Keeping secrets is an art. Yes, especially when it’s that tummy flab you are hiding. Do not let it get in your way of looking stylish and well turned out. The belly fat is a very upsetting fact about our bodies that we struggle with everyday, especially when it comes to lusting to look good.
Hone your skills and get better with this art of concealing that tier around your middle that you have not been able to eliminate. Well selected pieces and structured clothing can do wonders!
Here are simple and easy ways to do just that. Take notes!
1. Splendid tops in designs that are made to con the eye
There are some particular silhouettes in tops that are famous for being your best aids in disguising a rounded tummy
- A Kaftan
- An apple cut hemline shirt
- A peplum top
- Strategic ruche/draped tops
- Waterfall or frilly-layered tops
Wearing the right sized top is also important besides the cut and the choice of fabric. A solid black top would also be a good choice too, to create a slimming effect on the eyes.
2. Layering up does the trick
Layering up over your basic Tee is a fun and easy way to hide those bulging curves. There are an array of cardigans and shrugs available to make your outfit look very interesting. Just throw a nice open modern jacket on and you are ready to grab some eye-balls. I can assure you the belly will not get noticed!
I’m sorry for the readers living in the warmer areas. You can always opt for the sleeveless, sheer and net varieties but do test-market this tip, it’s a real easy way to look stylish.
3. Prints that help
Optical illusion is a fantastic way to tricking people into not spotting the tummy flab at all. Really dense prints and small prints should be your pick when you are shopping. Avoid the large prints that visually add to the weight.
Vertical stripes also lengthen your trunk and visually create a vertical plain for your structure. Thus people looking at you tend to miss the bulge popping out horizontally.
4. The big No-No(s)
You wouldn’t want to do anything that will draw attention towards your belly and accentuate the problem area. So there are few basic rules to follow:
a) No tight, figure-hugging silhouettes for your tops. The bulging belly is highlighted when you wriggle into a clinging top. It may make you feel trim but it definitely isn’t going to fetch you appreciation.
b) Avoid tucking your top into your pants. That non-existent waistline calls for attention.
c) Again, after tucking you would want to accessorise with a great belt. Highly avoidable! That beautiful belt is definitely going to divide your silhouette at your waistline which is not exactly our goal.
d) Tops that balloon out around your tummy are also to be thrown out of your wardrobe. You do not want to add bulk to your form with baggy looking clothes.
e) Big pockets and embellishments will make that area look even bigger. Stray clear of clothes that have these.
5. Bottom-wear is important too
What kind of denims do you wear? Go for less coarse denims that stretch with your figure. Skinny fit jeans will taper your bottom too much so I wouldn’t recommend a pair in that fit. A boot-cut or straight fit should also work. Go in for mid-rise forms since they sit flat on your belly area whereas the low-rise ones will only push the bulk up proving detrimental to the goal.
Reverse psychology can also be applied. Get people to notice your strengths. Play up the other areas of your body and they will soon be complimenting you rather than latching onto your problem areas.
Clever dressing is the key here!