5 Ways to look slim in summer clothes

Use stylists' secret makeover tricks to appear pounds thinner instantly.

Woman in wrap dress

Get your summer off to a great start with seasonal clothes that make you look a dress size smaller. Start with these rules: Go ahead and wear colorful prints -- they can be as slimming as black if you pick a stripe that appears to lengthen or break up any width. Choose knits with stretch so they smooth over curves instead of clinging to them.

1. Cinch your waist in a wrap top tied at the smallest part of your torso.

2. Slip on a tank even if you have a large chest. Just look for one with a built-in bra.

3. Look leaner and taller in mid-rise pants with a slightly flared leg.

4. Slim down your face with a necklace that ends right below your chest, instead of a choker, to give you a longer neckline.

5. Give your height a boost by wearing sandals that have a slight heel and that match the color of your pants.