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Fake a Slimmer Silhouette with This Simple Style Hack

Try these stylish ideas for your next party.


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.

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