9 Diet-Free Ways to Look Slimmer This Summer

By Woman'sTry these style tricks to instantly feel amazing Day Staff

1. Choose A-line styles.

Put on a dress or skirt that's cut to flow around your hips and thighs. A hem that hits just below the bottom of your kneecaps is the most flattering. Photo by Keith Lathrop; hair by Benjamin Thigpen for Artists by Timothy Priano; makeup by Nikki Wang; Hotel accommodations provided by the Surfcomber Miami South Beach, a Kimpton Hotel, Surfcomber.com.

2. Create a graceful long-legged look.

Step into sandals that match your skin tone. And wedges give you a lift without sacrificing comfort.

3. Cinch your waist.

A top or dress with a structured band nips in your middle to provide an hourglass effect. If your shirt is loose-fitting, add an unfussy belt.

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4. Add shimmer to legs.

Rub highlighter or a sparkly lotion down the center of your legs to make them appear thinner. This illuminating streak reflects light and moves the eye up and down.

5. Shape your brows.

Well-arched eyebrows keep your eyes looking bright. The key is not to overpluck-fuller brows balance out round cheeks, while skinny brows only emphasize them. Use an eyebrow pencil to lightly fill in sparse hairs and create definition.

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6. Try an updo.

Wearing your hair off your face can give you a leaner appearance. Gently pull it back into a ponytail that's in line with the top of your ears. Don't smooth down hair; the extra volume draws the eye up. If your style is too short for an updo, use a root-lifting spray to achieve the same effect.

7. Wear a delicate necklace.

A simple charm or pendant that lands halfway between your bust and neck draws attention up. And opt for a thin chain that blends into skin.

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8. Contour cheekbones and accentuate the jawline.

Wearing a combination of blush and bronzer is an easy way to achieve chiseled cheeks. Smile wide and brush blush from the apple of your cheeks up toward your temples, then lightly sweep on bronzer just below. Thin your face by applying bronzer along your jaw to give the appearance of depth. Keep it to a light dusting to avoid looking like you forgot to blend.

9. Play up your lips.

Swipe on a bold lipcolor to create a pretty focal point. A coral shade flatters all skin tones and will work well with your summer wardrobe.

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