The Loose Sweater and Skirt Combo
While loose sweaters are a go-to winter essential that provides great comfort to us all, this item of clothing also hides our waistline and makes our lower body appear shorter. So, when pairing our sweaters with skirts, it is imperative that we tuck the garment in.
Otherwise, we will look frumpy like the woman in the left picture here. Also, a good trick to remember would be to pair the loose long-sleeve with a tighter skirt, in order to flatter your figure.
The Waistline Cinch
The waistline is most women’s smallest area, so it’s important not to hide this part of our bodies but rather to embrace it. As seen in the image on the left, when we wear garments that are loose and unflattering it can be deceiving and make us look bigger than we actually are.
That’s why we suggest either to add a belt to cinch in your waist or get your clothes altered tighter as this woman did (right-side).
When an article of clothing causes bulging, it means that it makes you appear swollen or lumpier than you actually are. This is a look that nobody actively wants so try to avoid buying clothes that have this effect on you.
As seen here, this black cocktail dress is making the woman appear as if she has stomach rolls and the mom jeans on the right are also guilty of the same thing.
Tuck in Your Shirt
When wearing a long-sleeve tee with a skirt like pictured here, pulling down the shirt immediately adds on imaginative extra pounds (see the left-side). This is because you have divided your figure into two pieces and given the effect of stomach rolls.
This is not a look that we want to promote as it is most unflattering and doesn’t show off the skirt well. Rather tuck in the shirt and let the skirt’s waistband give you a good cinch in.
The Best Belt for You
When it comes to trying to flatter the figure, a good rule of thumb is to opt for a thicker belt. The wideness of a chunkier belt is better for cinching in your waist.
Also, you can wear belts that are light in color but it depends on what clothing you wear with it. If your coat is darker than the belt you are wearing, then this could make your waistline appear larger.
The Art of the Skinny Jeans
When it comes to choosing the right pair of skinny jeans for you, try to remember to choose ones that are slightly loose and that show off your ankles. Also, don’t wear shoes with jeans that contrast in color, since this will give the illusion that your legs are shorter and in return, make you look heavier.
Out of the two photos this lovely lady took, we feel the one on the left is more flattering as she tucked in her tee and wore cute sneakers.
Show-Off These Body Parts
When we’re feeling like we’ve picked up some pounds, our knee-jerk reaction is to try to cover ourselves up in clothes that hide as much as possible.
While we understand and empathize with this fashion choice, there are a few body parts that should never be hidden – we refer to these as the ‘thinner’ parts which include your neck, wrists, ankles, and waistline. Showing off these body parts makes us look thinner and feel more dainty.
The Coat to Skirt Dimension
A big fashion no-no that makes us look heavier is to wear a coat or raincoat that is shorter than our skirt. This is especially true with contrasting colors.
By wearing a coat that doesn’t cover the length of our other garment, we create the appearance of an extra layer that cuts our figure in an unflattering manner. The image here speaks for itself… So ladies, don’t forget this vital piece of information the next time you’re buying a coat.
The Right Undergarment
Wearing the right undergarment beneath your clothing will ensure that you are nicely tucked in and creates smooth lines. We’re pretty sure that nobody wants the alternative, so make a considerable effort to buy the bras, undies, and shapewear that is best fitted to what you wear on top.
The image here shows the difference it makes when one wears the incorrect undergarment vs. the right one. The contrast between the two is very noticeable in the woman’s stomach area.
The Tracksuit Wins Here
While one would think that short shorts would always beat the tracksuit pants when it comes to what’s more flattering, that is in fact not the case here. If our shorts are too short, they can make us appear bigger. Whereas, fitted yet still breathable track pants can be very flattering (as seen on this woman).
Another reason we are criticizing her outfit on the left was due to the childish print of the tee that draws negative attention to the stomach area.
The Rule About Lines
Vertical lines help make us appear more streamlines and longer, while horizontal ones can have the opposite effect, especially in the abdomen area. So, for this woman’s dress which displays a mix of both, it can get tricky when deciding how to accessorize it.
This is when the dress’s length comes into play – since it is below her knees, we prefer the blazer on the right that cinches her in at the waistline.
The Pencil Skirt Principle
When choosing a flattering skirt, there is a common misconception that the short, black, and tight one is the answer. This is actually not the case since short skirts cut the lines of our legs unnaturally and even more so if it’s in a dark shade.
Plus, the garment is uncomfortable to walk and sit in which lends itself to be impractical. Rather choose a pencil skirt that complements your shape and expresses your femininity.
The Power of a Tan
While this next one might surprise some, the power of a tan is known to give the effect of shredded weight. If you still don’t believe us, just look at the before and after display here – the difference in her legs definition is sizable.
This is because darker skin gives the illusion of a concealed finish. Furthermore, a tan can hide unfavorable redness or bruising, which provides an added bonus. So, if you’re not feeling yourself, spray on some tan, and voila!
Don’t Overkill the Oversized Look
When rocking oversized clothes, it’s important to pay attention to the accessories you choose to wear with them. Due to the baggy nature of the garment on top, we suggest keeping your handbag and jewelry more on the daintier side.
The images here perfectly depict how the smaller accessories make all the difference by tying the outfit together and not adding extra weight to your top-half. Lastly, remember to show your wrists when wearing these oversized garments.
The Sweater Fix
While the loose sweater is beloved to many of us, our waistline would say otherwise if it could do the talking. This is because sweaters hide our waists and give the illusion of a shortened torso. A good trick to remember when styling your sweater next time is to add a belt that lifts it up and accentuates your figure.
The before and after is quite astonishing when you realize a tiny belt was to thank for all that magic. Now, your outfit is stylish, flattering, and makes you look 10 pounds lighter!
How to Style Your Busiest Dress
When it comes to styling your looks, a fashion tip that has stood the test of time is remembering that less is more. Due to the business of the patterned dress, the jacket should help tie the look together and flatter the woman’s physique.
For this reason, we prefer the look on the right, as it tones down the vibrance and gives a slimming effect. However, with that being said, we do love the pop of the red on the left but feel the short cut makes the woman’s hips look bigger.
Roll it Up
When it comes to styling your outfit in the most flattering way, you’ll find that it’s all in the smaller details. Like we mentioned earlier, showing off your neck and wrists can make a difference as seen with this woman, as well as one another trick – rolling up your jeans.
This styling tip is primarily for when your jeans are more on the baggier side as rolling them up allows your ankles to show. This immediately creates a thinning effect on your legs which we’re sure everyone would enjoy.
It’s All in the Fabrics
When we wear clothing that is too tight on us or has a rough material, it can make us look bigger than we actually are. That’s why it’s usually better to wear garments that are made of smooth and forgiving fabric in order to cover up any unwanted areas.
Also (as shown on the left-side here), try steering clear of square-shaped or rigid necklines as they cover up our neck area and give a boxy-effect to our chest.
The Stripe Dilemma
While it is a misconception that all vertical stripes are thinning and horizontal ones add on the pounds, the thickness of the stripes is the true indicator when it comes to what looks flattering. For example, frequently narrow stripes add dimension and can help hide our pounds, while thicker and rare stripes can hide our feminine curves and make us look dumpy.
This is seen in the image here, as even though the woman on the left is sporting the infamous horizontal lines, due to their thinness and large frequency, she looks great.
The Geometric Design Downside
While geometric design patterns on garments are aesthetically-pleasing, oftentimes they leave us looking square-shaped. This is evident in the image displayed here as the same woman in two similar dresses looks way better and thinner in the plain black number.
This doesn’t mean that we cannot rock garments with this design but when it comes to dresses and skirts, it’s not recommended unless the garment is short and shows off your legs.
The Trouser Fit
Ladies, trouser pants provide such a classy and sophisticated look, especially for work attire. The key to wearing the right pair is all in the fit. As seen on the left side here, the beige trousers seem to swim on the woman and make her appear larger.
Whereas, the black pair on the right have a complementary effect on her because they are better fitted to her legs. See how the pants tighten in the middle and then flow out towards the hemline? Now, that is a great fit!
The Shoe Details
Heels have the great power to make us look taller and in doing so, we appear thinner. However, the type of heel we pick to wear should be a well-thought-out decision. In the image displayed below, while the two pictures look very similar, the heels differ slightly in style.
The ones on the left are the classic peep-toe stiletto, while the ones on the right have less of a platform and have that strap across the ankle. Unfortunately, this ankle-strap adds an odd dynamic to her ankles and gives an unflattering effect to her legs.
The Smartest Smart Jacket
A smart jacket can spruce up any outfit and give a more formal appearance. We believe they’re a closet must-have for this very reason. And while we actually think both jacket displays look nice here, the obvious winner for us is the plain white one, due to its shortened length.
The smart jacket is supposed to create a square frame on our shoulders, so the most flattering choice here would be to wear one that still accentuates your bottom frame.
The Kimono Rule
The Kimono comes from Chinese fashion during the Wu dynasty dating back to many centuries ago. The garment appears similar to the style of a silk robe except it has become more day-time acceptable over time. And today, the kimono is a beloved fashion feature for outfits on-the-go.
However, one must remember to wear a long-cut one as shown here on the left. Otherwise, the garment just looks like a flowy cardigan that would make anyone look chunkier. Plus, the whole point of it is to reflect a robe so the long length is necessary.
How to Pair Your Loose Jeans
If you opt to wear looser jeans, then how you pair them will determine if your outfit will be flattering on you or not. On the left-side here, there are a few styling mistakes that led to the woman looking frumpy.
Firstly, she chose to wear a tee that covered her decolletage and then wore an oversized cardigan over that. A good rule of thumb to remember if you’re going to wear loose jeans is to ensure your chest is slightly exposed as she smartly did on the right-side.
The Shape of Sunglasses
Believe it or not, even wearing the wrong shape of sunglasses can make us look bigger than we are. That’s why it is imperative to wear the right pair for your facial structure. The fashion rule of thumb here is to wear the shape that actually contrasts with your face.
For example, if you have a more circular-shaped face, then opt for a square-styled pair of sunnies like this Gucci pair as indicated here. While the round sunnies are stylish, they are not fit for everyone’s face shape.
The Beltloop Tuck
Do you have a top or blouse that’s just a bit too long or baggy on you, so you never really wear it? Whether or not you spent a lot of money on it makes no difference. Either way, it would be a shame to get rid of it.
Luckily, we have the ultimate hack for you — all you’ll need is that baggy shirt and a pair of pants or shorts with belt loops. Simply thread the extra fabric at the bottom of the shirt through one of the belt loops on the side. Then, take the tail of the shirt that’s been looped through and tuck it into your pocket.
Opt for Well-Fitted
No matter your size, it’s important to find clothes that fit you. Many people opt for larger clothing in order to hide certain areas of their bodies that they feel less comfortable showing off, like their tummy or midsection. In reality, though, this habit can make you look much bigger than you actually are.
Rather than choosing a loosely-fitting dress as shown in the picture, try well-fitted clothes that take the attention away from your midsection, but still define your waist.
The Power of Posture
This next fashion mistake isn’t even about fashion per se but has a lot to do with looking bigger. Learning to stand with correct posture can help elongate us and actually make us appear taller and thinner.
While the example shown here is rather dramatic, it does get the point across that having a bad stance can make our bellies look bigger and our bodies shorter. So ladies, remember to stand up straight with your shoulders back!
The Side Tuck
We’ve all heard the saying, “Less is more.” Well, that sentiment definitely applies to fashion, too! It really doesn’t take much to give a simple outfit that extra oomph you’re looking for.
Take a side tuck, for example. Not only does this kind of tuck create a bit of shape, but it also adds some flair to minimal outfits, like jeans and a sweater.
When it comes to dressing for winter, obviously our main priority is to keep warm. However, with that being said, we still want to look fashionable and wear items that are favorable to our figure. So, while we feel most cozy in an oversized sweater, it is also the garment that makes us look the frumpiest.
A good alternative would be to try an oversized cardigan that is long in length like the one shown here. Pair this number with a fitted top, and you are ready to rock the winter.
The Higher the Heel
You know that iconic phrase, “the higher the heel, the closer you are to heaven?” Well, we’re big enthusiasts of it because high heels truly do make us appear taller and as a result, our legs look longer. The proof is in the picture here on the right.
While we still feel the woman on the left has rocking legs, we do feel that the straps on the shorter heels also contribute to why she looks shorter. Remember to show off our god-given lovely ankles!
Printed pants are a great substitute for plain black or grey trousers, however, the size of the print will determine its success. Try to remember that larger prints make the person wearing them look bigger, while smaller prints give a thinning effect.
That is why the tiny flower print on the left-side is recommended over the pretty pink pattern. While we can admire large and dramatic prints, that doesn’t mean they need to be displayed on our pants.
Don’t Give Up on “Frumpy” Pieces
If you have an article of clothing that you really love but it’s a bit frumpy or unflattering, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to give up on it altogether. Most clothing items can be made to look chic with the right accessories or tailoring.
Cinching the waist with a belt can make a shapeless dress flattering. Pairing an old-fashioned dress with a modern-looking jacket can make you look younger. In short, don’t give up on the clothes that you love.
Going Dark With Makeup
Wearing heavy dark makeup, as opposed to a lighter fresher look, can make you appear both heavier and older. A lot of dark makeup can drag down the overall aesthetic of your face and make all of your features look larger, including features you don’t necessarily want to be enhanced.
Your best bet is to have just one facial feature with dark makeup and keep the rest light. For example, if you opt for a smokey eye then don’t go for a dark lip as well.
Keeping a long cardigan untucked can make your hips look wider and can create the illusion of a short torso. The simple act of tucking in a cardigan can accentuate your waist and create an overall slimmer and chicer aesthetic.
Add in a belt to cinch your waist and a jacket or unbuttoned blouse to complete the look, and you’ll be good to go! Bonus points if the jacket or unbuttoned blouse is on the longer side, as that will elongate your torso and have a slimming effect.
It’s All in the Details
Changing a few small details in an outfit can completely alter your overall look. Simply unbuttoning the topmost buttons of your blouse can elongate your neck, as well as make you look less stern.
A belt that perfectly matches your dress (meaning, it came with the dress itself) can be boring and the lack of a break in color can make you appear frumpy. Instead, use a different belt in a matching color.
Wearing All Black
Yes, black is a slimming color. However, overdoing it and making sure that your entire wardrobe is strictly black can create the vibe of someone who’s trying a little too hard.
Think about someone who wears an obscene amount of foundation — you’d probably assume that they have some acne or something else they’re trying to cover up. Wear slimming black if you want to, just make sure not to overdo it. Every now and then, throw in some other colors.
Tight and Stretchy Jeans
Yes, we want jeans that are form-fitting and show off our lovely curves. It’s also true that we want jeans that are stretchy and comfortable, so we can move around in them.
That being said, we don’t want jeans that are so tight and stretchy that our thighs look like they may pop out at any second! A general rule of thumb is to buy jeans with at least 2% of elastic fiber and pants need to have a minimum of 4% elastic fiber.
Draw Attention Upward
If you have a larger midsection and want to divert attention elsewhere, a stylish blazer can most definitely do the trick! This look brings the eye upward, away from one’s tummy. Furthermore, the sleek lines of the blazer have a slimming effect by creating vertical lines along the silhouette.
Just remember to tuck your lower layer shirt into your jeans or skirt, so that it doesn’t bunch up or create rolls under the blazer.
Say “No” to Turtlenecks
Turtlenecks may hide any excess around the neck area but they also create a larger look overall. Turtlenecks add bulk to the upper body, which can be especially problematic for those with broader shoulders.
This type of top will draw attention to your jawline which can be a positive or negative thing, depending on how happy you are with that part of your body. On a similar note, turtlenecks tend to make women’s chests appear larger — which can be a good or bad thing.
Glasses Frames Can Change the Game
If you wear glasses on a regular basis, it may be worth investing in an updated pair if you want to make over your look. Thick-framed glasses can make a person’s face appear larger as well as older.
A delicate frame, however, is likely to be less intrusive on one’s face. Similarly, simple and light-colored frames can be extremely flattering. Dark-colored frames with a lot of embellishments can make the face look heavier.
Location Is Everything
By now, we all know the importance of tucking in our shirts for a slimming and chic look. However, it’s not enough to just tuck in your top — you have to tuck it in the right place.
Shirts that are tucked in too low, or tucked into sagging pants, will make you look plump as it appears that your belly is pushing the pants down (even if it’s not). Make sure to get pants that fit at your waist and tuck your shirt in well above the hips.
Dainty Jewelry for a Dainty Look
If your jewelry is big and loud, then your aesthetic will be big and loud. Similarly, if your jewelry is delicate and classy, that’s the vibe that you’re more likely to give off.
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with having a large-than-life persona but if that’s not the look you’re going for, then chunky jewelry may not be the best choice for you. If you want to make an entrance, though, big jewelry may just be the way to go!
Tent Tops Are a No-No
Tent tops are called ‘tent tops’ for a reason and their name alone should be enough to discourage people from wearing them. If you like the look of a flowy, light shirt, then opt for a loose shirt that has a bit more to the cut.
We recommend a form-skimming shirt that won’t look like a literal tent but won’t be completely form-fitting either. Like most things in life, loose shirts are best in moderation.
Flared Shorts Are Your Friend
Shorts that are tight and straight-legged can be unflattering and create the illusion of a thicker thigh. However, if you opt for flared shorts, then your legs will look far slimmer in comparison. Since they’re looser, they’ll most definitely be more comfortable too.
Flared shorts create a bit more of a diverse aesthetic, which is flattering to those who want to accentuate their curves. Straight-legged shorts, on the other hand, create the illusion that your leg doesn’t have any shape to it.
Unless you’re in grade school, the matchy-matchy look is never flattering. Not only is it boring but if all your clothes are the same pattern, it can make you appear larger than you are because it’s so much of the same aesthetic.
Instead, try to wear just one patterned piece. Another option, which is way more fun, would be to play with different patterns within the same outfit. Clothes that “clash” in an artistic way can look incredibly stylish!
Pay Attention to Pockets
Pockets can make someone look wider, especially if you plan to utilize said pockets and store various items in them. Pay attention to pocket placement — do the pockets draw attention to your stomach or some other area you don’t want to be emphasized?
The shape of your pockets is important, too. Are the pockets large and sagging outward, making you look wider? Or are they sleek and tucked in, so as not to add any bulk?
The Fit and Flare Dress
When it comes to flattering dress styles, the winner is without a doubt, the classic fit and flare dress (as shown on the right-side). The shape cinches us in at our smaller area and then flares out to hide our wider section.
The difference between this fit and the gapping bodycon dress (as shown on the left-side) is quite remarkable on this beautiful model. While her beauty is evident in both photos, the fit and flare number really complements her physique.
Which Boot is Better?
When it comes to choosing the most flattering boot to complete our look, adding a little heel never hurts (well, unless the heel is uncomfortable and then it actually does).
The great benefit of a heel is that it gives us more height and in return, makes us appear thinner. Plus, the shoe on the left here allows the ankles to still be seen which we now know is a great fashion tip.
Same, Same but Different
While we ourselves took a minute to figure out the difference between the images here, once we did, we realized the power of a fresh haircut. The woman here is wearing the exact same outfit but her shorter hairdo in the right image truly makes her appear lighter.
This is because more of her chest and shoulder area is now exposed which is known to be more flattering. So girls, the next time you’re feeling like you need a change or want to shed some pounds, take yourself first to the hairdresser.
The Maxi Dress
It is a fashion myth that women with heavier mid-sections should wear wide, tent-like dresses like the one shown on the right here. While this doesn’t mean that the bodycon fit is the only way to go, there is a more flattering style that we want to promote – the empire waistline.
As seen on the dress on the left, the fit slightly tightens above the waist area before flowing down. This shape helps flatter the female body and helps hide the unwanted parts.
Knowing Your Shirts
If you’re attempting to hide some pounds, wearing a shirt without buttons (like pictured on the left-side here), will not aid you in your quest. In fact, it will have the opposite effect on you and make you look frumpy.
We recommend rather to wear a shirt with buttons that you can leave open with a plain tee underneath (as seen on the right-side). Now you have yourself a chilled yet lengthened look that flatters your figure more.
The thing about everyday objects is that most of the time, what you see is what you get. Here are some photos of everyday items that had some surprising and fascinating things hidden inside them.
What’s in Our Backyard?
So we always knew that mollusks produced pearls, but we never thought that one could find opals in a fossil. This is beautiful, not only is the opal mesmerizing, but the fossil itself makes us want to go scavenger in our backyards and see what is out there waiting for us! Next time one of your kids brings you back a shell of sorts, don’t disregard it. You may discover a precious stone inside!
Periodic Pants of the Elements
We’ve seen many cheat sheets in our day – we’d be lying if we were to say we didn’t use the occasional cheat sheet back in school. Although nothing we have ever done could ever live up to this – it gives “tricks up my sleeve” a whole new meaning, this time instead of “sleeve” it’s pants. We hope that whoever used this trick received a 100% on their test – after all the hard work that was put into sewing these pockets in – they sure deserve it!
For Whom the Bell Pepper Tolls
Don’t you just love how certain food items can come in a variety of different colors? Think of vegetables and fruits such as apples, tomatoes and peppers. There seems to be a variety of different colors associated with these and there are usually a number of factors that determine what color they are at any given time. What we didn’t realize was possible though was that a green pepper could grow inside a red one.
Orange You Glad?
Have you ever peeled citrus fruit on public transportation? If the answer to this question is yes, you have probably also encountered the nasty looks of other passengers as you peel. Imagine peeling an orange in its entirety on a bus only to find out that there is another orange waiting inside of your favorite citrus fruit. Awkward, yes. But it is also fascinating, all things considered. You gained a whole extra fruit!
Whoever bought this should have been suspicious the second they read the words “shoe deodorant.” It doesn’t seem like the worst idea, and shoe deodorant seems like something we would invest money in. That being said, we don’t think we’d be too pleased coming home and realizing we had just bought women’s antiperspirant. This is one heck of a scam – they went all out when designing the plastic wrapping for their Power Force spray, using the same colors as the original bottle.
Looking at this screwdriver, all we can think of is writing a children’s book called The Little Screwdriver That Could. A story about a screwdriver that had to dress up like a bigger tool so that people would take it seriously. It worked long days and nights until one day, it grew so strong, it broke through the bigger tool and surprised everyone with its strength. Okay, so maybe this story is a little far-fetched, although you have to admit – you imagined the whole thing happening!
Biting into a grape and realizing it isn’t seedless is our definition of disappointment. On the other hand, biting into a grape and realizing that it is, in fact, two grapes is a whole different story. We’re the kind of people who pop whole grapes into our mouths, so if it were us eating these grapes, we probably would have missed this. Perhaps this is a lesson in taking your time – you never know what wonders are lying inside every bite!
For those who may be unfamiliar, a “Hidden Mickey” is a representation of Mickey Mouse that has been subtly inserted into the design of a ride or attraction in a Disney theme park or animated film. We’ve spotted a couple of Hidden Mickeys here and there, but we’ve never seen one this hidden! This clothesline is a rope made up of…Mickey Mouse? Most people would be upset that their rope has become infringed – perhaps that is why the manufactures hid a little surprise inside?
Just My Luck
Betting money on a number is risky business – there has to be some strategy, statistics, and well – just plain luck. What if we were to tell you, every time you rolled a die, there was another die inside? This means that every time you rolled the dice and lost, you may have been rolling the right number all along, it’s just it was hidden underneath a bigger die. Talk about bad luck, huh?
We’re usually not into cheap products. We’d rather pay a little extra for something we know is going to last us longer. But honestly, this is a great way to recycle old toothpaste boxes. You know what they say, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. If you’re on a budget and must buy yourself a cheap iPad cover, this is the way to go. Plus, this is a great way to ensure your iPad stays in mint condition (no pun intended).
A True Queen
So that’s where the missing pawn went! It seems like someone was very upset about losing at this game of chess – so upset that they threw the queen against the wall and, to their surprise, found a pawn inside. Let it be known that we are totally against violence, but if someone’s already throwing a tantrum – this is a great way to ensure they calm down, take a step back and see the beauty in things, even when they are broken.
A True Cutie
Um, have you ever seen anything this cute? Yea, we didn’t think so! After seeing this mini tangerine, we are pretty sure the internet can stop producing content because it has reached its peak. What good have we done that we deserve this – did Christmas come early this year? How one would go about peeling a mini tangerine is beyond our understanding, but we’re so glad they did. We didn’t know we needed this – but now that it is in our lives, we feel complete.
Blessing in Disguise?
Warning! Your childhood may be ruined after reaching this, so if you want to keep your innocence, we recommend you continue scrolling. And for those who dare – it turns out those cool slap bracelets are just tape measures in disguise! Those sneaky tape measures, dressing up as funky, fashionable bracelets thinking we would grow up never noticing. Well, guess what? It took about 20 years, but we did notice! And we are upset.
Our Best Friend, Herbert
While eating lunch, this Reddit user found a tiny crab inside of one of their mussels – actually inside of the mussel itself, not just the shell! In this photo, the crab doesn’t look that tiny, but that’s because this photo is focusing on the shell. Try picturing a mussel shell, they’re pretty small, right? Now that you have that image in mind, imagine how small this crab is! It’s so cute, we just want to scoop it up and adopt it as a pet. We’d name this little fellow Herbert. Don’t ask us why, that’s just his name now, alright?!
The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree
Nature is simply amazing, there are some things that we will never understand. How an apple manages to sprout inside of itself just happens to be one of them. This seems like some sort of miracle, doesn’t it? Or maybe this is something that was taught in biology when we just weren’t paying attention? Whatever the case may be, we love this, and we love that we’re still surprised by things and that nature has its way of proving that we may not have the answers to everything!
We’ve never seen anything like this. Someone was reading their Steven Erikson book when suddenly they realized that something in the plot had drastically changed, like something out of another book. That’s when they realized that they were reading a page out of a Stephen King book! An amazing twist of events if you ask us – we just hope they didn’t miss much with that mixed up page! How do you think something like this happens?
Cheaper by the Dozen
This seems to be a recurring theme in nature! Instead of egg yolk, when this person cracked open their hard-boiled egg, they found another egg inside. We can’t help but wonder if the second egg turned into a hard-boiled egg as well or if it needs another couple of minutes in the pan. Maybe eggs really are cheaper by the dozen – or was this a buy 12 get one free kind of situation?
Lucky Number Eight
The core of a bowling ball is an arrangement of other balls?! We can spot at least four pool balls – which explains why bowling balls are so heavy! It all makes sense now, the number written on the bowling balls is the number of pool balls hiding inside each one. Are we reading too much into this scenario? It seems like a sensible explanation as to why pool balls are hiding inside bowling balls. Also, who was strong enough to break a bowling ball open?
Art Imitates Reality
What are we looking at you may be asking? Well, lucky for you, we have the answer. This is what the inside of a golf ball, that happens to be stuck in a tree, looks like. It’s quite beautiful if you think about it, this ball merged into the tree and grew with it – their fate was to be cut down together. We love this shade of magenta, and this could actually pass as a piece of art, in our opinion.
A Piece of My Heart
Yet another surprise dog toy! This time, it’s Yoda’s heart. Perhaps this is the manufacturer’s way of telling the dog owner that it’s high time they throw the toy away. This poor pup is confused, she was so used to playing with her Yoda, and all of a sudden, something popped out of it! Don’t worry, girl, we’d be confused too! It looks like her confusion didn’t stop her because she started tearing through the heart – look at those bite marks!
Hitting Rock Bottom
This may seem like a cool rock inside a rock to you – and it has a much more interesting story than one would think. This rock is a product of a weathering rind. We didn’t know what that meant either, so we looked it up, and we have the answer for you. This is the same rock – it’s just over long periods of time, fluids can get inside rocks and change its chemistry. It happens from the outside in and can be fragile, so these rocks can break off into pieces, exposing the original rock!
We always knew that tadpoles turn into frogs through the process of metamorphosis – but we didn’t know that frogs turn into pigs? For some odd reason, there were sculptures of pigs inside of this garden sculpture of two frogs. Our wild guess behind this story is that someone that worked at the factory where these statues were made hated the pig sculptures so much they hid them in the frogs, making them “magically disappear.”
We love chocolate in all forms, melted, in cake, in squares – if it has coca in it, we want it! Seeing a tower of Ferrero Rochers sounds like a dream come true. It’s a “don’t mind if I do,” kind of moment, you know? So imagine our disappointment when we opened up a Ferrero Rocher and realized it was styrofoam. What kind of mean-hearted person would do this? Oh yeah, we know, the kind of person that wants to keep people like us away from their display towers. Touché, man, touché.
Have you ever fought over who needs the charger more? We know we’ve been there. It goes a little like this: “I only have 20% battery left”, and then all of a sudden, out of nowhere, your little sister yells, “WELL, I ONLY HAVE 8% SO HAND IT OVER!” And just like that, you’ve lost – there’s nothing you can say that will make her give you back the charger. Why on earth would the manufacturers of this phone charger hide the extra USB plug? It’s like they want us to continue fighting with our siblings!
We don’t read Russian, although its times like this when we wish we did. We just want to know if the translation of whatever is written on this “super glue” is, in fact, super glue and not something else. What if we were to super glue something vital together only to have to break it apart again seconds after we finished putting it together? This is going to have us double checking all the products at Office Depot next time we go – nothing is what it seems anymore!
A Vampire’s Worst Nightmare
We’re probably the biggest garlic fans out there, and this is something we’ve never encountered before. When you buy garlic, you’re sure you’re investing in cloves, right? Well, whoever bought this garlic was in for a big surprise when underneath its peel, this turned out to be one big garlic clove. All that’s left to do is get a big loaf of bread and make some garlic bread. You’ll be warding off vampires for the next year or two – that’s for sure!
Knock on Wood
Ikea has made it very easy to purchase cheap, high-quality furniture. That doesn’t mean all cheap furniture is good though – sometimes you learn that the hard way! When you’re buying furniture, you’re going to want to make sure that if you’re buying something made out of wood, it is, in fact, made out of wood! This “wood” table is made out of cardboard. It turns out, it’s possible to make furniture that isn’t meant for children, out of cardboard.
Um, excuse us, what are we looking at here? It is possible that throughout our whole childhood Barbie’s horses were made out of Barbie herself? Our hearts hurt a little just looking at this – although if the explanation behind this is that instead of throwing out the rejected Barbies, they repurposed them into a horse’s tail – we are here for it! We applaud companies that use their waste for good use! Come on, Barbie, let’s go Barbie!
Well That Was Unexpected
This person was absolutely heartbroken when just before Christmas came around, their beloved ceramic Santa Claus sculpture smashed and the head fell off. However, what made the entire ordeal so much more bewildering was what was lurking inside. While we can’t confirm exactly what it is, it seems like the cheeky little thing that popped out from inside has horns. It’s almost as if it is yelling the following: “Hey, look at me!” This wasn’t the Christmas present we were looking for.
Have you ever seen the movie Inception? You know, the one that was directed by Christopher Nolan and stars the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy and Cillian Murphy. Well, the important detail is that the movie is about a group of spies who go on missions in dreams within dreams…within dreams. Well, we couldn’t help but compare that to the following onion. As you can see, there is a smaller onion inside a larger one. We simply had to call it an inception onion…
The last time we checked, dinosaurs had gone extinct millions of years ago. And yet, it seems like this military truck is carrying what seems to be a Tyrannosaurus Rex, seen from behind. Whatever this military entity is keeping as a secret from the government, they don’t seem to be doing a particularly good job. At least keep the T-Rex sealed and away from the public eye. Otherwise, you’re going to get photos like this one leaked onto sites such as Reddit.
Newt Just In!
Maybe it’s the fact that this person zoomed in on whatever we are looking at right now. For some reason though, they claim that the big object in the photo is a mushroom. We’re struggling to believe that but for the sake of the photo, we’ll just say it is to save us some time. What we can’t dispute is the fact that this person found a tiny newt inside the mushroom in question. We didn’t realize newts were such big fans of fungal foods.
If you’ve ever tried a cornetto, then you know that it’s one of the best ice creams in the world. Simply devour that ice-creamy goodness and make it all the way to the end of the cone to find that chocolate delight at the bottom. However, that wonderful experience can sometimes be disrupted. In fact, the following rarely happens. This person found a fully-wrapped cornetto inside the middle of another one. How bizarre must this have been for the person who bought it?
We’re So Shellfish Right Now
It’s amazing what can be found inside the middle of a rock if you somehow manage to open one up. You could find a precious stone, for example. But this family couldn’t believe their eyes when they found a perfectly preserved shell inside this one. “We found it broken like that on a beach in Wisconsin. We found the indented side first,” the person wrote on Reddit. “Searched for about 30 min. before finding the other half about 10 meters away.”
This is Cact-Us
The dog toy seems to know it will eventually end up chewed up and destroyed. This is a smart way to ensure your pup makes the most of their toys. Even if they do end up tearing their dolls apart, there is a backup doll beneath waiting to be tossed around!
We Meant Boxers, Not Boxers…
Have you ever wondered what’s inside a punching bag? Most people don’t really care what’s inside, as long as they have a tough enough bag to take their frustrations out on when they are feeling angry or upset. Of course, professional boxers also need punching bags to train for their big fights. This aspiring boxer discovered something weird inside their punching bag – clothes. “Our punching bag finally ripped apart only to reveal it’s filled with old clothes,” the person wrote on their Reddit account.
What an Anime-zing Discovery
Mousepads aren’t exactly the most important thing to get excited about. They make it easier for you to move your computer mouse along a surface and it also prevents one from making noise in the process. Then there is a wrist pad, which does exactly what the name suggests: it gives your wrist some support while you are using the mouse. This person though their wrist pad felt kind of weird and was determined to see what was inside. This is what they found…
Hoo Are These Little Guys?
Many people enjoy having sculptures and objects that resemble owls in their homes. After all, owls are regarded in many cultures as symbols of wisdom and are believed to scare off many negative energies. What if you end up cracking open your ceramic owl one day though and discover that there is a collection of tiny Buddhas inside? That must surely be some sort of good luck. You thought you had destroyed something, only to find something even greater inside.
Halloween is a truly special time for millions of people around the world. Many of us like to dress up, go trick-or-treating and hang up a variety of decorations during this spooky time of the year. There are plenty of families who enjoy hanging up decorations of classic monsters such as Frankenstein’s monster. However, this family was seriously freaked out when they discovered that there was a piece shaped like a human head hiding inside the plush toy of their Frankenstein.
Two for the Price of One
Not everyone is blessed to have a swimming pool in their backyard. For those of us who live in warm climates and come from an affluent upbringing, we may have enjoyed growing up and being able to dive into the pool during the summer holidays. We can’t help but feel like the following “pool within a pool” idea is kind of futile. Surely one pool would be enough. One thing is for sure – there won’t be any diving in this pool any time soon.
Just a Softy On the Inside
If you were ever to find a table that appeared to be made out of concrete, you would assume that it was concrete on the inside too. However, looks can be deceiving and this person learned that the hard way. One day, they were sitting on the edge of the table, only to feel it break and as a result, fall off the edge. Only then did they discover that the inside of the table was made out of styrofoam.
Very Chewy Indeed
It is useful to have a number of toys around the house so that our dogs can have a good old chew on them. However, some toys can be a little too chewy for their own good and sooner or later, our pooches will discover what is on the inside. What appeared to be furry and soft was actually extremely chewy and gave off some sort of weird, crinkling sound. Sure enough, the dog found a completely destroyed bottle on the inside.
You’re Simply the Nest
The one problem about having a balcony is having to deal with any bugs or birds who want to give you some company. However, what if the pests in question can not be seen? Well, surely that means “out of sight, out of mind,” right? Well, this guy was in for a rude awakening when he leaned a bit too hard against the railing. “I broke the balcony railing by leaning against it and found a wasp nest inside,” the person wrote on Reddit.
Give Me a Break
At first glance, this Kit-Kat bar looks normal. Well, it isn’t – it isn’t normal at all! The layers to this Kit-Kat bar are vertical when they’re supposed to be horizontal. Now that you’ve seen it, you can’t unsee it, right? Imagine biting into a Kit-Kat and finding this! Although this may ruin your trust in chocolate bars for the rest of your life – it isn’t that big of a deal. Perhaps Willy Wonka is summoning us to his factory?! Wonka, we are on our way!
After a long hard day outside, there’s nothing we love more than to crack open a can of soda pop. It would be a rude awakening, fantasizing about opening the can and realizing there is another can underneath it. Is one of them considered soda and the other considered pop? Is this the universe’s cruel way of telling us we need to stop drinking soda? Is our dentist behind this? Dr. Winter if you have something to say, come and say it to our face!
When we told Teddy we thought he might need a diet, and we didn’t think he would take it this far! Is this what bears look like after hibernation? If so, please bears – stay in hibernation forever. This is very scary, and we do not understand why this was marketed as a children’s toy! Teddy is made up of two legs and a head, and let us just say, we know who is going to visit us in our dreams tonight…or should we say nightmares?!
The Giving Tree
Talk about persistence! Someone chopped down a tree and found that the tree had a thinner tree growing inside of it! It seems as if the larger tree started growing where the smaller tree was and couldn’t be bothered to grow around it, so it decided to grow through it. The smaller tree eventually merged into the larger tree, but at the end of the day – they were both chopped down. At least they were together in the bitter end.
Who’s A Good Boy?
We’ve seen a couple of dog toys on this list, but this one has caught our attention the most. It looks like this specific toy was meant to be torn apart because what you see underneath is a totally new toy that looks like it’s waiting for a pup to chew it up. This fluffy pig is just a decoy, what lies underneath is a buff pig that’s going to look you straight in the face as you play fetch with it!
Surprise Monk Mummy
This may be one of the coolest items on our list. This statue of a sitting Buddha contains the remains of a one-thousand-year-old mummified monk. The contents of the statue were discovered in the 1990s when the statue underwent restoration. What is believed to be the only such example in the world was found by accident, and we’re so glad it was found because this is one of the most interesting things we have ever seen! Unfortunately, experts were unable to remove the mummy due to the risk of disintegration.
If you’re an amateur fisher that goes out to catch some fish, you know there is a chance you may be coming home empty-handed. When you finally catch a fish, you feel like you have conquered the world, right? You reel the rod in, excited to see what you managed to catch. Imagine all this happening and then seeing this! We’d be terrified, so much so, we would probably let these two creatures go – going home empty-handed.