How To Dress To Look Thinner And Taller

If you want to look thinner and more stylish, it’s important that you dress a certain way. There are a few simple rules of thumb…


If you want to look thinner and more stylish, it’s important that you dress a certain way. There are a few simple rules of thumb that will help you look slimmer instantly. This article will show you how to dress to look thinner in just 10 easy steps!

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1. Opt for monochrome:

Monochrome outfits are simple, classic and timeless. They’re easy to accessorize with necklaces, earrings or scarves. You can mix and match different clothes in the same tone—just make sure that there are no other colors in your outfit besides black, white or grey.

2. Choose flat front trousers:

  • Choose flat front trousers:

Flat front trousers are more flattering for pear-shaped women, as they create an hourglass shape and balance out the bottom half of your figure. If you have a large bust, pleated or cuffed trousers may make you look heavier as they accentuate your chest area and make it appear wider than it actually is. Flat front trousers will help to give the illusion that your waist is smaller and that you have slimmer legs than you actually do.

If you choose to wear a skirt instead then opt for flared styles with added volume around the hips so that they can balance out any weight distribution issues caused by having one leg shorter than another (this is also known as ‘asymmetry’).

3. Go for darker colours:

Dark colours make you look slimmer and thinner. Dark clothes hide the bumps, bulges and imperfections that people are so quick to notice when you wear lighter colours.

Darker hues make you look taller, as well as more professional and confident. They also give off an air of elegance and maturity—not something that most women want to project!

If you’re going for a more casual look, try adding some brighter accessories instead of going full-on black on top or bottom. This will help keep your outfit from being too monochromatic (no one wants to be mistaken for Morticia Addams!).

4. Opt for cropped jackets and tops

Cropped jackets and tops can make you look thinner. Shortening the length of your jacket or top will make your legs appear longer, which will trick the eye into thinking they are skinnier than they actually are. Choose cropped jackets and tops that are not too short—if it is short enough to show thigh when seated, it’s too short! Also avoid tops that are tight around the waist or chest area if you want to keep looking slim while wearing them.

5. Wear structured clothes:

Structure clothing is designed to give the illusion of a slimmer waist and fuller hips. It’s perfect for creating an hourglass figure, which can be flattering no matter what your size. So if you want to look thinner, wearing structure clothes that fit well is a good place to start.

6. Avoid wide-leg trousers, pleated skirts and capris

When you’re trying to look thinner, avoid wearing wide-leg trousers or pleated skirts. The wider the legs are, the bigger your hips will appear. Instead of these styles, try boot-cut pants or a pair of straight cut pants instead.

If you want to wear a skirt but know that it’ll make your thighs look wider than they actually are, opt for A-line skirts or pencil skirts that don’t flare out too much at the bottom.

7. Choose V or scoop necklines

The V-neck is the most flattering neckline for a woman’s body. It works for all body types and ages, from petite to plus size, and can flatter your shape no matter what it is. This is because of how the V-neck draws attention upwards to your face, rather than down towards your chest like other necklines do.

The scoop neckline is also very appealing and flattering on women of all sizes! It’s perfect if you want to hide a bit more skin—perhaps you’re not comfortable showing cleavage or have some sun damage that makes it hard to wear low cut tops without looking like you’re trying too hard or being overly revealing (which can happen even when wearing clothing that isn’t meant as sexy). Scoop necks are also great if you have a smaller bust because they show less cleavage without making you look like someone trying too hard, which can often be an issue when people with smaller breasts try on things made by fashion brands who are used to working with models who usually have large breasts but aren’t necessarily comfortable wearing things designed specifically for them (and therefore end up adding extra material around the chest area just so they don’t feel naked).

8. Don’t wear baggy clothes

The best way to look thinner is not to wear baggy clothes. Baggy clothes will make you look bigger than you are because they add bulk to your body and can make it look wider. Baggy clothes also give the impression that you are shorter, heavier and older than you actually are.

9. Always tuck in your top

The single best way to make your body appear slimmer is to tuck in your top. It’s simple: If you want to look thinner, then tuck in your top. No exceptions.

Whether you’re wearing a dress or a pair of jeans and a casual button-up shirt, the more tucked-in it is the thinner you’ll look—and believe us, we’ve tested this extensively on ourselves and our friends. This works on men and women too; even if you’re an XXL person who has never been able to wear anything but large sizes without being able to breathe properly or sit down comfortably, if you can manage it at all then try tucking in one side of your shirt every day for two weeks straight before trying out two sides for another two weeks (and so on).

10. Go for slim fit pants and jeans

Go for slim fit pants and jeans. Slim fit is the new skinny. Slim fit means the waistline is much smaller than your actual size, so you can show off your slim figure that way! You can get all kinds of neat styles, from skinny jeans to boot cut to straight leg—the possibilities are endless! Just don’t go too tight, because then it starts looking weird (and not in a good way).


So, there you have it: 10 tips for dressing to look thinner. Now that you know what to wear and how to wear it, let’s recap.

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