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5 Editor-Approved Style Tricks to Look Slim & Trim

Take it from the pros. Editors know the tricks of the trade when it comes down to optical illusion dressing. These five editor-approved style tricks will have you looking stylish and svelte in no time.

1. The Sweater Tie
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Try taking a sweater (plaid is a street style favorite) and tie it around your natural waste to define curves and an extra bit of optical intrigue.

2. A Bold Shoulder

Take a style cue from Sienna Miller.

Take a style cue from Sienna Miller.


Top a slim-fitting outfit with a bold-shouldered outer shell, like the ever-popular shaggy faux fur coat, to give legs and hips a more svelte appearance.

3. A Full Skirt
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Embrace the trend of the midi-skirt this season. Pair a flowing full-length skirt with a basic, tailored top and pumps for a perfectly hourglass effect.

4. Fitted Blazer

Try a stylish blazer like Jessica Alba.

Try a stylish blazer like Jessica Alba.


Donning a stylish jacket can make you look and feel put together while covering up.

5. The Half-Tuck

Vogue Paris Editor-in-Chief Emmanuelle Alt masters the half-tuck.

Vogue Paris Editor-in-Chief Emmanuelle Alt masters the half-tuck.

Try this editor favorite: Tucking in only the front part of your shirt into tailored pants or jeans will give the illusion of a flat stomach.

Source: Elle

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