Prints Can Make You Look Thinner!

6 fashion secrets on how to wear this bold look.
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Prints Can Make You Look Thinner!

6 fashion secrets on how to wear this bold look.

-Lois Joy Johnson

Rachel Zoe

Rachel Zoe looks stunning in a metallic retro print dress.

There’s a rumor going around that wearing prints can make you look bigger than you are. Prints – from graphic and modern art inspired ones to stripes and florals – are a major trend in dresses now. They’re a tempting change from basic black. But the “does this make me look fat?” question still lingers. Here’s how to ditch the basic black and still look slim and sexy.

1. Choose swirly prints that keep the eye moving. A print that isn’t confined to a rigid repeat pattern helps everything optically disappear beneath its artsy veneer. 

Miss Sixty

Miss Sixty Gatis dress ($229,


A.B.S. amethyst swirl jersey dress ($158,

2. Pick a safe dress silhouette, and then go wild with the print. Everyone’s safety dress is the empire V-neck style. Start with that and then add an eye popping pattern. Perfect example:

New York and Company

New York & Company leopard print knit dress ($29.97,


INC International Concepts dress, printed empire waist split neck ($59.99,

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0 thoughts on “Prints Can Make You Look Thinner!

  1. canddmom says:

    I appreciate the tips on prints; however, it would be more effective if your examples were of women that weren’t size 0 models.

  2. mommommom says:

    I agree with canddmom! These women look fabulous in anything.

  3. momof1 says:

    I LOVE Rachel Zoe, but she wouldn’t look fat if you wrapped her from head to toe in flashing Christmas lights. I agree those other models are not average by any stretch of the imagination. Where are the real-sized women?!

  4. Cheer321 says:

    How on earth are you supposed to believe this if they try the patterns on size 0 models!

  5. lillly says:

    They are not really size 0 models, especially the first one they just look like normal not fat women. Its not like they have runway models showing you these.

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