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2017 WEIGHTY MATTERS

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Happy new year folks……16 days since we stepped into the year and I’m excited to be back. I am back with extra kilograms… as you can see clearly from the photos, I have been ravenous over the holidays …… working on that though (#missiongetmywaistback)….
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So I realized that most of my outfits have become a bit too snug and others aren’t fitting at all. I know you can relate as well. The holidays were about indulging in junk and irresistible mouthwatering delicacies. Today I will be giving you some tips on how you can dress to create an illusion of a petite body even after you have gained extra pounds. As you embark on a plan to lose the extra pounds, you still got to look awesome, right? Thank me later.
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1.Avoid tucking your top or blouse :
Tucking a blouse in pants or a skirt when you have added weight creates lumps and bumps exposing excess stomach fat and love handles. The whole idea is to hide them from the human race. The sight is not appealing trust me. Untuck the blouse and probably add a belt to create an illusion of a smaller waist. It’s all about faking it for now and looking our best even after we have added extra pounds.
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2.Go for monochrome outfits:
You bet to agree with me that monochrome outfits have this cool slimming effect. Especially black colored outfits if worn in perfect fit will make you look slender. However, you can always accessorize with a pop of color to break the monotony of a single color.
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3.Choose vertically striped outfits:
This explains my choice of outfit today. Vertically stripped dresses, skirts, shirts, pants not only elongate your physique but also makes you look petite. They also help shift attention from your bulging insecurity areas e.g. tummy. Keep away from horizontally striped outfits as they give an impression of a rotund physique.
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4.Select perfect fitting clothes:
Over-sized clothes will only make you look exaggerated and puffier. Snug outfits on the other hand, will highlight your problem areas and you won’t look appealing at all. Select tops that are slightly below your curves to drive unnecessary attention away from your hips. You can opt for custom tailored clothes to ensure a perfect fit. It’s crucial to know your body type and invest in clothes that flatter your body.
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5.Art of layering:
The moment you discover this trick you will be one riant person. When I talk layering I don’t mean covering yourself with piles of clothes making you look bulky and clumsy. Layer your outfit with a waterfall, a long shirt, long sweaters or even a kimono. This will elevate your style a notch higher, make you look tall and slender and also hide your bulging areas like the stomach and curves.
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Photography : JIM 0711718221
Top and Pants: Violet 0726872188
Shoes and Bag : Fashion Reborn 0707459059

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30 Comments

  • Reply
    Njeri M
    January 17, 2017 at 7:27 am

    I love it …. good job village mate ….

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    Naomi
    January 17, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Gorg as always. Good to have u back and looking forward to learning a lot more from you. Blessed year

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    Catherine
    January 17, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Looking good dear,I want the shoes…

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      Wanjiru Kariuki
      January 17, 2017 at 2:03 pm

      Thankyou Cate….Fashion reborn can hook you up.

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    Christopher
    January 17, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    You look fantastic Wanjiru Kariuki. Great stuff. Sky is the limit.

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    Cphie gitau
    January 17, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    My fashion icon…Dint know much about monochrome outfits.
    Now I know better

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      Wanjiru Kariuki
      January 17, 2017 at 3:09 pm

      Thankyou Cphie…You have been inspiring me too lately.

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    Eva
    January 17, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    Great read as always n amazing tips too!!😍😍👌👌👏

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    Wanjikushiko
    January 17, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    Sorry, can’t relate. 😁lol
    Cute fro girl, and I love the outfit
    http://Www.eesome.co.ke

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      Wanjiru Kariuki
      January 17, 2017 at 3:12 pm

      Hahahaha….I know with your perfect body you can’t relate at all.Thanks gal.

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    Kate
    January 18, 2017 at 6:26 am

    I love , I love ..You look beautiful girl..That outfit rocks..I want the shoes…

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      Wanjiru Kariuki
      January 19, 2017 at 4:14 am

      Thanks Cate…i will show you where to get the shoes.

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    noni muturi
    January 18, 2017 at 11:56 am

    Happy new year….great you’re back…
    The vertical black and white strips are always a plus as they don’t exaggerate your look especially for the plus size ladies….
    The colors as usual…on point..love them
    #teambringingsexyback2017.

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      Wanjiru Kariuki
      January 19, 2017 at 4:13 am

      True true gal…this tips can also apply for plus size Queens.

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    Lynda
    January 20, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    Great read..Glad to have you back.
    Looking absolutely amazing..The shirt kwanza!I really love it

    http://www.lindasworldofstyle.com

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      Wanjiru Kariuki
      January 23, 2017 at 9:17 pm

      Thank you Linda .I agree with you that shirt is just awesome.

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    kathrineeldridge1
    January 22, 2017 at 1:33 am

    These are incredible tips for looking slimmer. I have gained a couple over the holidays so I will definitely use them. I love this sleek look and that bag is gorgeous!

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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      Wanjiru Kariuki
      January 23, 2017 at 9:15 pm

      Thankyou Kathrine….I agree with you the tips will go along way before you get your body back.Most welcome gal.

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    sally
    January 25, 2017 at 12:32 am

    I can relate to this very well

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    Peter
    January 26, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    You are smart and also beautiful…. wow!

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    @asalitamu
    March 7, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    show your fro more often. it looks amazing! give us tips on it too. love this post. great tips

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    Michelle Langi
    April 7, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    i love that outfit. The shoes and bag! NIce read.

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