7 Slimming Wardrobe Staples That'll Make You Feel Fabulous
Shed pounds without lifting a finger by investing in the figure-flattering pieces that'll make you look like you've dropped a dress size. Oh how we love you, clever, clever fashion.
1. Wrap Tops
Thanks to the wrap, women's figures are taking gorgeous shape this spring. Lightweight and loose, the simple style skims the parts you want to show off and hides exactly what you don't. Layer up with a fitted blazer for work or wear with jeans and heels for an amazing evening look. We can guarantee you'll feel nothing less than fab in this classic cut.
They don't have to be total sky-scrapers, ladies, but even a little heel will giving you an extra few inches making your legs look longer and you, slimmer. Mid-heels are a the perfect way to get around uncomfortable heights and with a gorgeous array of pastel sandals, sugary coloured mules and subtle courts, you really are spoilt for choice so no excuses!
3. The Midi Skirt
Think this mid-length spring staple will swamp you? Think again. Although it's oversized, the cut of this skirt is actually very flattering thanks to it's play on proportions. It'll nip you in at the waist and hide all manner of sins with its floaty, feminine hem. What's more, there's an absolute abundance on the high street right now – with so many to choose from, you might end up with a whole body-beautiful wardrobe…
4. Hip-Skimming Tunics
It may sound simple but elongating your body makes for a slimmer silhouette, and if the thought of tottering around in sky-high heels sends you running to the nearest trainer rack, there's another way you can appear taller and skinnier. The tunic. It grazes your hips, lengthening your body and, depending on its length, can double up as a dress. Two looks for the price of one? How can you resist…
5. Long Jewellery
Lengthy necklaces draw the eye downwards, meaning people are more inclined to look at the slimmest part of your body – the waist. Not only is this an amazing, easy slimming trick on the eyes but it's also a great excuse to update your accessory collection.
Body sculpting undies have just about become our best buddy. Moulding your shape, the super-tight second skin helps achieve an hourglass figure, reduces lumps and bumps and gives you the confidence to go a little tighter. Plus, they're not all beige Bridget Jones numbers anymore. A huge range of sassy lace and slinky satin have hit the high street so you can look and feel sexy at the same time. Told you you'd love them!
7. Dark Jeans
Spring may be upon us but if you don't have legs that could rival Kate Moss', steer clear of light jeans. We don't mean cool blue denim colours, we mean pairs of stark white and light stonewash jeans. Ditch bleached out hues in favour of deep indigos and classic blacks – the most slimming and super-flattering shades.