Body hang-ups? We all have them. The good news is that often fixing them can be a lot easier than you think. While you may choose to work on toning your arms or getting that flatter stomach you’ve always wanted, it’s unlikely you can grow longer legs. So what’s the solution? As always, the answer is fashion.
Here’s eight how-tos on the most common body hang-ups using fashion to fix and flatter your shape.
1. I want a bigger chest
Fix: wear a ruffled or embellished top. The details will have a volume enhancing effect and boost your bust.
2. How can I make my chest look smaller?
Fix: choose a v-neckline. The v-shaped neckline will pull the eye down to a narrower place and remove the emphasis from your bust. This will only work if your v-neckline isn’t too low, as that will defeat the purpose and highlight your chest.
3. Make my arms look smaller!
Fix: avoid sleeveless and cap sleeve tops. By wearing a ¾ sleeve instead attention is attracted to the exposed forearm, thus skipping over larger upper arms.
4. I want a bigger bum
Fix: high-waisted jeans. The top of high-wasted jeans sit around the slimmest part of your waist, making your bum look bigger in comparison.
5. I wish I had a smaller bum
Fix: opt for wide-leg pants. The wide pant opening on wide-leg pants helps to balance out a bigger bottom.
6. How can I make my hips look smaller?
Fix: wear the flare. Flared jeans, that is, the volume at the hem will balance out wider hips.
7. I wish I had longer legs
Fix: choose a continuous colour. By wearing a single colour head to toe (yes, that includes your shoes) you will look longer and leaner.
8. I want a flat stomach
Fix: wear a wrap dress. A wrap dress accentuates the smallest part of the waist and due to the draped fabric also helps to hide your stomach.