Pieces to help you fake it - Metro US

Pieces to help you fake it

Outerwear Shapewear
Face it: Some of us weren’t born with a perfectly proportionate body, but that’s okay when we’ve got garments that make it look like we were.

Falsely flaunt it with the built-in backside padding jeans by Mavi. The jeans will lift, extend and enhance your derriere.

Flatten out your mid-section with the Smart Set top — the ribbed vertical lines will tighten and elongate your torso while the loose and free-flowing top and sleeves will help balance out the look.

The convertible skirt/top by Skyler will keep things tucked in and hidden with its strong spandex and A-line cut.

Body Shapewear
Perhaps it will take you longer than a couple of weeks to check off that New Year’s resolution of shedding 10 to 20 pounds. So in the meantime why not fool everyone else into thinking that your 30-minute, once-weekly gym sessions are actually paying off?

Friends will never know that your undergarments are actually doing the work. Hide your muffin top with hot pants from Twin Syndrome, visibly lean up those thighs with tights from La Vie en Rose, and take in a little tummy tuck with the Joe Fresh shaper top.

Tackle dry skin by helping soften and smooth with Palmers, $3.99. It contains 100 per cent pure cocoa butter and antioxidants with vitamins A, C and E. Available at Shoppers Drug Mart.

Tip: When you’re shopping for body shapewear make sure you buy a full control camisole that cuts down to your hips or tights that cut just below your bra, this will help avoid unwanted bulges.

psst… Forget last week’s wedding fair, Indie I Do is Vancouver’s alternative wedding show. You’ll be sure to find something unique and original for your special day. Happens Jan. 17, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 3102 Main St. (www.indieido.com).

Ask Kim
Q. I am looking for a product that will keep my closet fresh and free of smell.

A. Home Outfitters carries a product called Febreze Closet Renewables; they’re shelves that keep your clothes organized and free of that old musty smell. NaturzAire also carries an odour absorbing product perfect for your closet. For more information, visit www.naturzaire.com.

– Vancouver’s Kim Elbo has a passion for fashion. Here she shares the latest style tips.

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