Too often, women wear bras that let their breasts fall too low, making them look older, heavier, and short-waisted. Luciani recommends getting fitted for and investing in a good support bra.
2. Use color strategically
"Wear bright colors on your good features and dark colors on problem areas," advises Cole. "This lets you show off your best while camouflaging trouble spots."
3. Don't squeeze into too-tight clothes
"Struggling to fit into clothes that are too small can actually make you look larger," says Cole. If you can't stand to buy larger sizes, cut out the tags when you get home!
4. Try a new style of jeans
Believe it or not, Luciani loves putting her curvy clients in skinny jeans: "I think they're fantastic with high heels."
She brought a pair of Torrid's jeans for Dance Your Ass Off show host and client Marissa Jaret Winokur, who "nearly went into cardiac arrest" when she saw they were skinny jeans, Luciani says. "But now she loves them and wears them all the time."
Luciani recommends staying away from features that add bulk, such as cargo pockets, extra zippers, and elastic waistbands.
To slim your hips, try boot-cut pants. "Instead of being tight at the ankles, these pants flare slightly from the knee, making you look more balanced and slimmer in the hips," says Cole.
5. Pump up accessories
It's hard to focus on any figure problems when a woman's wearing unusual, dangling earrings. Pick up some eye-catching accessories—scarves, pins, handbags, shoes. They'll help you look great before, during, and after you lose weight.
Luciani recommends necklaces paired with a scoop-neck or V-neck shirt and using belts over shirts and dresses to accentuate the waistline.
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