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How to Develop a Better Body Image
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It is possible to look slimmer even without weight loss. These are several important steps to start working on your image improvement.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate    Time Required: not defined


Here's How:
  1. Watch your posture.
  2. Wear comfortable clothes.
  3. Wear comfortable shoes to have a better gait.
  4. Choose a shorter hair cut.
  5. Invest in good bodice/lingerie.
  6. Choose solid colors for your clothes.
  7. Choose smaller patterns if you want to wear printed dresses.
  8. Choose vertical lines and strips, avoid horizontal lines.
  9. Choose one-piece clothes or one-color separates.
  10. Choose a darker bottom if you want to a wear a different-color jacket or a skirt and blouse.
  11. Choose a skirt length so that the hemline would be above or below the widest part of your calves.
  12. Choose long or elbow-long sleeves.
  13. Don't wear too bulky or too tight clothes.
  14. Don't overindulge in cosmetics.
  15. Don't wear too much fragrance.


Tips:

  1. 'In my opinion there is nothing worse than someone wearing too much fragrance.' - beauty.about.com.
  2. 'Sizes mean nothing!! One manufacturer's size 8 is another one's 12. UK sizes look the same as US, but they're not.' - fashion.about.com.
  3. When it comes to body image, there's no quick fix. Consult with a certified image consultant and enroll in an image improving exercise program.

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