How To Dress Slimmer?

United States
February 10, 2016 10:20pm CST
This was one of the classes I conducted with my TEAM of sales persons, when I was selling jewelry. I came across this today and thought I would share a few points with you. When we presented our jewelry at a “home party,” the ladies always appreciated fashion tips, so we had several 10 minute “classes” that we offered. If you are already a very slim person, none of this would be important to you, but if you would like to look slimmer, you might take note of some of these tips. The whole idea is to give the ILLUSION of slimness, as you strive to increase the body length and decrease the body width. To look thinner, remember that vertical lines and details are better than horizontal lines. Small-scale prints, patterns and plaids are better than large prints and patterns. Narrow panels and A-line skirts create a slimmer look. Wearing one solid color also is better for looking thinner. The hemline needs to end at the smallest part of the leg. Avoid collars, and bulky fabrics. Long lean jackets and narrow belts are best. Add long necklaces to look taller and slimmer. Fashion models, in my humble opinion, are TOO thin and their body image is unrealistic, considering that most women wear larger sizes than what is shown on the runway. What do you think?
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@Platespinner (17025)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
11 Feb 16
I try to avoid wearing clothing that makes me look taller--at 5 ft 11.5 inches I look tall enough without any help .
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• United States
11 Feb 16
No, you don't need any tips on looking taller. But, some women do. LOL
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
11 Feb 16
@IreneVincent Some women always wear heels, I wanted someone to invent negative heels .
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• United States
11 Feb 16
@Platespinner I have a granddaughter who is 5'10" She always wears flat shoes. She and her husband are about the same height.
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@Ladypeace (2047)
• Singapore
11 Feb 16
Thank you for the good advice. Most fashion models aren't great role models for young girls. Being 5'11, 120lbs and a size 4 is insane and unhealthy.
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• United States
11 Feb 16
I agree with you. Fashion models are not the norm, so why is it that clothes designers insist on promoting that unrealistic body image? It doesn't make sense to me.
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@Ladypeace (2047)
• Singapore
11 Feb 16
@IreneVincent It's true and they would be making much more by catering to the masses. I'm glad that the fashion industry is starting to shift towards promoting healthier body images i.e. healthier bmi requirements, plus size. However, they need to be quicker than they already are.
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• United States
11 Feb 16
@Ladypeace That's what I've heard - that the fashion industry is making some changes in that direction. It's about time. The "runway" is still filled with stick women though. I guess that will never change. It's all a "BIG DEAL" for the rich and famous, I guess.
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@JudyEv (129684)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Feb 16
There has been a lot of publicity about how thin models are expected to be. Hopefully people are getting more realistic.
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• United States
11 Feb 16
Yes, some models are almost anorexic trying to stay thin. I think its ridiculous. The fashion industry really needs to be more realistic. Most "off the rack" clothing is produced in sizes from 8 to 16. I rarely see women's clothing in size 0 or 2-6 in most stores. Larger sizes are usually just found in a few stores too and there are not a lot of racks for the very small sizes or the very large sizes.
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@Shavkat (64935)
• Philippines
11 Feb 16
Wearing black clothes can make a person slim. Sometimes people wear clothes with vertical stripe lines.
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• United States
11 Feb 16
Darker solid color clothes DO make a person look slimmer.