If you’re looking for an easy way to minimise your waistline (without having to hit the gym to do a zillion crunches), we’re here to help. Well, rather, our favourite celebs are.
It’s true: Many of our go-to A-listers are already naturally thin, but we discovered tricks based on their styling choices that could totally work in your life if you’re looking to fake a smaller waist.
Keep scrolling to see what we mean and shop the pieces that’ll get you a tinier waistline like that.
This may seem like a no-brainer, but belting a shirtdress or baggier top or coat is the simplest way to fake a smaller waist.
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Highlight your waistline and get the illusion of a cinched waist by wearing a dress with an interesting belted detail.
On Kaling: Rag & Bone Harrow Leather Boots ($525) in Black.
Proenza Schouler Printed Silk-Georgette Wrap Dress ($1490)
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Tucking in your shirt accentuates your waistline, and if you let it billow out a bit, it’ll define your small waistline even more.
On Palermo: Dior So Real Metal & Plastic Sunglasses ($545); Schutz heels.
Frame Denim Le Classic Striped Washed Silk-Charmeuse Shirt ($260)
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Your waistline really is the smallest part of your body, so if you draw attention to that exact spot with a cutout detail, you’ll look amazing.
Tanya Taylor Mallory Ink-Spot Cutout Dress ($595)
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High-waisted pants cut off right at your waist (the smallest part of your torso) for a flattering look—especially if you accentuate that area with a crop top. Plus, note that high-waisted trousers will elongate your legs, too.
Topshop Unique David High-Rise Wide-Leg Pants ($180)
If you find a dress or romper that has a little cinch detail built in already, you’ll get that hourglass silhouette without any effort.
Thakoon Addition Lace-Sleeve Silk Tie-Waist Dress ($550)