One of the easiest ways to look 10 pounds thinner is to wear clothing that fits well. Two of the biggest fashion mistakes, which can add pounds, are wearing oversized, baggy clothing and wearing clothing that's too tight. Although achieving a great fit can be difficult, especially for petite women, and sometimes may require some clothing alterations, great fitting clothing will make any woman look thinner.
Oversized Clothing Makes for an Oversized Appearance
Clothing that's very loose, baggy, or saggy gives the illusion that the wearer is even bigger than she really is. So although it's tempting to wear oversized garments in an attempt to conceal a few extra pounds, this strategy doesn't work for the woman who wants to look thinner. For example, a single-breasted, well-fitting tailored jacket with a nipped-in waist or vertical seamlines will visually take off pounds, but a long, loose, oversized, shapeless jacket will add pounds.
Tight Clothing Reveals Figure Flaws
Tight clothing not only reveals figure flaws that can easily be concealed with well-cut clothing that fits properly, but it also makes a woman look bigger than she really is. A jacket worn open because it can't be buttoned, jeans that are almost impossible to zip, tops that are so tight they restrict arm movement, and horizontal wrinkles across the bust or hips are all signs that clothing is too tight, so any woman who wants to look thinner should avoid too-tight clothing.
Too often we're tempted to squeeze into clothing that's too small because of that little number on the tag. You know the one--it's the size. Getting hung up on a certain size, no matter whether it's a size 0 or a size 20, and refusing to wear any clothing labeled with a larger size frequently gets women into trouble with clothing fit. There's no law that says you have to leave the size tag in any article of clothing after you purchase it, so if that irritating size tag really bugs you, simply remove it before you wear the garment and congratulate yourself for having chosen a garment that truly fits.