* Streamline your body by wearing skirts in darker colours that absorb light and make you look trimmer.
* Downsize your lower body by wearing detail-free A-line skirts that skim your shape and flatter your upper body.
* Wearing a slim-fitting v-neck top with a fuller skirt can hide your hips; or a shorter skirt and a loose shirt can camouflage your stomach and show off great legs.
* Try wearing off-the-shoulder tops – they draw the eye upward, and balance your shoulder line.
* When it comes to jeans, remember the smaller the pocket, the better your bum will look.
* When choosing pants or skirts, go for hip-minimising vertical details like pinstripes.
* Wear bright colour tops to draw the attention away from your hips.
* Wearing wide-legged or boot-leg pants can help trick the eye and lengthen the leg.
* Make your jackets either waist- or skirt length – anywhere in between will make you bottom heavy.
* Try straightening your hair – seriously, it can also make you appear slimmer.
* Don’t wear anything too flimsy – it will show up every lumps and bump.
* Steer clear of Lycra, clingy knits and shiny fabrics (like satin) that can make you look larger.
* Don’t even think about wearing over-sized clothes – they instantly make you appear bigger than you really are.
* Avoid low-waist skirts, pockets, plaid and pleats – they invite the eye to where you want it least.
* Stay away from fussy prints as they can add size – instead wear monochromatic colours from top to toe.
* Try not to wear belts – unless they match your pants.
* Invest in necklaces and earrings (wear one at a time) to draw the eye upward – and make your neck appear longer
* Wear high heels rather than flats. The higher the heel, the taller and slimmer you’ll look.