Slim Pickings

Look thinner in an instant and dare to wear the hottest trends with our no-fail style tips.

Utilitarian

Select an anorak with a drawstring waist that cinches the torso. The white deep-V shirt lengthens the neck and a pair of dark blue jeans slims down the silhouette.

Peplum

Pick a tailored peplum skirt that sits high and nips the waist. The pencil cut on the bottom forms an ideal hourglass shape.

Mannish

Opt for a fitted single breasted blazer with vertically curved seams that discreetly cinch the waist. Pair with slim-cut trousers that streamline the legs.

Pointy Toe Heels

Create a seamless look down to your toes with nude heels. A pointy toe version with a thin heel elongates the legs while the cap toe detail keeps the look on-trend.

Body-Con

A sexy cocktail dress with a plunging neckline and figure-shaping cuts provides a chic one-step solution to a sleek and slender shape.

Panels

Choose a knee-length sheath with silhouette extending vertical panels. The demure hem keeps the look proportionate while the strategic panels give the illusion of a smaller figure.

Colorblock

Use bold colors to highlight assets and muted hues to disguise problem areas.

Print-on-Print

Mix patterns in contrasting scales to create a figure flattering optical illusion.

BEAUTY BONUS

Slim-proof your look with these tricks and tips.

Face

A dewy makeup base gives natural highlights and contours the face, making it look thinner.

STEP 1: Use Shu Uemura Tsuya Skin UV Underbase with Shu Uemura Face Architect Smooth Fit to even out your skin tone. Lightly set your foundation with Youngblood Mineral Rice Setting Powder to keep your face looking fresh longer.

STEP 2: Select a bronzer that’s two shades darker than your skin for contour. Mix Shu Uemura Loose Face Powder in 7yr Medium Dark with your regular loose powder to achieve a shade that complements your skin tone. Cheat your way to a thinner face by diagonally applying bronzer from your temples to the corners of your lips, lightly crossing the hallows of your cheeks.

STEP 3: Slim down a thick neck by applying bronzer underneath the jaw line, from under the ears towards the chin, blending downwards.

STEP 4: Apply highlighting powder sparingly on the center of your face, from the middle of your forehead down to your nose ridge. Also add some highlight from the temples down to the tops of your cheekbones. Try The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer AKA “The Luminizer”.

STEP 5: Use a soft pink blush with a hint of lavender (Palladio Baked Blush in Berry), to add a flush of color on your skin.

Eyes

Create natural looking deep-set eyes with nude shades that naturally complement your skin’s undertones.

STEP 1: Brush an apricot based shade all over your lids (Shu Uemura Pressed Eye Shadow in P Soft Coral 121), then use a slightly deeper orange shade (Shu Uemura Pressed Eye Shadow in G Orange 251) on the crease of your eyelids, blending towards the outer corners.

STEP 2: Brighten up your eyes by applying a shimmery gold shade along your lash base (Prestige Shadow Duo in Sea Sand), and then line your eyes with a soft brown pencil (Styli-Style Flat Pencil 402).

STEP 3: Create soft, full brows using K-Palette Lasting 2-Way Eyebrow Powder. Naturally arched brows create the illusion of a thinner face, while thin, sharp, and angular arches widen the face.

Lips

A nude-rose lipstick keeps the look polished and clean.

Slick on a classic lippy like Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Lipstick in Fresh Pink.

Nails

A nude nail color creates the illusion of long, delicate fingers.

Pick one with a subtle hint of pink like Deborah LippmannNail Lacquer in Naked. Coat them on “squoval”-shaped nail extensions.

Hair

Keep your locks sleek and straight with a no-fuss ponytail.

STEP 1: Spray Kiehl’s Super Thick Volumizer on the crown and lightly tease.

STEP 2: Comb and tie your hair up in a ponytail, keeping the volume on top. Tidy up stray hair by spraying on Shikai Color Lock Maximum Hold Hairspray.

STEP 3: Tame the ends of your ponytail by applying a tiny amount of Free Your Mane Restorative Hair Oil on the tips.

Shapewear

Invest in quality undergarments for the perfect base to any stylishly svelte ensemble. Slim down your silhouette with an underbust corset that smoothens out bumps while lifting the breasts, a minimizer bra that decreases an ample cup size, and a control-top leggings that contours

Accessories

Bring on the add-ons! Long necklaces lengthen the neck and create a leaner line. A waist belt cinches the midsection.