5 Easy Ways to Look Slimmer (Without Doing Any Heavy Lifting)

At this time of year, when you're easing into 2017 after a solid month of celebrations where your days probably looked a little something like this: Pavlova for breakfast, frozen margaritas with lunch, and more cheese boards than you care to admit... fitting back into your clothes can be tough. It's all good though, because chances are, you made New Year's resolutions to get back on track with your usual healthy lifestyle.

Real weight-loss results don't happen overnight, but with some clever trickery, you can look slimmer in your clothes by tonight. You probably know already what works for you and your body shape, but one of these tricks could change up the way you dress. Keep scrolling!

 

WEAR all BLACK

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Wearing black is the universal trick to immediately make yourself feel slimmer. It hides shadows and creasing, helping to disguise areas you don't want to draw attention to.  

A black silk jumpsuit is an easy way to wear head-to-toe black in summer.

bring attention to your waist

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You've heard this one a thousand times before, but it doesn't hurt to put the reminder out there once more. By drawing attention to your waist with a belt, or wrap dress, you can 'fake' a slimmer outline. 

This dress has double the slimming power. A long slit up the front will help elongate legs, while the belt does the extra work slimming your waist.

skin colour heels = longer legs

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One of the oldest slimming tricks in the book, is to wear a pair of heels. You walk taller, and everything just feels a bit more 'lifted'. Take it one step further with skin colour heels, and you give the illusion of never-ending legs.

You can't go past this under-$100 pair from Sportsgirl.

vertical stripes are your friend

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So it turns out everything you've heard about stripes actually rings true. Vertical stripes = yes. Horizontal stripes = not so slimming. The long lines will help give the illusion of a longer, leaner body.

How we'd style it? Over a pair of cropped flares. Showing a bit of skin at the ankle is another secret slimming trick.

stack on the jewellery

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Jewellery is more than just a way to add some personality to your outfit. It can also work as a powerful slimming tool. Use your jewels to guide the eye towards the area you'd prefer to draw attention to. I.e. your waist with a long necklace, or your décolletage with a choker. 

This long-line necklace is perfect for layering.

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