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Video:How to Minimize Hips

with Cibeline Sariano

Do you love your curves but want to downplay your hips? A Boston-based clothing designer shows you how to use clothes to minimize larger hips.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Minimize Hips

Hello, I am Cibeline Sariano from my boutique, Cibeline, in Davis Square, Somerville MA, for About.com. Today I am going to give you some tips on how to make your hips look slimmer.

Wear Wide-Legged Pants

A great way to hide your hips, ladies, is wearing a wide-legged pant, generally known as a trouser cut. This basically means that as you get closer to your knee, your leg opening gets wider.

You still want to have the pant come in slightly at the knee, but ultimately you have a wider legged pant.

Things to Avoid to Minimize Hips

You absolutely want to avoid any slim-legged pant if you are trying to deemphasize your hips. You absolutely want to avoid pleats – no pleats, ladies! That definitely will accentuate your hips.

We also want to avoid pockets. However, a good pocket is one that is closer to your pant, closer to the front zipper. The further over it goes on your waist, the further it will accentuate your hips.

Also avoid a side zipper pant. We love to break up the front of the pant with a front zipper detail.

Wear Dark Colors

Another aspect of making your hips look slimmer is to focus on dark colors. The lighter the color, the bigger your hips will look.

When needing to make your hips look slimmer, avoid back pockets on pants. Pocket bags on pants always makes your hips look slimmer.

Try a One-Button Jacket

A minimal shoulder pad is a great way to minimize your hips. We want to go minimal with the shoulder pad, so avoid anything too bulky.

Also a perfect detail for minimizing your hips is a jacket with one button. This just draws your attention, slims out your waist, and just balances out your shoulder pads and your waist to create a more hourglass figure.

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