The holidays have made it here a lot quicker than I had imagined. With holidays that means family, fun, and FOOD!
Don’t worry my southern fashion friends, I am going to give you some simple and easy slimming tips so you can enjoy all your festivities without the stress of feeling full or feeling like you have that extra weight gain.
And yes, it is possible.
From one southern gal to another, enjoy yourself and don’t sweat the calorie intake too much.
We are from the south and what southern gal doesn’t enjoy attending the next social event, especially if there is red velvet cake and a big tub of your nanny’s favorite dressing involved.
Whether it’s a constant diet that you are on or working out every day, our bodies simply change with age. Sometimes my clients call me very discouraged because of their constant body changes.
I will be the first to admit I go through them as well. The benefit of what I do and why my clients call me is that I can show them and myself how to embrace those constant changes simply by changing up their style.
Here are just a few tips and articles of clothing that you may have in your wardrobe to help you embrace yourself and your body, simply by changing up or adding to your clothing style.
Invest in Shapewear
Yes, this is very important for those problem areas ladies. I don’t care what your body shape is.
There are certain parts of our bodies that we all struggle with. So make use of those fantastic inventions for us women. Find the most comfortable one for you.
If that means investing a little more money in your favorite shapewear then so be it.
Do your research if you are not willing to invest in it and try the knock off brands, or search sales. I love Target’s slimming wear.
Heels / Pumps or the Illusion of Heels
I love a heel, we all know the longer our legs look the slimmer our legs look and that goes for the rest of our body.
I do understand that not everyone can wear heels so I will give you another option. Pointed toe flats are a great alternative for a more comfortable slimming look.
I love a natural or metallic for added versatility or you can have fun with a print.
The options are endless.
Roll Those Sleeves Up
If you have a jacket, cardigan or blue jean jacket just roll the sleeves up.
This will give you several illusions based on what you need: height, looking lean, or the definition your body needs.
Focus on Your Best Body Parts
Focus your style around your best assets.
Example: If you have long legs find items of clothing that show off those lean legs.
This is pretty simple. When you wear accessories for example, big sunglasses, scarf chunky necklace, a necklace with a drop pendant, or use a big purse, it helps you appear more proportionate.
A long drop necklace can give you the illusion of length.
Wear Black, but Enjoy a Pop of Color
I know I love wearing a lot of black for several reasons, but the one main reason is it is and can be slimming.
To be honest with you, there is nothing wrong with that. Although, from time to time I do enjoy some color.
If you don’t want to wear all black, just try masking your problem areas with the shade.
I like to pair my camel boots with my all black attire; this also makes me look long and tall without the need of a heel.
Not thrilled with your legs but love your upper body? Mask ’em with a well-fitting pair of black pants or a skirt, and add a bright pop of color on top.
To hide larger arms or hips, choose a tailored black blazer and show off your bottom half with some brightly colored shorts or a skirt.
These are just a few tips. It’s so easy to enjoy your body simply by understanding how to dress.
Don’t stress about losing or gaining weight. Enjoy being creative and masking those problem areas that we all deal with simply by using what we have in our closets.
Happy Styling Y’all