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Style Tips To Look Taller and Thinner In 10 Minutes

Updated on May 23, 2016

Easy Tips to Look Thinner

It is almost every woman's dream: to look taller and slimmer. But despite our efforts at the gym and the long deprivations at the table we can never be happy with how slim we look.

To help you look slimmer and taller without having to sweat endless hours exercising or a life time dieting, you can follow the following tips.

To define your Waistline:

To make your waistline look slimmer, there are nothing better than blouses and dresses that mark your waist with a thin belt. Avoid big belts because they can visually cut you in half. Thin belts or wrap around dresses where you can control how much cleavage you want to show are best, they not only give you a waist but enhance your hips to show off a curvier body.

Remember that one-piece dresses look sleeker.


You do not have to limit yourself to black to look your sleekest. But preferably opt for a monochromatic outfit. Mix textures and shades of a colour to keep the look interesting.

Some great slimming colours are blue marine, prune, brown, dark red and dark green. Emerald green has been seen back in fashion and it looks fantastic on pale skinned redheads and on curvy ladies like Beyonce.

Wear bright colors on your good features and dark colors on problem areas

Look thinner in photographs wearing a one-colour-only outfit

To Enhance Your Curves:

Remember, that every woman has at least one "pretty area" whether it is a firm and ample bust, round hips, a small waist, long thin legs or toned arms so flaunt it, show it off to your best advantage. Be proud of your best assets and wear clothes that show them at their best.

Fishtail dresses

It is the dress that offers the most possibilities for a feminine and stylish image. The fishtail dress and skirt looks great worn by curvy girls as it shows a woman's curves to best advantage, if not have a look at Beyonce in a gold fishtail dress at the 2007 American Music Awards. The actual cut of the dress enhances hips and waist giving an hourglass figure.

Fistale dresses flare from the knee, making you look more balanced and slimmer in the hips

Sandra Bullock in lace baby-doll dress with Louboutin shoes at the People’s Choice Awards in Los Angeles.
Sandra Bullock in lace baby-doll dress with Louboutin shoes at the People’s Choice Awards in Los Angeles.
Karl Lagerfeld Shoes
Karl Lagerfeld Shoes

Love Your Legs

We all have seen models with amazingly long legs, but only a few women know how to cheat with fashion to obtain a "long leg effect". To make your legs look longer, there is nothing better than using skirts and dresses. The secret is in the cut of the chosen dress. If you have pretty knees you can try mini skirts and mini dresses.

Babydoll Dresses

Flowy, feminine, and flirty, the baby doll dress has the quality of giving you a fantastic pair of legs. Used with a few centimetres high heels you will look not only taller but you will project the image of having longer legs than you actually have. The only requirement is to be careful with the height of your dress. Micro minis are not recommended unless you are very slim and very young. Otherwise, a mini just around a few centimetres above your knee is more flattering.

High heels

High heels add glamour to any outfit. They add not only the look but also transform your whole body, forcing you to maintain a certain posture and a more feminine cadence when you walk.

High heels add height, therefore making you look automatically slimmer - 60 kilos for a girl measuring 1.60cm is not the same as 60 kilos for someone 1.70cm tall!

However, if you are small beware to not use too high heels as your overall silhouette will look unbalanced. Smaller heels would look better on a small person. Otherwise, remember that heels are one of a girl's best friends as they add centimetres and take off kilos.

Give preference to pointed shoes as they elongate your figure. Rounded toe shoes will make you look chunkier. Also shoes with a generous cut - like ballerinas, showing the start of your toes are much more flattering than all closed shoes.

Tips on how to look slimmer

Cristina Aguilera and Carmen Electra wearing skinny jeans
Cristina Aguilera and Carmen Electra wearing skinny jeans

Skinny Jeans

Skinny Jeans are still booming. It's the perfect basis for casual to chic daywear. If you are curvy it is better to wear them with a loose long top. I mean a long blouse and not your boyfriend's XL t-shirt. A tunic A-line style with a deep V-neck would be ideal as it beautifully skims over a curvy figure enhancing your bust.

During the day wear your skinny jeans with flat ballerina shoes or sandals. For nighttime, you can add glamour with high heels.

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Cropped Trousers

This type of trousers is very flattering for women with "strong calf's". The mid-length calf height gives the optical illusion of slimming your legs because it covers the thickest part of your calf, showing off the slimmest part near to the ankle. Wear them with slight high heels and you will automatically have slimmer legs.

You have to focus on your positive aspects; your smile, your eyes, your waist, your legs. Accentuate the positive and disguise the negative.

Shopping for Clothes to Look Thinner

Undergarments that fit well are key to a sleek silhouette. To avoid the dreaded bra bulge and create the right amount of cleavage get a professional bra fitting to be sure you're wearing the right size.


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      7 years ago

      Hello. I am 4 foot 10 and 118 pounds with size 36D breasts. I feel there are so many things that I cannot pull off, and I never like what is sold in petite sections. What should I wear?!?

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      7 years ago

      really helpful i tried it and now i know it works a lotttt!!!!!!!!!1

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      i like bikini dress

    • Vishaaa profile image


      8 years ago from Somewhere on this earth..

      great hub. It is very informative as well as useful for the girl like me. Thank you.

    • mysisters profile image


      8 years ago

      Nice Hub. These are some great tips and tricks on how to look taller and slimmer. Belts are a great accessory to have to add to a top or blouse to cinch your waist and have it appear smaller.

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      Tallmans Clothing 

      8 years ago


      i have seen a very nice blog. This is very fantastic blog. i really like this blog images.

      Thank you,

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      nikitha p 

      8 years ago from India

      Great hub! I liked it.

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      9 years ago

      Hey there! I loved this article... but it really didn't include anything about us short girls! I'm very short, 5'0" to be exact, and I find some things hard to wear. Dresses tend to swallow me up and skirts tend to cut off my legs in all the wrong places. I'm athletic as well, so I've got muscle-y thighs and calves. I also have a small bust, but a tiny waist... I suppose I'm just barely a pear-shape. What should I do to enhance my goods and dsiguise my bads?

    • Princessa profile imageAUTHOR

      Wendy Iturrizaga 

      9 years ago from France

      Thanks for your comments everyone.

      cutepuppypicture: thank you for the tips!

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      Taller 101 

      9 years ago

      My, the kind of stuff you learn. Thanks for a great hub for some of us who thought we are destined to be remain short for the rest of our lives.

    • marcel285 profile image


      9 years ago from New Zealand

      Great article, loved it!

    • Philipo profile image


      9 years ago from Nigeria

      Nice hub. Plus size ladies also look great.

    • Princessa profile imageAUTHOR

      Wendy Iturrizaga 

      10 years ago from France

      Hi Look Taller, your own book review sounds great and healthy!

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      Look Taller eBook 

      10 years ago

      This article is very useful and helpful.

    • Princessa profile imageAUTHOR

      Wendy Iturrizaga 

      10 years ago from France

      crinkle: thanks, they are just a few tips to help enhance our natural beauty :)

    • crinkle profile image


      10 years ago from Philippines

      wow! no wonder you're one of the best. :) loved the info about the dresses. and it's absolutely true!

    • Princessa profile imageAUTHOR

      Wendy Iturrizaga 

      11 years ago from France

      Isabella: Here is a hub exclusively on baby doll dreses, I am sure you will find one for you in there.

    • Princessa profile imageAUTHOR

      Wendy Iturrizaga 

      11 years ago from France

      Isabella: Roxy and Victoria's secret have some beautiful sexy babydoll dresses. I also like the ones in

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      Isabella Snow 

      11 years ago

      I love baby doll dresses, but I have never been able to find any good ones online. Any suggestions? Maybe you can make a hub about where to find them, and which styles look best on shorties? :)

    • Princessa profile imageAUTHOR

      Wendy Iturrizaga 

      11 years ago from France

      sschilke: I agree on the fact that the important thing is to be healthy and confident with the way you look. However, even the ladies above DO use "fashion tricks" to look their best!

      Histiletto: High heels are always a good bet, they can make simple outfits look glamorous and visually correct some "defects" if they are correctly used.

    • Histiletto profile image


      11 years ago

      Hey Princessa,

      I'm one of those male physiques that have to endure an extra long torso. So I find that high heels and loose fitting pants or boot-cut jeans are my best attiring assets. They help to even out the body proportions and give a little more height. I just wish others would accept that men want to wear heels for many of the same reasons women have. We really aren't that different. If we had the same choices women have enjoyed, our skills to coordinate outfits wouldn't be so lacking. When women ask us about our opinion concerning their choices for what they want to wear, we could be more informed instead of giving the random thoughts that are offered most of the time.

    • sschilke profile image


      11 years ago


      All of the women in the pictures you supplied would look good in a potato sack. Forget about the science of fashion. Just be confident and healthy, attention will follow you like a lost puppy.


    • Princessa profile imageAUTHOR

      Wendy Iturrizaga 

      11 years ago from France

      Ripplemaker: I am working in it now!

      Sadonna23: Good to know it was useful :)

    • sadonna23 profile image


      11 years ago from Alabama

      great advice for us curvy girls!

    • ripplemaker profile image

      Michelle Simtoco 

      11 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hey, I like that. That should be a great idea for a hub. Maybe you should write it...LOL The Princess Within :)

    • Princessa profile imageAUTHOR

      Wendy Iturrizaga 

      11 years ago from France

      Ripplemaker: Yes, there is a Princess within all of us :)

    • ripplemaker profile image

      Michelle Simtoco 

      11 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi Princessa, loved the dresses above. You are right, we ladies just need to find the right piece of clothing that enhance whatever part of us that looks good. Great tips. :)

    • Princessa profile imageAUTHOR

      Wendy Iturrizaga 

      11 years ago from France

      Maylinda: It is all about mixing and matching shapes, colours and textures. I am sure you can look good on skinny jeans, just decide what you want to enhance and what to disguise.

      compu-smart: thanks ;-)

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      11 years ago from London UK

      Will do;)

    • Maylinda Arons profile image

      Maylinda Arons 

      11 years ago

      Nice hub... I like the idea about the skinny jeans. Never thought I could wear them, but you're right, with the right kind of top which 'skims over' the problem areas, skinny jeans could look very good on me.

    • Princessa profile imageAUTHOR

      Wendy Iturrizaga 

      11 years ago from France

      Compu-smart: So now you know the truth about our baby-doll dresses and high heel shoes... keep the secret ;-)

    • compu-smart profile image


      11 years ago from London UK

      I just popped in here to keep an eye on all these secrets you ladies have!!;)

    • Princessa profile imageAUTHOR

      Wendy Iturrizaga 

      11 years ago from France

      stutin: It is good to get toned but it is also good to know that you can "cheat" with fashion to look at your best ;)

      cgull8m: I always say that a smile can conquer the world! feel happy and confident with the way you look and you will irradiate happiness and self confidence. After all, nothing more atractive than a smily woman :)

    • cgull8m profile image


      11 years ago from North Carolina

      Great tips, also if the woman shows happiness in her face like Sandra does, it takes the appearance to another level.

    • stutin profile image

      Stuti Nilesh Pardhe 

      11 years ago from Jaipur

      Its an amazing Hub! I feel I should also get toned up to be tall and sleek! Hmmmm may be I got inspired after reading your Hub

    • Princessa profile imageAUTHOR

      Wendy Iturrizaga 

      11 years ago from France

      oberbreckling: Thanks for stopping to comment. Men's opinions on women's fashion are always interesting.

      AC Gaughen: Thank you.

      desert blondie: I will have a look at your tips, I hadn't think about the flesh tone before... good tip!

      New Day: There you are, if you have slim ankles, show them off :)

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      desert blondie 

      11 years ago from Palm trees, swimming pools, lots of sand, lots of sunscreen

      Great tips! So few of us are sleek as Kate Moss. I wrote down a few tips of my own a few weeks back you might also enjoy... It also deals with easy slimming tips. And, based on the compliments I've been getting lately, for that legs that look longer, high heels are good, but slipping on a "flesh" tone really adds the look of "more leg."

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      New Day 

      11 years ago from Western United States

      I love your tricks of the trade. I can see how these would work and am thinking about some good cropped pants right now to show off my "skinny" ankles. LOL

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      AC Gaughen 

      11 years ago from MA

      Wow great hub Princessa!

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      11 years ago

      Hi princessa, A lady friend of my past, "we aren't together anymore." She was

      5'7 about 115pds. She looked great with the skirt at mid thigh level

      and high heels.(Loved the red ones) This is gonna sound funny, but even with

      the boob job she had done it was still her legs that looked great.

      The slender legs do look good in high heels.I really like a couple of them

      dresses at the top of your article. I like a small belt to define the waistline,

      and that blue one reminds me kin of a sun dress. Do you think it is?

      Yes being a guy it's kinda hard to give you any helpful comments, but I always

      visit my fans hubs haha, ~cool~ cya!


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