White has quite the unfair reputation for seeming unflattering and even fattening when worn – a common myth based on incorrect choices and fit, I’m sure. Wearing white that slims your figure isn’t a trick or a secret, but rather follows the typical practices of proper fit (based on the individual’s body figure), pairing and styling of a fashion outfit.
The most basic principle is that white is a colour that can accent and emphasise, and based on where you choose to place white, you can either receive a slimming effect and look brilliant, or emphasise your heavier portions, thus reinforcing white’s unfair reputation as a colour that fattens.
It’s Often More About The Fit Than The Colour
Any fashion outfit for a woman should be form-fitted. When the colour white is considered, volume and structure are two key components to fashion outfits that fit, flatter and slim.
A clothing item with volume and structure will set the fabric away from the body and its imperfections, thus concealing the extra bits and slimming your figure. Structured fashion outfits are often made with thicker fabrics, which means the fabric will skim your body instead of hugging all your curves and bumps. Furthermore, unlike outfits with volume, which may add some weight, structured outfits also avoid adding further weight to your figure, thus slimming your look.
For the ultimate slimming impact, whether its for outfits that are white or not, accenting one’s waist is the trick. With a white outfit this is quite easy as all you’ll need is an eye-catching belt of the appropriate size and width.
Pairing And Matching To Accent And Conceal
As we mentioned before, white colour will most often accent and draw attention, especially when worn with darker colours. Thus, in order to derive the most slimming effect, white should be worn around where you are the thinnest. If you are top heavy with long, slim legs, wearing white jeans with a darker top (V-neck is best) is the way to go. If you have a pear shaped body, drawing attention to your upper body with a white blouse, while wearing a dark blue, A-line skirt will not only thin your waist, but will also slim your entire body. The white blouse will widen your shoulders, balance your body shape, while the skirt will de-emphasise
your thighs and tummy.
Slimming Your Figure With White Jeans
The first rule it to purchase white jeans made from thicker fabric, which – like stated before – will cover your lumps and bumps. Details on white jeans are also to be avoided (particularly around your not-so-favoured areas) as this may add some volume and distort the slimming lines of your figure. The details include big belts, pockets, zippers, and other embellishments.
A White Skirt For All Body Shapes
If you do not feel comfortable experimenting with white skirts, know this: you cannot go wrong with a thicker fabric (again structured) pencil skirt that is white. For women that are curvier, pencil skirts will flatter your curves, smoothen your lumps, and accent your waist, while for women that are thinner, the skirt with create the illusion of curves, giving you an hourglass shape. Why a thicker fabric? Similar to white jeans and trousers, a thicker fabric will conceal the areas with extra bulk, as opposed to a thinner fabric, which will expose all your insecurities. For women who are ready to experiment with white skirts, remember a white skirt with the hem just above the knee will show off your gorgeous legs, and will exaggerate the slimming illusion.
Slimming Your Shape With All White
Monotone fashion outfits are generally slimming, and all white outfits are no exception. Again, follow the principle of a structured, thicker fabric, and volume. A white dress cannot create the illusion of a slimmer figure unless it fits your body shape properly. A white dress should also emphasise your waist, thus slimming your curves. The trick with all white is to use a bit of color when accessorising, whether in the form of a belt (accents the waist), colourful earrings (to bring attention to your top half) or shoes (drawing eyes downwards).
So, give white fashion outfits a chance and look your best and slimmest!
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