Sometimes, even when you are no heavier than the day or week before, there are still those days when you still feel fat and flubby like a whale. Instead of guilting yourself about eating that chocolate cake the night before, why not ‘make’ yourself look thinner by wearing clothes that slim you down? Here some ‘fat day’ outfit ideas.
At times, when we feel fat, it may be because we are always wearing tight-fitting clothes that seem to snug the body a little too closely. The “fat” part during these days usually isn’t physical – it’s more about your body needing freedom from stifling wear that restricts it from moving and expanding the way it wants to on that day. So free that body. Wear loose fitting but fashionable clothing. Free up your stomach underneath those fabric. Enjoy a sense of airiness around your body for the day. You can go for a loose dress or a loose blouse that flutters around the waist and belly.
Jackets, blazers, vests – these are actually wonderful pieces to go with whatever you are wearing or intend to wear. Go for flowy and floral outerwear if you want to feel feminine; or opt for structured jackets and blazers if you’d like to trim your silhouette and feel smart and dressed-up. Long coats or cardigans are great to create an illusion of a longer frame. It also feels great to have fabric swishing around the calves and have something to wrap around your shoulders. If you want a bit more structure, get one with a collar. Sleeveless vests are very versatile. If you are feeling particularly bloated but still need to wear that pencil skirt, throwing a vest over your shirt-and-skirt combo will help you feel less conscious about your tummy. For those days when you want to feel fierce, a leather or pleather jacket work wonders to help you achieve a sleek and edgy appearance, even when you feel flubby all over.
Don’t be misled that all-black outfits are only fit for sombre occasions or gothic personalities. With the right combination of silhouette and cut, it can give you a slim profile along with a current look. Head-to-toe black outfits work best on those fat days you want to put on something tight-fitting. To make the all-black outfit a style success, balance between form and fabric. Wherever that you feel slim (usually it’s the legs) – make it form fitting. Wherever you feel blah about, keep it loose (usually it’s the upper body and tummy). For instance you can put on a pair of black jeggings tucked into sexy boots and match it up with a loose black sweater for a sleek and edgy look. Or free up those legs and go for a black dress with feminine details. The color black is also flattering for any body shape, so use it to your advantage.
When you are feeling heavier than usual, strip down what you wear to the basic necessities. Simplicity goes a long way to help feel toned, smart and sleek. Keep to 1 or 2 colors. Stay away from loud patterns and hues for the day. If you are thinking of a two-piece, a crisp white shirt with a flattering cut over chic black pants usually work. Or, you can wear a simple unfussy long maxi dress and call it a day. No need to over-embellish yourself. People think if they wear a lot of accessories like necklaces and scarves, it will help to draw attention away from their muffin tops and love handles – but actually that only adds visual weight to your entire silhouette. Keep things smart and simple.