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What To Wear To Help You Look Thinner

If your New Year’s Resolution is to lose a few pounds this year, we’ll help you look the part while you wait for the results of your workout to begin. Here are the top 5 pieces that everyone should include in their wardrobe to look instantly thinner:

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A classic blazer is a hardworking piece that can easily be dressed up or down but perhaps it’s most redeeming feature is it’s ability to streamline and slim the torso. Look for a mid-weight material like wool or heavy cotton which will lend structure and definition. A little nip at the waist helps to give the appearance of an hourglass waistline without being boxy. Two buttons are your best bet and look for classic neutral shades like black, grey and navy not only for their versatility but figure flattering ability.

A v-neck cardigan is a safe bet for most shapes and serves to elongate the neck and expose a little skin for an easy slimming strategy. This is a good way to add a splash of colour or pattern while maintaining a slimming effect with a neutral solid underneath.

Nude Pumps have recently gotten a lot of attention among celebs and fashion editors and it’s no wonder why; a shoe that doesn’t cut you off at the ankle gives the illusion of seemingly lengthy –read slimmer– legs.

The wrap dress remains a favourite among style mavens for its ability to define the waistline, mask tummy and thigh trouble all the while exposing a flattering decollete and allowing you to have fun with colour. What more can you ask from one simple garment?

Despite their ubiquity, all jeans are not created equal. A pair of dark wash, straight leg jeans with minimal embellishment and flat pockets are universally the most flattering pair of pants that you may ever own. Stay clear of whiskering (the crease effect) and faux fading which just serve as a spotlight on less-than-flattering bits.

Related: Work Out Clothing To Help Your New Year’s Resolution

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