Oh, summer! As much as we love the sunny season (I mean, who doesn’t enjoy tropical vacations and beach days?), as with any good thing, it does have its downsides—at least in regards to fashion. Where in winter, one can get away with layering on pretty much anything, in the warmer months, one must do the opposite and work with as little as possible. This can make dressing in general hard, not to mention putting together a flattering look. But this stops today, dear reader, because we’re bringing you seven easy style tips for looking your slimmest in the summer—no gym membership needed.
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As our co-founder likes to say, you never gain weight in your collarbones, which makes the off-the-shoulder top (or dress) an ever-flattering (not to mention super on-trend!) choice.
The slimming power of nude shoes doesn't stop at celebrity-loved pumps or heeled sandals. Even in flats, a the barely-there effect given off by a skin-matching shoe will create the illusion of longer-looking legs.
Whether you opt for a subtle or dramatic version, fit-and-flare frocks are made to flatter. For pear shapes, the lower half will be downplayed; hourglass shapes will be accentuated; and boy-shaped body types will instantly look curvaceous.
Vertical stripes are the ultimate trick for lengthening the figure. In the summer, achieve this while beating the heat by opting for a striped shirtdress or flowy pants.
To make any regular or oversize top instantly more flattering, knot the excess fabric so that the shirt hits right at the top of your pants, shorts, or skirt. This accentuates your waist and eliminates and excess volume around your hips.
This celeb-approved styling trick will make you feel like a walking mannequin by strategically concealing your back and sides while creating a long, flattering line down the middle.
Lastly, wrap skirts and dresses are perfect for showing off the waist. The ability to tie them exactly where they need to hit makes you look and feel like the piece was specifically tailored to fit you body—without having to pay a seamstress!
Want more summer style tips? Here are 11 minimalistic looks to help you beat the heat.
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