Fit and fabric are keys to a slimming single-breasted jacket. A jacket that fits well will have a more slimming effect than an ill-fitting jacket, so it's worth investing in some tailoring to achieve the perfect fit. Avoid bulky fabrics, such as boiled wool, and opt for closely woven fabrics, such as wool gabardine. A jacket can be used to disguise figure flaws, such as a big tummy, thus adding to its slimming effect.
We've put together a list of 10 fashion styles that can make women look thinner and taller. These styles are slimming for all women, and for petites, they have the extra benefit of also making short women look a bit taller.
A sheath dress is a slimming style as long as the details are right. For the most slimming look, choose a knee-length sheath dress in a dark color. The dress should fit well, neither too tight nor too loose, or the slimming effect may be lost. The most slimming neckline for a sheath dress is a V-neckline because it elongates the neck, making the wearer look a bit slimmer and taller. Choose a sheath dress in a matte fashion fabric, rather than a shiny fabric because shiny materials make the wearer look larger. Don't forget the shapewear if you want the most slimming effect, and add a jacket to help disguise figure flaws if you like.