Your Clothes Are Making You Fat


Editor’s Note: Sadly, Charla Krupp died in 2012 at the age of 58 of breast cancer. The following interview was conducted in 2011 and since she was so passionate about helping women look their best, we’re keeping it on our site as a tribute to Charla. 

A nationally known style guru says she can help you drop a dress size, just by helping you pick better-fitting clothes.

Charla Krupp is the former director of Glamour magazine and a frequent guest on programs like “Oprah” and “The View.” Her previous book, “How Not to Look Old,” was a best seller, and now she’s back with the follow-up, “How to Never Look Fat Again: Over 1,000 Ways to Dress Thinner — Without Dieting.”

Charla says she wants women to know that they don’t need to kill themselves dieting to look their best. She sharing tricks that everyone in the fashion business knows to help you look your best.

She has a promise for you — you can look 20 pounds thinner by just choosing the proper clothes.

Get her tips for picking the best shoes, undergarments, shirts and pants to help show your body — no matter what shape it’s in — in its best possible light.

Charla also has tips for navigating the mall, which can be a brutal experience for women. She tells which kinds of stores and departments to avoid and wear you can find clothes that fit real women, with real bodies.

Plus, find out which items you need to purge your closet of immediately.

“Be brutal about your clothing choices, don’t be brutal about yourself,” Charla says.