Look Slim For Spring

Slimming spring fashion

Now shops are awash with florals, brights and stylish stripes, remember your style rules before you splash the cash!

Style rules:

  • Always buy clothing that fits, regardless of the number on the label. If it’s a tight fit, bulges will show.
  • Correctly fitting underwear instantly improves any figure; try a bra-fitting service and invest in shapewear.
  • Don’t hide under baggy tops; fitted ones can flatter curves.
  • A wrapover dress is a great wardrobe staple; the v-neck breaks up a heavy top half, the belt nips in the waist and the A-line skirt will balance your figure and skim over bulges.
  • Be clever with colour; dark colours minimise while light ones draw the eye.
  • Vertical stripes and panels help give the illusion of a taller, slimmer shape.
  • Make use of accessories – belts help define your waist, long scarves make a good “vertical” to break up your shape, while statement necklaces or earrings create a focal point.
A shirt dress by Simply Be

A shirt dress by Simply Be

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Stripe shirt dress, £35, SimplyBe.co.uk

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Audrey Patterson

Having started my career at My Weekly on Real Life stories, for the past 8 years I have been Beauty and Fashion Editor. I also write Travel and Homes features, plus the odd book review. We’re a flexible team! I also write features for Your Best Ever Christmas covering a variety of topics.