How to Fake a Waist | Three Simple Steps

 

I have an hourglass figure … with the exception of the tiny waist that is kind of obligatory for an hourglass figure.  Luckily, I’ve figured out a magic trick.  Yup, I’m a fashion magician.  This magic trick is all about a visual illusion – just like the best magic tricks.  It’s all about how to fake a waist!

How to Fake a Waist | Three Simple Steps

There are three simple steps to creating this fashion magic trick.

Step 1 – Widen your shoulders

Step 2 – Narrow your waist

Step 3 – Widen your hips

 

How to Fake a Waist

 

How to Fake a Waist in a Maxi Skirt

Step 1 – Widen your shoulders The shoulder detail on this cardigan makes the shoulders look a little wider

Step 2 – Narrow your waist Keeping the skirt and the top in tonal blue colours means that adding a wide leather belt in a contrasting colour makes my waist standout and appear narrower.

Step 3 – Widen your hips Let the pattern of this skirt do the work for you to visually widen the hips.

 

How to Fake a Waist

 

How to Fake a Waist in a Full Skirt

Step 1 – Widen your shoulders As with the maxi skirt outfit, this cardigan’s detailed shoulder makes the shoulders look a little wider

Step 2 – Narrow your waist Once again, a contrasting belt draws the eye in to the waist.  Tying the belt colour to the dress colour keeps it chic.

Step 3 – Widen your hips The volume of the short full skirt creates the visual illusion of a smaller waist.

 

 

How to Fake a Waist in Pants

Step 1 – Widen your shoulders The coat has shoulder detail, as does the cardigan.  The contrast of the red belted knit over the light patterned top draws attention to the shoulders.

Step 2 – Narrow your waist Adding a detailed waist belt in a similar colour to the red knit draws the waist in but lets the patterned knit over the patterned tunic top speak for itself.

Step 3 – Widen your hips The slight hi lo cut of the tunic combined with the peplum effect of the belted knit over the lean skinny jeans really makes this magic trick pop!

 

Now you know the secret of how to fake a waist.  It’s not really a magic trick – just a bit of visual illusion.   Abracadabra!

 

Kimba Likes Style Notes:

Maxi Skirt Outfit:

  • Seed Femme cardigan – purchased from Seed Birkenhead Point
  • Country Road t shirt – purchased from Country Road online
  • Trenery belt – thrifted from Red Cross Rozelle

Full Skirt Outfit:

  • Lil’D Lashea cardigan – gifted from Fashionista Depot
  • Natasha Gan Stripe Jersey dress – purchased from Fashionista Depot
  • Red belt – purchased from Metalicus Birkenhead Point
  • Country Road leather-panelled ponte leggings – thrifted from Red Cross Rozelle
  • Country Road brogue Chelsea boots – purchased from Country Road

Pants Outfit:

  • Reiss coat – thrifted from Red Cross Rozelle
  • Lil’D Lashea cardigan – gifted from Fashionista Depot
  • Tamea Rice knit – purchased from Paddington Markets
  • Sussan printed tunic – purchased from Sussan
  • Midas leather belt – thrifted from Vinnies Rozelle
  • Printed skinny jeans – purchased from KMart
  • Country Road silver lurex socks – purchased from Country Road
  • Seed suede heeled boots – purchased from Seed Birkenhead Point

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  • Images created by Kim-Marie Williams using PicMonkey

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  • J - 29 January 2015 - 11.26 am

    Hello! Great tips!! Where did you purchase the blue/white maxi skirt? It was not listed in the style notes and it the MOST BEAUTIFUL skirt I have ever seen!!! I would love to know the brand so I can search ebay (because I am guessing it is not longer available in stores).
    Thank you so much!!ReplyCancel

  • […] trusty black snake print leather waist belt by Leona Edmiston did an admirable job of helping me fake a waist, assisted by the fullness of the tulle […]ReplyCancel

  • Norlin Mustapha - 26 June 2013 - 8.50 pm

    I love belts! I also find that using stretchy belts help a lot in creating a waist – yes I’m also a vase…ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Mckenzie - 24 June 2013 - 1.41 pm

    I have no waist either but find the belt at the waist doesn’t help me,I have a boyish figure very up and down probably a rectangle shape,i might try your other tricks though,Thank- You Kim-Marie.ReplyCancel

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