How to Look Thinner: A Critique of 12 Tips Article
5. Maxi Skirts Are Fab for Fat Chicks:
Yes, yes, yes. I can’t understand this. Why can’t heavy women picture a curvy gypsy queen in a long, floaty skirt dancing around a campfire while playing her green tambourine? Do you think she would look right in a miniskirt or some kind of short A-line dress?
6. Wear Black to Look Thinner:
Perrie, I can’t believe you said that. First of all, we’ve heard it 5,000 times before. Secondly, heavy women are sick and tired of wearing black… unless they are in Paris… where black is the mandatory uniform.
7. Wear High-Rise Pants:
I’m sure you’re right, Ms Samotin, but I haven’t seen my waist in 20 years, so I’ll have to take your word on this one.
I’m fine with vertical stripes as long as your outfit doesn’t make you look like a referee. And, any woman who has read my articles already knows that Breton stripes are great for making women look thinner. (Actually, any outfit worn by Parisiennes probably makes women look skinny.)
9. Cinch Clothing With Skinny Belts:
Nope, I have to disagree with this one. I find obi belts to be more flattering than any other belts when cinching in a dress or tunic. And, I’m happiest when I have the option of wearing my “obi” a little higher or lower than my natural waistline, depending on the cut of the tunic.
Yes, you can use black to mask problem areas and then draw people’s attention to good areas by wearing bright color(s) in your good areas. I just want to add that you have to be careful with this form of color blocking. People’s eyes will be drawn to any spot with high contrast… like the spot where black meets white or hot pink. So, make sure you take this into consideration when using color blocking.
11. Buy a New Bra:
Oh, God. I think we had the right idea when we burned our bras. (Bra shopping is right up there with being stuck in traffic for 8 hours.)
12. Get a Fake Tan:
Perrie, even though you are probably 10 pounds underweight, you’ve got this one right. Tanned fat looks better than pale fat.
Ms Samotin, I don’t know anything about you, but you sound rather young, so I want to help you with a little advice for when you get older and, possibly, curvier: Many women believe that it is, sometimes, more important to look sexy and to look good than to look skinny. I’m sure your fashion rules work for you and for other women, but we all need to experiment to see what works for our own bodies and our own psyches. If I wore some of the things you recommended, small children would run screaming in terror.
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