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Holiday Party Slimming Secrets

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The holidays are in full swing and Fashion Expert Genny Iannucci brought some some fabulously festive fashion tips that will have you looking slim and trim for all of your events.

Left: Louise's before picture where she is wearing a dark red wrap sweater, black pants and green and red flats. Right: Louise is wearing her slimming outfit which is a jersey dress with different shades of green and a pointed toe shoe.

Louise is a busy working mom of four who's hosting a dressy dinner party for her family.

What worked: The bordeaux colour is flattering.
What needed some work: The bulky knit sweater, ruffle detail and belt were adding visual weight and the wide leg trousers were too boxy.

Genny's Secrets for Louise

This is a great look for hosting a holiday party — it’s comfortable and totally chic. The bold colour and print on the dress is refreshing and unexpected. When buying jersey material, look for one with some substance. Lining is also important so the dress skims over your curves.

A pointed toe on the shoe helps to elongate and visually slim the leg line. Green crystal earrings and bracelet add some extra glam to her holiday ensemble.

Get the look:
Dress, earrings and bracelet from Ted Baker
Shoes and handbag from Nine West

Left: Kim's before look is a loose pink shirt under a chunky salt-and-pepper coloured cardigan with black leggings and flip-flop style Birkenstocks. Right: Kim's slimming after look is a bright red ombré dress with black heels.

Kim has a big New Year’s Eve party to attend and wants to turn heads!

What worked:
Kim makes good use of layering a lighter weight under a heavier piece.
What needed some work:
Make sure each of the layers fit and skim the body without hugging too tightly. By trying to hide her body in larger clothing, Kim has actually added visual weight to her frame.

Genny's Secrets for Kim

Kim is ready to turn heads in this red sparkle, ombré dress — the shimmer jersey adds a dash of sparkle and drapes the body beautifully. The simple silhouette skims the body without adding bulk. The touch of fullness above the waist discretely masks a fuller tummy.

Skirts that fall straight from the hips and do not taper at the knee work to minimize a fuller hip. This length is perfect to show off Kim's gorgeous gams!

Get the look:
Dress from Laura Plus
Earrings and bracelet from Laura
Shoes and evening bag from Nine West

Left: Brenda's before outfit is a loose light blue button up shirt made from jean material, black jeans and loafers. Right: Brenda's slimming outfit is a white and black dress with strategic colour blocking and strappy jet beaded shoes.

Brenda is a very busy woman — she’s a business owner and a volunteer. This holiday season she has two semiformal parties to attend and really wants to impress!

What worked:
Brenda has a great composition of items that help hide her “figure’s challenges.”
What needed work:
She wears clothing that is too loose and ends up adding visual weight to her frame.

Genny's Slimming Secrets for Brenda

This gorgeous dress is sure to impress perfectly at Kim's semi-formal events! Strategic colour blocking visually trims your shape and the black contrast banding at her waist and hips also visually slims the waist and hips. The black vertical banding draws the eye up and down the frame to create vertical length.

Stretch fabrics are comfortable and are great for those extended holiday dinners. The strappy jet bead shoes add some extra glam for the holiday season.

Get the look:
Dress, earrings and bracelet from Melanie Lyne
Shoes and clutch from Nine West

A group shot of Genny Iannucci, Chris Hyndman and the three ladies who got a makeover.

 

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