How to dress yourself slim

Dress yourself slim

Author: Beth Aston

It's 2019 and like any other gent who took his well-heeled foot off the food and fitness pedal in December, getting reacquainted with the gym is probably at the top of your list of resolutions.

Yes it's great to kick off January with a diet overhaul and challenging new exercise regime, but sadly the extra lbs you gained after a month powered by mince pies, champagne and minimal training won't fall off overnight.

So to ensure you stroll back into the office with confidence as your trainer works tirelessly behind the scenes to whip you back into shape, we'll reveal a few wardrobe hacks for trimming down your frame.

Select Slim For The Win

Fitted shirts might be the last thing you want to reach for after a month of indulgence, but they’re actually your secret weapon when it comes to hiding bulk as gentle tapering around the waist and shoulders will magically help to create a masculine silhouette. Styles crafted from breathable cotton will also keep perspiration under control.

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Stretch Fitted Pink Gingham
Twill Shirt – Button Cuff

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Non-Iron Slim Fit White
Herringbone Shirt

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Non-Iron Super Fitted Blue
Stripe Shirt – Button Cuff

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Show Off Your V-Lines

Step away from the chunky-knit cardigan on dress-down Friday. A simple V-neck jumper in a lighter fabric such as cashmere or merino wool will make you look taller and leaner in an instant. Consider rich tones as an alternative to navy and grey.

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Red Half Zip Merino
Wool Blend Jumper

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Neutral Multi Half Zip
Merino Wool Blend Jumper

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Green Multi Half Zip
Merino Wool Blend Jumper

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Master The Art Of Subtlety

While we're all for adding personality with patterns and strong colours, draw the eye with paired-down pops of colour by accessorising plain pieces with say a floral tie, paisley pocket square or bright socks. Large amounts of loud print will leave you looking larger than life.

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Made in England Pink
Climbing Floral Silk Tie

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Made in England Navy
Lowick Floral Socks

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Navy and Orange Camouflage
Flower Silk Pocket Square

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Double Up Dark
Separates In Similar Shades

Pair a muted structured jacket with a pair of slim fit chinos and your body will appear more streamlined. Why? By minimising the contrast between your torso and lower half, your middle won’t be the first thing colleagues notice when you walk into the boardroom.

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Elliot Non Iron Slim Fit Smart
Chino in Navy Blue Cotton Blend

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Burren Jacket Charcoal Grey
Check Robert Noble Wool

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Levico Jacket in Blue Semi
Plain Ferla Baby Alpaca Blend

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If All Else Fails, Go Black

Ever wondered why the French are advocates of wearing black? Not only does it look très chic, it hides a multitude of sins by absorbing the light and masking lumps and bumps.

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Black Poplin Slim Fit
Button Cuff Shirt

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Pelham Slim Fit Coat
in Black Wool

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Hiddlestone Chino in Black
Larusmiani Mill Cotton Blend

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