LOVE WHAT YOU WEAR
If you get a confidence boost from looking taller and slimmer, there are several choices you can make when you get dressed to help you do so. A long, lean silhouette can help you achieve the look you want, whether you’re heading to the office or a social event. Keep the following tips from a fashion stylist in Sydney in mind when you want to elongate your look.
Choose high heels
Heels are small miracle-workers, adding height to your frame and improving your posture. Be sure to find comfortable heels you can walk in comfortably. Many brands have extra touches that make them more wearable, such as built-in padding. There’s no need to choose the highest heels you can balance on; if you prefer a lower heel, that’s fine. It will still make you look taller and slimmer than flats. Bonus tip: because wearing all one colour is another great way to look taller (rather than chopping your shape in half with colour blocking), choose shoes that match your tights, which can also match your skirt. Nude shoes look great with bare legs and coordinate with almost any colour outfit you wear.
Using columns of colour can slim and add height. Black is the ideal slimming tool, but too much black can have the undesirable effect of making you look dull and older than you are. For slimming, look for dark, rich colours such as dark indigo, merlot, or charcoal grey. Adding a cardigan or vest can add length, as can choosing pants or skirts with higher waists. Need a pick-me-up? Choose a bolder monochromatic colour or add a pop of colour near your face in the form of a scarf or brooch.
Look for vertical details
It’s old but good advice: favour vertical lines and prints over horizontal ones. Vertical details draw the eye up and down instead of side to side. Vertical details can be subtle and still be effective; think piping, a tuxedo stripe, or vertical seams. The classic two-tone hourglass cut out on a dress is flattering for anyone who wishes to slim and lengthen their shape.
Think about what you’re wearing underneath
Shapewear is a great way to achieve an even more streamlined look. A fashion consultant in Sydney can advise you on finding the right undergarments to make the most of your natural shape and make any outfit you wear more flattering. Proper shapewear will lift, support, streamline, and smooth all the right places, giving you the leaner look you want.
Style Angel: your style consultant in Sydney
A personal fashion stylist in Sydney can help any woman or man dress for their body type and achieve a taller, slimmer look. Contrary to popular belief, personal style consultants are no longer just for celebrities (nor only for women). Anyone can benefit from this affordable and helpful service, learning how to dress for their body type and choose clothes they’ll love for years to come. Contact Style Angel to get started.