What is more important here is that clearly even celebrities need a refresher on how to dress for your body type. Or as I like to call it Dress yourself Skinny!!! in 5 easy steps.
Step One: Find a better Bra
Did you know that 85% of women in America are wearing the wrong bra size?
When I was fitting women for bras they would come to me for help but were often afraid of what their true size is. One woman in Particular was wearing a 34C, has been for years. She needed a new bra because she said she felt she was "spilling out" of this one. I measured her at a 36DD, She was shocked.
Women are so afraid of numbers that having to go up in bra size means they are fat. Absolutely NOT TRUE!
When you wear the wrong bra especially one that is too small it can actually push fat to areas where you don't want it, Example: Muffin top. You can actually create a muffin top because your bra pushes fatty tissue that could otherwise be evenly distributed in your torso downward. Not to mention wearing a bra that is too small creates bulging and no one wants that. So ladies go get properly fitted and it will change your life I swear.
Step Two: Buy Underwear that fits
Same concept as the Bra, wearing underwear that is too small can create bulges in unwanted ares. Also wearing underwear that is too big can lead to creeping panties, you will be pulling those suckers out of your ass all day. Not cute.
Stay away from String Bikini panties if you have any meat on your hips, that will create lines making you resemble a packed sausage. And for God sakes never wear them underneath a jersey knit dress. Try a seamless panty that is more true to your size and you wont even know its there, bonus neither will anyone else.
Step Three: Invest in a great pair of jeans
Step Four: Make Stripes work for you
|See how the bolder stripes minimize and the smaller ones elongate?|
Step Five: Find a good shift dress
Or as I like to call it the magic dress. My favorite thing about the shift dress is the way it always makes my legs look good. A shift dress is a classic silhouette of a straight up and down, Mid-thigh hitting dress. It is so easy to throw on and go, great for spring or fall with tights and tall boots. I have dressed women of all shapes and sizes in shift dresses and they are the most flattering dress for any event.
My most important piece of advice is don't be afraid to dress for your size. I have been guilty of wearing clothes two sizes too small because I thought it made me look skinnier. Dressing for your size will make you look thinner because you won't be busting out of your top or bulging out of your pants. Personalize your wardrobe, make it your own and confidence will follow.
I leave you with a word from Nina Garcia herself.