Help the Girls Out
Trinny and Susannah conducted bra interventions on five unsuspecting women committing serious brassiere violations.
"You forgot that you had boobs!" Susannah says to Deirdre. "It was like they were hidden and just, like, this one great big lump of flesh. And now we've given her two breasts with this very plunging bra, which allows you to open the neckline deep and again pushing them forward. You know, it doesn't matter what size your boobs are, you should always push them forward."
Deirdre's classic high-waisted and tapered jeans made her legs look short and her butt enormous! "Those frumpy high-waisted things were just killing her, so we put her in very long jeans with an extremely high heel," Susannah says. Now she looks fit and slim in Joe's jeans.
Colette had been wearing a size 36B bra and now she knows she's a 34DD. And with the right size bra and straps, she doesn't have to keep tugging at her bra to keep it in place.
"Everything with Colette was just going south," Trinny says. So the first thing the makeover team did was give Colette fabulous hair and a fresh new makeup to draw attention to her beautiful face. Then, they replaced her tight shorts with a skirt that skimmed her thighs. "The skirt shows off your fabulous legs and it just gives you an hourglass figure," Trinny tells Colette. "You look wonderful."
Jennifer went from an apple-shaped figure to an hourglass with the right bra! Most importantly, by wearing the right bra, you could suddenly see Jennifer's small waist. Having a dress in all one color elongated her torso, and the v-neck, according to Susannah, was crucial. "If you have a v-neck, you're separating the breasts," she says. "You have more flesh here and you're making them look smaller, whereas if you have a huge expanse of fabric going over the top, not only do you look like you have a third chin coming down with your bosoms but they look enormous. You need to break them up with the deep V."
"It's like a silicone thing," Trinny explains, "and you put your bra on and put it in and it pushes your cleavage. Now she has cleavage! … Before, she was this bland woman wearing stripes to make herself even flatter. Now she has gorgeous cleavage!"
Briana is also wearing firming Spanx® shorts to give her thighs smoothness.
Forty-nine-year-old Beleta's summer wardrobe is in desperate need of an update—Trinny and Susannah raid her suitcase and find pair after pair of unflattering high-waisted pleated shorts. "That's a grandpa short," Susannah says. "That's what old men do the gardening in. Not for someone like you, gorgeous!" Beleta has a fabulous figure, but in the clothes she chooses to wear, she looks at least10 pounds heavier than she is.
Beleta had been wearing a 34B, but now she's a 32D. Her new bra and flattering summer clothes make all the difference!
Her best breast tip? "Your bra should be level front to back so you get a lift and it looks beautiful in the front."
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Trinny and Susannah model what not to wear:
- Tapered or high-waisted jeans make your legs look shorter, your stomach bigger and your rear longer. And if you're pear-shaped like Trinny, tapered jeans exaggerate the width of your hips.
- If you have a flabby belly, don't wear low hipster jeans.
- Unless you want to look heavier than you are, never wear light colored jeans.
- Don't wear a pair of jeans with a high heel unless the jean comes down to the floor and covers the heel.
See the difference the right jean makes next!
Susannah's two-toned jeans make her thighs look thinner. They are extra, extra long and the waistline on her pair comes up a bit so her stomach is held in. "You're not seeing all that horrible flesh spilling over the top because the waistband has room for improvement," she says.
"A v-neck is always the best for big boobs," Susannah adds. "This nice sort of detail going over the boobs actually makes my bosoms look a little bit smaller, which I like."