I was walking through the mall and saw a mannequin just outside the door of a menswear store. The mannequin was getting a lot of attention, it seems the dad belly it sported was not what people are used to seeing on a clothes model, but it stopped me in my tracks. I thought it was brilliant. There are so many guys with a belly who have no idea how to dress for it.
Have you developed a tummy bulge or your man developed a Dad bod? Here’s how to look taller, slimmer, & leaner without dropping a pound.
1. Wear a similar color shirt or jacket and pants to create a longer and therefore slimmer visual line.
Use the same art of illusion when matching your shirt to your pants. Monochromatic is classic.
2. Put the contrast near the shoulders - P.S. horizontal stripes are your friend when placed well. Stripes or any contrast near the shoulders draw the eye out horizontally, making the shoulders appear broader and the waist narrower.
3. Put the contrast in the center front and near the face with buttons, jackets, and a tie.
You can look taller, slimmer and leaner without dropping weight - give these three tips a try. Check out the video below where Bookie gets his own dad bod makeover.
Need your last minute gift for Dad? Might I recommend 2 hours of in person or online shopping? He will also receive an exclusive and private online closet with the purchased items uploaded and styled - up to 12 clothing items and 10 different looks.
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Image consultant and personal stylist. Dani is happily married, the mother of 3 charming children, and an Aussie named Josie Wales.