Frightening Fashion Mistakes That Make You Look Heavier ...


Frightening Fashion Mistakes That Make You Look Heavier ...
Frightening Fashion Mistakes That Make You Look Heavier ...

Certain choices in clothing or accessories can actually make you look heavier. If you’re self-conscious about your size then this is the last thing that you want. A little knowledge can be very helpful to have a slim and trim look. Avoid these fashion mistakes that make you look heavier!

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Wearing Clothes That Are Too Tight

Wearing clothes that are too tight can actually make you appear heavier. They draw attention to all the lumps and bumps you’re trying to hide. I know that it’s tempting to try to squeeze into a smaller size so you can have the mental victory of knowing you’re “in” that size. I’ve been tempted to do that myself! But wearing clothing that truly fits you will look better and not add an extra 10 pounds.


Wearing Shapeless Clothing

Don’t trick yourself into thinking you can hide in shapeless clothing. It can actually make you look larger. Tent dresses are never your friend! Accentuate your waist by wearing belts, peplum tops or blazers nipped in at the waist. You’ll love the hourglass figure those pieces give you.


Wearing Chunky Shoes

Chunky shoes can make you look chunky. That’s really sad because there are actually some really cute chunky shoes. Stay away from the sturdy, block style heels or platform heels if you want to avoid looking 10 pounds heavier. Wedges are an exception because they have such a beautifully defined shape. They’re flattering to everyone.


Large Prints

Prints can be so pretty, especially in a sundress or other feminine clothing selection. But you want to be careful about the size of the print you choose. Smaller prints are better. Large prints can actually make you look larger. If you’re feeling unsure, ask a friend who’s great with fashion to give you their input.


Light Denim Jeans

If you aren’t trying to look smaller then enjoy your light denim jeans! But if you’re perfectly content to look the size you are or hope to look a bit smaller then skip them. Darker denim is the best choice if you want your jeans to have a slimming effect. Look at some pictures of yourself or others in light denim and dark denim and you’ll quickly notice the difference. This is a good tip to keep in mind if you’re going jeans shopping soon.


Wearing Horizontal Stripes

It’s an old tip but one that still applies. Horizontal stripes can make you look heavier than you really are. This is especially true if they’re very wide. Vertical or diagonal stripes are a better choice. Diagonal stripes can have a very magical effect in distracting from your size. They’re a great camouflage for the dreaded muffin top.


Carrying a Mini Purse

Mini purses are cute, but they can add 10 pounds to your frame. If you’re totally confident in yourself then go for it! But if you want to use all the tricks you can to look smaller then go for a medium or oversized bag. A medium bag will casually blend in with your size, which is always nice. An oversized bag can actually make you look smaller, plus there's the fact that they’re super trendy right now.

These are 7 fashion faux pas that can add 10 pounds. What are your tricks to look slim? I’d love to learn from you!

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Hey Alicia, what a fabulous outfits you have shared with .I think you have a great ideas on this subject. You are so adorable! I  like oversize sweaters because it looks cute I will share this link with my friends at work. Thanks this is a really good tutorial.

Thanks everyone! Love the support for you lovely ladies!

I do like all of these things and I just recently found out that I gained 10 lbs... my damn clothes have been stretching with me or I've been to oblivious to notice :(((


@channce. I am now a great granny and would not dream of telling you what to wear if I thought you were confident and happy . If you are helping others to chose clothes then that says a lot. I have a biggish tummy and mostly wear tunicle and slim pants but would resent my grand daughter telling me to tuck in and wear belts ! ( she has great taste at 16. ) stay smiling Channce !

Whoops ! Should be tunics ! Me and my stylus on iPad again !

I love how girls always wear the oversized sweaters because it looks cute and actually does slim them down..... That doesn't work for me. I am a size 4 jeans and small/medium top, but I have REALLY. LARGE. BOOBS. At least for my frame, a 34D is large. My boobs keep the sweater from my stomach making me look 15lbs heavier

I dont understand how a mini purse adds 10 pounds.

Hello ,how are you

Fashion is what designers tell u to wear and style is what you make out of it.

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