When your clothes fit you differently, that's the time when you realize that you've gained some extra pounds. (Which you shouldn't beat yourself up over, it happens! Live a little.) While you're trying to get back into shape, you can try these style tricks to flatter your current figure:


1. Black. Is. Forever.

The anti-color black can conceal the newly-gained rolls on your body.

2. Hang loose.

When you want to keep your weight gain a secret, try wearing oversized, flouncy, or loose clothing because your old fitted clothes will cling differently onto your body. To avoid looking sloppy, keep it to one item only.

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3. Drawstring bottoms are everything!

Sign up for expandable waistbands because this will allow your belly to breathe well as compared to your extra clingy skinny jeans.

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4. Let it flow.

The no-brainer solution is to put on a billowy dress. The fabric will fall on your body well, masquerading unwanted bulges.

5. Go vertical.

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Create vertical lines on your body to lengthen your silhouette. You can try wearing a jacket, choose clothes with asymmetric cuts, or simply choose a piece with vertical stripes. 

6. Level up.

Slip on nude or strappy heels to instantly elongate and slim down your thighs and legs.


Ed's note: We don't promote getting skinny to look more attractive, these slimming style tips are meant to help you retain a polished look with items you already own! 

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