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7 Slimming Secrets to Looking 7 Pounds Thinner

I just purchased a grown-up, every day bra. I've been wearing the same cotton, wireless bras that I picked up at Conway discount department store several years ago. But my stash is getting a little worn-out. And I haven't been able to find a more comfy replacement.




So I went to Macy's, where most grown-up gals shop by the way, and picked up a silky soft Bali's Passion for Comfort wireless bra. It was more expensive than I would normally spend ($17 with my Macy's Card and coupon), but I consider it a good investment.

Because I have bras on the brain, it's ironic an email from The Bra Book author Jene' Luciani recently landed in my inbox.  The style expert shared her "Seven Tips to Dressing 7 Pounds Thinner."

"Just getting the proper fitting bra can take pounds off your figure instantly," says Luciani.  But there are also a few other easy ways to look slimmer, without hitting the gym.

Here are Luciani's 7 slimming tips:

  • Find the proper undergarment: If your underwear or bra is too tight it can give you a muffin top appearance or back-fat that will make you look larger than you are.
  • Get waisted: Adding a belt to highlight your waist -- the thinnest part of most women's bodies -- can make  you instantly look 7 lbs. thinner.
  • Boost your humps: Whether it's your boobies or your booty, wear something that flatters and highlights your best asset.
  • Smooth your lady lumps: A body shaper sucks you in, tightens you up in all the right places, and hides the cellulite and bulges you're always trying to get rid of.
  • Pump it up: Wearing pointy-toe heels can lengthen the look of  your legs and give you a slimmer appearance.
  • The wrong ruffles: Avoid bulky fabrics and ruffles in "all the wrong places." Instead of drawing attention to your trouble spots in a ruffle skirt, opt for a fitted pencil skirt with ruffle details on the hem.
  • Shiny, unhappy people: Fabrics with sheen may seem sexy, but they can really pack on unwanted pounds. Instead of all over shine, opt for clothing with shiny accents.
Image by Bali

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