Clothes that are slimming to the waist, but not the wallet
By Kate Currin Seifert
Adding a new belt to your everyday ensemble is a quick way to cinch your waist without making a big dent in your clothing budget.
Throw on a braided belt over an old flannel, or a flashy snakeskin belt over your favorite black cashmere cardigan for an instant upgrade. JCPenney has a large selection of belts and free shipping on purchases of $50. You can even find cash back deals when you upgrade your cashmere collection for the winter.
Finding the perfect pair of pants for your body type is the best way to define your midsection for that va-va-voom look. Define your hips and waist with a new pair of Chico’s “So Slimming” pants with special prices starting at $49, and save even more when you use coupon codes or shop during Chico’s fabulous sales.
Macy’s carries reasonably-priced lines of pants from budget- friendly brand names like Inc., to affordable designer lines like DKNY. As well, Macy’s almost always offers a holiday sale so make sure to shop there around Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, and more. Macy’s credit card holders are always receiving extra coupons in the mail too, so if you shop there a lot get the Macy’s card to save even more.
A new dress is that much more flattering to your body type when you layer it over the proper underwear. For tight dresses on a slim body, think thongs to keep you looking long and line-free.
For tight dresses on a bigger bum, go for super slimming boy short shapewear from brands like Yummie Tummie and Spanx. Bare Necessities offers both brands at stellar prices online and always offers free shipping.