3 Items That Make Your Hips Look Smaller

When she’s not working with big names like Lupita Nyong’o, Jennifer Hudson, and Hilary Swank, celebrity stylist Micaela Erlanger also divulges her fashion expertise in our Ask a Stylist column. From the best places to source vintage to the secret to finding your most flattering jeans, come back each week for a professional’s perspective.

If you're looking to slenderize your hip area, I have three simple tips that I always suggest to my clients. From paying attention to a certain detail to stocking up on one particular material, keep reading to find out what to wear to make your hips look slimmer.

Scroll down to shop the items that are sure to lend a flattering look.

Opt for sleek pants. This means pay attention to the pockets. From the material to the placement, an ill design or a thick fabric will quickly add unwanted bulk. Look for options that have faux pockets, pockets designed at an angle, or no pockets at all.

A pencil skirt. This classic silhouette always lends a slimming look. The key here is to select a design that hits above the knee without becoming too narrow at the bottom, (similar to a body-con look). Instead, go for pencil skirts that have a rather straight design.

Silk. The great thing about silk or a silklike fabric is its
ability to graze the body. Since the material is loose and breezy it won't hug your body and it will ultimately conceal the hip area and lend a flattering and elongating silhouette.

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