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Flatter Your Figure With 5 Dressing Options That Are Smart, Classy And Suitable

Although there are many inspirational quotes about how inner beauty matters, it doesn’t change the fact that the world would still judge you on the bulging waistline and stretch marks on the thighs. Clothes maketh a man, and also a woman! And smart and strategic dressing can create a perfect impression.

Read on to know more about the top 5 dressing options that can help you look slimmer, leaner and sexier.

1. Denim all the way

Denim is one fabric that has been in fashion since forever! Bell bottom pants to jeans – denims justify the love they get. Dark boot cut jeans create the most flattering impression for ladies who are bottom heavy. The material clings on to the thighs and flares open around the ankles, this adds on to your height helping you look leaner. Team it up with a light colour long top and fitted jacket and you’re ready for a casual day out.

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2. Long dresses and tops

Wear well fitted clothes, don’t buy clothes that are a size too big for you, it only adds on to your frame. Also adding layers to your appearance is a smart way to look leaner. Team up a long straight cut dress with vertical pieces of clothing such as scarves, neck pieces and shrugs that add on to your overall height. Play with bold colours and textures for a better effect

3. Strategic fabric arrangement

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The fabric and texture of the clothes also play a major role in determining your overall appearance. Wrap a mixture of fabrics on the body to conceal the problem areas. Vertical cuts and crisscross stich patterns can cut down the extra fat of the body. For getting the desired hourglass figure you need a body hugging dress that wraps the body in all the right places. Throw in a cardigan to complete the look. You can also go in for plunging necklines and V-neck dresses that give a hint of cleavage.

4. Belts to keep the waistline in check

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It can be a bit uncomfortable to wear dark coloured fitting clothes in summer. We’ve got the perfect solution for that as well. Wearing loose fitting light coloured dresses can actually be a good idea if you team it up with a slim but bright belt. Apart from belts, you could also use a waist cincher (read reviews here) to accentuate your body shape.

For a slimmer look wear a slip underneath.  Belts accentuate your waist and the higher you wear it the flatter your tummy looks!

5. Skimpy skirts and heels

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Skirts make your legs look slimmer and longer. Team up a short skirt with high heels that looks flirty and sexy and you’re ready for a date! Short skirts go wonderfully with almost everything, from crop tops to button down shirts and blazers, it matches everything. Stilettos also add on to the height and accentuate your ankles and calf muscles. You can also go for a narrower toe and thin heel to look leaner. Also pencil skirts, blazer and heels create the perfect corporate look that screams sophistication and power!

 

TWO CLEANSER REVIEWS

OSKIA RENAISSANCE CLEANSING GEL & CLINIQUE TAKE THE DAY OFF CLEANSING OIL

Cleansers are quite possibly my favourite skincare item and I nearly always have three on the go at anyone time. Some people might say that a serum is the most important aspect of a skincare routine, but I’m of the opinion that there is absolutely no point in spending a fortune on serum/moisturiser etc if you’ve not properly cleansed your skin beforehand. Two cleansers I’ve been using for a while, but haven’t yet reviewed on my blog, are the OSKIA Renaissance Cleansing Gel and the Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Oil.

OSKIA Renaissance Cleansing Gel £28.00 // HERE

I first discovered OSKIA about 2 years ago when I tried their Renaissance Mask. I absolutely loved the mask so when I heard that they were bringing out a cleanser of the same kin, I hot footed it down to Space.NK and picked one up. The first thing you’ll notice when using the OSKIA cleansing gel is the rose scent. If you love the smell of rose then this will be right up your street. The packaging is lovely and one pump dispenses the perfect amount to thoroughly cleanse your face and neck. When warmed between your palms it melts down into an oil, but one that gives you enough ‘grip’ to thoroughly massage your face. Flanneled off it leaves my combination skin comfortable, with no signs of tightness.

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A couple of standout ingredients include Lactobacillus Cucurbita Pepo Fruit Ferment Extract or, in laymans terms, a pumpkin enzyme that helps to shift dead skin cells. When I lived in Manchester I used to love having a Pumpkin Peel at Skin Health Spa as a few days after the treatment, my skin would look so bright and glowy so it’s always an ingredient I keep an eye out for in skincare. The other ingredient that stand out is Dimethyl Sulfone or MSM. MSM is what the whole OSKIA skincare range is based on due to its ability to boost circulation and collagen production. I’m yet to do some thorough research on this but from what I’ve gathered so far, OSKIA is a brand that can back up every single ingredient in their formulations with proven scientific evidence. It’s definitely one to watch.

Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Oil £22 // HERE

I absolutely adore the Clinique TTDO balm so when I spotted in a magazine that they did an oil version of it I just had to give it a go. Like the balm you apply it to dry skin, massage it in then remove with a flannel. It emulsifies into a milk when it comes into contact with water, but please PLEASE make sure you remove it with a flannel (your skin will thank you!)

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This cleanser does a really thorough job of removing every last trace of makeup, dirt and oil and doesn’t leave any blurriness in my eyes if I use it to remove really heavy eye make up after an evening out. The other great thing about the TTDO Cleansing Oil is that there is absolutely no fragrance or essential oils added which makes it ideal for those of you with sensitive skin.

In terms of a preference I personally I prefer the Clinique TTDO Cleansing Oil to the Cleansing Balm. I feel it does exactly the same job but prefer it purely down to the fact that it’s more convenient to use and has a hygienic pump.

What cleansers have you been enjoying using recently? Please write in the comments below.

Rebecca

CURRENT HAIR CARE LOVES

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Schwarzkopf Liquid Oil Conditioner Spray // £9.80 // HERE

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I first used this when I stole a half empty bottle off my Mum. It’s essentially a hair oil, but in a lightweight mist formula. I couldn’t believe how soft it left my hair feeling – far softer than any other hair oil I’d previously used, plus it didn’t weigh my hair down like some oils can. It’s also an absolute steal compared to normal hair oils.

Vidal Sassoon Infra Radiance Hairdryer* // £49.99 // HERE

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This thing is an absolute machine. It’s made me realise how shoddy my other hairdryer was. It’s managed to cut down my drying time (seriously, how boring is it to dry hair) by about a third which is seriously impressive. The other thing I noticed is how lightweight it is. Some hair dryers can be clunky old things. I definitely get less arm ache with this one (I appreciate how ‘first world problems’ that sounds).

Mococcan Oil Intense Hydrating Mask // £24.75 // HERE

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I honestly couldn’t manage without a weekly intensive hair mask, especially since I had my hair balayage in November. The bleach on the tips has made my hair incredibly dry so I do all I can to infuse some moisture in them, or at the very least, get them looking and feeling better. The Mococcan Oil Intense Hydrating Mask is lovely and does a good job of making my tips a little more manageable. As with all hair masks, this one works better the longer you leave it on. The old shower cap and warm head towel should do the job.

Tre’Semme 7 Day Straight // £6.99 // HERE

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I use this every other week as it just seems to keep everything a lot smoother and cuts down on the amount of frizz I have. A fair few pumps smoothed through the lengths of my hair then blow dried and straightened means that my hair is easier to manage for the next few washes which is a big thumbs up in my books!

What hair care products are you loving at the moment? Please write in comments below.