We all want to look fabulous, no matter which fashion tribe we belong to and no matter how big or small our budget might be. The good news is that there are literally dozens of small hacks we can all make to ensure that we look better in clothes and really kill it whether we’re working, playing or partying.
Check out these awesome hacks to help you look your best right now:
Go for High-Rise Jeans
If you have a bit of a belly, wearing high-waisted jeans will help to hide any bulges, pull you in and create a streamlined waistline that will take pounds of you and give you that perfect silhouette that you seek.
Make Them Dark
When you’re buying jeans, you should also think about choosing darker shades if you have a particular problem with your thighs and legs looking bigger than you would like. Dark colors will slim your legs right down in an instant, and you’ll look completely fabulous.
Black is the New Black
Black not only looks great on most complexions, but it can also help garments to look more expensive, even when they are pretty cheap. So, if you only have a small budget with which to fill your wardrobe, but you want to ensure you look good for as long a s possible, stock up on black staples and you’ll be good to go.
Smarten Up with a Trip to the Salon
If you want to blow them away on a night out, but you don’t have a big budget to splurge on a beautiful new dress, just take a trip to the salon, get a professional updo or sleek blowout and the superior style of your hair will elevate your whole outfit to a new level.
Enhance Your Assets
If you don’t mind showing a bit of skin and you want to look fabulous in that little black dress with the plunging neckline, you need to ensure that your boobs are looking their best. There are a number of ways you can enhance your assets, including at the more extreme end, having breast enhancement surgery, for which you can find details here. If you don’t want to take such a dramatic step, then at the very least, you should have yourself professionally fitted for bras that will lift, separate and get rid of any back fat under the bra line. You might also want to look into body tape, which is nearly invisible and which can really give your boobs a boost.
Try a Tailor
Clothes that fit you like a glove will always look the best, which is why even if you’re buying clothes off the peg, you should think about seeing a tailor and having them alter your clothes so that they fit you perfectly. This will only add a few dollars onto the cost of every item, but it will make a dramatic impact on how good you look in your clothes, so it is well worth budgeting for if you are able to do so.
Use Accessories to Make a Statement
If you are the kind of girl who likes to make an impact with her clothes, it is usually much better to stick to classic staples, which will last the test of time and space up your outfits with accessories like statement jewelry, bags and scarves instead. Obviously, you can buy a few more outrageous items of clothing, but if in the main, you stick to the classic garment and statement accessory formula, you’ll always look good.
Make a Beeline for an A-Line
If you prefer to wear skirts, you really can’t go wrong with a classic A-line cut, which will make your waist look smaller, skim over and problem areas that you’d rather were not focused on and create the illusion of slimmer legs. The A-line skirt is a classic for a reason, and although it may not be the most fashion-forward of designs, you can guarantee that it will help you to look good in your clothes.
Add a Swish of Fabric
Many women stay away from garments that have a lot of excess fabric because they think it will make them look fatter, but when done right, a flourish of fabric below can look fabulous when combined with a form-fitting top. It can help to draw the eye up to the slimmer parts of the body, create an hourglass figure and skim over larger thighs and butts.
Wash Your Clothes Less
I know it might sound a bit icky to some of you, but washing clothes less often can really help to preserve them and ensure that they, and therefore you, look better in them for longer. Anyway, most of us wash our clothes much more often than we really need to, and a lot of the times, clothes can simply be refreshed by spraying them with vodka or giving them a light cleaning with a toothbrush or sponge.
Choose Smaller Prints
If you like your bold prints, but you want your body to look smaller and slimmer, choose smaller patterns like ditsy prints, instead of bigger ones and you’ll look slighter in an instant.
Head to the Menswear Department
Have you noticed that French women always look impeccably dressed even when they’re just wearing the basics? That’s because they have a secret – they often shop for shirts and sweaters in the menswear section. You see, men’s clothing is often more durable and created from more expensive fabrics than similar women’s items, so if you can find a men’s shirt that fits, not only will it look good and last longer, but you’ll stand out from the crowd too.
Vertical is the Way to Go
Wearing horizontal stripes will make you look wider than you actually are, which is a look that few women want, so if you’re after a stripy outfit, be sure to choose vertical patterns, which will make you look longer and leaner all day long.
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