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7 Tips for Dressing Slimmer This Summer

By Kim Anne Jul 27, 2012 9:59PM

Amidst all the summer cocktails, weekend barbeques and afternoon ice cream cones, summer can be a challenging time to keep in shape. But don’t fret fitting in your summer dresses; instead, take these tips from Fashion experts Liz Lange and Jane Wagman of Shopafrolic.com, who are sharing their top seven tips for looking slimmer this summer.

Their advice? Easily create cute outfits that make us look more svelte, no gym required. Here are their top tips:

1. The color blocking trend can make you look super slim when you put dark colors on bottom - light on top.

2. Vertical stripes are always slimming, so try it with a stripped dress or top.

3. The popular Mad Men inspired 1950's fit and flare dress nips in your waist and hides your thighs.

4.  A long but lean cardigan or tunic hides everything, but doesn't add volume.

5.  When in doubt, cinch your waist line with a belt. Definition at the waist is always slimming.

6. If you're heavier around the mid-section, pair a fun blousy top with white jeans.

7. Invest in a great pair of wedges, which will add height and make your legs appear longer. Longer shorts with nude wedge heels, gives you the illusion of having longer legs, which is so slimming.

Tell us: What are your tips for dressing slim?


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