Ladies it is time to time to turn back the hands of time and build up your confidence by slightly tweaking your wardrobes. Style guru and magazine editor Charla Krupp, the author of How to Never Look Fat Again: Over 1,000 Ways to Dress Thinner—Without Dieting, discusses howÂ womenÂ can look greatÂ at any size, shape or age. How Never to Look Fat is an awesome book that will inspire and enthrall you (and not only that, but we think it is one of the topÂ fashion guides ever written for women!)
â€œHow Not to Look Old was driven toward women ages thirty-five and older, in whichÂ IÂ had a missionÂ to help women shave off ten years. How Never to Look Fat was written for women in their twenties and nineties, and how they can shave off ten pounds without dieting. With images of celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston, modern womenÂ beat themselves up toÂ be a size six.Â Women shouldÂ look the best they possibly can, and love themselves.”
2. How did you manage to keep the attention of college women and women with families and full time jobs?
“Everyone wants to look better in a good range of clothing. I also created a new language for women, in whichÂ they should think of their clothing as food. For instance, I createdÂ clothing terms according to fabric as “no fat”, “low fat”, and “high fat”. For instance, bright colors, shiny material, and metallic fabrics are fattening, these materials make you seem fat. Ladies should wear clothing that fits them at the moment (since moms who just had children may have fluctuate in weight may have a wide range of clothing sizes). This means that fat clothes must be thrown out immediately. Shapeless, boxy clothes are bad. Voluminous shapes for women with large bottoms are not flattering. Clothing should fit right, not too small and not too tight. Jersey fabrics and cotton are forgiving fabrics.”
3. How has your experience at major magazines like People, Glamour, and In Style shaped your perspective about the fashion needs of modern women?
” Real women are not celebrities… this is an unrealistic view. Women should not dedicate the time or money to look like celebrities, because the simple everyday things are needed in order to look your best. Most women focus on their faces and not their entire bodies, but the neck is the most important body feature. When you expose your neck and other areas on your body, you will definitely look thinner. Moisturizing and anti-aging products are most important (I recommend Olay’s Total Effects 7-in-1 Advanced Anti-Aging Body Wash– it works great!)”
“Since we are in the spring and summer season, ankle strapped shoes and shoes that have a lot of contrast are not ideal. Moms should wear a heel as high as possible, with a bare, shaved leg. Gillette Venus‘Â inexpensive disposable razorsÂ can be used to shave in the shower, so women can feel clean and hairless.Â A survey ofÂ fifty-two women felt gross when they did not shave their legsÂ [according to a Frink Study].”
“Go to the bathroom, shut the door, and take a bath. If you can’t get a massage then indulge in the little luxuries, create your own relaxation oasis.”
6. Finally, if there was one thing that women all around the country should know about How Never to Look Fat, what would it be?
“That one thing would have to be that we have to start treating our bodies just as good as our faces. The number one thing is to love yourself and your body. Don’t pinch or criticize yourself: your body is a wonderful thing! If you areÂ really focused on losing weight, eat less and become more active (but I know thisÂ mightÂ beÂ difficult for someÂ moms). Due to menopause, medications, and fastÂ food, losing that lastÂ ten pounds can be difficult.”
* Let Us Know: What is your best advice for never feeling “fat” in your clothes?
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