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15+ Ways to Dress Thinner

Style expert and best-selling author Charla Krupp shares easy ways to look thinner, taller, and sexier.

By Linda Moran Evans

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Choose clothing to make your arms and chest slimmer.
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Trim Your Top Half

Visually pare arms and chest with these upside tips:

-- Live in V-necks -- camis, tees, cardigans, anything and everything. The downward diamond shape elongates you. Just be sure to stop short of major cleavage; it looks tacky at any size.

-- Wear a minimizer bra. Seek out styles that dip low in front to go with your V-necks. (If you've never been professionally fitted, do it ASAP at your local department store.)

-- To cover less-than-toned arms, pick three-quarter-length sleeves. Check that the body of the shirt or sweater is tapered -- you don't want an allover blousy effect.

Top and jeans, Banana Republic. Ring, Jewelry Television. Bracelet, Prismera Design.

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