A few years ago, I did a corporate styling tour across QLD for a reputable law firm because believe it or not, they were having dress code issues with a lot of their staff. In an environment where your overall appearance counts, they contacted me with one re-occuring problem – the fit of their uniforms. In this post, I want to expose some of the most common fit problems which can visually cause you to gain kilos whether for work or play –

  • Tight Waistbands – If you can’t fit a few fingers between your body and the waistband, it’s probably too tight.
  • Encased Arms – If you tend to carry weight in your arms, ensure sleeves aren’t too tight.
  • Smiling Crotches – The horizontal lines that you get across the front of the crotch when pants are too small.
  • Tight Trousers – Pants that are too tight across the thighs emphasise & create a lower hip bulge.
  • Taut Details – Pulled pleats, gaping pockets, stressed zips & gaping buttons tend to look unflattering.
  • Short Skirts – A skirt that curves under the bottom is an alarm bell for being too small.

Lastly and to add to this, it’s not just clothes that are too small that are a problem either, garments that are too large can also add a few visual kilos. Be mindful of the following –

  • Large Armholes
  • Ultra Wide Sleeves
  • Extra Long Sleeves
  • Oversized Jackets & Tops

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