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  FASHION FLASH - by Editor
While you may not be fat, most of us mere mortals have bulges and projections that we'd like to hide from the rest of the world. Here are some that will trick the world into believing you're a perfect 10! Of course, this doesn't mean you slacken off and stop working towards shedding those few extra kilos. Keep exercising away, but who says you can't look sexy right now Sure you can! Read on. While it may not be even better than the real thing, it's close enough.

All-over slimness

Wear all black. This is one of the oldest tricks in the world. No colour slims you down as black does. Even if you don't stick to all black, opt for another colour, but make sure it's dark, like navy or bottle green, and it's the same, single colour from head to toe.

Fleshy Arms

Hide fleshy arms by wearing tops or dresses with full sleeves. Avoid wearing clothes with short tight sleeves. Magia sleeves are definitely out.

Big Bust

While a big bust is usually not something women want to conceal, sometimes it just might be a little too large for comfort.Draw attention away from your chest by wearing something around your neck like a choker, or even a pair of prominent earrings. Don't wear any jewellery that falls across your chest, as it will just draw attention towards it.

Wear a top that doesn't have any gold buttons or focal point to draw attention towards. Thus, a printed top would be better than a plain black top with one butterfly or flower embossed bang in the centre.

Don't wear tops with horizontal stripes, as they make you look broader. Wear vertical stripes. They will slim you down and make you look taller.

Stay away from belts as they accentuate your bust and shoulders.


Plagued by a paunch Never wear trousers that are too tight in an attempt to minimize the paunch. You'll only develop tires, which look even worse. Instead, wear well-fitting trousers that are a tad loose at the waist, so your paunch just slips in. Don't wear tops that are tight at the stomach. Shirts with straight, fitting cuts would be a good bet. Similarly, loose peasant tops with drawstrings at the neckline draw attention to your chest and take attention away from the waist.

Look Taller

While 3-inch heels will definitely make you look taller, so will your choice of clothes. Always wear shoes to match your trousers, not your top. This will help lengthen your legs. Avoid capris or skirts that fall midway to your calves as they cut off your length. Stick to full-length jeans or knee length or shorter skirts. Wear monochromatic outfits (the same colour top and trousers). You needn't expressly wear only one colour. You could wear a printed shirt and black pants, but make sure there's enough black as well in the printed shirt. This gives the illusion of length. If you wear trousers with a contrasting coloured shirt e.g. black trousers and white shirt, you will look shorter.

And finally, a few last words

Stop concentrating on your flaws and focus on your positive attributes. Pick something about your body you feel good about - like shapely legs or sexy shoulders - and emphasize that attribute by wearing skirts that show off your legs, or sleeveless and strappy tops to show off your shoulders. Remember, the most important thing is that you are comfortable and feel good about the way you look. If you feel good, your confidence will show through, no matter what you wear.

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Name: Shashi
City:   Michigan, USA
Comments:   Waistline bothers me a lot. As usual, no time to go to gym. Any suggestions would be appreciated to reduce from 40 to 34. Other things are fine.
Name: manish
City:   mumbai
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City:   delhi
Comments:   hey!!..tht ws indeed a gr8 article...i wanan know more abt how to reduce the bust...i have broad shoulders..cud u help me with tht too.. thank u
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City:   jabalpur
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Name: jyoti
City:   england
Comments:   love to know more yr comments and new ideas.
Name: juhi
City:   finland
Comments:   would like to know how to reduce My waistline As mine was Caesaerian.My waistline is 36 so how to reduce it.I had a appendices operation after which i have a buldging tummy because of it i can t wear tight tops it shows my belly plz tell m how cam i make my tummy flat
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City:   Mumbai - India
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City:   Bangalore
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