to those that are baggier and make me look like a walking circus tent that escaped somehow.

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