1. Go High-Waisted
Moving the waistline of your jeans and pants higher will help accentuate the smallest part of your waist and bring more focus there. This also makes your curves stand out more!
POPxo Recommends: Classic High-Waisted Jeans
2. The Right Belt
Find the right belt for your figure and stick by it! Especially when you feel like you’re drowning in a dress or a jacket, just add a wide belt to create a better and more interesting silhouette for your mid-section. This, of course, makes your waist appear smaller too!
POPxo Recommends: YOUSHINE Lazer Cut Waist Belt
3. Embellish Up Top
Focusing attention on your other assets can automatically help your waist appear trimmer! Opt for tops and tunics with an embellished neckline or detailing at the chest (and preferably just a solid colour at the waist). It works wonders in creating an illusion of narrowness at your waist!
POPxo Recommends: G Rayon Blue Solid Kurta With Jacket
4. Side Panels
A colour-blocked tunic, kurti or dress, which has panels on the side in a contrasting shade, can really create the illusion of a slimmer waist. Try it for yourself, you won’t ever want to wear anything else!
POPxo Recommends: Aks Black Kurtis
5. Fit And Flare
A dress that almost instantly trims the inches off your waist is the classic fit-and-flare! It flatters your curves and skims over all the problem areas, while simultaneously making your waist look tiny!
POPxo Recommends: Miss Selfridge Wine Tulip Sleeve Dress
6. Tuck It In
Tuck in those loose, flowing tops! They don’t always do good things for your figure since the fall completely hides your waist. So neatly tuck it into the waist of your pants or skirt and pull it back out just a bit for it to be comfortable.
POPxo Recommends: Dotted Western Shirt
7. Wrap It Up
Wrap dresses are definitely worth your money since they won’t ever go out of style! And they are very comfortable and flattering for all body types and gives the illusion of an hourglass shape always. Plus they automatically cinch your waist subtly.
POPxo Recommends: New Look Pink Woven Dress
8. Sky-High Stilettos
Add a pair of heels to your look! It’s not as useful as a belt, of course, but heels do elongate your silhouette - which automatically makes your frame look narrower, and your waist tinier. (Of course that also means you need to know how to survive in heels all day!)
POPxo Recommends: Steve Madden Beige Stilettos
9. Pencil Skirts
Pencil skirts are a godsend, trust us! They shape your hips wonderfully and make your waist look smaller and look chic no matter the occasion!
POPxo Recommends: KOOVS Faux Wrap Midi Pencil Skirt
10. Don’t Diss The Shapewear!
Shapewear is an obvious (but only to you!) choice for faking a slimmer waist. It smoothens and firms up all your curves and helps you rock that bodycon dress!
POPxo Recommends: Penny Thermo Slimming High Control Shaping Bodysuit - Black
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Let’s not kid ourselves, ladies! No matter how amazingly balanced our diet is, and how regularly we exercise, we still love a sneaky cheat sheet to fake an hourglass shape! That’s why we bring you 10 super ways to make your waist look smaller - go on, try them NOW!
Published on May 25, 2015