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Fake a Slimmer Silhouette with This Simple Style Hack

Try these stylish ideas for your next party.

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Getting dressed for an occasion is fun, but achieving the most flattering and stylish look is a challenging business. However: Don’t let your fears of flaunting your figure cause you to skip out on parties and get togethers! There is a simple trick of the trade that can help boost your confidence: Metallic clothing. This type of fabric is eye-catching, and creates a slimmer silhouette in seconds. So, how does it work, and what’s the best way to style it? Check out these clever wardrobe and styling tricks to create the perfect, party-ready look.

Subtracts 10 Pounds

Oprah Winfrey at the 'Sidney' premiere, Toronto International Film Festival, Canada

The body-hugging fit of a streamlined, longer dress that nips in at the waist creates a slimming column effect and highlights the figure’s beautiful hourglass shape.

Carves Out Curves

Sigourney Weaver at the 2016 American Cinematheque Awards

A shiny, printed blazer pulls the eye from side to side, adding visual bulk to the entire body. Instead, the linear look of a one-tone topper directs focus vertically to shed optical pounds all over. Bonus: Wearing with matching pants “trims” even more.

Looks Long and Lean

Hayley Atwell at the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition Preview Party

A long skirt that’s fitted through the hips and thighs and flares out at the knee creates the illusion of a short and stocky frame. The fix? An A-line design “stretches” the body for a more statuesque-looking silhouette.

This article originally appeared on our sister site, First for Women.

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