There’s no reason to insist on losing weight before upgrading your professional appearance. This Human Resources professional communicates far more sophistication and authority – as well as a trimmer look – in a sleek tailored suit. The jacket’s buttons keep the visual emphasis vertical and the brown color is just as slimming as black but much more flattering to her personal color pattern. The low-vamp shoe makes her legs look longer by exposing the top of her foot. And notice how something as simple as combing her hair behind her ears slims her face and creates the illusion that her whole figure is slimmer too.