8 style tricks to help you boost your body confidence

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In today’s world of unrealistic beauty standards and perfection, it’s hard to escape having  a body hang-up or two. According to the Dove Global Beauty and Confidence Report, 80% of British women are unhappy with the way they look, whether they are slim, curvy, tall or short.
While some body image concerns can be effectively addressed through an adequate fitness programme, others may be hard if not impossible to change without drastic solutions.
The good news is that there are many ways to help you feel better and have fun with fashion while you work on these fitness goals. Whether you want to add volume to your ` décolleté’ or highlight your strengths, keep reading for body flattering tips.

 

You want a bigger chest

Go for: embellishment and ruffles

If the push up bra is a big no no, give yourself a boost in the décolleté with volume-enhancing details, like tops or dresses with ruffles or pleats. These will add volume to your chest without overwhelming your figure.

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Rebecca Taylor, £95.24

Avoid: baggy and loose clothes.

Anything that’s sagging and losing its shape is not going to make your breast look as flattering.

You want a smaller chest

Go for:  Scoop necks and square tops

Dark scoop necks and square tops will flatter your breast without putting too much emphasis on it. And if you really want to downplay this part of your body, pair it with a skirt or pants that are brightly coloured. They will draw the eye down from your chest to your legs.

square

Mando, £6

 Avoid: clothes that add volume or bring attention to your breast

These include horizontal stripes, ruffle or empire waists. These will only emphasise your chest, making it look even bigger.

Try to find the right balance between plunging necklines that are desperately crying for attention, and turtle necks that will suffocate your breast and make it look huge.

You want smaller hips

Go for: Flare jeans

A great way to slim your hips is with a pair of flare jeans. Flared jeans are not only trendy but they also help to balance out the volume between you upper and lower body.

flared-jeans

Rag & Bone, £95

Avoid: tight, skinny or light-coloured bottoms.

These will highlight your hips instead of creating a size reducing effect.

You want a bigger butt

Go for: High-waisted push up jeans

While you work on this booty gain, why not trying a pair of high-waisted to flatter your butt. The top of the jeans will make your waist look smaller and your butt larger in comparison.

high-waisted-jeans

Armani, £59

Avoid: flimsy fabrics

Any thin, cheap fabrics that hangs off your butt is not going to be flattering.

You want a smaller butt

Go for: Wide-leg pants

Wide-leg pants such as boot cuts or flare jeans can help minimise an ample rear end.  For a better effect, try pants in darker shades. The darker the wash of the pants, the smaller your butt will appear.

wide-leg-trousers

Boohoo, £18

Avoid: light colour, skinny denim

These will make your rear look bigger. Pay attention to small details that tend attract more attention to it such as small pockets or embellishments such as studs or embroidery.

You want a flatter stomach

Go for: fluid fabrics

While you work on those fitness goals, choose tops with fluid fabrics. These will hide your body hang-ups and give you that very elegant silhouette.

fluid-blouse

Steffen Shraut, £118

Avoid: super tight fabrics and clothes

If you want to look fashionable and highlight your strengths, it is best not to wear tight tops or fabrics. They will accentuate every shape concern you have and draw attention away from your stylish clothes.

You want slimmer calves

Go for: long pants and full skirts

Dark long pants such as boot cuts or A-line cut skirts are perfect for hiding your shape concerns. Pair your skirt with a pair of nude shoes to allow a flattering leg line.

full-skirt

Coast, £99

Avoid: tight cropped pants, capris or pencil skirts

They will draw the eye to the widest part of your calves and ankles and make them look wider.

You want thinner arms

Go for: Three-quarter sleeves

They will cover up your arms and make them look slimmer. But if you are tired of hiding them, it may be time to address the problem with upper body exercises. Check out this article to get toned and feminine arms.

threequarterdress

Simply Be, £28

Avoid: Strapless styles and cap sleeves

These will draw more attention to your arms and make them look even bulkier than they actually are!

9 Comments
  1. Nanci says:

    Great post! I totally agree with some of these 🙂

  2. Ajay chander says:

    well i dont know what to tell , but these are applicable to ladies and i could suggest this page to my relatives and friends and very well written for different wants..

    1. repnpepper says:

      Thank you Ajay. That’s so sweet of you 🙂

  3. Ruth Bloch says:

    My no. 1 biggest problem: a large chest! impossible to find things to help conceal!

    1. repnpepper says:

      Hey Ruth, thanks for your comment. You can buy a minimizer bra, so that your breast looks smaller 🙂

  4. Thank you for sharing these excellent tips !!!

    1. repnpepper says:

      I’m glad you found them useful! 🙂

  5. Danie says:

    I like that you had options for minimizing and maximizing areas of my body. I appreciate that. Very positive

    1. repnpepper says:

      Thank you Danie. I’m glad that you found that useful 🙂

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