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How to Not Look Fat in a Tank Top

author image Nadia Haris
Nadia Haris is a registered radiation therapist who has been writing about nutrition for more than six years. She is completing her Master of Science in nutrition with a focus on the dietary needs of oncology patients.
How to Not Look Fat in a Tank Top
A young woman wearing a tank top walks with her boyfriend. Photo Credit: Digital Vision./Photodisc/Getty Images

The heat of the summer is a time to shed heavy winter sweaters and wear more skin-revealing clothing such as tank tops. However, if you are insecure about your weight or body shape, this can cause unnecessary anxiety. Choosing the right undergarments and a slimming tank top design can help you look thinner and feel more confident.

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Step 1

Pick dark solid colors, graphic designs or vertical stripe-patterned tank tops. Avoid tank tops that have horizontal stripes. This pattern can make your torso appear wider than it is.

Step 2

Choose a tank top that is more covered at the neckline. Wear a high V-neck or round-neck top with wide straps instead of a low neckline and thin spaghetti straps. Showing less skin can help make you appear slimmer.

Step 3

Wear a tank top that is made of a mix of stretchy material such as lycra. This material helps the tank top retain its shape and will also compress your abdomen slightly for a leaner look. Ensure that the tank top is the right size; wearing loose clothing will make you look larger.

Step 4

Choose the right bra for the correct fit and support. Wearing a bra that fits you well under your tank top will make you look thinner, particularly if you have heavy breasts. Get a professional bra fitting if you are unsure of what size and type of bra is best for your body.

Step 5

Compress your abdomen fat slightly by wearing slimming undergarments. These include high-waisted panties and body-shaping leggings. Ensure that your jeans, pants or skirt are not too tight at the waist and hips. This reduces fat bulges over your bottoms and gives your waist a more streamlined appearance.

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