Jeans & Pants
Pay attention to the pocketsHigh waist stretch denim is probably the most common way people fake having a fuller butt , but the back pockets of fitted jeans are what really make the impact. Two things to consider are the placement and the size of the pockets. You want to select jeans with smaller pockets located slightly lower on the cheeks, such as these Classic Ripped Skinny Jeans, for the appearance of a bigger and perkier rear. Pockets that are bigger and higher will just make your butt look smaller and flatter.
Wear yoga pants or leggingsIf it’s not a jeans kind of day, you can always wear leggings, as they kind of work like shapewear. Yoga pants are generally made from a thicker material while some leggings are almost sheer in the sunlight, so remember to pick bottoms like these Stretchy Faux Leather Skinny Pencil Leggings.
Go for bright or patterned fitted shortsWhen you want to draw attention to your heinie, go for striking hues similar to these Candy Denim Shorts. If you aren’t against printed shorts, plaid and checkers tend to have a widening effect, which can help with enlarging your backside. Again, pay attention to the back pockets, and choose shorts that are high waisted.
Dresses & Skirts
Cinch that waistContrary to popular belief, you don’t have to wear a bodycon dress to emphasize your booty. It’s actually more effective to carve out your waist than focus on ultra tight silhouettes, so even if this Self Tie Kimono Dress doesn’t stick to your skin, the tie detail slims the waist to promote an hourglass figure, thereby increasing the appearance of your butt by association.
Go for flared skirtsAnother silhouette that boosts your bum is the flared skirt. Pleated is the way to go, as it gives extra volume. The larger the pleats, the better. The trumpet shape is another thing to look out for, especially when the seam of the flare starts just below your cheeks, like with this Tailored Flounce Skirt. But most of the time, any fit and flare or skater dresses and skirts will make it seem like you’re more bottom heavy than you really are. Of course, bright colors, and patterns like plaid and horizontal stripes, would help.
Throw on a waist defining jacketIt’s not just what you wear on the bottom that matters. Adding layers can also define your waist and magnify your tush, but you need to be smart about your layering; you can’t just assume that any fitted outer layer to plumpen up your bottom. Cropped jackets, like this Attack on Titan Cropped Cosplay Jacket, end at the waist and give this impression of a smaller waistline. If shrugs and cropped jackets aren’t really your thing, blazers also do a pretty good job of thinning out your waist, then flaring out like your butt’s the one creating that lift.
Wear heelsOkay, heels themselves don’t do anything directly to change the appearance of your butt, but they do affect your posture. Have you noticed when you stand on your tip toes that your legs start to tighten and your butt starts to clench? As you lift your heels higher, your bottom half flexes more to round out that tush, as well as elongate your legs. At the same time, you’re sticking out your chest and exaggerating the curvature on the small of your back. You don’t have to wear anything too tall—these Pointed Toe Strappy Block Heels are tall enough to make a difference in your shape, but your butt will look much bigger with taller heels. If you have a hard time balancing in stilettos, opt for chunky heels or wedges.
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Sheena is the lead fashion writer here at Pretty Me Philippines and has contributed articles for numerous lifestyle blogs and online publications. Other than keeping up with the latest trends, she loves baking and home DIY projects.