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Slimmer Look in Clothes

Dear Dr. Dave and Dr. Dee,

I've tried losing 20 pounds over many years, and have come to the conclusion, that I'm just not the slim type. So, my question is, what clothes tips can you give me to look slimmer than I am?


Not slim enough

Dear Not slim enough,

Some tips on looking pounds slimmer:

1. Wear long cardigans or single-breasted unconstructed jackets that fall below your hips. Also, soft shoulder pads (not too stiff or thick) would be good to give the illusion of a smaller waist.

2. Wear monochromatic colors. Both top and bottom clothing pieces should be the same or similar colors.

3. Wear straight dresses with a long jacket or cardigan of the same color.

4. Don't emphasize your waist; wear long tunics with slim, but not tight pants.

5. To make your legs look longer, skirts should fall right at the knee.

6. The color black is the most slimming of all. But, don't be afraid to wear nice colors, too.

7. Wear shoes with a 2 inch heel. You'll be taller and slimmer. If you're comfortable in higher heels, fine. But, too high a heel is not good for your foot.

8. Wear earrings, necklaces, and scarves to draw attention upward toward your face.

9. If wearing a dark skirt, wear dark nylons. But, strappy sandals without nylons look chic with skirts, too.

10. Smile more, you'll look happy and self-assured and no one will notice your weight.