Clothes are great because if you select the right pieces you can look like you have a slimmer waistline instantly, appear taller, seem more proportionate, etc. So, today’s style tip answers the question, “Want can I do to look like I have a slimmer waistline instantly?”
Wear a belt.
A belt helps cinch the waist and add an hourglass shape to your body. The latest trend (which is really a classic revived) in Japanese-inspired Obi belts is the perfect slimming belt that cinches your waistline comfortably.
If you want to use a belt to look both taller and slimmer, skip the contrasting belt and match the belt color to your pants or skirt—it will give the illusion that your legs are just a little longer too.
Sometimes layering gets a bit bulky. However, layering is an important part in looking taller and slimmer. A belt will help streamline the effect of layering if you feel there’s too much fabric on you.
The best way to use a belt with layering is by adding the belt over your cardigan or shawl to draw the fabric in and give you curves.
Here are some Obi belt examples…
Another way to appear like you have a slimmer waistline is to elongate your torso and carrying a handbag with long lines, like a crossover does the trick! The Coach 57731 Saddle Bag 23 Glovetanned Leather is styled after the classic bags Coach had become known for over the years and you will wear for years to come.