Slimming with Accessories
Add polish to your outfit and shave off the pounds with accessories
Image from stradivarius Lookbook SS16
Accessories are the polish that takes a good outfit to amazing and they have the added benefit of being able to up the slimming credentials of any look. So when putting together your signature look make sure you do sweat the small stuff and remember to factor in some awesome accessories. Hera at 6th Sense of Style we have done the hard work for you and put together a guide to the best in slimming accessories so you can feel stylish and sleek every day!
This is an oldie but a goodie, everyone knows that heels can strip away the pounds and create a longer, leaner figure. But this doesn’t mean strutting around in super high heels on the school run, even adding a Cuban heel to an easy to wear ankle boot will boost your body shape. Remember that pointed designs are more slimming than round and open toes
The Oversized Clutch
Never underestimate the power of a good handbag. The oversized clutch is a celeb favourite as it has the power to make the body appear more petite in comparison. It also avoids the headache of a strap cutting across the body and ruining those carefully constructed lines. Choose bold colours, fabrics and designs to really sell this look.
Long Line Necklaces
A long pendant, knotted or navel grazing necklace instantly creates a long vertical line that has the effect of stretching and narrowing your silhouette. Easy to throw on and available in every possible design this is an item every fashionista should have to hand.
A good pair of dangly earrings not only adds serious fashion interest to your outfit it also creates another of those long lines, slimming the face and the rest of the body. Wear with a simple pulled back do like a pony tail to really emphasise the effect.
The Waist Belt
Our favourite and much repeated slimming style mantra is to always emphasise the waist and the easiest way to do this is with a great waist belt. Team with an oversized shirt for a modern look and for extra slimming points wear it in a contrasting colour to the rest of your outfit.
Colour Blocking Tights
Matching your tights to your shoe colour is an instant optical illusion, stretching and thinning the legs. The easiest way to do this of course is a pair of black tights and simple black heels but for bare legs choose a pair of nude pumps to achieve a similar affect.
The Duster Coat
The duster coat is a curvy girl’s best friend. Throw on over anything to instantly achieve a slimmer, longer frame. The same rules apply to calf skimming waistcoats and cardigans so grab this signature Kardashian look and run with it!
We hope that our ultimate accessories guide will help you create a capsule wardrobe of slimming accessories that will keep you stylish whatever the occasion. Make sure you don’t forget the ultimate accessory, tons of fashionista attitude!