Just finished up a segment in Denver on "Dressing Slimmer" and I'm pretty excited that I have Internet on the plane! Wish I had more time in the city, but I was in and out in a matter of 12 hours.
There are tricks to create the illusion of a long, lean, tall body without having to buy a whole new wardrobe every season. When you walk up to your closet every morning, you should be filled with options that fit your body type and flatter your figure. If you continuously buy pieces that are trendy but don't enhance your shape, then you will be stuck with a closet full of things that you just don't want to wear.
Here's a recap of some of my talking points:
* Don't be afraid of color and prints. I showed a Trina Turk printed top that has a built in waistband so that your shape does not get lost. Showing off your waist is the easiest way to look thinner.
* Every girl should own a pair of dark denim jeans. Choose a clean pair of dark denim, meaning no whiskers, no sandblasting... Pick a cut that flatters your figure. Curvier girls look best in a bootcut or flare to balance out the hip area. Girls that are naturally lean and blessed not to have hips can carry a skinny jean.
*Body Slimmers are your friends- Heightened fabric technology has made body slimmers almost invisible and extra comfortable. I recommended a 3/4 sleeve top by Slimpressions
*Invest in a nude shoe. Not only do they make your legs look miles long, but you can wear them with almost anything in your closet. I used a pair from Aldo and I love them because they are a classic platform pump that can work for day, night, and any season.
* Always think about how to lengthen yourself. There is a reason why designers use very tall models to show off their clothes. A long cardigan with a deep v-neck gives the illusion of a longer torso. I used a cute boyfriend cardi from White and Warren to show this.
You can get a similar look here!