1. The higher the heels the longer the legs. A nice set of fashionable high heels is the oldest trick in the book and a proven winner.
2. Ditch the stone wash colored jeans and invest in darker denim. Straight leg or trouser like jeans in a dark rinse will make the upper thighs appear thinner. Avoid jeans that hug through the knees, and down to the ankles. This only draws an unwanted emphasis to the hips. The waist of your denim should fall at or just below waist height to detract from the midsection.
3. Blazers over a blouse or dress is an easy technique. Avoid tight fitting, cropped or excessively long jackets in weighty materials. Instead opt for jackets at waist length with 1-2 fastening across the middle.
4. Trousers made from heavier fabrics like tweed hang well and are flattering on all body shapes. For an added bonus, look for pants with a button up front. The button fastening will take emphasis off your trouble spots by drawing the eyes upward.
5. Seek dresses with banned waists sitting at or below the bra line. Empire waists pull attention to the narrowest area of the body, in turn elongating the legs. This can also be achieved by adding a high waisted belt. Contrast the high waist with a deep neckline for added impact.
6. Blouses with interesting details such as beading or ruffling will keep the eye focused up around the neckline and away from the bodies lower half.
7. Similar to dresses, skirts that fit around the hip area but sit high on the waist helps to minimize bulges in the tummy area. Look for well tailored pieces that offer longevity, coupling them with a slim belt and cardigan.