Several advices from the book “How to Never Look Fat Again” by Charla Krupp.
1. The Face, before
Large circles everywhere make your face look plumper than it is. Combine round glasses with flat hair parted in the middle, and your face will look like a big circle, accentuating any extra chub in your cheeks.
The Face, after
To combat a fat face, embrace angles. Try a wispy bang with face-framing highlights. Ditch the glasses and pump up the makeup, contouring your cheekbones and adding false eyelashes. But don’t make it too extreme. “Subtle changes have a dramatic impact when your canvas is this small,” Krupp says.
2. The Arms, before
The upper arm is a common trouble spot among women. But an outfit like this is doing arms no favors. Say no to sleeves that cut off at the widest part of your arm and colors that contrast starkly from your skin color.
The Arms, after
To hide upper-arm jiggle, go with dramatic, billowy sleeves. Other options Krupp includes are three-quarter-length sleeves, slouchy sweaters and V-neck skirts.
3. The Back, before
The “muffin top” is a term that recently entered the lexicon – it describes the unfortunate layer of fat that can get pushed up by tight jeans, creating a little roll around the waist. Suffering from a muffin top of your own? Say no to tight, light-colored tops and low-rise jeans.
The Back, after
This shirt is the exact same kind as the “before” shirt, just in a darker color and larger size. Pair a more flattering shirt with higher-waisted jeans and a belt, say goodbye to back fat. Krupp also recommends high-waisted shapewear to smooth out remaining rolls.
4. The Hips, before
“Stop shopping for trendy skirts, “Krupp writes. If you have extra weight in your hips, the worst wardrobe option is one that makes people pay attention to your lower half. This skirt is too short and distracts people with its horizontal lines and fringe.
The Hips, after
In this outfit, the model looks as if she’s lost 10 lb. “This shapely pencil skirt fashions the body into a sexy hourglass, ” Krupp writes. Ruffles on top focus attention on the upper half.
5. Evening dress, before
It’s tough to feel elegant when you’re sucking in your stomach in an unflattering dress. Don’t try to solve the problem by piling on the sparkle. All the sequins on this dress point the eyes directly to the rear end. Plus, clunky heels do nothing for the legs.
Evening dress, after
The little black dress is classic for a reason. “You’ll never look slimmer than in a LBD,” Krupp says. Ruche along the midsection hides any extra bumps, and the knee-length cut keeps you covered without looking frumpy.