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Look 10 lbs. Lighter Instantly

Bye, Baggy

Make sure all of your clothes fit properly. Clothes that are too big, too small, or too bulky can add weight to your frame. Treat yourself to a couple of fresh, basic pieces that fit now -- even if you don't plan to be this size for long. Looking put-together is a confidence booster. For cute affordable buys, consider Forever21.com or StyleViolet.com.

Pay particular attention to your sleeve length. Cuffs that hang too low can draw unwanted attention to your hip line.

Light colors enlarge. Want less focus on your bottom half? Go bright on top.

Hello, Sexy!

Layer an open button-down or cardigan over a tighter camisole or tank. The fitted layer will draw the eye in, highlighting a narrower shape.

Go monochrome. This creates a more slimming silhouette than an outfit with several contrasting colors.

Minimize with dark colors such as black, chocolate-brown, navy, and dark gray. Wear these shades to conceal the areas of your body where you are least confident. This is especially true for jeans, a wardrobe staple: The darker the rinse, the trimmer you'll look. Try them long with a heel for legs that go on and on.

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