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Tips To Looking Slimmer

By Sher Matsen

Just about every womanís weight fluctuates at least a little bit. As we age our bodies can also change shape. These changes are a result of many things Ė child birth, stress, menopause, additional pounds, or loss of weight. The reality is, that the world canít have a all size 5 women.

If we are a size 3, it seems we want to be a size 9 so we have a fuller looking figure. If we are a size 9 we want to be a size 5. Thereís just no making women happy. Add the media blitz on the perfect body, it seems we are always feeling inadequate.

Not to worry, itís quite easy to make yourself look a few pounds lighter, or to accent your finer points and hide your not so perfect body parts. There are also things you can do to make a small frame look a little larger.

Just because youíve gained a couple of extra pounds, you donít have to go looking for a moo moo to wear. Accentuating your finer points is easier than you think. When you accent your good points, the not so good ones fade into the background.

Use illusion to make yourself look two or three sizes smaller. Choosing clothing to suit your shape, skin color, and lifestyle can cut your wardrobe spending in half. Think about all the things you can do with that extra money Ė buy more jewelry, or how about some new pairs of shoes. After all us women can never have enough of jewelry or shoes.

The average woman wears 25% of her wardrobe 85% of the time. So what happens to the rest of those wardrobe items. Well they hang in the closet gathering dust until they come back in fashion 10 or 15 years from now.

Because fashion changes so quickly, there is no point in stocking up on most wardrobe items. Yes, there are the basics that never go out of style such as classic black or white pants, dresses, and skirts. Traditional blazers and tops. But the rest of those wardrobe items will most likely be out of style in less than a year.

So if youíre not going to wear it ďright nowĒ this ďseason, leave it at the store. Even when an items on sale, itís only a deal if your actually going to wear it.

Hereís some tips to help you dress to look thinner:

** Dark colors Ė black, navy, burgundy, dark blue, and gray are thinning
** Use one color in various shades from head to toe
** Avoid large patterns and horizontal stripes. Vertical stripes are okay as long as they arenít too big.
** Donít use loose fitting clothing. Contrary to popular belief they donít make you look thinner. As well avoid bulky sweaters.
** Use belts, accessories, and jewelry to draw attention away from your troubled spots.
** Use flat cut pants and skirts, as well as low rise pants
** Wear skirts that fall just below the knees for longer looking legs
** Avoid shiny fabrics, velvets, and velours
** If you are large busted wear a full figure, well fitting bra
** Heel will add height and shape your legs
** Dark panty hose will thin your legs
** Wear shirts thatís fall below the waist. Avoid shirts that tuck in.
** Asymmetrical or tiered skirts will make your legs appear thinner and longer
** Wear a fitted blazer
** Use your hair and makeup to draw attention to your face

So donít worry if your weight fluctuates or you put on a few extra pounds, donít fret. Use these tips to make yourself look a little slimmer. Remember fashion is all about you! And being comfortable with who you are! Big or small your wardrobe, makeup, hair, and jewelry can make a fashion statement that wonít go unnoticed.

About the author:
Sher from Estate Jewelry International has been serving customers for over 20 years, providing fashion, jewelry, and wedding help. Please visit us at

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