People always try to look their best, sometimes there are shortcuts or secrets that help them to do that with a cream or a tuck, or tape. Women's magazines play on that sometimes with the headline articles to sell more when they reveal something of a famous star who tells how to look younger or thinner.

According to a study done by self magazine, only a decade ago, 70% of women think they should be skinnier, whereas now, it's 53%. When women were asked to pick a picture of a woman they looked like, the picture was 2 sizes bigger than the woman really was. What was the difference, those women knew some tricks and secrets. These secrets are used by models and Hollywood stars alike, here's some of the most used tricks.

According to All Womens Talk, here's some behind the scenes secrets:

Wear Dark Colors- Black is the color most choose because there aren't shadows.

Stick with solid colors and knee high skirts- If the wrong pattern hits your body, even if you are fit, a pattern can take away from your shape. Knee high skirt isn't too high or too long.

Big Accessories- Carry a big purse, wear big bracelets and necklaces, and large scarfs. This will create the illusion you are smaller than you are. Big Sunglasses slim out your face and hair.

Wear Heals-This will slim your legs. The posture of your calf will trim your legs down, and if you have nice legs, everyone will check out your legs instead of your midsection.

Don't wear baggy clothing-sometimes this backfires on you. Don't wear tight clothing either, then you look like two ten pound cats trying to fight their way out of a 2 pound bag.

Spanx-Oprah loves it and so do many women, they all swear by it.

Stand up tall-better posture, better shape, you also look more confident.

Wanna look younger?

Sometimes-better make-up and hair will do the trick. See your hair dresser and look at a make over, Tony Basil pulled off a cheerleader outfit in her 40's. (Oh Mickey you're so fine). According to Trimming your hair between your neck and ears can take away years.

Pick the right shade of lipstick-you'd be surprised how lipstick can age you or make you look like a ...........nah, you know that already.

Teeth whitening-a great smile means your happy, not old and grumpy.

Define your eyes. People will notice your eyes not the wrinkles around them.

Attitude. If you think you are young, and are happy with your body but still want to work at both, that will show to everyone. Beauty always starts inside and radiates from the outside. I was once told by a model I dated, if you feel like crap, dress up and it will change your attitude.

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