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Tips for Men to Look Instantly Slimmer

Updated on November 10, 2008

10 quick ways to look trimmer & slimmer

 

When putting together your new fall wardrobe try to incorporate some of these tips to make you feel and look better.

1) Contrary to what you might think, you will appear slimmer if you wear your pants at its natural waistline. Well fitting, loose enough to drape. Use a belt to nip in your waist.

For example: When you're standing, the waist of your pants should be snug enough not fall down but not so tight that the waistband and belt cut into your gut uncomfortably.

2) Go monochromatic. Wear the same colored shirt and pants preferably in a medium to dark tone layered with a different colored Hoodie or Sports coat.

For example: A khaki shirt or fine knit turtleneck and pants topped with a warm chocolate brown jacket.

3) Stay away from thick bulky fabrics which just add on extra pounds. Instead try for a light weight fabrics and darker colors to trim down the tummy.

For example: Dress pants and a fine cashmere sweater both in charcoal.

4) Short-sleeved tops, T's, and shirts will draw attention to your middle.

For example: Wear long narrow fitting sleeves.

5) Never wear clothes that are too tight. Having the fabric skin-tight stretched and straining across the stomach will add pounds.

For example: Well fitting clothes should have enough room to drape. Meaning that the cloth should still have some free fall.

6) Fine vertical stripes will give an elongating effect. In suits try other then white pinstripes on dark. Stay away from horizontals and diagonals because they shorten and widen at the same time.

For example: dark brown fine wool with lighter brown pinstripes.

7) Loud, overly bright colored Hawaiian shirts even if worn loose are not a great idea. Now that doesn't mean that you can't wear these fun shirts when you're touristing, just stay away from the enormous bright blood red orchids or bright orange parrots flying around on your chest.

For example: A small to medium patterned straight bottomed shirt in medium blues or greens worn open over a same toned T-shirt, topping a well fitting pair of beige shorts.

8) Darker muted Colors that suit your complexion will also have a slimming effect.

For example: Tone on tone khaki shirt and pants should be a good choice for the ruddy complexioned redhead. Blues usually suit the blond person well etc.

9) If you need to wear a business suit the dark toned ones made of non-creasing fabrics are slimming. Same colored suit and shirt with a contrasting colored vest long enough to cover the belt. Loosely woven thick tweeds are not flattering on a bigger body.

For example: Dark taupe (cocoa) suit and shirt with medium grey vest.

10) For casual wear the layered look is a good way to camouflaging a wider stomach if the layers are not over-sized and saggy looking.

For example: A well fitting pair of black jeans topped with a black T-shirt layered with a just right sized denim shirt worn open.

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      Zsuzsy Bee 7 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Thank you for taking a look and for commenting.

      kindest regards Zsuzsy

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      yyn1221 7 years ago from China

      This is a really good idea, I'm going to share this with my colleagues. Thanks.

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      Zsuzsy Bee 7 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Hiya Greek, thanks for taking a look and for commenting.

      kindest regards Zsuzsy

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      De Greek 7 years ago from UK

      New fall wardrobe? We men tend to forget about buying new wardrobes until we can't get into the existing ones any more. :-)

      Very nice article, with excellent tips. Many thanks :-)

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      Zsuzsy Bee 7 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Reymund, thanks for taking a look and for commenting.

      regards Zsuzsy

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      reymund 7 years ago

      this is one great article to think about. thanks for the tips Zsuzsy

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      Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Prasetio30, thanks for taking a look and for commenting.

      regards Zsuzsy

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      nice hub. thanks for great tips. For me just "sport" and my body look slimmer.

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      Zsuzsy Bee 9 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Thank you Suzanne for taking the time to comment

      regards Zsuzsy

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      justmesuzanne 9 years ago from Texas

      Very nice, practical advise, and just in time for holiday photos! :) Thanks!

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      Zsuzsy Bee 9 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Compu-smart! Thanks for taking a look and for commenting.

      Kindest regards Zsuzsy

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      Compu-Smart 9 years ago from London UK

      I am quite slim and athletic and i am here to see what i should NOT be doing as i do nmot want to look skinny!!:)

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      Zsuzsy Bee 9 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Will head over there now... Take care zs

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      Constant Walker 9 years ago from Springfield, Oregon

      One last note: Everyone please read Funnebone's latest hub. He is going through difficult times and I hope you'll all give him as much support as you did me after my recent injuries.

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      Zsuzsy Bee 9 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Polo shirt will do too. With the cold Canadian winter just around the corner the cold might be more of an issue around here.

      talk to you soon zs

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      Constant Walker 9 years ago from Springfield, Oregon

      The chinos, no prob. The turtleneck, forget it. Did those come back into style? If you guys want turtlenecks, we get to have go-go boots.

      What's wrong with a very nice-looking polo shirt?

      A friend of mine said it best during one particularly hot California summer: "It's hard to be a fasion plate when you're sweating."

      ...Still one of my favorite quotes.

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      Zsuzsy Bee 9 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      C.W. I'm not saying all you guys need to be walking around in three piece suits everyday for 18 hours a day... but I ask you going out to a movie and pizza date I think the jogging pants and the 1980s Van Halen Tshirt should stay at home.

      A comfy pair of chinos with shirt or a turtleneck is that too much to ask?

      Do you think I'm being too picky???

      Glad you came for a visit regards Zsuzsy

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      Constant Walker 9 years ago from Springfield, Oregon

      Great tips Zsuzsy, but ladies (you and Sweetie), dressing this way may look very good, I used to be a preppie, but it is not only very uncomfortable, but always too hot as well.

      Personally, I always go for comfort AND looks... in that order.

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      Zsuzsy Bee 9 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      SweetiePie! I miss those days too.Always glad when you come by for a visit.

      regards Zsuzsy

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      SweetiePie 9 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Great tips for men. I wish more of the men I saw in real life followed tips such as these, but so many seem to opt for way too casual. I miss the days when everyone used to dress up :).

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      Zsuzsy Bee 9 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Supercibor! I missed your kind comments. How are you? So glad you stopped by.

      Thanks for taking a look and for commenting

      Greetings from Canada with kindest regards Zsuzsy

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      Hector Herrera 9 years ago from Dominican Republic

      Great article. These tips can make a difference in how you look and feel. If we look around us we can see that people is not aware of how to wear the right clothing for the type of body or skin or age.We wear clothing that celebrities use.

      Exercise and eating the right foods can help us look slimmer in addition to wearing the right clothing.