March 1, 2010 at 5:43 pm , by Julie Bain
We were so inspired by the new book How to Never Look Fat Again: Over 1,000 Ways to Dress Thinner—Without Dieting! by Charla Krupp that we decided to test it out on a couple of our LHJ staff members. Then we asked Krupp to comment on our efforts. You won’t want to miss our fabulous food editor Tara Bench’s before-and-after on page 16 in our April issue. And check out how our gorgeous associate editor Jennifer Castoro was transformed from schlumpy to va-va-voom with just a change of clothes, above. Want to get the full skinny on what Charla had to say about Jennifer’s makeover?
“Even a young woman as tall and statuesque as Jennifer can look bigger than she actually is in the wrong clothes. This beige shirtdress has all the sex appeal of a burlap bag.”
“This dress has several elements that make it a ‘high-fat’ choice: the patch pockets, buttons all the way up the dress, bulky roll-up cuffs and lack of shape all obliterate Jennifer’s curves. Plus, the color washes her out.”
“Gladiator flats, among the worst shoes ever invented, shorten Jen’s long legs and cut her off at the worst spot.”
“If you have upper arms as fit as Jennifer’s, show them off! The neckline reveals skin but not too much for the office.
“Jennifer has a hot bod, and she can flaunt it in this green shift, which really brings attention to her hourglass shape.”
“She has va-va-voom legs, shown off to the max in shoes so flattering, every woman should own a pair: nude high-heeled leather pumps. Perfection.”
Photographs: Peter Ardito. Stylist: Sue Erneta. Hair and makeup: Renee Majour for Becca Cosmetics. Still life: Paula Hible. Prop stylist: Jen Everett.
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