No one wants to look fat, of course, but there are some fashion mistakes that are very easy to make that end up making you look fatter. Falling victim to these mistakes happens to all of us. However, you don’t have to worry about accidentally looking heavier than you really are. This article will describe six of the most common mistakes made and give you tips on how to avoid making them.
1. Wearing Skinny Jeans
Skinny jeans are great if they fit your body type. However, if you do not have the right kind of legs for them, they will just accentuate larger legs. If this describes you, you are probably better served by going for jeans in a straight or boot cut that will tastefully highlight your figure. A good rule of thumb is this: if you are having a real struggle getting your legs to fit into your jeans, they are probably too tight for you. There is nothing wrong with skinny jeans not fitting you, either. In truth, they only fit a very small percentage of women well, so if you find yourself struggling to fit into your skinny jeans, you are, in fact, in the majority of women.
2. Puffy Coats
This is a bit of a tricky subject. Coats are a necessity for most of us in the wintertime. Once the temperatures start to drop, it is nearly impossible to go out without some kind of heavy coat. However, big puffy coats that do not fit your figure at all will only make you look fat. The best solution to this problem is to find a coat that cinches around your waist. A coat like this will tastefully accentuate your figure and keep you from looking heavier in the wintertime.
3. Getting Too Tight
Like the point about wearing skinny jeans if they do not fit your figure, the same can be said for many other articles of clothing. If you find yourself wearing a tight dress or top that accentuates all of the things you do not want on display, it is best for you to avoid wearing that piece altogether. Instead, when you are shopping for new clothes, it is best to buy something larger and have it altered to fit your size rather than forcing yourself into a piece that is too small.
4. Hiding Your Body
Even if you don’t have the same exact physique as a supermodel, it does not mean that you should try to hide your body. Simply wearing layers upon layers of loose-fitting clothing will do nothing to show off how you look and end up making you look like some kind of amorphous shape. Like we have said about the skinny jeans and wearing things that are too tight, instead find clothes that will emphasize how your body naturally looks. This is just as simple as getting a belt to emphasize your figure or having your clothes tailored a bit to match your physique.
5. Not Showing Your Neck
For just about everyone, the neck is the thinnest part of your body. Wearing a turtleneck or a top with a very tight neckline will make the thinnest part of you look fatter. To fix this, just try to avoid wearing turtlenecks and tight necklines. Wearing something with a V-neck to show off your neck. This way, the natural flow of your body will not be broken up and you will come away looking slimmer than ever. This mistake is one of the easiest both to avoid and to fix—if you don’t have any of these clothes in your wardrobe, you can’t fall victim to the mistake!
6. Printed Pants
Sure, these may look exciting, but on most women, printed pants will add unwanted dimension to the figure. This trap is particularly dangerous, because the pants might look great on a model, but when it comes time for you to put them on, you will find that they do not highlight your figure in the way that you would like. Next time you see a pair of printed pants that you like, make sure to try them on before purchasing and be very sure that they look the way you would like them to.