11 Slimming Style Secrets From Olivia Palermo, Rihanna & More

Whether it’s the irresistible party hors d'oeuvres and cocktails or the quality time you plan to spend with your mum’s cooking this holiday, it’s easy to indulge this time of year. Accordingly, we thought we’d study several of our favourite stylish celebrities to find their secrets to dressing slimmer.

Click through for eleven flattering outfit tips that will have you looking your best this season.

Long Outer Coat


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Wearing a duster coat camouflages your widest parts, making you look taller and thinner.

On Rhoda: Reformation Orson Coat ($498); J.Crew Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater ($200); vintage jeans; Acne Studios The Pistol Leather Ankle Boots ($570).

Pointy Heels


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A pointed-toe shoe visually elongates the legs, while rounded-toe shoes can make legs look wider.

On Knightley: Burberry Prorsum Alpaca Wool Equestrian Topcoat ($2,995); Michael Van Der Ham dress; Jimmy Choo Mimi Pumps ($499).

Flare Jeans



The volume of a flared jean balances out the width of your hips, making them look proportionally smaller.

On Palermo: Agnona cardigan; Reiss jeans; Carolina Herrera clutch.

Wrap Shirt


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The wrap effect visually whittles the waist and drapes nicely across the hips.

On Hemingway: Liu Jo Shirt ($254); Pinnacles Jacket ($226); Long Trousers ($177).

Waist Belt


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Highlighting the smallest part of your waist will help to shape an hourglass figure.

On Whiteley: Kurt Geiger Red Saffiano Tall Bowling Bag ($312); Jimmy Choo Abel Nude Patent Pointy Toe Pumps ($595); Miu Miu Plastic and Metal Cat's-Eye Sunglasses ($390).

Cropped Top


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A crop top makes your torso look smaller, and your legs look longer in comparison.

On Nyong'o: Bally coat, top, and skirt.

Pants Going Into Boots


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Wear pants that run directly into or over your boots, rather than letting your ankles show, which will create a long visual line, making you legs look taller. This works especially well if your pants and boots are the same colour.

On Jenner: Zara blazer; Helmut Lang Lambskin Leather Leggings ($920); Alexander Wang Anouck Boots ($595); Balmain Off-White and Black Leather and Fabric Pierre Bag ($2,425).

Nude Heels


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Heels in a similar colour to your skin tone will make your legs look ultra-long.

On Hyland: Diane Von Furstenberg Luanne Python Embossed Leather Flare Skirt ($625); Alice and Olivia Makayla Suede Heels ($195); Dior Medium Lady Bag ($3,900).

Slit Skirt


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Showing just a sliver of skin will make your legs look incredible long.

On Johnson: Tome Chantilly Lace Double Dart Dress ($1,995); Manolo Blahnik Chaos Cuff Sandals ($725); Jennifer Meyer jewellery.



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Wearing one colour head-to-toe creates a long, vertical line visually, which creates a lengthening effect.

On Rihanna: Celine Long Tunic in Ribbed Knit ($1,176), Flare Trousers in Ribbed Knit ($3,093); Louis Vuitton x Frank Gehry bag.

Deep V-Neck


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A v-neck draws the eye down vertically, creating a lengthening effect. 

On Aldridge: Juan Carlos Obando dress; Edie Parker Lara Clutch ($995).

The Reformation Roswell Dress ($218) in Poppy

Do you have any slimming tricks? Let us know in the comments below!