The sun is finally shining (for now!) which means it's time to put your winter coat to the back of the wardrobe and give your new season pieces a road test. We've found 9 fashion hacks to look slimmer this summer to make the transition a whole lot easier for you.

Whipping out that first summer dress or midi skirt can be a bit daunting at the begining of summer but with these key figure fixing buys you’ll feel confident and comfortable in your new wardrobe.

If you’re concious of showing your arms when it gets warm, try investing in this seasons wide bell sleeve tops. The perfect distraction from bingo wings whilst being totally on trend!

Covering up your thighs or bottom is just as easy too. A flared midi skirt with high nipped in waist is ideal for skimming over legs and hips whilst creating a hourglass waist.

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For that perfect poolside figure, forget the diet and invest in flattering swimwear. An all in one swimsuit with built in shapewear or underwiring will nip and tuck you in all the right places. Look for adjustable and removable straps to give you extra support when you need it.

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If all else fails on holiday and you’ve indulged at the all you can eat buffet (who doesn’t?!), then slip into a pair of wedges to elongate your legs and make you look taller and thinner. Works every time!

Here’s our top 9 fashion hacks for a slimmer summer…