I have never met a woman who looked better in baggy rather than fitted clothing. The amount of shape required will vary from woman to woman, but shapely rather than one big bag can take kilos off any figure.
Here are a few tips on how to look slimmer with shape:
Define your waist: Giving definition to your waist shows balance between your shoulder/bust and your hips. It also makes your legs look longer as they look like they start from your waist, not the hem of your top.
Fake a waist: If you don't have much of a waist, you can fake it. Rouging does wonders to create an illusion of a waist. If this doesn't work for you, try a wide belt right in your waist.
Get your proportions right: Changing the proportions of your clothing can change the point of emphasis, making you look taller and slimmer. Instead of wearing a long baggy top with a shapeless skirt, try a knee length A-line skirt with a shapely blouse that emphasises your waist.
Use colour and print cleverly: Women often resort to wearing black for the ‘slimming effect’, but clever use of colour can draw attention to the parts you like and detract from the parts you don’t. For example, if you are bottom heavy, wear plain colours on the bottom and bright colours or print on top. If you are top heavy, reverse it with bright colour or print on the bottom to accentuate your legs and plain colours on top.
Tracy Gold and Women24 Mini Makeover workshops
Personal stylist, women24 fashion writer and expert, Tracy
Gold, will run this informative and interactive workshop. It will give you
great practical tips on how to create a look that best suits your body shape,
lifestyle, personality, life stage and budget.
Join Tracy Gold, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, ghd and SalonCare
for a mini makeover workshop and learn to create a new and improved you.
The workshop will start with a short introduction from the
makeover professionals on how to:
- Lose 5kg
just by getting dressed in the morning by Tracy Gold.
your skin care routine by selecting the correct products for your skin type by
your natural beauty with make-up tips by a Bobbi Brown make-up artist.
your hair with ease for a natural every day look by a ghd hairstylist.
One-on-one advice: Ladies will rotate with the various experts to
receive individual styling tips from each professional. Products from
Tracy Gold, SalonCare, ghd and Bobbi Brown Cosmetics will be available
for sale. The professionals will assist you in making the correct
purchases to suit your individual needs.
Coming to Cape Town, Durban and Joburg
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