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Fashion Tips for a Slimmer Silhouette
By Tyrina Neely
Nov 30, 2011 - 1:44:24 PM

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It's the festive season again, which means tons of parties and lots of food! If you ate yourself into a food coma this thanksgiving and need a way to camouflage those extra pounds, reach for these savvy tips on how to create the illusion of a slimmer silhouette in less time that it took you to polish off that pumpkin cheesecake!


Everyone tends to reach for the all black outfit to melt away the pounds. There is truth in this age old trick, dark colors are visually slimming, especially when the same color is worn head to toe. However, a little known fact is that most colors, when worn head to toe have the same slimming effect. The trick is to create one long fluid line which keeps the eye moving up and down your frame, not drawing attention to any specific part of the body and thus visually lengthening and slimming your frame. So if you feel bored with all black everything, then reach for head to toe white, navy, grey or virtually any other complexion flattering neutral to whittle away the pounds in seconds.



Forget diamonds, Spanx are a woman’s best friend, and with good reason. Spanx shapewear brings you in and smoothes your figure. It takes more than savvy marketing to become the number one shape wear brand in the US and a favorite of celebrities from Oprah to Gwyneth Paltrow and virtually everyone in between. With tons of variations and comfortable nylon fabrication the slims and smoothes it’s your ace in the hole


Empire Waist

This silhouette looks flattering on virtually every body type. Empire waist tops and dresses  are characterized by a raised waistline, higher than the natural waistline. Many times the waistline can be as high as just below the bust line. This elongates the frame in the same manner monochromatic looks do, accentuating the bust line and then camouflaging an ample midsection or thighs. So on those days when the Spanx stay in the drawer, pull out an empire waist top or dress for a flattering silhouette that camouflages your trouble spots.

Ah the joys of fashion. Tons of tips and tricks to create the figure you want with little effort. When life gets in the way, you can still look the way you want.

Tyrina Neely Tyrina Talks Fashion is your weekly serving of fashion forecasting, trend reporting, figure analysis and helpful fashion tips and tricks. Email Tyrina with your fashion questions and photos at tyrinaalicia@hotmail.com . Visit www.primadonasales.com


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