Thanksgiving Eve Survival Guide

If you're a college freshman, Thanksgiving Eve is all about meeting up with old high school friends. Make sure you look your absolute best with these tricks

Hide the Freshman 15

The good news? Your college has a pretty decent dining hall, complete with a frozen yogurt machine. The not-so-good news? The Freshman 15 isn’t a myth. But with your Thanksgiving break just around the corner, you don’t exactly have time to hit the gym and work off those few extra pounds. So instead, use these tricks to hide the dreaded Freshman 15 … and next semester, sign up for an intramural sport that looks like fun.

1. Invest in shapewear. A pair of Spanx like Trust Your Thinstincts Mid-Thigh Shapewear, $58 to $62, works wonders to suck in your tummy and smooth everything out.

2. Get fitted for a bra. It may sound odd, but your bra plays a major role in how you look in your clothes. If your bra is too big, it won’t give you enough support, and if it’s too small, it will create a “back bulge.” If you go to Victoria’s Secret or another lingerie store, they can measure you and get you fitted for a bra on the spot. (Get even more bra tips here.)

3. Swap out flats for nude heels. It’s no secret that long legs make you look skinner, so fake it with a pair of platforms. Try and find a pair close to your skin tone to create the illusion that you have legs that go on for miles.

For even more tips, check out our 15 Ways to Hide the Freshman 15 story here.