How to avoid looking fat in your clothes

Be wary of adding visible pounds with the style choices you make.

Ians July 20, 2014

Clothes can make you look and feel great. Be wary of adding visible pounds with the style choices you make. Think twice and follow a few guidelines before you get a new outfit. From trying out menswear to compromising on fabric at the cost of glamour are a few simple mistakes that will make you look bigger than you are.

Poor quality pieces

These items are rushed onto the shop floor to keep up with the latest trend and they’re made from poor quality materials with untidy trims and messy finishes. You’ll find the hems to be uneven and it’ll distort your look. So make sure your item looks and feels good before you commit to it.

Menswear for women

Yes, we’re all well aware that the masculine fashion trend lives on and menswear pieces like pantsuits can look stunning, but you’re best sticking to actual women’s fits for these items. Hoodies and crew-neck t-shirts are other items that you should be buying from the women’s department if you wish to look your own size. Men have different body shapes to women so their clothing is never going to look good on a woman’s shapely form.

Fitted clothing that doesn’t fit

Ill-fitted clothing never looks good, straining over the bust, digging in the underarms or inability to sit properly are just some of the signs that clothes don’t fit and can make you look a size too big. It’s important to try on your items before you buy and them. Make sure you can move properly in them and they don’t feel uncomfortable to move around in.  

Published in The Express Tribune, July 21st, 2014.

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