7 Styling Tips to Make the Waist Look thinner

Ways to make the waist look thinner or tiny

styling tips to amke waist look thinner

A tiny waist like a model is almost every girl’s dream but if you do not have a thin waist than there are some styling tips and tricks that you can take advantage of for an illusion of thinner and skinnier waist. Appropriate styling may help a lot in making the waist look thinner and slimmer. It’s not that you will only look slimmer when you are actually thin but styling plays an important role. You may have heard people saying that wear black as it makes you look thinner. This is so true. So, it’s not just the color but it is the print, patterns and the cut of the apparel as well that play a part.

1. High waisted pieces

make waist smaller by high waisted dresses

A high waist jeans, jeggings legging or skirt will give an illusion of smaller waist and taller legs. Heels with such high waisted piece of clothing will make you to look taller thus the waist look thinner comparatively. Solid colored clothing is the best while buying high waisted clothing like jeans, jeggings, pencil skirts etc as they will further helps to make the waist look smaller. If you have bulky lower region then you should avoid too tight clothes like jeggings as they won’t do any good rather they will accentuate the bulkiness. 

Read: How to Style pencil Skirts

2. Stripes


Stripes are cool when they are vertical then they add height and length. Vertical striped clothing like jumpsuits, pencil skits, jeggings or dresses are just excellent to make the waist look thinner. In fact, such patterns will help to give an illusion of height as well so, if you are short with a wide waist then this trick can work in your favor. But care should be taken as horizontal stripes can do just the opposite of what you wish for. Multiple thin striped pattern can look amazing as this conceals the healthier body parts. wide legged pants are good instead of the narrow bottom ones. Narrow bottom pants can make the hip area look

3. Statement jewellery

make waist smaller necklace

Statement piece of jewellery like the necklace, earring, headbands etc are great to draw attention towards the bulky waist and yet adding a sense of style and glamor to the outfit. Such statement pieces are so attention seeking that the attention naturally will go to them fetching some extra compliments for your style.

4. Panels

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Side paneled dresses have been quite a hit on runaway. They are the best to give an illusion of the smaller waist. You can also wear such dresses to make yourself look slimmer but you can also try such patterns with panels which helps to slim down. 

5. Belts

make waist smaller by belts

The current trend has belts playing their role in every other outfit whether it’s a skater dress or a long flowy maxi dress. A high waisted trouser or palazoo too can have waist belt with the blouse ticked in. Belts are here to stay and they are great to make the waist look thinner. It adds a touch of sophistication along with jazzing the plain outfit. Belts can be thin which are used for the dresses, sweater, jumpsuits etc or they can also be thicker the like 4 inch in width ones. Make sure that the belt you choose with a particular outfit goes well with it and helps to make the waist appear smaller.

6. Wrap dresses

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A wrap top, a warp dress or even a wrap jacket or sweater is there to make the waist look thinner than it is. Such piece of clothing with a wrap around belt helps to cinch the waist thus it appears narrow. Jacket style is also good for the women with bulky bust area. This style can help to minimize the look of your upper body and covers the flabs decently.

6. Crop tops

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Crops tops are also great to make the waist look thinner when paired with high waisted bottoms. Crop tops cut down the excess weight and bulk by giving a slimmer appearance. This also makes the body look slim and taut. You can also pair crop tops with pencil skits of vertical lined pants. This also looks quite stylish as this is in trend.

So, do you have some styling tips to make the waist thinner. Share with us!! You can also read our other posts:

How to style crop tops

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  1. Great Tips…I actually follow these :)

  2. That’s good Ananya! :)

  3. My skin is little strange….
    Nothing suits me… M fed up… No moisturiser no facewash suits me…. My skin is extra dry as well as oily my complexion is also dull… N I get too much of tanning too…. N sensitive too…. Whenever I use any products I get very small pimples (Daane) types something on my face especially on my for head n cheeks….
    Please help and recommend something that will help me and without any damage or side effects

  4. Hi Anantika,

    Try using Cetaphil Cleansing lotion that is hypo-allergic and good for sensitive skin. You should use suncreens religiously so that the skin tanning and dullness doesn’t increase. For those little bumps, you can steam the face for 2-3 minutes every week and make sure that you scrub the face twice in a week. Even I had them and this helped me too when my skin was very sensitive a couple of years ago. Hope it helps you.

  5. My skin is very oily..i should try many of the home remedies to remove olis like multani mitti…turmeric ..aloe..honey…etc..i m also having acne on my face and black acne mark also…i am continuing medicine as prescribed by the doctor( allopathy)when i complete my total course of medicine it was effective but after few days again this problems has ben star.plz tell me how to do it.

  6. I think you can continue doing the home remedies. It is because continuous usage of a remedy like multani mitti pack gives better results in long term.
    You can try applying some lemon juice on the marks when you go to sleep at night. This will lighten the marks.

  7. Hi Niesha,
    My waist doesn’t look thinner, nd I luv to wear western types…. like frocks with belts, ticket shirts with jeans…. So I want some tips!!!!!

  8. Hi Payal,

    Belt works well to make the waist look thinner. You can try print which are smaller and also patterns where the verticals trips are there.
    Another good way is to wear statement piece of jewellery to shift attention from the waist size.

  9. Hiii?
    The lower part of my leg is too fatty.. Though I’m not fat at all…that’s why i couldn’t use all kind of dresses?…And above all I’ve some stretch marks on these parts…please please please suggest me something?