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Flatter Your Figure: Trends to Stay Away From This Fall

Not all trends are figure flattering.  I mean, the “hammer” pants didn’t exactly make anyone’s thighs look smaller.  And the baggy grunge flannels from the 90’s never helped accentuate anyone’s waistline.  If you want to look and feel amazing this upcoming season, make sure you don’t get trapped into the figure buster trends. They may do your body more bad than good! Here are a few of the trends you should watch out for:

1.  Oversize coats – While this outerwear may look comfy cozy, it’s going to add bulk.  If you want to appear slimmer, this boxy coat is definitely not ideal.

Try a fitted or belted coat instead.

2.  Over-the-knee boots –  These boots are great for all those long legged ladies, but if you are petite or have shorter legs, this is a trend to pass up.  Over-the-knee boots are meant to reach just past your knees.  For most petite women they will likely reach your upper thigh, causing you to appear even shorter.

Try knee-high boots instead.

3. Slouchy pants – The new style of slacks are baggier in the thigh and narrower at the ankle which can make your hips look wider.  Unless you want to add more weight to your bottom half, steer clear of this trend.

Try full leg trousers instead.

4. Turtlenecks –  While some may feel that the turtleneck elongates your neck, it can actually do the opposite.  Fitted turtlenecks draw more attention to you neck.  So if you have a short neck, the turtleneck will make your neck look even shorter.  By the way, turtlenecks also tend to close you off to others so if you want to appear open and available stay away from this trend.

Try a cowl neck instead.

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