Friday, August 22, 2014
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5 ways to look 10 pounds thinner

1 POSTURE PERFECT

There's a reason your mother told you to stand up straight. Aside from the obvious, like maintaining good spinal health, good posture automatically makes you look slimmer and more confident. Yeah baby, you can look 10 pounds thinner, 10 years younger and lose an inch instantly around your waist just by standing up straight.

2 PROPER FOUNDATION

If you want to subtract inches, a properly fitted bra is a must. If the bra is too small, it will create unattractive lumps and rolls. Lumps and rolls make you look heavier.

3 GET THE RIGHT STYLE, COLOR, FABRIC AND FIT

Ill-fitting clothing that's either too big or too small can add pounds, too. The right fit can make all the difference in the world and subtract pounds. When it comes to clothes, it's all about the cut and color. Light colors will make you appear larger than will medium to dark shades, and a poorly cut garment can spell disaster and highlight all your figure flaws. Know your body shape and buy clothing for your shape, not for what's in fashion.

4 HAIRDOS

Take 10 years off your appearance in a snap with the right hairstyle. Invest in a hairstyle, cut and color that complements the shape of your face. Like clothing, different hairstyles can add or subtract weight. For example, an updo or a side part is slimming while a center part makes the face appear rounder.

5 MAKEUP

The proper application of makeup can simultaneously slim the face and also make you look younger. Perfectly sun-kissed skin also makes you instantly look younger, too.

 

Kimberly Garrison Daily News Personal Fitness Columnist
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