|This ornament is my
What I prefer to do is eat the chocolate and accentuate the body of the skinny lady! I have learned several tips over the past five years which have helped me to look thinner and accept my body as it is right now. That doesn’t mean that I am not constantly working on losing the weight, but I do not sulk around and use the weight as an excuse not to look great.
At the time, seven years ago, I began to change my sad frumpy look, I was buying into a myth that oversized, baggy clothing hid the weight and made me look thinner! I had to be convinced, but once I began to wear clothes that actually fit and began to learn certain techniques, I was amazed at how much different I looked. Immediately, I was asked if I had been on a diet…how much have you lost?… and it was at a time that I knew I had not lost anything.
I thought of this today as I put on this faux wrap knit top from Coldwater Creek. I am always taken with how thin I look in this top…the picture really does not do it justice. Wrap tops and dresses will always take off pounds.
|The Faux Wrap is a natural waist slimmer!|
|Sweater: Chico’s; Top: Coldwater Creek
Some of the other things I have learned:
1. Wear a properly fitted bra…hoist up the girls off the waistline
2. Open up the neckline
3. Wear belts that define a waist
4. Wear the empire high waistline just under the girls in order to accentuate the smallest part of your body
5. Wear clothes that fit well and have flattering seaming
Some of these things I have mentioned before and I will save other tips for another day.
|Mrs. Joy defines her waist with a
“A plus-size girl’s best friend is definitely her tailor, because oftentimes just a dart here or a seam there can give even the most inexpensive outfits a designer look — and yes, that will make you look thinner,” says Figueroa.
As unflattering as baggy, shapeless clothing can be, wearing outfits that are too small can be an even bigger fashion disaster
But, if you want a great place to start…buy a faux wrap shirt during all of the Christmas and first of year sales!