20 Style Hacks That Will Immediately Make You Look Skinny 

Dani Porter
Updated February 24, 2020 11.1k votes 1.2k voters 231.1k views 20 items

A fitness routine is great and all, but for quick fixes, you need expert tips for looking skinny in your clothes (without actually dropping any pounds).

Did you know a long necklace can help your neck look lean? Or that nude heels make your legs seem even taller? Forget losing weight. You can look hot immediately as long as you dress the right ways. Pretty soon, feeling fat will be a thing of the past.

If you’re ready to give up on those fad diets and learn to work with what you got, try these quick fashion tips for looking thin. Leave the dieting for uninformed masses; you’ve got shopping to do!

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Make Sure Everything Actually Fits

Stop caring what the number on your tag says. Just buy the size that looks good!

Stand Up Straight
Good posture literally makes you taller!
Get a Professionally-Fitted Bra
When the girls look good, you look good. Sagging is not cute.
Buy Simple, Chic Jeans
No more diamond-encrusted pockets! All those fancy embellishments add weight and emphasis to your booty.
Be Confident
Who cares what other people think! You're hot!
Get Your Makeup Right
Pick one feature - either your eyes or your lips - to accentuate with color. Leave the rest looking relatively natural.
Hide Problem Areas with Dark Colors
Draw attention to your favorite parts with a pop of color, and let black work it's magic on your jiggly bits.
Avoid Salty Foods
Bloating looks bad on everyone.
Avoid Stiff or Heavy Fabrics
Help! Help! I'm trapped in ill-fitting, unflattering dress!
Have Fun
Everyone's attracted to the most fun, upbeat, and easy going girl in the room.
Wear a V-Neck
It makes your neck look longer and gives 'em a glimpse of the girls. Boobs are excellent distractions from "problem areas."
Opt for Ruching at the Waist
Another great way to create the hourglass look and hide a larger middle.
Wear Head-to-Toe Black
A no-brainer.
Go Bootcut

A subtle flare on your pants will help lengthen the look of your legs.

Get Longer Pants
Legs look their best when your pants skim the top of your toes.
Invest in Spanx
Everyone wears them because they are glorious.
Buy a Wrap Dress
A wardrobe must-have, the wrap dress will hide imperfections and give you a goddess-like hourglass shape.
Wear a Long Necklace
Another optical illusion that helps stretch our your neck area. Both humans and giraffes find long necks beautiful.
Match Your Shoes to Your Skin Tone
Trick people into thinking your feet are just another part of your long, skinny legs!
Go High-Waisted
Low-rise anything is guaranteed to make you look short and squat. Instead, opt for a higher waistline that hits just above the belly button and comes in a dark wash. And don't forget to tuck in your blouse!