Emphasis Your Best Bits

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

HangersWhen you go on a date it can really give you a boost to know that you are looking at your best.

Bright colours and exposing a bit of skin can help to emphasis your best bits, which is always a good thing.

If you’re a woman with fabulous legs, opt for a skirt, or a dress to show them off. If you’re a man with great legs, you’ll probably need to stick to trousers, but go for a slim fit and a lighter colour than your top.

As well as showing off your best bits, you might want to look a little bigger or smaller by choosing the right kind of clothing. The tips below will help you to find a flattering outfit, but more than anything, it is important to be comfortable and confident in what you are wearing.

If you want to look bigger

Well fitted clothing in thick, strong fabrics like woollen jackets will add bulk to your frame without drowning your figure. Stripes are a flattering look and other patterns like spots or flowers will also work well with your figure. Brightly coloured clothing will help you to stand out and will give the illusion that you are bigger than you are. Layering is a good alternative to baggy clothes if you want to look larger. These tip works well for both men and women.

If you’re conscious about having thin arms, you can wear a long sleeve, and for ladies bell sleeves are back in fashion (but we understand if you’re a little put off by this rather impractical 70s throwback).

If you want to look smaller

It might seem counter-intuitive to give the same advice to people who want opposing things, but a well-fitted outfit is flattering for all sizes and shows off your figure at its best.

Black is the obvious choice if you want to look smaller, but if other dark colours such as navy blue, or dark red can be more flattering for your skin tone.

Opt for medium weight fabric that doesn’t cling to you, or add bulk.

Adding a vertical line down the centre of your body will appear slimming and can be done by using a scarf, a necklace, or detail down the front of a top, or shirt.

If you’re not sure which outfit to go for, ask a friend for their opinion, or take a few photos of yourself to see what looks the best as photos can give a different perspective to looking in the mirror.