Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

The Secret of Looking Slimmer Instantly


Dress Barn

The number one way to look slimmer is to wear clothes that fit well.  When your clothes fit well they mold to your body without binding, pinching or drooping. Clothes that fit well look like they were made just for you.

The benefit of wearing clothes that fit well, aside from being comfortable and creating a slimmer look, is the improvement in your professional image. Your professional image is negatively impacted if your clothes are ill-fitted.



Your clothes fit properly when your:

  1. Jacket buttons easily and lays flat.
  2. Jacket sleeves and the jacket are not too long or baggy.
  3. Pant side pockets lay flat and the crotch isn’t hanging or binding.
  4. Skirts glide over hips without clinging or creating creases.
  5. Skirts and pants don’t show panty lines.
  6. Dresses glide over your body and don’t pinch and bind.

In my years of working with women I’ve found that no two women (or men) are built the same, which is why buying clothes off-the-rack can be frustrating.

So, what can you do?

  1. Use a tailor: A tailor or seamstress can make little changes that make a big difference.
  2. Buy the right size: Don’t pay attention to the size of the garment, concentrate on fit.
  3. Buy good quality clothes: Good quality clothing hangs better because it’s made from better fabric and has been sewn better.
  4. Get style help: A style expert will direct you to the styles that are best suited to your body shape and show you the perfect length for your jackets, skirts, sleeves and hemlines – this is the information you’ll need to take to the tailor.

Wearing clothing that are perfect for your body shape equals a great fit. When your clothes fit well they lay flat where they should, they don’t bulge or pucker in the wrong places and they glide over, instead of stick to your body, which creates a slim and polished look.