It’s easy to end up wearing shapeless clothes when the temperatures dip and your main concern is keeping warm.
Our fashion team has found slimming clothes for winter, so that you can avoid looking like a snowman.
“Consider everything, from the cut, colour, texture and pattern, to look leaner,” advises woman&home fashion assistant, Tiamara Naidoo.
A drawstring parka
This parka jacket from Mr Price pulls in at the waist, defining it and leaving you looking instantly slimmer.
‘Paper bag’ high waist trousers
This paper bag style makes you look taller, and emphasises your waist, which is your narrowest feature, thanks to the high waist detail and flared bottoms.
R799, 32 to 46, H&M
Waist detail dress
The waist detail cinches you in and makes you appear slimmer.
A tailored coat
A tailored coat creates a defined shape. Go for more structured fabrics and avoid flimsy silhouettes.
This is the ideal cut if you’re looking to slim down as it skims over your thighs, and the boot cut balances out your top half.
A long-line striped shirt
A long-line shirt is great for lengthening your torso. Find one with vertical stripes and you’re a winner. Besides the print being timeless, stripes help elongate your body and make you look slimmer.
Sleeveless gilet with belt detail
A darker coloured gilet creates the illusion of a narrower top half. Be sure to pair it with a lighter coloured top for maximum impact.
Dark striped maxi-dress
Wearing vertical stripes from head to toe slims you in seconds. If it has a dark base, it’s doing double duty.
Long black outerwear
Get a dark longer length cardigan – this can make you look leaner as long as the outer layer itself is not too voluminous, or has too many pockets and other embellishments.
You don’t have to have an hourglass shape – just create the illusion of one. This peplum jacket shapes your body in an instant and makes your waist appear smaller.
Milady’s promises one thing: a great fitting pair of jeans! Their Wonderfit range is constructed to make you look slimmer and is available in different styles.
Digital Editor at woman&home magazine, F1 Fan, Chocoholic.