Being naturally thin comes with good things and bad things. ‘The bad’ usually comes out when you’re trying to find the right jeans or skirt for your skinny legs. I know it can be super-frustrating to go from store to store, only to find out that the smallest size they have just won’t fit well on your tiny legs. But don’t let that discourage you! Let’s try to find some good looking summer clothes.
Here are some tips I found from several online fashion experts.
Keep it summer when it comes to colors! “Bright colors create an illusion of size. Also, chunks of color visually break up long body lines, making your body look a little fuller. Of course, select hues that complement your own coloring,” according to eHow.com
Softness & Fullness
“Soft, fluffy fabrics in summer and airy voile are good choices,” according to noubikko.com. They also say layering adds interest, and it’s best to avoid prominent large-scaled patterns.
The right cut
“You need to create curves where you want them. You can dare to wear very tight close cuts or longer, bigger cuts to make you look wider.”
(Modern Ghana: What to wear if you are skinny) http://www.modernghana.com/lifestyle/845/16/what-to-wear-if-you-are-skin…
TIPS FOR GIRLS/WOMEN:
From Mirror.co.uk: “A patterned cap-sleeved shirt dress, with flap breast and hip pockets, belted at the waist is a smart option. Excess detailing will add shape where you need, while the belt will cinch your waist to emphasize hips and bust.” They also write black makes you look thinner, so try dresses that have multiple colors, whether it’s a nice print or blocked sections.
Another tip from ‘Modern Ghana.’ Balloon skirts don’t suit everyone, but will look good on thin frames.
Click here for an example balloon skirt. http://www.planet-sports.com/images/products/medium/m_nikita_ballet_ball…
Try a just-above-the-knee pleated skirt. The pleats give the fullness you need at the hips and thighs.
Boot Cut Jeans/Shorts
‘ Sofeminine’ writes: “A low cut waist is ideal for creating curves. Boot cuts make your buttocks round, and the new flared jeans are tight-fitting but flare out at the ankles, so they flatter skinny bodies more than other types of jeans like skinnies which can just end up making you look skinnier.
TIPS FOR GUYS/MEN:
Askmen.com Writes: “Your pants should have a classic cut and remain simple with a flat front. Go for straight-leg or slightly boot-cut shapes and steer clear of tapered trousers or skinny jeans. Pockets also add a bit more volume to your shape, as do cuffs, but wear pants with the latter feature only when it is in fashion. Don’t be afraid to wear pants with lines or patterns because these add volume, although you’ll want to banish pinstripes from your closet as they will make you look like a beanpole.”
Heavier Fabrics & Layers
Also from Askmen.com: “Choosing heavier fabrics for all of your clothes is an important fashion tip for skinny men. When in style, thick corduroy pants can beef up your legs. Whether you’re dressing up or down, always dress in layers as more clothes means you appear to have more mass.”