Whether you’re having a bloated day or sitting on some unwanted quarantine weight, we all sometimes feel the need to make ourselves look slimmer. Lucky for you, you can make it happen by simply using the clothes already in your closet.

With a few simple style tricks and pairings, you can look instantly slimmer in your favorite pieces. 

Check Pattern and Color

When you’re trying to look leaner, stick with solid colors and possibly small prints. Try highlighting your favorite features with a pop of color. If you’re not thrilled with your legs, wear a fitted pair of black pants and a bright-colored blouse. In order to mask your midsection or hips, stick with black tops and outerwear paired with a printed pant.

Open Your Neckline

It’s a years-old story that adult women should hide their aging necks in order to look youthful, but we are here to tell you the opposite. It is much more flattering and lengthening for a woman to wear a V-neck top.

Skirts and Dresses Land at the Top of the Knee or at the Ankle

Midi skirts are out! Wear either a skirt that lands right above the knee or one that hits at the maxi length. Anything in between will shorten the leg length. A knee-length pencil skirt is the most universally flattering silhouette, so try out our Fly Skirt or our Wingspan Dress as a lengthening piece.

Wear Black or Other Dark Monochromatic

The oldest trick in the book. Monochromatic outfits enhance a slender illusion and of course, black is the chicest option. You can also use other dark hues, such as navy, oxblood, and green. Try to stay away from paler shades like beige and keep each silhouette crisp and tailored.

Cinch with Skinny Belts

Always cinch dresses and tunics with a skinny belt. This will help define your natural waist in the most flattering way possible. Stay away from thick belts as they will cut you in half and cause you to look stumpy. Try our Infinity Leather Belt with this trick. It allows for a custom fit and is the perfect width for cinching your waistline.

Longer Outerwear

The perfect length for outerwear is the sweet spot between the hip and the top of the thigh. Pieces like our Aliferous Shirtdress and MOBO Beauty Bomber are great options depending on your height. The key is to allow as much leg length as possible, so shorter women may want to go for the MOBO Beauty Bomber, while taller women should try the Aliferous Shirtdress.

Wear a Properly Fitting Bra

The most expensive style trick, but one of the most important. Every woman should get properly fitted at a department or lingerie store. A properly fitting bra can instantly take off 10 pounds in the mirror and smooth out any problem spots. When there is proper space between your chest and your waist, you are going to appear leaner. Invest in a properly sized bra and lift the girls up!