When women carry a handbag close to the body (for example, tucking a short shoulder bag under the arm) it adds a somewhat bulky appearance to the area. Carrying a bag under the arm adds to the bust area, so it should be avoided by women who have big busts. Likewise, carrying a cross-body bag which sits at the waist should be avoided by women who have a thick waistline, and carrying a long shoulder bag that ends at the hip is not a good idea for women who have big hips. The most slimming handbag is a top-handle, structured handbag of medium size. This type of bag must be carried by the hand, rather than slung over the shoulder. The result is that the handbag dangles in space and doesn't add any extra bulk right next to the body.
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.