|Disguise a Double Chin
Believe it or not, many women, full-figured and thin alike,
battle the dreaded double chin. Everything from extra pounds to
weight loss to poor posture can exacerbate this problem, and
minimizing its appearance can seem like an impossible task. But
take heart: There are beauty and fashion tricks you can use to
create the illusion of a longer, slimmer, double-chin-free neck.
A double chin can make your whole neckline look thick and stumpy.
Your aim, then, is to make your neck look as long and lean as possible.
One way to do this is to keep your neckline free of hair.
That can mean choosing a short cut -- something with lots of
chunky layers draws the eye up and away from your chin.
It can also mean wearing your hair up, giving the illusion of a longer,
Keep your makeup focus on the eyes and cheeks. Doing so draws
the eye upward to your amazing eyes or flushed cheeks, taking emphasis
off your neck. Be sure your brows are groomed impeccably, and then use
neutral eye shadows and plenty of soft liner and mascara to add eye definition.
Or go for the flushed-cheek effect by applying color to the apples of
your cheeks; in this case, dress eyes with a coat of mascara only.
Attempt to contour. Heavy contouring (the kind you tried in
seventh grade to make your nose look slimmer) is too obvious.
Instead, go for the subtlest touch. Dust a bronzer powder in a
light shade along your jawline, under your chin. This creates a
shadow, which in turn makes your chin look less conspicuous.
Sweep some bronzer over your temples and nose to keep the
Avoid tops that stop just below your neck, as they'll emphasize
your double chin. Crewnecks, boatnecks, and high v-necks are
Pick tops that elongate your neckline. As with your hairstyle,
your choice of top can make your neck look longer and leaner
(and your chin less noticeable). Go for tops with deep v-necks
or scoop necks, or wear open-collared button-downs. Another
option: A high turtleneck that camouflages your double chin.
Choose accessories wisely. Chokers that pinch your neck, long
earrings that end alongside your problem area, and neck scarves
all draw attention to a double chin. Instead, pick pieces that
elongate and draw the eye away from your chin, such as a long
lariat or necklace, sparkly stud earrings, and scarves worn away
from the neck.