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How to Dress Your Body to Appear Thinner

We all have done it.  Exercise, diet, teas,pills, and God knows what else to get thinner.  The struggle for most women  is only further frustrated when the clothing we wear fits us incorrectly or shows the flaws we are trying to hide.  Here are a few tips to help you look thinner just by changing a few style choices in your closet.

EMBRACE SHAPE WEAR

Shape wear smoothes bulges and lifts the breasts and butt.  This gives you a sleeker and slimmer appearance in seconds.  



STICK TO ONE COLOR 

Tops and bottoms in the same color create a seamless vertical line making you appear taller and thinner. 


SHOW SKIN UP TOP

V cut necklines create a high focal point and draws the eye away from the midsection. 












Style Q&A

Question- I LOVE leggings, but in the winter time I get cold when I wear them. What can I do to keep wearing leggings in the cold winter days. I just love how comfortable they are!



Answer- The first thing is make sure you are wearing leggings and not tights. Tights are thinner and look like stockings only thicker. There are fleece leggings that are made especially for the winter and will keep you super warm. Now if you just have to wear you favorite leggings and they are not as thick as you need them to be, simply layer them. Stockings or tights are great to wear under spandex and poly blend leggings. They are also great under faux leather leggings, as they tend to stick to the body when you get hot.

Bra Faux Pas

Over 80% of women are wearing the wrong bra size. Many women will go up in their band size, when in fact they should be increasing their cup size. Example: A women is wearing a 38b when she should be wearing a 36c.  Here are a few tips to tell if you are in the wrong bra size and how to find the correct fit for your boobs.



1. Back Riding Up — The hooks of your bra should lay flat on your back below your shoulder blades. A bra that rides up in the back will cause the front of the bra to hand low or sag. This will give the appearance that you have saggy boobs and will offer little to no support. 

Solution- Go down a band size. A tighter fit on your band will do away with this issue, and will allow you the perfect fit. When decreasing your band size you may have to increase your cup size to get the perfect fit.  Example: A women is wearing a 38b when she should be wearing a 36c. 


2. Spillage — Do you have side boobs and muffin top boob?Yes...... You need both a bigger band and a bigger cup size! A nicely fitted bra should cover the entire breast area and not leave anything left at the sides.




3.   Grooves — If you have big boobs then you more than likely have experienced this. The marks are caused because the bra is to tight or the straps are to thin to bare the weight of your breast. Try a bra with wider straps. Wider straps offer more support and helps with your posture. 



4. Sagging Breasts — Your bra is supposed to support your breast and hide any form of sagging. If your breast are still saggy in your bra, then under wire is a must. The under wire will give you an added layer of lift and support. 


The best way to get the perfect fit is to try on different sizes in different brands. Different brands have varying cuts, so trying them on is a must.  Once you find a perfect fitting bra remember to purchase bras as the seasons change. Over washing a bra can cause the threads, under wire, and straps to unravel and loosen. 

 Happy bra shopping ladies!