You’ve worked hard to lose that extra weight—now, it’s time to enjoy it! Show off your fabulous new figure with a summer wardrobe that is sure to turn some heads. Here are some tips on what to buy and how to style your clothes to really flatter your new figure:
1) Accentuate your new favourite feature.
Deciding which new trends you should embrace and which you should shelve for the upcoming summer season will really depend on which new features you can to accentuate. If you’ve been working hard to get those arms looking as muscular as U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama’s do, consider embracing the sporty dress trend that’s hot for spring/summer 2013. This trend is characterised by sleeveless scoop neck dresses and flirty, above-the-knee A-line skirts. If you want to show off your great legs, consider investing in a playsuit and some open-toed pumps to create a sexy summer look.
2) Show a little skin.
Summer is the perfect time it to show a little skin and let the world know you’ve shed that extra weight. This season, cut-outs, crop tops, and see-through clothing are all on-trend. The trick to wearing crop tops is to pair them with high-waisted trousers and skirts; that way, you’ll show just a hint of your toned midriff. Subtle cutouts on your shoulders, ribcage, or stomach create a sexy yet tasteful look, while sheer paneling on your arms, legs, or midriff can help you show off your new favourite features.
While androgynous trends like Bermuda shorts and oversized jackets may be on-trend for spring/summer 2013, they won’t do you any favours in terms of showing off your new, slimmer figure. Instead, make sure to choose styles that show off your sexy curves. Choosing a slim fit jean over a boyfriend fit will accentuate your toned buttocks and legs, while fitted jackets and belted blouses and dresses will draw attention to you svelte upper torso. Want to create an ultra-sexy, hourglass silhouette? Embrace the peplum trend.
4) Play with bold colours and prints.
You may have shied away from vibrant colours and prints in the past in favour of more slimming hues, but this summer, allow yourself the freedom to experiment with them. Vibrant hues like poppy red, sunshine yellow, nectarine, and coral are on-trend for summer 2013, so pick up a dress or pair of coloured jeans in one of these shades to create a fresh look that will show off your new figure. Don’t be afraid to play with prints as well: blouses with floral and polka dot prints create a throwback look, while exotic leopard print leggings and Aztec print maxis will give you a chic runway style.