5 Slimming Style Rules Almost Every Celebrity Follows
When you look at as many celebrity photos as we do, you start to notice certain trends. One such pattern we’ve picked up on? The slimming styling rules that practically every fashionable celebrity out there follows. The best part of these figure-flattering tricks is that they work for any vibe, whether your look is feminine and sweet like Lauren Conrad’s or bold and trend-driven like Solange Knowles’s.
To help, we’ve narrowed it down to five stylish slimming rules that anyone can do. You might even have some of these pieces already in your wardrobe. Scroll down to check out the top five slimming style rules and pocket them for yourself.
According to Leandra Medine, wearing a longer outer layer, “will make you feel like the most slender woman to ever walk the earth, as it so graciously conceals all the shit you probably want concealed, but also makes you feel cool.”
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Style Notes: Match your long coat with the rest of your outfit for a truly streamlined look.
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Style Notes: Kim Kardashian West is the queen of the long coat look.
If you have any thighs or hips to speak of, a dress or a skirt with a flared shape will likely be ultra-flattering on you. It will nip in at the tiniest part of your waist, and flow nicely over your curves.
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Style Notes: This dress on Kate Bosworth gives her an hourglass silhouette.
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Style Notes: The flared skirt is flattering on everyone.
Highlighting your waist with a belt is a slimming trick that works on women of any size. It’s the best way to fake an hourglass figure and highlight your middle section.
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Style Notes: A belt doesn’t have to go with a blazer or a shirt, try it with a dress too.
Wearing one colour from head to toe is visually lengthening, making you look taller and leaner. Black is a classic slimming choice, but we love how an all-white outfit looks too.
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Style Notes: VB rarely wears colours so you can take it from her on how to do monochrome—the trick is to wear similar luxe fabrics.
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Style Notes: Don’t want to go for a suit? You can do monochrome by doing it the Alexa Chung way with a more casual ensemble.
While we love a turtleneck, the slimming wonders of a deep V-neck are not to be ignored. Not only will it make your jawline and neck appear slimmer, but the upside-down triangle shape draws the eye down to your narrow waist and mimics the silhouette of an hourglass.
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Style Notes: This V-neck is utterly elegant.
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Style Notes: Not sure how to do the V-neck style? One way to do this is to button up a blazer and allow the lapels to form a flattering V-shape.