31
Mar

Tricks to Look Thinner by Tonight

Beyonce, just launched a brand new clothing line and it is amazing. Queen Bey is on to her latest venture, and this time it is a fitness clothing collection called, Ivy Park. The entire collection features fabulous workout gear from sports bras to leggings. Bikini season is right around the corner so while it’s a great idea to get to the gym and get toned up, that won’t help you look slim for the dinner date tonight. Here are a few tips and tricks to look instantly leaner!

WEAR HIGH HEELS WITH POINTY TOES

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Legs look slim and sexy in skirts paired with a shoe that has a tapered toe and at least a 2-inch stiletto. A slender toe and thin heel work to extend the narrow silhouette of calves. Square-toe styles with a thick, chunky heel give the appearance of a shorter, bulky leg.

SHOW SOME SKIN UP TOP

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Expose a bit with a V-neckline. The open, upside-down triangle creates a high focal point up and away from your midsection and gives the illusion of a longer, slimmer upper body. The more skin displayed between chin and chest, the more elegant your proportions will seem overall; wider V-necklines visually balance broad hips and thighs. Just keep it classy. So collect Vs in everything-camis, tanks, Ts, sweaters, cardigans, dresses and jackets.

EMBRACE SHAPEWEAR

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Get pieces that smooth bulges while lifting breasts and the behind. Shapers with extra-firm tummy control work well worn under shifts and pencil skirts. You may want to skip this step if theres a chance you’ll be heading upstairs with your guy at the end of the date.

STICK WITH ONE HUE

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Tops and bottoms of the same color create an uninterrupted vertical line, making you look thinner and taller. Stark contrasts between your upper and lower body draw eyes to your middle, and darker colours hides rolls and bulge better than light colours.

FAUX-TAN

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A salon spray tan or a do-it-yourself kit blends in blemishes (veins, cellulite, stretch marks, brown spots) that distract from the clean visual lines of exposed arms or legs. Don’t want to go faux? All skin tones benefit from moisturizing lotion, which diminishes those imperfections and projects a head-to-toe glow.

USE JEWELRY STRATEGICALLY

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Long necklaces add length to a short neck and bring attention away from hips and to the front and center of your body. Mid-chest bibs or big chandeliers say look at the face and not the middle. Sparkly cuffs, stacks of bangles, and cocktail rings draw the eye to wrists instead of upper arms.

MATCH YOUR SHOE COLOR TO YOUR LEG

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Coordinate tones to elongate your bottom half. In winter, wear black opaque tights and black pumps; in summer, try neutral skin-hued versions with bare legs.

WEAR HAIR UP AND OFF YOUR FACE

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Pull tresses into a ponytail high on the back of your head and then lightly tease at the crown to bring out your bone structure and make your face look thinner.

PICK SIMPLE, UNADORNED DENIM

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Clean, streamlined jeans are the way to go. The most flattering styles are dark and feature unembellished pockets. Avoid extra details that catch the eye and give the illusion of bulk-think twice about tags, grommets, or decorative extras. The leanest silhouettes of all: boot cut and straight leg.

INVEST IN UNDERWEAR THAT FITS

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A professional bra fitter can determine if you, like most women, are wearing a wrong-size band and too-small cups, which neither lift nor shape. Down below, too-snug panties create bulges, while visible panty lines disrupt the clean lines of top layers, contributing to bulk around the butt and hips. Get a smooth rear view with thongs or G-strings. For more backside coverage, consider seamless tangas or cheekies.

CONTOUR YOUR FACE AND COLLAR BONE

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In case you haven’t noticed, contouring isn’t just for the face anymore. If you have a body part, there’s a way to sculpt it with makeup — clavicle, cleavage, abs . . . everything! Give your neglected clavicles the attention they deserve.  Find a face highlighter one shade lighter than your skin. Apply it literally right on top of the collarbone so that it’s popping up a little bit and it gives a beautiful, really ethereal contrast. It looks very regal and really pretty.

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