are times when you take a break from your sensible-eating and exercise
regime and want to just lie back and enjoy all those forbidden foods.
Well then you are bound to put on weight but until you have worked
towards reducing the excess weight you can follow these few tips to
* Stand comfortably erect and stick
your stomach in. Good posture always makes you look slimmer.
Dark colours such as olive, black, charcoal grey, and navy help make
areas appear smaller so wear them where you think you need it. For most
women it's from the waist down.
Avoid shiny or heavily textured fabrics. Shiny fabrics reflect light,
making any area appear larger. Heavily texture fabrics only add
* Sewn-down pleats
in skirts and blouses can both create a slimming effect. Include
vertical lines in your accessories, such as long chains worn around the
* Avoid extensive use of
horizontal lines - belts, boat-collar blouses and border print skirts.
These styles can add extra width to your body frame.
* Your best asset is your face; so
draw attention to it with scarves and jewellery worn around the face.
Introduce simple lines, such as A-line skirts, tailor-notched, collared
blouses and blazers. The over-sized blazer is a great solution for
camouflaging large derrieres and hips. Double-pleated skirts and
trousers mask protruding stomachs and provide comfort as well.
If you want to appear thinner incorporate dark, cool and dull colors
and textures. Dull
textures absorb the light like wool or cotton. Some very slimming
colors include black, navy, olive, violet, charcoal grey, chocolate
brown, plum, eggplant and burgundy.