Beauty & Style

7 tricks to look good in clothes without losing weight

You don't need to lose weight or overhaul your wardrobe. Here are smart ways to look great

Photography Tan Wei Te 
Styling Karin Tan 
Hair Kenneth Ong, using La Biosthetique Paris 
Makeup Kenneth Lee, using Nars Cosmetics 
Model Ari Park/Nu Models


#1: Wear Long Jackets 
If you are trying to hide your hips or an ample backside, pick a longer jacket that comes in at the waist and widens below. A blazer that ends at the waist accentuates your backside.

#2: Go Monotone
When you wear matchy colours for your top and bottoms, you create an uninterrupted vertical line, which makes you look taller and slimmer.

#3: Avoid Ankle Straps
Ankle straps on sandals and heels cut off your legs, making them look shorter and fleshier. While you are at it, opt for a tapered, or pointy toe.

#4: Wear Pencil Skirts
Fitted skirts make you look sleek and slim.

(From left to right) Viscose wrap skirt, $545, from Agnes B; Denim skirt, $69.90,from New Look; Iris & Ink wool pencil skirt, £112.50 (S$230), from; J.Crew Collection Liola guipure lace pencil skirt, USD270, from


#5: Wear V-necks
The upside-down triange V-neckline brings the focal point away from your tummy area and makes you look like you have a slimmer upper section. You can wear V-neck tops or wrap dresses which also make your waist look smaller.

(From left to right) Riller & Fount Jaqueline Cold Shoulder Shirttail Top, USD154, Madewell Whisper V Neck Tee, USD25, Velvet Meri Gauzy Whisper Top, USD77, Milly V Neck Butterfly Dress, USD365, all from


#6: Skip Shiny Materials
Fabrics like satin, or sequin-heavy clothes amplify your body parts, making everything look bigger.

#7: Wear Skin-tone Footwear
Wear skin-tone sandals or heels to add a few inches to your legs, elongating your body, making you look slimmer.

(From left to right) Rachel Zoe Gia Espadrille Wedges in Natural, USD348, Kendall + Kylie Abi Pumps, USD130, Free People Venture Ankle Booties, USD198, Jeffrey Campbell Quebec Open Toe Booties, USD155, from