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3 Ways to Instantly Look Slimmer

January is full of detoxes, diets and 5 minute fitness commitments because we can all admit that we’re trying to get in the best possible shape after the holidays, right? Though there isn’t a miraculous magical potion to help you shed that holiday weight, I’ve figured out some easy styling tricks to help you appear smaller and taller! It’s all about playing with visual lines and using prints to your best advantage! Keep scrolling to discover 3 ways to instantly look slimmer!




1. Chevron

I love a classic striped shirt just as much as the next girl, but horizontal stripes can very easily make you look wider than you actually are. Enter the chevron print! It’s instantly slimming and visually gives you a long, lean line. It also gives off the illusion of an hourglass shape! I found this sweater and instantly became obsessed. Since then, I’ve been looking for chevron prints everywhere! I found the same print in this dress and this jumpsuit! It’s flattering on every body type and you can find the chevron trend in so much more than stripes. For example, this ribbed sweater has seams that form a chevron pattern, or this ruffled sweater has the same effect!

2. Vertical Pinstripes

I paired the sweater with some high waisted cropped trousers which are incredibly flattering! And just how horizontal stripes can tend to make you look wider, vertical stripes can slim you down! Pinstripes might be subtle, but they can definitely leave a big visual impact. From wearing it as a suit like I did here or as separates like I did above, everyone needs a good pair of pinstripes in their wardrobe!

3. Pointed Toe Shoes

Another slimming trick? Pointed toe shoes! They visually extend your legs making them appear quite lengthy. The trick works for flatsbootsheels and everything in between.

Do you have any tips for appearing slimmer? Let me know in the comments down below and have a great Friday! PS: Come back to the blog at 2 p.m. PST to see the first installment of a very exciting series!



  • Natalie says:

    Love love LOVE these looks! Thanks for sharing!

  • Wow. I loved this jacket and boots!!

  • Margaret says:

    This might look short on me tho hahha great look on you !

    xx Margaret

  • The pinstripes are indeed subtle and flattering! They are easy to go with other items and render the look more elegant…
    Fantastic post Chriselle!

  • DNAMAG says:

    Yes on pointed toe shoes, it is such a great trick that effortlessly makes you feel taller and confident.

  • Carmen says:

    Great tips Chriselle! I will try out the chevron stripes for sure 🙂
    xx, Carmen –

  • Elizabeth says:

    Thank you so much for sharing these tips, Chriselle! I never noticed it before, but I just realized that all of these items generally point downwards, which not only slims the silhouette but also elongates the whole ensemble! <3 🙂 Love it!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • Mireia says:

    Absolutely love it!

    Mireia from TGL

  • Jennifer says:

    Very helpful! I’m definitely going to keep these tips and tricks in mind. 🙂

  • Alyssa says:

    Adore that burgundy shearling coat!! xx

  • Mavis Guo says:

    Wow, this jacket is so lit!!!!

  • Love the burgundy jacket, stunning colour

    Mel x

  • Daisy says:

    Those burgundy heeled boots are gorgeous!!


  • Leah says:

    Pointed toed shoes 💕

  • Jessica says:

    You look amazing x

    Jessica — NinetyCo 

  • Shloka says:

    These are all fabulous tips! I also know, that as a very petite girl (I’m just about 5’1!) that these tips also make you look taller, which is so helpful! You look fabulous in this outfit and I love that you managed to wear all the tips at one go!


  • sophie says:

    Great tips! I’m currently hunting for pieces with vertical stripes 🙂

  • Natali says:

    This outfit is so wonderful, you’ve styled it beautifully!

  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    Such a very beautiful looks … The line patterns are so important when you want to create a slimming look. These patterns certainly did the job! Simply fabulous! 🙂
    Merci for sharing the tip.

    ❤LA BIJOUX BELLA❤ | BY MIA | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

  • Obsessed with that jacket and those boots! Plus great tips! Have a great weekend.

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