No More Muffin Top
There are several fun periods in our life when we have to contend with the muffin top: pregnancy, menopause, depression… 😉 It’s not pretty, and it may feel very limiting when it comes to wearing clothes. You may shy away from fitted tees or tops. Or maybe you just stop buying clothes altogether. Well, my beautiful readers… with these styling tips and tricks, you can hide that extra weight… and wear your clothes with confidence!
Keep scrolling to see an outline of the tips. I highly suggest watching the video for more detailed references.
Spanx is my go-to brand for high-quality boy shorts or tummy control tanks that really do suck everything in and hide a tummy. Be sure to also wear a supportive and lifting bra!
I know it’s a no brainer, but it’s worth repeating… dark colors are slimming. They just are.
You have to be careful with prints and patterns. Horizontal stripes or large scale patterns can add volume. Look for vertical stripes and other vertical patterns, which are quite slimming!
Wear a flowy blouse with a cropped or shrunken jacket over it to create the illusion of a tiny waist!
It can be tricky to find the right peplum top, but when you get the fit right, a peplum can hide a tummy beautifully.
Longer, flowy tops will hide a LOT. Utilize this chic and easy resource.
Empire Waist Dress or Tops
An empire waist dress or top can be hard to find, but it’s worth the hunt as it will work wonders!
Wrap Dresses or Tops
Wrap dresses and tops are magic! Not to mention elegant, stylish and classic.
You can rock a tighter fitting tee that is ruched to hide your tummy! The design detail is a little more forgiving.
You hear me say this all the time…a 3rd layer, like a cardigan, is not only stylish, it can also hide a tummy.
A blazer is another 3rd layer option, like the cardigan. It will slim the tummy area, as well as hips, butt, and thighs.
A moto jacket creates the same slimming effect as the cardigan and blazer.
Kimono or Kaftan
These billowy stunners will hide everything, even a pregnancy.
The poncho is another way to hide everything. Just be sure to wear something more streamlined on the bottom to offset the volume on top.
Dresses with structure in a weightier fabric will help hide a tummy, versus lightweight or flimsy fabrics that show every lump and bump. Think Ponte knit, tweeds, denim, and heavier fabrics with heft and structure!
I LOVE high-rise jeans and they really are the best at sucking in everything around the middle! Embrace them and you will lose your muffin top!
I know it’s tempting to stick to your size or be swayed by the number, but when your clothes are a little looser, you look smaller and there is no skin or tummy overhang!
Tie a Shirt or Sweater
Tie a shirt or sweater around your waist to hide a tummy. This is a great styling trick to help you look tinier around the middle while also camouflaging the tummy.
If you really want to wear a belt, just wear it lower on your hips so you are not highlighting the problem area.
Generally tucking is a no-no, but you can do the half tuck instead. I did a whole video about how to do this here.
Wear bold necklaces, earrings or scarves to draw the eye up and AWAY from your problem area.
Wide Leg Pants
Wide leg pants will balance out hips and tummy!
Full or A-Line Skirts
You can create an hourglass shape with a full skirt.
Strong shoulders will make your waist look smaller. This does not mean you need something with shoulder pads! It can be puff detail, ruffles, or any shoulder-building details.
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