Top 3 Svelte Looks This Year

Amidst the rush to stock up your closet with the hottest trends this year, one of your priorities should be adding a couple of svelte looks to your wardrobe. It doesn’t matter what frame or body shape you come in; every woman needs a few svelte fitting outfits in her closet. Let’s face it, every woman’s worst nightmare is realizing that the pounds have piled on and all the outfits in our closet don’t quite fit as they used to. This would send a number of women into frenzy, trying to shed off the extra weight. There are however a few tried and tested svelte looks which you can add to your wardrobe, to give a svelte illusion.

Skinny Jeans and Jeggings


Skinny Jeans and Jeggings are not about to be phased out any time soon. The timeless trends offer a svelte look which is flattering for most body shapes and frames. The trick is to go for a dark pair of jeggings or skinny jeans which can easily pair with different outfits, from your basic tank to dressy shirts. Always get a pair which fits right and falls down to the ankles. Avoid pairs which are too long, because the bunched look is often unflattering and adds instead of subtracting the pounds.

The Empire dress trend

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The empire trend goes back to the 1800s, and as fashion reinvents itself the trend was revived recently and it has joined the threshold of this year’s fashion must-have. The empire dress trend features a raised waistline, often placed a few inches above the natural waistline or slightly below the bust. The raised waistline gives helps to camouflage heavy bottoms and hide thick waists. Maxi dresses with the empire waistline are ideal for the petite frame to give an illusion of length.

The Layered look

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The layered look is another trend which will be around for quite a while. Layering has the effect of trimming your figure and giving you a svelte look. It is however important to avoid piling on the clothes; follow the thumb rules of layering for a chic and slimming look. Start with a long chic top which to cover your midriff all the way to the thighs and throw on a cropped jacket which falls around the waistline. Pair the top and jacket with slouch pants or jeggings for an elongated svelte look. Go for wedges or a pair of heels to complete the look.

One of the other tricks that you can use to achieve a svelte look include going for outfits in monochrome colors. Monochrome hues effortlessly lengthen your body and streamline your frame for a svelte look. Play around with cream and white as well as grey and black for the monochrome effect.

The age old tricks of pairing flowing tops with fashion belts and going for classic black outfits are still relevant ways to achieve a svelte look.