Dress to Look Slimmer
Whether you've been a bit laxed with your nutrition or simply want to look leaner when you get dressed for work, there are simple steps you can take to appear slimmer without shedding a pound. That's the great thing about clothing. It can enhance your most positive attributes and minimize and modify the stuff you're not crazy about. Here are four easy steps, until you get back into the gym.
Sweat the Proportions
To look as trim as possible, you want to eliminate any unnecessary fabric. Most larger guys end up wearing baggy clothes, but by wearing a bigger, bulkier shirt, you end up looking bigger and bulkier yourself. Go with "athletic cut" shirts which are tailored to be trim, but should fit your neck and waist. Stay clear of thicker fabrics like corduroy or chunkier knits. But do employ such slimming layers as a two-button sports coat with a center-back vent or a top coat that stops a few inches above the knee. Even a long-sleeve sport shirt worn open, over a T-shirt can make you look longer and leaner.
Avoid Loud Prints
This one's pretty simple. You don't want to draw attention to your midsection, so stay clear of loud prints or big, busy patterns that tend to make you look larger.
Whenever you wear your shirt tucked in, try to position your belt near your natural waistline (around your belly button) instead of underneath your belly, to avoid any unsightly overhang. And look for medium rise pants and jeans instead of a lower rise, which sit lower around your hips and can make you look wide.