You know I’m a hard gainer, so I feel for you skinny guys that are trying to put on mass so that clothing could look good on you. I had the exact same struggles until I started lifting weights and eating more. When I was super skinny, I picked up a couple tips and tricks to look better in clothing and that’s what I would like to share with you today. If that sounds interesting, let’s begin!
This is just common sense. When you’re too skinny, you want to look heavier. Therefore, throw on layers to add volume to your appearance. Jackets, sweaters and shirts are all way you can practice layering and due to your body shape you don’t run the risk of looking like a snowman.
Even if there’s a slight risk of excess fabric, your arms are going to pay for that. Even now, that I have muscular arms , if I was to do this mistake, it’d have the same effect on me. Always make sure that that sleeve is tight and never loose, this ensures that your arms don’t look like twigs.
Lighter colors like whites, light gray or beige, make you look heavier. This has to do with color and how people deceive you differently according to the color that you wear. On the other hand, you have colors like navy or black that make you look extra sleek and streamlined, that will make you overall frame appear thinner. However, these are all problems you can fix with a little bit of effort and knowledge. At the end of the day, your ultimate goal should be to pack on muscle because that’s what looks good in all types of clothing, which also results in a more healthier lifestyle. If that’s what you want, then I suggest you take the first baby step and get yourself a weight scale. It keeps you accountable, and gives you the ability to track your progress as you gain weight.
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If you’re a skinny dude, then you have to make sure that your accessories aren’t too heavy or bulky as it will contrast against your skinny frame and highlight it. So, avoid big faced watches, stacking bracelets or big rings. Keep your jewelry and accessories minimal and simple, it’s more proportionate to your build..
This is why I love clothing, if you wear the right pieces, you can structure your body the way you want it to look like. One thing I clearly remember when being skinny was having boney shoulder, and lacking a wide frame. Therefore, wear items that give you some sort of definition like suit jackets, crew neck sweaters, biker jackets, and denim jackets. These have extra padding in the shoulders and gives you a dominant appearance.
This is kind of a weird one. When you’re super skinny to the point where you look like a stick. It’s very hard to find jeans that fit. So when you buy skinny or slim fit jeans, it looks like you’re wearing a classic cut. Since, you don’t have any thigh muscles or junk in the truck, you look like your pants are about to fall off. Simply wear basketball shorts under your jeans and it’ll give your pants more volume, sort of like the layering trick I was talking about earlier.
You’re in luck, chunky trainers are in right now. Since shoes are the anchor to your outfit, a chunky shoe will add “hefti-ness” to your outfit and make you appear bigger. Some examples of these are Air Max 97, New Balances, certain oxfords and now that Fall/Winter is coming upon us, boots are a great option.
Anything from a long sleeve t-shirt to a dress shirt, you need to roll up your sleeves. That excess fabric will collect in the top part of your arm and make your biceps look bigger than what it really is.