There are days in a woman’s life when her clothes seem to be a bit too tight and the muffin top suddenly screams for attention. I usually gain about five pounds before getting a visit from Mother Nature. It seems that over the years my weight keeps shifting up and down about ten pounds. This constant weight shifting would result in me standing in a pile of clothes because nothing just seems top fit like it did two days ago. To spare myself this moment that seems to plunder my self-esteem, I realized that there are certain styles of clothes that seem to stretch with you as your body keeps tipping the scale.
These dresses are perfect at for a weight shifter. They typically do not hug the body and leave some room to spare. I have one that with a hemline just above the knees that I cinch in with a belt and wear with boots. The darker the color, the more forgiving it will be. This is not to say you can’t play around with lighter colors, just make sure the material is thick enough not reveal lumps and dimples. If you tend to be on a heavier side, try cinching your waist with a thicker belt, this will create an illusion of a smaller form.
When you can’t seem to tuck in that muffin top into jeans, put on leggings. I have at least a dozen of leggings, they save me when my pants seem to be too tight. I wear them with long shirts, dresses and sweaters. Pair leggings with a cool t-shirts that doesn’t cling to the stomach, belt and short boots and you are styling. This is also a great fashion tip if you love to wear short dresses but feel insecure about your stems. There are great “jeggings” out there now as well. These are leggings that look like jeans. Many come with pockets and details as a pair of jeans would without the limiting inseam.
The right undergarments can help you suck in that tummy, pull up that bum and smooth out the dimples. Do not think that shapewear is designated just for your grandmother. It can do wonders for your body and give you a break from constantly sucking it in. Some shapewear creates an illusion of a smaller waist. There are many types out there. Play around and see what works best for you, I promise you the extra security will result in a more confident strut. There is a reason why the Hollywood starlets of the past always looked as good as they did in all shapes and sizes. They were honest about their bodies and chose the right undergarments to suck-in, pull up, tighten and smooth out.