Dear Glam Gals,
I need some help. My family is taking family photos outside this summer and everyone has agreed on wearing white. I’m about 15 lbs overweight and the camera is supposed to add ten more, so I always avoid white. Any suggestions on how I can go along and still look nice? Thanks, Ann
We understand your concern, but first let’s clear up the myth about “the camera is supposed to add ten more pounds”. That rule is really for TV not a photo. Also it is a myth that all white will make you look heavier. While it is true all black is slimming, if you dress properly for your body type and choose clothes that fit well anyone can look gorgeous in all white.
- Wear all white (monochromatic) you will be fine.
Much better to be in all white, than to break it up with white on top and blue jeans or another color on the bottom.
- Practice how you are going to stand.
If you can put your hand on your hip, you can help make some definition and not be a white blob. Also, turning slightly to the side and not facing straight front will give you a slimming look.
- Wear a stretchy foundation underneath a sheer top.
If you are built with a thicker body type make sure your bottoms are wide or have some flair. Wearing straight legs with wide hips will not photograph well.
- Finally take some quick photos of yourself in the outfit you plan on wearing.
Try different styles…see what is most flattering in a photo.
But the best advice we can give you is to just go and bring your beautiful smile! You will be lovely, we are sure!