Want to Look Slimmer? Buy a New Dress!

I’d say about 90% of the ladies out there would like to look slimmer, even if they don’t really need to. Is that right ladies? Thought so! Well, we’ve got just the tip for you – and it’s the perfect excuse to go shopping. Ready? Buy a new dress! We’re not saying that by going out and buying a new dress you’ll instantly lose half a stone (although you will burn some calories trying on clothes in the changing rooms and walking from shop to shop), but by following our advice, you can buy a dress that makes you look lighter just by wearing it. Here’s what to go for:


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Black Dresses

Black is a very slimming colour, known for making women appear lighter and more slender. It’s also very sophisticated and classy; beautiful without going over the top! By choosing a black dress, you’re going for understated elegance, a look we love! In fact, we recommend you avoid white dresses, and some light coloured dresses, as they can make the skinniest of girls look plumper.

Bandage Dresses

Bandage dresses, as seen on many beautiful, slim celebrities, have been known to tuck in flabby bits if bought from a quality retailer. You might not have the cash to go for something by Herve Ledger, but there are plenty of alternatives out there! These bandage dresses can help to give you assets when you thought you didn’t have any, and a flat stomach that Cheryl Cole would kill for.

Illusion Dresses

Dresses with patterns on them can sometimes create the illusion of a slimmer figure, either by drawing the eye upwards or by having darker panels at the waist to create an hourglass look.

Peplum Dresses

Peplum dresses skim over the hips and can help to create the illusion of a flatter stomach and hourglass figure. This kind of dress is very classy, perfect for a meal with friends or a date!

Cinched in Dresses

A dress that cinches in at the waist and skims over your hips can flatter the figure and help to make you look a size smaller. Online dress shopping can make it difficult to find this kind of dress, as you usually need to try them on to get an idea of what it’ll do for your body. Try to only order dresses that have models showing you how to wear them, rather than the garment alone.

Go a Size Up

It can be painful to go a size up, but if you think your dress isn’t quite flattering you in the right way, it could be a good idea to go the size up for a smoother, more contoured look. All shop sizes are different, so you shouldn’t be put off by the number on the label. In fact, wearing a dress in your usual size that doesn’t quite sit right can actually do the opposite of what you want it to do. By no means should your dress be loose or baggy, but it should sit ‘just right’, so you’re comfortable and classy!

These tips will help you to look much slimmer, and if you add a nice sunkissed tan into the mix you’ll reap the benefits of a nicer figure with no need to diet or exercise!

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