How to Look 10 Pounds Thinner This Fall

The real skinny: 10 fashion tricks for looking ten pounds thinner
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How to Look 10 Pounds Thinner This Fall

The real skinny: 10 fashion tricks for looking ten pounds thinner

-Lois Joy Johnson

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When four diet books like Skinny Bitch, Hungry Girl 200 Under 200, Cook Yourself Thin, and the End of Overeating are all on The New York Times Bestseller list you know there’s a problem. It’s called FAT … and despite the media sinking its teeth into “the obesity dilemma” for most of us Bettys it’s just 10 pounds that make all the difference. Is there anyone who doesn’t know wearing black makes you look somewhat thinner? If life and fashion were only that simple … As a lifelong beauty and fashion editor I’ve successfully wedged more weight-obsessed women into fashionable clothes for photo shoots and fashion shows than anyone on the planet. It’s the job of a sittings editor to make it work and there are 10 fashion secrets that do it for you this fall – so stop whining and apply:


Dresses are the easiest way to give your body a smoother, sleeker line and not lose all sense of shape. Tailored sheaths give you the most control – look for new versions with built-in details to enhance flattery, like pleated or asymmetrical necklines, pleating or draping, and a belted waist like these amazing finds:

grey sheath dresses

From left to right: Banana Republic lightweight grey wool sheath sheath dress ($142,, Jones New York menswear belted sheath ($140,, White House Black Market grey twist dress ($148,

Target Merona collection dress

Target’s Merona® Collection belted dress has a pleated front and flattering scoop neck ($39.99,


It will lift your boobs, flatten your stomach, hold in your thighs and firm up rolls and ripples. Compression works. And yeah it’s a wetsuit as girdle, but who cares if you end up looking toned on the outside? My favorites have built-in molded bras and are more efficient than any trainer:

body wrap bodysuit

Miraclesuit “Wonderful Edge” long leg body briefer ($57, and Body Wrap bodysuit, long leg underwire (pictured here, $80,

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