A common issue many women have when it comes to getting dressed is hiding a fuller stomach area . It’s easy to think the only option is to run out and get a muumuu but that will only create the appearance of more lb’s than you actually have. So “what are my other choices” you may ask?
There’s several ways to distract from a full stomach; the secret is to define your waistline, rather than hiding it. We humans are visual creatures and respond to symmetry, and these tricks create a more balanced silhouette.
Here’s 5 ways to do just that:
Cami- These wardrobe basics can be used as an alternative to your shapewear. They smooth out your belly, are the perfect layering piece and a great item to wear under a sheer top to provide some coverage. They’re so inexpensive (I’m talkin’ under 2 bucks at Forever 21), there’s no excuse not to have one in every color. You never know when they’ll come in handy.
Stick to Woven Fabrics-It makes a lot of sense when you think about it, woven fabrics don’t cling to your body like knits do (aka stretchy fabrics such as a jersey). This makes them a fabulous option on those days when you just want to throw anything on (better way to say).For a more polished look, tuck in your woven top into a pair of high waisted pants. Speaking off…
High Waisted Pants-These are the muffin-top proof pants you’ve been looking for. Just like the name suggest, these pants hit well above your waist, meaning they completely suck(tuck?) your belly in. Wear with your top tucked in for a sleek look or go casual with a pair of high waisted jeans and a flowy top.
Peplum top: I love clothes that perform multiple functions and these flirty, feminine tops do just that. The silhouette has a seam at the waist which then flares out and skims your midsection. It does wonders for your figure and creates curves in the right places. Pair with dark skinnies and heels.
Belt your dress- Want a quick, easy way to give new life to a simple dress? Belt it! Instead of trying to hide your body under a shapeless garment, use it as an opportunity to create curves. Next time you wear a shift dress to the office, add a skinny leather black belt to cinch in your waist and get ready for the incoming compliments at every turn.
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