This post was written by Guest Blogger: Nastassja from Mrs Rogero.
If you’re a mother (or just a woman), you’ll probably feel fat at some point – whether you’re a size 30 or 40, everyone has their insecurities. I encourage women to be healthy and set body goals that will make them happy, but I also encourage women to love the body they’re in right now! What I love about clothing is the fact that it gives us that kind of power. We’re able to look the way we want and love the way we look – just carefully consider the clothing you put on your body and let the magic happen!
1. Consider the Colour & Print
Of course black is slimming, but that doesn’t mean you have to wear black all the time. Consider other dark, solid colours – they could help shed weight in minutes. Wear bright colours on areas you want to highlight. If you’re feeling fat, you may be afraid to wear prints but you don’t have to be. Choose smaller prints – a great print will mask areas you want to hide. Then there are prints intended to slim, like vertical lines and geometric prints with side panels (that sheds at least a size!).
2. Show Skin
The irony is this: show some skin and appear slimmer. Being covered head-to-toe may just add a size or more.
Here are some tricks:
- Consider a crop top that is cropped at the smallest part of your waist, and pair with a high waist bottom – showing just a sliver of skin.
- Roll up long sleeves to show off your skinny wrist. No matter your size, your wrists are slim and it will create the illusion that the rest of your arm, at least, may be too!
- Show off your legs. If you’re bottom heavy, showing off your legs – which is slimmer than your thighs – is a great trick.
- Show off your neck – Unbutton your shirt at the neck, or opt for V-neck styles for a slimmer look.
3. Consider the Cut
The cut of your clothing is essential. Opt for tops and jackets that define your waist, instead of boxy styles if you want to slim down your tummy area. When it comes to pants, go for boot leg or wide leg. Straight leg trousers also do the trick, as it skims over the thighs. High waist jeans are great too, as it elongates your thighs and legs! For skirts, opt for A-line skirts and dresses. The key is to choose clothing with structure.
Whether you’re reaching for black, or print, or your favourite boot-leg jeans, the key is to create balance. Most women are typically top or bottom heavy – consider this when putting together an outfit and use pieces to downplay an area you dislike and highlight the rest.
5. Carry a Big Bag
Consider proportion when it comes to your fashion choices. A small bag may exaggerate big thighs, for example – so carry a bigger bag and see it slim you!
I hope these tips help you love the body you’re in.
Nastassja is a Professional writer and Image Consultant. You can learn more tips and tricks on her blog: www.mrsrogero.com