GOT may have ended, but winter is still coming for the rest of us! I think we can all agree that wearing puffer jackets as we trundle out in the sub-zero temps is not as fun as snuggling up to stream a good show. However, when done right, it is possible to avoid looking like a walking sleeping bag every time you go outside. 

Wondering what to wear to look slim and how to avoid bulky silhouettes this winter? We’ve got you, girl! Here are some easy, chic tips for how to look slim in winter clothes while staying warm and cozy.

Embrace French Style

When in doubt about what to wear to look slim this winter, take a cue from the French. Ooh la la. there’s a reason everyone looks great in black and we’re not here to argue. Looking for some inspo? Try pairing our Velvet Shaping Legging with our Long Sleeve Shaping Thong Back Bodysuit, and you’ll see why this French styling tip is nothing short of a little black magic. 


Another tip taken right from a French closet is to layer a beautiful matching lingerie set below your black ensemble. Our Ultralight Seamless Shaping Brief, Thong and Bralette with lace details are slimming and supportive in a universally-flattering light pink Lotus color. Wearing these heavenly soft undies will make you feel feminine and sexy even when the weather outside is frightful.

Play with Tighter and Looser Fits

Here’s a quick tip to look slim in winter clothes: Keep one part of your outfit tight while the other is loose. It’s all about balance! This will keep you from looking overwhelmed by too many layers of thick clothes. 

A chunky knit or oversized coat looks fab on top of a closer-fitting item on your legs, like tights or leggings. A short dress over our black 3-in-1 Shaping Legging with a large overcoat or trench and scarf is perfect for everything, from your 9-5 to a first date.

High-Waisted Leggings Are What You Should Wear to Look Slim This Season

Looking slim in winter is all about proportions, so choose garments with a leg-lengthening effect. Save the baggy Mom jeans; now’s the time for slim leggings like our Brienne Shaping Legging with Side Stripe Elastic. In addition to being high-waisted, it has 360° shaping from waist to ankle for a built-in Yummie hug. The sporty stripes make these appear more like chic trousers than leggings, yet they are super comfortable and pair perfectly with an oversized knit. 

Try Wearing Shorts with Tights

Shorts aren’t just for summer. They can actually be an essential piece to wear in winter to look slim. Turn heads for all the right reasons by wearing a pair of wool shorts with our Insulated Opaque Tight and a cashmere sweater. Featuring a microthermal lining, these tights keep you warm and comfortable without drowning your figure.

Drape Winter Coats over Shoulders

As with all the seasons, it’s not just about what you wear, it’s how you wear it! Elevate a simple look, like our Stretch Twill Shaping Legging with Pockets and your favorite white blouse by placing a long wool tan overcoat around your shoulders. The free movement of the coat works to make you appear slimmer and more sophisticated.

Look More Slim in Winter Clothes by Adding Height with Heels

Instead of flat boots, break out those heels this winter. A pair of high-heeled, chunky booties can actually be good for navigating icy sidewalks, and they add height for a slimming effect. Our Pebbled Shine Faux Leather Shaping Legging with a black sweater, tan scarf, and tan heels is ideal for a night out. For the office, switch out the leather leggings for a pair of classic black work pants.

Wear Monochromatic Muted Colors to Look Slimmer

A monochromatic look in neutral colors keeps things casual and cute all winter long. We love a crisp all-white or cozy camel look for chilly days. Our white Pull-On Slim Leg Pant with a white sweater and coat looks as fresh as the new snow. 


With our deliciously soft shaping leggings and other effortless shapewear pieces, you can bundle up without sacrificing your silhouette this winter. As you consider what to wear to look slim this season, remember that proportions, colors, and fabrics matter when mixing essential layers with your winter style. Also, be sure to wear insulating base layers so that you can emphasize your assets without freezing. Staying warm has never looked so good!