How to Dress 10 Pounds Thinner

Instead of wishing those extra pounds away, why not dress them away? Thanks to the clever use of draping, color blocking and styling details, the clothes here will shrink the body part you care for least. You can buy most of these looks through luvocracy.com/moremagazine.

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The jumpsuit that does it all

Bust: The wrap style and subtle V neckline narrow shoulders and bust. The fabric gathering across the chest accommodates a larger cop size.

Butt: The seat is roomy and cling free.

Belly: Wide waistband holds you in, flat pockets won't add lumps.

Belly: Camouflage with pattern

The detailed design through the midsection creates an optical illusion that hides your belly. If you’re not one to bare arms, top with a jacket or cardigan. Vince Camuto polyester sheath dress, $128; vincecamuto.com

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Add hidden control

Interior panels in these pants firm and flatten; the high waist defeats muffin tops. Lisette L rayon blend ankle pants, $116; luvocracy.com/moremagazine

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(Color) block the bulge

The black side panels visually trim the waist to suggest an hourglass shape. The full flutter sleeves won’t grab upper arms. Shape Fx By Spiegel stretch ponte top, $59; luvocracy.com/moremagazine

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Conceal with draping

When the fabric is folded just so, what’s underneath is nobody’s business but your own. Eva Franco polyester dress, $345; evafranco​.com.

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Conceal with draping

When the fabric is folded just so, what’s underneath is anyone’s guess. Paperwhite Collection rayon blend top, $158; 706-454-2200. 

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Add hidden control

Looking for an alternative to T-shirts? This top has a shapewear camisole underneath, and a knit overlayer hangs loose. Miraclebody Jeans cotton and modal top with shaping liner, $92; luvocracy.com/moremagazine.

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Size matters

A handy cover-up and carryall. Coach leather tote, $358; luvocracy.com/moremagazine.

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Panty Power

When you want tummy control but enjoy the benefits of a thong (no visible panty line), these are the skivvies for you. No wedgies, no digging, and the top won’t roll over when you sit down. Yummie by Heather Thomson high-waisted thong, $44; yummielife.com.

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Patron Saint Marilyn Monroe

She was famous for many things, not the least of which was her voluptuous figure. Her weight reportedly fluctuated over the years, as did her size—from 6 to 16.

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The workout way

Planking is the best of the belly busters, according to New York City–based trainer Chris Russo.

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Bust: Embrace a wrap

This version is designed so that you never have to worry about body parts playing peekaboo. The soft-as-butter fabric is a bonus. Abi Ferrin knit jersey dress, $280; luvocracy.com/moremagazine.

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Use proportion to play down bust

Sure, we love the artsy print, but it’s the slight peplum bottom that balances a large bosom. Nic + Zoe peplum top, $144; nicand​zoe.com.

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Skip the structure

Fabrics that move with you are comfortable, but knits can be overly casual. Not here. This dress feels great, and the print is polished. Tracy Reese viscose blend frock, $328; 908-234-2400. 

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Dare to wear stripes

You can go horizontal, with a whisper-weight fabric and narrow lines anchored with black. The deep V created by the black underpinning is slenderizing. Red 23 spandex and rayon wrap top, $110; 713-522-9101. Tees By Tina nylon and spandex tank, $38; luvocracy.com/moremagazine

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Skip the structure

Does an occasion call for a blazer? Then try this sweater style. It’s as comfy as a cardigan but not as fitted, and it looks business ready. The collar’s leather trim adds a luxe detail. Lafayette 148 wool and angora jacket, $998; lafayette​148​ny​.com.

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When in doubt . . .

Draw the eye up with a pair of statement earrings. Kara By Kara Ross resin and gold-plated brass earrings, $175; luvocracy.com/moremagazine.

Breast is best

Introducing simultaneous comfort and support. The straps won’t cut into your shoulders, and your cups won’t runneth over. Finally, a bra you won’t hanker to take off at the end of the day. Cacique nylon and spandex seamless bra, $26; luvocracy.com/moremagazine.

Patron Saint Jayne Mansfield

An early Playboy playmate, she was known for her bodacious breasts (all natural), her impossibly tiny waist and her penchant for (ahem) wardrobe malfunctions.

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The workout way

“We must, we must, we must increase our bust.” Sorry, but just as exercise did not pump them up, it won’t shrink them down either.

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Butt: Swap out your sheath

The skirt is deceptively roomy, and the supersoft fabric moves well. Nadia Tarr dress, $304; nadia​tarr.com.

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Accent with color

Cobalt blue is hot this season, and we likey: It’s livelier than black and just as slimming. This top is dressy enough for evening and provides coverage, thanks to a longer back. ​Maga-​Schoni silk georgette tunic, $368; magaschoni​.com.

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Accent with color

The Empire style of this dress hugs at your smallest point (ribs) while delicate layers float over your bottom. Diane Von Furstenberg silk and elastane dress, $375; 646-486-4800. 

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Trick the eye

The perfect pencil: Below-the-knee hem lengthens; white side panels create the appearance of a slimmer shape. Calvin Klein stretch skirt, $69; Macy’s.

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Rethink your blouse

Designed with tucks and gathers, this top is more shapely than sack-like and also provides rear coverage (it hits midthigh). A perfect jeans topper. Asos Curve polyester top, $55; luvocracy.com/moremagazine. Kara Ross resin and gold-plated brass necklace, $195; luvocracy.com/moremagazine.

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Best in shoe . . .

Elongate legs (longer looks leaner) with a nude shoe. These come in a slew of shades. Chromatic Gallerie leather pumps ($88; luvocracy.com/moremagazine).

Build a bust

Feeling bottom heavy? You’ll create a more balanced silhouette by building a bigger bust with this cup-boosting lace stunner. Consider it the yin to your other half’s yang. Panache T-shirt bra, $62; herroom.com.

Patron Saint Sophia Loren

Other Stars have boasted breathtaking booties (J.Lo, the clan Kardashian), but Loren led the way. Her famous explanation: “Everything you see, I owe to spaghetti.”

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The workout way

Trainer Russo says pelvic thrusts (aka butt busters) target the caboose.

 

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First published in the October 2013 issue

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01.09.2014

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