Believe it or not, there are some do’s and don’ts to follow when you’re trying to look thinner!
Think about hemlines. This means avoid those things humorously associated with tourists: capri pants, pleated khakis, long baggy shorts or calf-length skirts.
Instead, opt for straight jeans in a dark wash that hit exactly at your ankle or an inch or two below. This will elongate your body, especially when paired with dark heels, ankle boots or flats.
Same goes for trousers: Choose dark colors (black and navy are your best bet) without any pleating and have a slightly tapered leg.
In terms of skirts, a knee-length pencil skirt is the most universally flattering silhouette, as are fitted A-line skirts that hit right above the knee. For an extra slimming boost, pair skirts with opaque black tights in the winter, which automatically make legs of all shapes and sizes appear longer and thinner.