A lot of women are struggling with their weight and they compound the problem with the kind of clothes they wear. These clothes make them look fat because of their heavy layers, fabrics, patterns, or designs.
As a modern fashion forward woman, it is not a sin to have a full shape, but it is unforgiveable to wear styles that do not flatter your body type.
For instance wearing skin tight dress is not good for any women that want to look tall and slim. This is not a ‘fashion’ rule but a fact that if a dress feels tight, if horizontal wrinkles are appearing (especially across the bust, hips, or thighs), or if lumps and bumps are clearly visible, the dress widen the look of the wearer, thus makes the person looks bigger.
It is a big mistake for a short woman to wear a full skirt because of the widening effect it creates. Petite women should avoid skirts that are wider than they are at all costs. These include full circle skirts, gathered skirts (these produce a lot of fullness around the top of the hips), and pleated skirts (pleated skirts with stitched down pleats may be an exception depending on other style factors).
Skinny jeans are not meant for all body types. Just because skinny jeans are available in all sizes doesn’t mean that they are good for everyone. Skinny jeans look good on slim women but are bad on plus size women. Jeans with straight legs are better on short women than skinny jeans.
Patterned pants are great fashion items for an edging modern look but not when they are worn by short women. Short women should not wear any type of pants or jeans that are made from fabric with a pattern, whether it’s plaid, striped, floral, or some other print. Instead they should go for solid colours, preferably a dark solid colour for the slimmest appearance.
But they can wear pinstriped pants as long as the stripes are truly very narrow and the pants hang straight from the hip without distorting the vertical lines of the stripes. A very tiny pattern, such as a subtle check, in a neutral fashion colour is okay because it will read more like a neutral solid hue.
If you are craving for that slim effect, for your own good, avoid cropped pants. Cropped pants make women look wider and particularly emphasis a petite women’s small stature
Heavy layers of fabrics look bad on the plus size women. If you are big, It doesn’t help your appearance to wear a bulky sweater. Sweaters that come with unflattering features, such as a turtleneck, cowl are never an option and the wraparound style that falls below the hips further worsen the case. Any type of bulky or oversized clothing is especially bad for the petite woman because of her already small stature.
You also need to be choosy when shopping for accessories. Shoes with ankle straps, wide belt and choker necklace, etc. are problematic, especially for petite women.
Short women should wear shoes with a heel to give them more height but not ankle-wrap shoes. Wide belts add bulk and a horizontal line across the middle, it is not a good thing for women who are trying to look slimmer. If the wide belt is in a contrasting colour, it widens even more. A better choice for a belt, especially for short women, is a narrow belt in the same colour as the clothing.
Wearing choker necklace shorten your neck. To look slimmer and taller, open up the neck and neckline area.Wearing a top or dress with a V-neckline will achieve the desired results.