Whether it’s a skirt, dress or jacket — getting it tailored can completely transform the way it wears on your body. You don’t always have to go out to find a new item, sometimes it just takes a little tweaking to get it to be the perfect fit for you. Below, we list five tailoring tips that can help make you look thinner in your favourite outfits. 

Avoid Large Patterns

A monochrome outfit may feel boring, but it gives the illusion of a slim body. Larger and busier prints draw more attention to your body and can make you look larger than you are. Rather than gravitating towards large patterns, it is best to stick to simpler a pattern, like vertical stripes, which give the illusion of length and make you look taller and slimmer. 

Look For The Best Fit

Always look for the comfortable medium between too loose and too tight. Opting for larger clothing to hide your weight, will actually do the opposite and drown you making you look larger than you actually are. Clothing that is too tight can emphasize areas of your body, that you aren’t comfortable with. Finding that comfortable medium will ensure that you don’t run into either of those issues, and your clothing looks and feels comfortable. 

Experiment with Styles and Patterns

Don’t be afraid to experiment with styles and patterns, which can give the illusion of a longer, leaner body. An example of this a v-neck sweater or top, which gives the illusion of a longer torso. However, when choosing a v-neck sweater or top, you’ll want to watch where it falls on your body.

Dark Colours Are Your Biggest Allies

Wearing a black coloured dress or suit can make the pounds disappear right before your eyes. If you are not into black, fret not, you can always go for a dark navy, which gives the same illusion without being as harsh. 

Opt for One-to-Two Button Jackets 

Whether it is a men’s suit or your favourite boyfriend blazer, you’ll want to choose a jacket that only has one or two buttons. This is because with fewer buttons, you are able to show off your blouse or shirt underneath, elongating your upper body. 

If you are looking to shed a few pounds, but don’t have the time to hit the gym before your next event, you can use your wardrobe and a great tailor to help you look great and confident. At Mina Design & Alteration, we can help you look and feel like a million bucks. Come in today with your garments and we will make sure that each one flatters your body type.