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
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
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
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.