How do French women dress thinner?
How do they use their clothes so that they appear slimmer than they are?
Maybe you are plus sized. Perhaps you have recently gained a bit of weight. Or you just
simply want your close-fitting clothes to fit and feel better.
I have had some requests about this very matter lately. So I have laid out a few ways for you to appear thinner instantly by choosing the right clothes. French women have been using these little trompe-l'oeil for decades, so why don't you?
This is Part 1. Part 2 will feature in my next post in a few days time.
Black has not earned the reputation to be slimming for nothing. So how does this work? Well, as dark colours recede to the eye, so black helps trick others to think you are slimmer than you are. Great!
French women wear black but also navy. Navy is a classic colour with two advantages, to be slimming while not as harsh to the face as black.
Instead of choosing white or, heaven forbid, light wash denim jeans, choose a black pair or at least dark wash. Your bottom and legs will look slimmer in these , I promise. Opt for boot cut too while you are at it and wear with heels. You will look tall and slender. This advice works especially well for pear-shaped women.
OPTICAL ILLUSION DRESSES
These optical illusion dresses feature a clever print or pattern that gives you an enviable and slimmer hourglass silhouette. As in this dress worn by Liv Tyler (does this beauty even need such a dress?), the sides of the garment are black so that they disappear to the eye, whether you are plus sized or not. The result is that only the shape in blue is visible. Result: you are thin in a jiffy. Clever, non?
This is no surprise that vertical stripes are mentioned here. French women absolutely adore stripes. Vertical ones are slimming and elongating. Wear them on your top and your torso will look narrower and longer. Wear them on a skirt and your legs will look endless. What's not to like? Adopt vertical stripes tout de suite!
Shapewear is ever present these days but many French women have been wearing these types of contouring garments for decades. This is one of the popular weapons in chic and elegant French women's wardrobe arsenal. We know that shapewear cannot deliver the impossible and make us appear 5 sizes smaller. But what these bodyshapers, Spanx et al will do though, is smooth out any unsightly little bulges. We will gain a lithe silhouette. Our slim-fitting skirts and trousers will fit better too. Adorable!
Care to share with us your own tricks to appear thinner? Please leave a comment below.
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