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Pulse Daily 5 easy ways to look slimmer

Looking slimmer shouldn't be unnecessarily hard, understanding the body shape and more can stir in the right direction.

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1. Know Your Type

The first trick to styling yourself slimmer is to determine your body shape. There are basic body shapes like; pear, apple, straight and hourglass.

Once you know which shape you are, you should aim to keep your upper and lower halves balanced.

Pear-  For a full-hipped, small-chested this might mean a dark, simple shape on the bottom and a playful, bold blouse on top.

Apples- Broad shouldered  might consider more of a fitted top and a fun, flared skirt.

Hourglass and straight body types can invest in belts to highlight or create waistlines."

2. Stay away from very tight clothes

When it comes to T-shirts, tops, skirts, pants, and dresses, fabrics that gently graze your body without clinging to you will be the most flattering

When you do slip into skinny jeans or leggings, go looser on your top to balance the look out.

3. Fool the Eye

Designers know women want styles that will slim them down, so keep an eye out for clever cuts while shopping.

Dresses with dark side panels narrow your frame and color-blocked garments give you some shape. Strategically placed prints emphasize and enhance or minimize your figure.

4. Support Your bust

Nothing can pack on the pounds more than saggy boobs in an ill-fitting bra. For the well endowed, Thomas suggests investing in a cleavage-reducing style, like the Lilyette  Minimizer Bra. If that doesn't do the trick, try adding a bandeau on top of your regular bra for a controlled top that isn't too constricting.

5.Break the Rules

When it comes to both fashion and fit, there really are no rules, You might hear a cowl neck is only good for small-chested women, or maxis are only for petite women.

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