Proportions and how to look slimmer

I have put on weight during “lock down”. I know, most of us have. Mine is all around my thighs and my tummy. I don’t really do diets, I can’t. I can’t give up anything. I love food, I love wine, I love alcohol in general actually. I don’t much like exercise I am afraid. Only walking. I know, its going to be difficult to lose weight this way!  Having said all this, it’s not like I have put on 10 kilos, probably 2 or 3, hopefully. I haven’t the gusts to check. I wasn’t exactly skinny before but still, I am a size 44 now, so not all is lost.

Just for now, in the hope summer will take appetite away, I have to make do with the right clothes, not many though!

This is what I wore earlier today, for my “big outing to the supermarket” (sad or what?!!):

Long black wide leg trousers, no pleats: this way you could not see my chubby thighs, black of course slims down, long makes you taller (just above your ankles though) and no pleats, so you don’t add to your tummy.

White loose medium length t-shirt: White on top, where I am slimmer, makes proportions right and so makes the bottom part, look slimmer. The length also covers my tummy (and it’s loose enough not to hug it) but stops just before my hips.

Pointy flat shoes: they lengthen the legs. Sometimes flat is better than high heels.

I also made sure my eyes had suitable make-up and my face mask was pretty:

and my lovely handbag, I have just bought for the summer:

Apart from knowing it was an optical illusion (I could feel the waist of my trousers a little tight, whereas before it was rather loose), I looked quite good!



COS white T-shirts selection

A white t-shirt is what they call a “must have”, always. I reckon one ought to have at least 3, in one’s wardrobe, at any time, perhaps more during summer.  So, if you are missing any, here is a great selection from COS:

You absolutely must look at the details on them, their cut and their fabric. Or not, otherwise you will order them all!!

A white t-shirt will tone down a trousers suit:

a skirt look, a little more casual:

Will make your old jeans very chic:

your chinos cool and more elegant:

and your wide leg trousers even chicer:


Purple and yellow

I don’t like purple. I don’t like yellow either. I never thought I would say this, but I think purple and yellow together are rather cool. In small doses. Not too often. You also need to tread very carefully, one small mistake and you look terrible rather than chic!

This is the pic which made me change my mind:

I am not sure about the camisole, it looks a little too sexy for my liking. Here’s at random some clothes and accessories in the two colours:

And here are a few ideas of how to put them together:

I would wear purple for the top, just because yellow near your face is way too difficult. This way, it doesn’t matter whether your blond or dark haired and whether you have a sun tan (which, btw, if it’s too dark, isn’t nice either with yellow). Another matter is naturally dark skin, which tends to look fabulous whenever. Having said that, I’d still put purple at the top).