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8 Types of Unflattering Clothes That Can Make You Look 10 Pounds Heavier

You may not be able to lose those extra stubborn pounds overnight, but wearing the wrong clothes can make you appear bigger than you really are. So, if you’re trying to trim down and tone up, make sure your outfits are working in your favor, and stay away from these eight types of unflattering clothes that can easily make you look 10 pounds heavier — if not more.

1. Skinny jeans

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Woman trying to close jeans button Skinny jeans won’t make you look skinny. | iStock.com/wckiw

Skinny jeans are a bit of a misnomer in that, no, they don’t always make you look skinny. In fact, sometimes just the opposite can happen. Shrink-wrapping yourself into a pair of tight pants isn’t just an uncomfortable way to dress, it can exacerbate any problem areas. And if the jeans are “skinny” enough, they can even create a pudge factor that was previously nonexistent, squeezing the legs and thighs in all the wrong ways. Much better to opt for a pair of slim-cut jeans that are more forgiving. Or, balance out a larger hip and butt with a subtle boot-cut, which is always a fail-safe bet.

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