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Ladies ~ Simple Tips to look Trim without a Diet

Updated on February 2, 2012
Some Hair Styles that are off the face.
Some Hair Styles that are off the face.

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There are a few simple tips to help people look trim if they want to, without having to constantly be on a diet.

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1) Avoid stripes that go across. They only make you look wider. If you wear stripes, it’s better to wear stripes that go down (vertically).

2) Have your hair pulled back from your face. It makes the face look narrow. It doesn’t have to be a pony tail. There are many other styles.

3) When wearing trousers, let the top fall past your bum. It not only covers the bum but gives you a trimmer look.

4) When you wear jeans, avoid details/designs around the thigh area. It only emphasises the size of the thighs – which are never as slim as the legs.

Jeans with designs on the thighs

Body Shaper
Body Shaper

5) Wear a Spanx, but ensure it is comfortable and one is enough. Voluptuous Octavia Spencer over did it by wearing 3 sets of Spanx to the SAG awards in Feb 2012 and felt so uncomfortable in them....Aaaawh.

She won an award, but sadly couldn’t party afterwards. In an interview with Talk show host, Ellen DeGeneres she said she had to cut the celebrations short because in her words:

“I was being pinched in places I didn't know possible by shapewear.”

So, please ladies, one is enough. I have never worn them, but from reivews, they do tuck things in neatly. Octavia is below, looking beautiful at the SAG Awards 2012. (Screen Actor Guild Awards)..... and for the record, she wasn't the only one who was wearing a Spanx at the Award Ceremony. They are popular.

Octavia Spencer

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In a nutshell – select your clothes carefully. Some clothes are so flattering but some just show all bumps and bulges. A good example is below. You can find more about this miracle dress in this Hub.

http://wavegirl22.hubpages.com/hub/The-Miracle-Dress

The Lady below is Kate Winslett - British Actress. Kate is not a slim lady naturally, but this dress suits her perfectly - very flattering to the body.

Kate Winslett

Feel free to share below any tips that work for you. Thanks so much for stopping by to read. Men, I hope you didn't feel left out. (◕‿◕)

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks Stars439. :)

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      stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Wonderful hub. Wonderful hub. God Bless You.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @jpcmc :) :)

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      JP Carlos 5 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

      Thanks for the tips. I actually have a skin head right now. Also, it's my philosophy to keep on breathing. LOL

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @jpcmc

      Lol. Oh... I'm not sure all of them can work for men, but I can share a few tips below:

      Have a "skin head" hair cut. Very low hair cut.

      Hold you stomach in. (P/s remember to breathe) Lol.

      Hope that helps. :)

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @Always Exploring

      Cheers Ruby. Lovely of you to drop by. :)

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      JP Carlos 5 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

      So these are the tricks women use. Now I know what to look for. LOL

      Can these work for men as well?

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Some helpful tips to ponder..Thank you Elena

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @THEHuG5

      Hi Alexis, 3 is a lot. We women go through a lot of pain sometimes to look fit, but I feel for her. She was going to pick up an Award and wanted to look her best.

      Good to see you. Take Care. :)

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @Ruchira

      Hello Ruchira - thanks so much for sharing that tip. Very useful to know. Glad you stopped by. Enjoy the weekend. :)

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      THEHuG5 5 years ago

      Woah 3 pairs of spanx at once! I didn't even know that was possible lol. Good tips, I like the one about not wearing jeans with designs on the thigh. Those are definitely a no-no. Voting up :)

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Wonderful tips, Lady E.

      I have also observed that pockets on the back of the jeans helps give a smaller look for people wide around that area.

      voted up as interesting/useful.