Fashion Tips and Style If You are a Skinny Girl (Part 2)

Finding the right outfits and accessories for thin, skinny women is actually much easier than for those who have curves and weight. Thanks to the fashion industry who creates such “skinnier is better” images by always bringing those skinny models to showcase their fashion staples. And by this, it means there are plenty of fashion choices out there for you to pull off just exactly like those models. So, be grateful with your slender body, and always be confident with that

These tips are probably useless if you think your thinness is fine. If you don’t have problem with your body silhouette, then you can just wear anything you want. Many fashion pictorials show that being skinny is not a big deal since we can wear as many types of outfits as we want.

On the other hand, if you still have problem with self-esteem linked to your skinny frame, let’s continue the previous article, “Fashion Tips and Style If You are a Skinny Girl (Part 1)“, on how and what to fashion the thin figure.

Bright prints fo thin figurePlaying with vibrant shades and prints can be the most fun part for those with thin frame

Right colors and prints
Colors: Bright and light colors like vibrant shades and pastels are great to create volume as well to give a fashionable, feminine touch into the look. Don’t be shy about wearing bright colors and dare to wear red or yellow if you have the right coloring. Avoid monochromatic outfits, while attires with various colors such as color block or tone-on-tone are strongly recommended.

If you want to look wider, the best trick is to opt for outfits that split up your body at the center line, creating two halves by distinctive colors. Wear more than one color combination and play them with contrast. For example wear light tops and dark bottoms or vice versa.

Perfect Dress for skinny girlDiagonal silhouette is a great bet to create wider frame,
which can be produced by pairing pieces in contrasting colors

Prints: Heavy prints look great on skinny figure, so go for big and colorful motifs to achieve the illusion of fullness. Avoid vertical lines, and opt for horizontal or diagonal stripes instead such as the navy patterns. Both horizontal and diagonal patterns can add curves to your body, promising wider appearance either with blouses, dresses, trousers or skirts.

Right fabrics
Fabrics with some structure and textures such as knits, denim, leather, tweed, corduroy, and thick lace are great for creating the illusion of curve, but you also don’t want to go too bulky as this can make your frame look rigid. So, go with heavy fabrics or even layers, but make sure the fabrics are soft and flexible enough to keep you comfortable and less bulky.

If you want to accentuate your figure then clingy fabrics like silk, cotton, linen, and satin are great to try, but if you want to add curve then avoid them and go for something thicker. You can try playing with contrast, for example team a silk blouse with jeans or a plain cotton tee shirt with linen trousers or a satin skirt. Knit shirt-dresses, often made of acrylic or heavy cotton blends, can also help you look curvier.

Right accessories and footwear
Choosing the right accessories and footwear surely can highlight your strengths including your slender figure, elegant neck and lean legs. Number of fashion pieces like belts, scarves, and jewelries are definitely a good bet for accentuating your skinny figure.

Outfit Details for Skinny WomenPleats, layers, belts, textured fabrics are good options to accentuate your silhouette

Belts: besides giving formal touch into your look, both thick and skinny belts paired over a floaty dress or top will add shape to your outfit and accentuate your tiny waist. If you have no waist, go for wide belts in bright colors, and if your waist is small, try out some beautiful original belts.

Scarves: knowing how to tie your scarf may also change the overall look. Especially for those with a thin, long neck, scarves and shawls suit well because they add volume and divert attention away from your figure. If you have very thin arms, wear a little scarf knotted around your neck rather than contrasting a thick shawl with thin arms. A smartly chosen chunky scarf can also hide a longer neck and will add some personal touch to your style.

Accessories for Thin girlsAbuse scarf or jewelry such as necklace to give a fuller effect on your neck

Jewelries: these sparkling accessories can do more to your appearance. Other than scarves, necklaces can also add weight and dimension to your thin, long neck. Wear those low and big, beaded necklaces and combine it with round neckline of your top to achieve much fuller neck. Choose the colorful ones, do some color-blocking for a more striking statement.

Bracelets and bangles – wooden or metal – that strike as you pass by are the major attention grabbers, and they can add curves too. Wear several on your wrist to jazz up a dull outfit or give it an ethnic look. If your wrists are really tiny, bangles give an illusion of volume and of softness. Be careful not to go too bling, though!

Footwear: skinny women should prefer wearing lower heels or flats with impressive style. If you want to wear heels or wedges instead, the height should be kept to a minimum, or you can play with colors, sparks, and appliques for adding weight to your legs and for drawing attention away from the bony knees. Heels and wedges will actually produce much taller figure to thin women, making them as gorgeous as supermodels. It basically depends on your confidence.

High Sleek Boots for thin legged womenHigh Sleek Boots for thin legged women

Pick the right boots based on its weight and design. Boots are generally long and will disguise the skinny legs under your skirt. However, be sure to avoid heavy shoes, because light weight shoes will give balance to your silhouette, while heavy shoes will make your legs look even thinner. When choosing a pair of tall boots, opt for narrow calf boots or knee-high sleek boots that fit well around your ultra-skinny calves. Your tall boots are not supposed to gape around the calf area, although sometimes slouchy boot styles are easier to fit because the gaping works with the relaxed vibe of the boots.

Haircuts for thin faceHaircuts and styles for thin face and long neck

Right haircuts
No matter what your hair color, your hair style matters a lot and adds great charm to your appearance. For those who are skinny and have a long, thin neck, your goal is to add volumes and curves in your hair. The more style you add to your hair, the more beautiful you will appear. Medium length or short-bob, wavier or chunkier hairstyles, those will look best and add feminine flair to the skinny figure. Not to mention, long bangs, curls, layers, and angles also flatter.

However, the wrong kind of hairdo can be particularly upsetting to the sleek balance of your body and make you look like you might topple over at any moment. So, don’t go too big-haired or your hair will look disproportionate to your body. Also avoid too long, too straight and sleek hair as it only emphasizes your thinness. Too short or spiky hair can also look masculine on a boyish figure, while hair locks, bun, puffs, plats, etc. are the many types that can be molded in a thousand different ways. You may even give your hair some new color. Ask your hairstylist for more ideas and suggestions.

Swimwear for Flat WomenDesigns of swimwear best suited for skinny women

Right swimsuit
Lucky for those with thin figure that they have body to wear those chic ruffled and colored tops that are so hot right now, so go for it. But if your bust is really flat, look for tops with padding, under wiring and a triangular shape to give the illusion of a fuller cup size. Cute, flattering designs like the bandeau top, demi-bra style, Brazilian two-piece swimwear make the most of a beautiful, dainty, bust line.

How to choose swimwear for skinny women
If you’re into swimming, wear one piece instead, and avoid swimwear with too many details and too much fabric, also make sure your supportive bra fits well and comes with adjustable straps. As for prints and colors, again, horizontal stripes will give the illusion of a fuller bust, even you are still allowed to play with other numerous bright colors and prints as fun as you like.

Finally, if you’re looking for style inspiration on how to dress for a slim shape then  take a look at these images featuring fashion campaigns and styles for skinny women. Just remember to always show off your best assets and conceal the others, that you are aiming for a balanced silhouette and to be confident no matter what shape your body is.

Outfits with Shines and Prints for Thin WomenSheen and Heavy Prints for adding weight and dimension on slim figure

Street Style for skinny girls

Street Style for skinny womenStreet Fashion Style for Skinny Women

Not to mention, don’t forget to check more style ideas for skinny women via article “Fabulous Street Fashion Styles to Follow for Skinny Ladies”. Have a wonderful day 🙂

Graduation Attire for Slender Figure
question by Wendy

White on White Graduation OutfitsTrend Fashion 2014 – All-Whites Statement for Special Occasions All White Trend for Slender FigureWhite-on-white fashion trend for a great Spring Summer refreshing look

Graduation Outfits for Slender WomenChoose jumpsuit to get that boyish yet elegant look, while a printed top with skater skirt and kitten heels feature more to your girly side. Add pastel for a subtle look, or cobalt blue for much bolder touch

Jumpsuits Trend for Slender FigureFabulous Jumpsuits Fashion Trend for Slender Figure

Trousers to make Thin Figure looking more Mature (Older)
question by Ruudy

Baggy Pants for Skinny WomenBaggy Pants for Slender Figure

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Tweed trousers for Skinny WomenTweed Trousers for Skinny Women

Velvet trousers for Skinny WomenVelvet Pants for Skinny Women

Casual Outfits for Slender Figures
question by Anam

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22 comments on «Fashion Tips and Style If You are a Skinny Girl (Part 2)»

  1. Anam says:

    heyie Deenee i am Anam..first of all thankyou so much for your tips…i am skinny haviNG A height around 5.6 and weight of 44kgs…i am always disgusted with my long legs….i wanna ask what kinda casual wear i can carry…adding i have a dusky complexion so i usually avoid vibrant colors..

    1. dee-nee says:

      Hi Anam,

      Thanks again for your comment.
      I posted some pictures from H&M collection featuring casual wear for slender figures in very neutral shades (no vibrant and bold colors or prints)

      I don’t know whether you like to wear shorts or minis … but here I give ideas of long or maxi outfits which I think they look incredibly fabulous
      (btw … I’m into something long and flowy recently … so that explains why I’m suggesting those pieces to you …. LOL)

      Long skirts, long dresses, jumpsuits, flare pants, cropped pants … all are flattering for casual-chic looks, especially if you don’t really want showing your legs 🙂

      Plus, I think your dusky complexion is fine. Your skin is beautiful that makeup actually flatters tanned-skin hues. Just do bright and vibrant colors sometimes, they definitely look good on you. Try dainty floral patterns maybe … or bottoms in neon paired with subtler top.

      Have a great Anam, hopefully you like my suggestions 🙂

  2. mirai says:

    Hello im skinny and im 5’4, im also asian (chinese) so my skin is quite fair .My greatest problem is that nothing fits me right, clothes that are S or even XS are still quite loose.. i dont know what to do … im tired of my boyish image and yet i want to keep them but with a girly change … please help me :c

    1. dee-nee says:

      Hi Mirai,

      You could probably check some stores that have clothing exclusively for petite sizes.
      The stores are basically based on the availability of clothing made particularly for petite women (online or in stores)
      And usually they also offer fit guide for you to get the right size.
      Stores like Ann Taylor LOFT, JCrew, Banana Republic, GAP, or H&M actually have pieces dedicated to petite sizes

      Hopefully my advice answers your problem Mirai
      Have a great day 🙂

  3. withsharpclaws says:

    hi there. I am 5’5″, long legs, very pale complexion (welsh and british heritage), 36″ of long, thick, straight, brown hair. My breasts range from 34B to 38C depending on my hormones. I fluctuate between 98 and 110 pounds, I don’t have a scale in my house so it goes on averages when I decide to weigh myself at a friend’s house. My hips are at 38″ and I cannot seem to change it. I have always just accentuated my curves, and my whole point is how are these pictures showing small women in bags supposed to show us how to show curves?
    I was wondering if the point of the post is that we’re showing curves only for men. If it’s to compete with each other, then the lines and the way it makes the silhouette looks matters. If it’s to feel attractive to the opposite sex, then they find anyone attractive providing he’s into the type. If he’s not, he will talk to her and find her attractive. Anyone that needs to care so much about the patterns, the shape of the sleeve, how much fun are you actually having when you go out? Is it all about the looks, or is this just a place to vent about the frustration before going out?

    1. dee-nee says:

      Well, speaking of fashion. I don’t think women follow fashion only to feel attractive to the opposite sex.

      Obviously, they follow fashion for many reasons, and sometimes they dress fashionably only for themselves; to find clothes that fit and flatter; to make them look and feel good; to build up self-confidence, even to make them happy, etc.

      And believe me sometimes women do really care about the patterns and colors, the shape of the sleeves and necklines, the length of the hems, etc. Some of them think that doing all those stuffs is really fun and exciting. And when they are happy, they can give so much positive energy to the society, right ?? 🙂

      So, if you ask my reason for writing this article, my answer would be just like how I responded Deanna at the comment below this article “Fashion Tips and Style If You are a Skinny Girl (Part 1)”

      I really have no intention of saying “You are skinny. That’s not good for you, so you really really need to embrace your curves”

      No, that’s not my point of the post (or other posts related to fashion tips). Here in this blog I basically just want to show that fashion is all about being grateful with your shape. That fashion is really for everybody, for different body types – so not only I write tips for plus sizes but also for petites, skinny women, pear, apple, hourglass shapes, etc.

      You don’t have to follow all tips because you surely have your own personal style and judgment. These tips are just a basic idea if you are not sure how to dress your body.

      Moreover, if you probably read this article saying all skinny women should create and embrace curves, or have to go for wider silhouette, or add more weight, etc.

      I can’t blame you for seeing it that way, but why don’t you think of the opposite. That being a slender or skinny figure is a bless because you are allowed to dress all most flattering staples with bright, colorful, vibrant shades, and those with full prints and details.

      I mean, think of the other way around, if plus size women have always been asked by the society to wear everything that make them look slimmer and thinner; no short or mini outfits, no bold and vivid colors, no heavy prints, etc. – basically they aren’t allowed to wear fun pieces, and that is why I never suggest those kind of plus size fashion tips to them – Here, with your figure, you are actually suggested to wear them all .. That’s good, right ?? 🙂

      Hopefully you understand what I meant here,
      Sorry for my English, and have a lovely day 🙂

      5’5″ and 110 pounds is not skinny btw, your shape is perfect 🙂

  4. minnie says:

    Hey thanks for all d tips but wanna ask something more my height is 5’8 and my weight 45 lg … but wanna know more for street looks n shorts

  5. minnie says:

    Hey .. I am 5’8 and 45 lg .. and my color is vitish and my legs are long n thin even arms too.. so Wat to wear for street ? Wanna look attractive

    1. dee-nee says:

      Hi Minnie,

      I’m very very sorry for not responding your question earlier. I think I must have missed your comment before.
      About the street styles that you ask. Please check some of my articles showcasing street style fashion.

      I don’t specifically wrote for skinny women on those articles, but more general for all body shapes – except for articles that have “Plus Size” on its title
      You can look at the pictures on each “general” article and see if you can follow some of their styles.

      Just remember to make fashion fun and enjoyable. Wear whatever styles you want to wear. coz everybody is allowed to have a great time with their figure. Don’t think much if you are skinny or have problems with part of your body 🙂

      Thank you so much for your comment Minnie
      Wish you for a wonderful day 🙂

  6. Diane says:

    Hi I’m 5’5 and 15 yrs old and bout 40 kg , my legs are long and thin so does my arms and I’m Asian so color is not a problem.
    I don’t know if what gown fits right for me its our prom on feb 25 2015 then it should be black and white themed I don’t know what gown should I wear help me plsss??? I need tips

  7. Diane says:

    Hi I’m 5’5 and 15 yrs old and bout 40 kg , my legs are long and thin so does my arms and I’m Asian so color is not a problem
    Its our prom on Feb 25 2015 it should be black and white themed I don’t know what gown should I wear help me plsss??? I need tips

  8. Diane says:

    Hi I’m 5’5 and 15 yrs old and bout 40 kg , and I’m Asian so color is not a problem
    Its our prom on Feb 25 2015 it should be black and white themed I don’t know what gown should I wear help me plsss??? I need tips

    1. dee-nee says:

      Hi Diane,

      First of all, if the party theme is black and white, I would suggest you to wear something in its color family, something with black, white, gray, or silver – of course you may add a little pop of color to make the outfit looks more fun. Colors that tend to have white shades like ivory, cream, or champagne can also be an option, as well as those that come in more black hues such as navy or dark brown.

      Just do mixing and matching with jewelries and accessories to meet the theme of the party. Remember to keep everything in balanced.
      Make sure you know how other students dress – whether it’s super sparkling prom that allows students to dress in very glittery dress, or a party where students don’t wear too much blings

      Because you are 15 yrs old – and tend to have petite figure – I prefer to recommend you a short prom dress instead of the long one. But obviously it depends on your personal preference.

      For your slender shape, IF you really want to add curve to your frame, you may look for dresses with a cinched waist or even a fashion-forward belt. Or choose dress that comes with details. You are lucky because you can wear all dresses with those flattering embellishments, or you can add statement necklace for accessories.

      Check out some of these examples :
      1. Short Fringe Dress : this dress will look amazing for your prom. Add some black and sparks accessories like diamond rings or bracelet, or simple glittery clutches and heels to match with the party theme
      2. Mini Open Back Soft Satin : I also love this dress, you can look at how the models add accessories for the prom
      3. Chi Chi London Embroidered Diamante Prom Dress : I like the details of this dress, it’s simple yet very cute.
      4. Ariella London Black freya beaded prom short dress : Also this dress, it’s simple yet glamorous. You can add gold dainty ring or charm bracelet to give accents.
      5. Landa Wild Metallic Cocktail Prom Dress : if the prom is super glamor allowing guests to wear metallic dress. You may try this one. Just make sure to keep the accessories simple coz the dress is already bold
      6. Perfect Poise Dress in Peacock : as I said before, with your slender figure, dress that is fully detailed is one best option for you.
      7. I also found some fantastic dresses from modcloth perfect for your prom : Flawless Flair Dress, Goodnight Swoon Dress, Time and Grace Dress in Champagne, When You Can Dance Dress

      Please tell me if you need more dress options.
      Have a lovey day Diane, and wish you for a wonderful prom 🙂

      1. Roshni says:

        im roshni frm kerala im very skinny and thin girl nd my legs are little long my states culture is very natural so i cnt wear the modern dresses which are above described so pls advice me about the tips related on some narural fashions on dresing

  9. Shraddha Khanna says:

    Hi, I really liked your article. It helped me. I Was born by the seventh month ( pregnancy) so m naturally skinny. I’m 14,years old. I m Asian. ( Indian ) and I weigh about 37 kgs there is a really formal house warming party and I want too look fabulous. Please suggest me some tips
    I really want them urgently as its just too days later. Please help

    1. khay c says:

      Hy dear… i fink a layerd gown should do d trick… workz perfectly for me… y nt u

  10. SwathySusan says:

    i m susan, i m 23 years old and i m getting married in a couple of month, i m very skinny and thin, i have long thin legs, could you please suggest me what kind of wedding gown suits me and regular wear .

  11. Deolinda says:

    Hello,im Deolinda.Im slender and i have long slim legs but the problem is i have a big belly n big lovehandles.Please help me what can i wear when i will be going for work because im going to be a lawyer soon and i can wear for casual when going out with my boyfriend or with some friends.Please help me im really helpless.

  12. Nivedita says:

    Hii…m 5’2 age 26..weight 36kg..colour fair.. M very skinny girl… Ppl sa that I look same in all kinda dresses… Its a mess. Kindly suggest me what to wear on family occasions..

  13. ChanLay says:

    I want to know which fashion is the best for skinny girl to be smart and beautiful.

    1. dee-nee says:

      Hi ChanLay,

      Please take a look at “Fabulous Street Fashion Styles to Follow for Skinny Ladies” for skinny ladies’ street styles ideas
      Depending on your personal style and opinion, you may take some of their looks for inspiration.
      I think all of them look smart and beautiful

      Thanks much for your comment ChanLay 🙂
      have a nice day

  14. Prachi says:

    Hey!! I am 22.. Height 5’1… 40kg… Please suggest me formal to wear for am interview… Should I wear pants or skirt? And if pants then what kind I mean slim fit to something with broad bottom.. Plz help kindly mail me any tips if u have… Thanku ?

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