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.
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…
Remain cool and collected in this flared blouse, the bell sleeves are great for slimming the arms and taking attention away from any body parts you may feel less confident about. Top, £18, Next
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Head straight for summer in these palazzo trousers, rely on heavy prints and eye catching colours to draw attention to your slimmed down waist. Handy trick for anybody with a fairly top heavy figure. Trousers, £55, Topshop
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Create the illusion of an hourglass figure with this Monsoon midi, with a nipped in waist and flared style you’ll be sure to turn heads in the upcoming warm weather. Skirt, £69.00, Monsoon
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Keep it simple with this Autograph sleeveless jumpsuit, the wrap over detail works wonders for disguising the stomach and elongating your legs whilst being extremely flattering on the chest. Jumpsuit, £65, M&S
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The off shoulder top will always be a winner especially this Dorothy Perkins steal, with its striped detail and loose but flattering fit you’re able to show a bit of skin on those summer nights whilst still keeping your stomach and arms covered. Top, £26, Dorothy Perkins
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Elongate and slim your legs with these daring orange wedges for a look that’s easy on the eye! Wedges, £85, Dune
Buy it now at dunelondon.com
Shine bright in this striped midi dress as the straight cut and waist tie tuck in your waist. These colours are red hot for this season too! Dress, £42, Oasis
Buy it now at oasis-stores.com
Dare to bare in this ruffled graphic swimsuit – perfect for around the pool glam this summer. The bright colours and stand out print will bring eyes away from any areas you’re less confident with, whilst flattering the bust with its moulded underwired cups and extra padding. Swimsuit, £59.50, Boden
Buy it now at boden.co.uk