Happy Monday, everyone!  I had a request for this topic so decided to begin our week with it…how to look like you lost weight…when you didn”t!   I have been practicing the appearance of a smaller size for years…many think I am less than I actually am.  I do not practice it daily, but prefer how I look when I do follow easy guidelines.

Remember, it is all about the eye line.  You want to elongate the outfit and guide the eye line downwards, head to toe. You do not want to chop up the body into tiny sections, but keep it flowing..

So, here is why this outfit does that

  1. A V-neck top elongates a look and opens your neck and face.
  2. The jacket hits near the top of the hip, and includes seaming that brings it in at the waist.  It is more fitted than boxy.
  3. The zipper on the tank top acts like a long necklace to elongate the look.
  4. Darker pants, that go to at least the ankle, and fit well make you look slimmer.
  5. Dark shoes allow the look to elongate further.

This would be a perfect time to discuss what I thought about the mannequin on Would You Wear It Saturday (HERE).  The outfit is cute, but the way the pants are designed with the different stripes cut off the leg line and possibly would add the appearance of weight.  I might try them on just to see if I am right.

Now, about my purple knit jacket.  I have owned it for several years and have another in a different color.  Macy’s still carries them and these are great jackets.  I will wear jackets whenever I retire.  They look so good with jeans and nice pants.  I have them in the sideshow below.  I wish you could see the design on the sleeveless top…it is a soft grey with a very light white design which adds so much to a simple style.   I hope to bring you some additional ideas for slimming your look later…but these work…give them a try.

Anyone else want to share your ideas?  Please join in and, of course………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

KEEP SMILING!!

 

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