How To Look Slimmer In Winter’s Bulky Essentials

While we love ourselves a chunky knit and oversize parka when the temperature drops, these cold-weather staples have their downfalls: They keep you warm and dry, but bulky separates aren’t exactly flattering. Here, 4 winter styling tips that prove you can be cozy and fabulous at the same time.

Shape Up!

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1. Belt It

Cinch an oversize coat by belting it at your waistline. It's a foolproof way to flatter and show off your curves in one swift step.

2. Elevate Your Look

If you live in a climate where snow and sleet are a factor, wearing heels on the regular is a major challenge. A lug-sole bootie adds height and versatility to an everyday look without causing you to slip on style points (or actually slip).

3. Show Your Curves

A luxe cashmere piece not only lasts forever, it's a great winter must-have for showing off your shape. The material is far warmer than your average knit, so it keeps you cozy without having to pile on tons of layers.

4. Legs For Days

Teaming dark denim with black knee-high boots creates the illusion of legs for days. Need we say more?