15 Ways to Hide the Freshman 15

Ah ... the infamous Freshman 15. It creeps up without warning, and suddenly those skinny jeans are just a bit too skinny. Here's how to hide those extra pounds

slim hips with dark bottoms

Trick No. 5: Stay dark on the bottom

Want to shave a few inches from your hip area? It’s easier than it sounds. The number one way to minimize your hips is to wear darker colored bottoms — think black pencil skirts, dark wash jeans, or black pants.

You should also draw attention upward, toward your face. Rygorsky says, “Try darker colors on the bottom, and then add a bright solid colored blouse on the top. You can even accessorize the look with a chunky necklace that hits at your collarbone for extra emphasis near your face.”