Usually women are never satisfied when looking in the mirror. Either they find themselves too tall or too short, too fat or too skinny and the list can go on till forever. Some genetically inherited things cannot be changed, but the right clothes can do wonders. If you belong to the skinnier category, don’t worry, we’ve prepared some fashion tips for skinny girls to achieve a confident, gorgeous result when looking in the mirror.
You need to create curves where you want them. You can dare to wear very tight close cuts or longer, bigger cuts to make you look wider. If you are a size 6 or 8 there are affordable brands out there that specialise in slim sizes and do some very feminine pieces.
Go for baby-doll style clothes. These trendy items add more curves and soft lines to your silhouette. Baby-doll style clothes make you appear fuller and optically make you look shorter. Don’t be afraid to use lively colors and printed fabrics. They draw away the attention from the body shape itself. However don’t exaggerate, it is better to avoid prominent, striking patterns and designs.
Boot cut jeans and Wide trousers. A low cut waist is ideal for creating curves. Boot cuts make your buttocks round, and the new flared jeans are tight-fitting but flare out at the ankles, so they flatter skinny bodies more than other types of jeans like skinnies which can just end up making you look skinnier.
Current fashion is geared towards women who are thin and happy in their skin. Don’t be shy about wearing bright colors: dare to wear red or yellow if you have the right coloring. If you want to look wider, wear neutral/light colors and play with contrast. For example wear light tops and dark bottoms or vice versa. Prints look great on you, so go for big motifs.
No vertical stripes. If you like striped clothes, you better opt for horizontal lines, then the vertical ones. These patterns are one of the trickiest designs that you can play with. Horizontal lines and patterns can add curves to your body.
Plain white or colored shirts can be dressed up or down for all occasions. Tuck into your trousers or into a straight skirt to create volume, or accessories with a little pearl necklace to add roundness for a girly look.
Thick fabrics, soft and flexible knits suit you. Always play with contrast, for example team a silk blouse with jeans or a plain cotton tee shirt with linen trousers or a satin skirt.
Opt for layered clothing to fill out your figure. Layered clothes will optically add fullness to your body and at the same time will smartly emphasize your womanly shapes. Put on a trendy shrug, a denim vest or jacket over tight t-shirts to create your original style.
Wear chunky clothes. Besides the fact that they are so comfy and keep you warm, these fabrics add more shape to your look and in the meantime create the illusion of fullness. Knit shirt-dresses, often made of acrylic or heavy cotton blends, can also help you look curvier.
Boost your flat bust with ruffle. Look for dresses and tops that feature gathering, pleats, twists, knots, and/or ruching at the bodice. Draping at the neckline of a top, sweater or dress can be a very flattering style for small-busted figures. Wear tops and dresses with ruffled necklines. A little ruffle can do wonders for a flat chest.
With the right accessories you can highlight your strengths – your slim figure, elegant neck and lean legs. Accessories can add volume by playing with horizontal lines.
If you have no waist, go for wide belts in bright colours. If your waist is small, try out some beautiful original belts.
Scarves and high cowl-neck tops
Scarves and shawls suit you well because they add volume and divert attention away from your figure. If you have very thin arms, wear a little scarf knotted around your neck rather than contrasting a thick shawl with thin arms. A smartly chosen scarf or a high cowl-neck blouse can hide a longer neck very smartly and will add some personal touch to your style.
Wooden or metal bangles add curves! Wear several on your wrist to jazz up a dull outfit or give it an ethnic look. If your wrists are really tiny, bangles give an illusion of volume and of softness. Be careful not to go too bling, though!
Footwear for Skinny Legs
Skinny girls should prefer lower heels and Dark colored boots. Boots are generally long and they will disguise the skinny legs under your skirt. At the same time, be sure that you avoid heavy shoes. Heavy shoes will make your legs look even thinner. Instead, wear the shoes which are light weight. The color will add weight to your legs and draw attention away from bony knees.
T-shirts with very short sleeves
If you have very thin arms, they’re not very flattering. Women with lean figure should avoid sleeveless tops as the appearance of shoulders are more thin. Go for ¾ length or long sleeves. Don’t do spaghetti straps if your shoulders are bony.
Slight V necks
These are too pointy for you. They enhance the vertical line of your figure. Round or square necks are better. Also avoid long jewellery, but go for V neck jumpers over bare skin or a white tee.
Flared mini skirts
These can make your legs look even skinnier than they already are. If you like light skirts, go for long ones that flatter you more. Wear mid calf skirts with the hem that stops at the shapeliest part of your calf. When choosing shorts, go for short ones and avoid wide leg ones as they make your legs look like a pair of sticks.
Skinny jeans or super-tight pants
Extra-fitted jeans are not meant for your body type. Instead wear straight cut denim, parallel fit jeans or trousers with a tight flare at the bottom.
With the above useful tips, you will have less problems in choosing the best outfits to match your body type. Keep in mind, nobody is perfect, not even the supermodels and by applying some small tricks, you can feel more comfortable in your own skin and also gain some admiring glances. Don’t be afraid to experiment and play with textures, colors and designs to find those pieces of clothes that suit you best and give you confidence.