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 www.theoutnet.com; J.Crew Collection Liola guipure lace pencil skirt, USD270, from www.net-a-porter.com
#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 www.shopbop.com
#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 www.shopbop.com