Diets and gym time aside, you can look longer and more slender with the right clothing. Here, we reveal the universally slimming pieces you can add to your wardrobe.

1. Halter jumpsuit

The halter neckline elongates the arms, and the solid color provides a slimming effect to your silhouette.

TRY: Olivia and Fifth Clive Jumpsuit, P3,200, at

2. Tiny prints

Huge, overbearing prints can drown your frame and make you appear heftier than you really are. Opt for small prints like fine stripes, tiny florals, and gingham to refine your shape.

TRY: Zara Printed Top, P1,995, at Greenbelt 5

3. Earrings

Long earrings can create the illusion of a slimmer, oval-shaped face.

TRY: Parfois Picnic Earrings, P290, at SM Megamall

4. A long, sleeveless jacket

The fluid style can hide unwanted bulges while vertically extending your frame.

TRY: J&M Ann Jacket in Grey, P1,500, at

5. High waist bottoms

I honestly think that high waist anything is a girl's best friend. It makes your thighs and legs look leaner; plus, your puson gets tucked in!

TRY: Mango Bow Belt Trousers, P2,695, at SM Megamall

6. Above-the-knee skirts

An instant way to make your stems appear slimmer is by wearing a voluminous skirt (think A-line, trumpet, and tent) that ends above the knee or shows a lot of leg.

TRY: Zara Embroidered Skirt, P2,295, at SM Megamall

7. Cropped pants

When your ankles are covered by pants, there is a tendency that you'll look shrunken. To avoid this, choose pants that are cropped right above the ankle.

TRY: Guess Serena Peg Track Pants, at Trinoma

8. Wedge sandals

A summer staple that can elevate your look both literally and figuratively without sacrificing comfort.

TRY: Charles and Keith Platform Wedges in Nude, P2,499, at Glorietta

9. Block heels

Another option to try when you want your gams to look more slender. Pick a pair in a light hue so it won't 'cut' your legs.

TRY: Parfois Medium Heel Sandals in Grey, P1,490, at Glorietta

10. Flats with a low vamp

If heels aren't your thing, go with low-vamp flats that show toe cleavage, which then make your legs look longer.

TRY: Charles and Keith Floral Sequin Pumps, P2,299, at SM Megamall

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