It's no secret that having children changes a woman's body. I found this to be true after having our daughter, and even more so after the birth of our son. With the changes in my body comes the not so fun task of finding clothes that I'm comfortable in again. I don't know about you, but when I feel good about the way I look in my clothes, I am more confident about myself. I wasn't sure where to begin when looking for new clothes until I was introduced to the book, How To Never Look Fat Again by Charla Krupp thanks to Hachette and The Product Review Place!


From the publishers:

The new groundbreaking style-guide from bestseller author Charla Krupp on how to look 10 pounds lighter, 10 years younger and 10 times sexier every day, all year--in summer, winter, at the gym, even in a swimsuit!

You'll never get dressed the same way again once you discover:

*smart, easy ways to hide arm flap, a big bust, a muffin top, back fat, Buddha
belly, a big booty, wide hips, thunder thighs, and heavy calves-and
that's only half the book.

*which fabrics, colors, and styles make women look fat

*absolutely the best shades, shapes, and brilliant buys to make the pounds invisible

*clever solutions for special fashion situations--workout gear, evening wear, and even swimsuits!

*which products, fashions, and services you shouldn't waste your money on

*the top ten tips that will make you look thinner by tonight!

So, if you've ever put on a piece of clothing and asked "Does this make me
look fat?" Finally, here is the book that will answer your question.

I wanted to be able to stop asking my husband, "Does this make me look fat?" every time I put on a new outfit. I was hoping the How To Never Look Fat Again book would help....and it has!

When my copy of the book arrived in the mail I was shocked at how thick it was. There was WAY more information than I ever expected there to be...this was wonderful! When I saw the words "Over 1,000 ways to Dress Thinner - Without Dieting!" on the front cover, I had to learn more. I mean, who doesn't want to look thinner without having to diet, right?!

What I love about this book is that there are lots of pictures! This has helped me actually see how I should be wearing my clothes so I can look thinner. I've learned that there actually ARE clothes that are better for my body type than others. Whether I'm feeling like they make me look like I have a wide face, a thick neck, wide hips....this book has all the tips I could possibly need to 'dress thinner' and look my best all year long - even in a swimsuit!

By just looking at the shape of clothing items, the fabric, color and fit, I'm now able to better tell if something will fit me the way I like or not. I'm thrilled to have been introduced to this book. I consider How To Never Look Fat Again a fantastic resource that I have near me at all times. No matter a woman's body type or size, this book has suggestions and tips for everyone. I would highly recommend it to every woman I know!

Buy It: You can purchase How To Never Look Fat Again at many retailers and bookstores.

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This giveaway will end March 29th and is open to the US and Canada!

**The products for this review and giveaway were provided at no cost by Hachette and The Product Review Place. This was not a paid post and my honest opinions were given.**



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  1. Anonymous March 15, 2010 at 1:53 PM  

    I'd like to so I had some tips on how to dress thinner.

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