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A Skinny Girl’s Guide To Faking Those Curves!

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While most people are willing to donate a kidney just to look thin (literally), skinny girls have problems of their own. Bah, you think, what problems could they possibly have? You would understand if salespeople kept directing you to the kids section of the store. *eye roll*

Luckily, faking those curves is easier than you think. Here are a few quick style tips and tricks to help you do just that.

1. Choose draped or cowl outfits

Drapes are the way to go, girl! Cowl neck tops add volume, and fullness to the bust area too. Yay!

2. Pick corset or a peplum silhouettes

The best way to add fullness is to accentuate your bust and hip area while minimising your waistline. Choose flattering tops like the peplum or corset, which are fitted at the waist in order to achieve a curvier hip.

3. Opt for shape-enhancing undergarments

We know that what we see on the outside is not always what’s on the inside, and no I am not talking about your soul! A little bit of push-up or padding can go a long way. Look for shapewear for the bust as well as the lower body. You can add padding to the bust or give your hips and rear the desired curves.

4. Make off-shoulder and boat necks your go-to style

Accentuate your shoulders by opting for boat neck and off-the-shoulder tops, which help make the shoulders look wider, and create the illusion of an hourglass figure.

5. Cover it up with a jacket!

Tailored jackets are cinched at the waist help you fake it till you make it. Wear them with fitted tops and button the middle to create a curvy silhouette.

6. Wear flared skirts and dresses

Styling is key. A statement piece can make or break an outfit.  Dresses and flared skirts work especially well since these add fullness around the hips, giving the impression of curves.

7. Opt for high-waisted everything!

The bottom half of your body is just as important as the top half. High-waisted bottoms elongate the bottom half of the body giving you length. A smaller, more defined waistline makes the bust and hip area look fuller.

8. Choose boot-cut jeans

Another way to stay on trend while you’re at it is to try boot-cut jeans or flared pants. We know what you are thinking. That’s, well, old-school, but pants and jeans that flare out at the bottom create fullness, and help you look less skinny too. Plus, wide-legged bottoms are back in fashion. So, make the most of it!

9. Draw attention to parts of your body you like

Highlighting parts of your body that you are most comfortable with is the way to go! Draw attention by adding details on the back pockets or chest pocket by using sequins, patches, or embroidery, in order to create a fuller looking bottom.

10. Wrap dresses are a win

Wrap dresses are basically flared-out dresses which are tied up at the waist, which tends to be the skinniest part of the body. Hence, it makes the waist look smaller and in turn makes your chest and hip area look larger. Mission accomplished!

11. Tie a belt

Your go-to accessory should be a waist belt! Add a belt to your long dress or even a loose top to create a curvier look. You might think that something loose could make you appear bigger, but mostly this makes you look shapeless. Experiment with wearing a belt over everything from a dress to a slim-fitted sweater or tunic top!


Hauterfly's Content Writer and Video Producer, Kreena is a sucker for all things DIY. In love with nail art, beauty, fashion, textiles, and all things creative under the sun, she follows the mantra: Why buy, when you can DIY?!

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