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Slimming Secrets for Sizzling Summer Fashions

Part Two of Two

There’s so much to love about summer – from the planned vacations to the myriad of outdoor activities to the fun fashion options available. But since summer fashions also don’t let you hide under layers of bulky clothing, this season can cause more wardrobe dilemmas as we stress over looking our best! Here, in our second blog of this two-part series on slimming secrets for the summer, we offer a few additional tips on how to make your wardrobe work for you…and help you feel confident stepping out into the summer sun!

Top Tier Dress

Stick with Solids

A key trick to looking your summer slimmest is going tone-on-tone. Of course, we know black is one of the most slimming colors on anyone, but for summer, staying with solid hues in general helps with the overall slimming effect.

Prints, as a rule, draw attention to the clothing, so if you want to wear something with some sizzle, be sure to go with a muted or textured print or embellishment for visual interest, such as our Top Tier Dress, while still staying with a single color. The one-color thing too tame for you? Slip on a bright pair of heels or add some bold earrings to draw attention to your accessories.

Amelia Top

Go with the Flow

The easy, breezy style of summer lends itself naturally to flowy materials and clothing styles. Luckily, flowy fabrics can also be great at hiding your more “challenging” areas, while still looking pretty.

Tops with flutter sleeves, or loose, flowy hems, such as our Unity Top, or ones worn loose and long on the body, such as the Amelia Top, are great slimming styles.

Long maxi dresses or wrap skirts are wonderful summer fashions that can also hide heavier body styles and still look summer sexy!

Walk in the Gardens Top

Choose Styles that Fit your Body Type

Proportion is the number one secret of slim dressing! If your outfit has full, round shapes on top and the bottom, you will look…well, full and round. So always accentuate your smallest part by pairing your more generously cut pieces with a more tailored mate. 

For those who want to cover up more on top, a breezy blouse, such as the Walk in the Gardens Top, can easily be paired with a slimming pencil skirt. Or for the reverse, pair a flowy skirt or wide-leg pant with a slim, form-fitting top, like our Ansley.

Maxi Dress

Dresses can be your friend for any body type. For those who may be heavier below the waist, go with dresses with plunging necklines, belted styles, open backs or dramatic sleeves to play up your slender upper body. If you have a fuller bust and waistline, maxi dresses are super flattering and strapless styles look great on you. The classic “A frame” dress is beautiful on many body types, but especially those with sexy curves.

It Seems Right Romper

Turn your Closet into a Summer Romper Room

Nothing says summer like the romper! Luckily for you, we have a number of slimming styles that also help you look your summer best.

Similar to our hints for dresses, use the romper to accentuate your best assets. Striped or solid styles are always very slimming, but you can also take advantage of nose-diving necklines, like the It Seems Right Romper, or backless beauties, such as our Tequila Sunrise Romper to add some skin in the game. To de-emphasize thicker waists or legs, go with flowy, wide-leg styles, such as the Tiffany Romper, which add a flirty halter top and tie-back detail for fun.

Don’t let summer make you shy away from fun fashion!  By shopping for the right styles that highlight your best areas, you can wear some of the season’s hot, sexy styles and still look summer slim!

And let us know if we can help! We’re always here to offer any advice or tips to help you look your best.