How To Fake A Smaller Waist

A smaller waist without heading to the gym or cinching yourself into a corset? It can be done. Click through to see our secret waist-whittling ways.  

Trick 1: Wear An All-Black Body-Con Ensemble

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Style Du Monde

A black and body-con outfit? This is THE ultimate waist-slimming trick. 

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Trick 2: Belt Your Jacket At Your Waist

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Street Style Seconds

Don’t hide under a bulky coat or jacket. Try belting your outerwear to show off your waist instead; we promise you’ll like the results. 

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Trick 3: Tuck In Your Blouse

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Style Du Monde

Instead of leaving your blouse untucked, go for a more polished and flattering look. 

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Trick 4: Purchase A Wrap Dress

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Lee Oliveira

This dress style perfectly ties at the waist for a minimizing and flattering look.

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Trick 5: Wear High-Waisted Pants

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Style Du Monde

This trick will not only make your waist look smaller, but high-waisted pants will also elongate your legs! 

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Trick 6: Invest In A Selection Of Pencil Skirts

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Style Du Monde

A sleek pencil skirt will do wonders by slenderizing your waist

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Trick 7: Add A Belt To Your Outfit

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Gastro Chic

Here’s an easy one: cinch your waist by adding a belt to your next outfit. 

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Trick 8: Tie Your Shirt Around Your Waist

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Julie Sarinana of Sincerely Jules

This is another unique and stylish way to accentuate and whittle your waist. Plus it’s casually cool and oh-so ‘90s—win, win!

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Trick 9: Try A Colorblock Dress With Side Panels

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This Time Tomorrow

The contrasting colors down the side of the dress will give the illusion of a slim hourglass figure! 

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