Nothing says summer like white pants! They’re fresh, sporty, youthful, and they go with everything, but many of us avoid them because we worry they’ll make us look fat. Is it all in our heads?The truth is, white pants can make you look heavier than dark pants unless you know what kind to buy and what to wear them with.
Here are 7 ways not to look fat in white pants.
1. Choose a Thicker Pant
Thin white pants show every lump and bump, so go for a pair in a thicker fabric like denim or heavy cotton. This will also eliminate the problem of pant pocket linings showing through.
2. Go Up a Size
With white, every wrinkle, and crinkle shows. You don’t want to look stuffed into tight white pants, so I suggest you go up one size. No one will notice-promise.
3. Stay away from White Pants with a lot of “stuff” on them
If you want to look slim, wear a pair of white, flat front pants with no detail around your problem area, which for most women over 40 is the tummy. Drawstrings pleats, big belt loops, large pockets even zippers all add bulk where you don’t need it so be careful.
4. Shift the Focus to Your Face With a Colorful or Interesting Top
If you wear a colorful print or a bright, solid top with your plain white pants, your pants will fade into the background. Everyone will look at your top. Jewelry also works to draw the eye up towards your face.
5. Create a Slimming Silhouette
Contrary to popular belief, white skinny jeans can be slimming. Wear white on white to look tall, long and lean.
6. Mind Your Shoes
Wearing a heel or a pointy-toe flat in nude, metallic or white will make your legs appear longer. If you wear a dark or bright-colored shoe with white pants, you break that long, lean line, and you’ll look shorter and heavier.
7. Wear Proper fitting Panties in a Flesh Tone helps camouflage Lumps and Bumps
Flesh tone underwear gives you the most invisible coverage. Check yourself in a full-length mirror before you go out to be sure you don’t have any panty lines. The bulging flesh under white pants makes you look heavy.
*A side note on the importance of using a full-length mirror…… I swear this happened. A woman came to my garage sale wearing thin white pants. You could see her maxi pad through her pants from the rear view. I had to gently inform her of the problem. Not good.
Do you like white pants in summer, or do you stay clear? Let me know.