Camouflaging Tummy - Baby or No Baby

Last Friday during our girls night out one of the gals suggested I write about how to camouflage baby tummy, wide waist, thick arms, thunder thighs and other lumps and bumps. So here it is, the first one in the series - Mid Section.

You probably figured out -
  • Not to wear tight pants (creates muffin tops) or tops or dresses that are tight in the mid section area.
  • Avoid horizontal stripes
  • Pencil skirts always work
Here are some tips that I use -
  • Pay attention to the length of the top and it is not necessary to wear tops as is. Pin your top at various lengths to see at what length your tummy is camouflaged. You just need to do this exercise once or twice and you will figure out the length that works for you. The length I prefer is mid waist. It takes about $8 to alter a top and is definitely the best bang for the buck. Add a fitted jacket for additional structure.
  • Wrap blouses and faux wraps work perfectly when it comes to hiding the tummy as in the picture below.

  • With the use of the right sized belt you can make your waist appear small. The key is to find the sweet spot. If you have had baby, most likely its the area above the tummy.
  • Make the fitted shirt your best friend.
  • Choose a focal area away from the tummy. It could be your pretty face, hair, embellished neck line, a statement necklace, gorgeous earrings, long leg line or sexy shoes.
  • In the market, there are numerous tummy tucker pants available that work wonders in providing a smooth mid sections.Do give it a try.
  • Add a chunky scarf as an accent piece and no one's really paying any attention to that tummy.
  • Last but not the least, pay attention to your posture. With a little help from bad posture and ill fitted clothes, I can easily pull off looking like 3-5 months pregnant. Being conscious about your posture goes a long way.
Inspite of that if you somebody asks you when you are due, take it in the right spirit. For all that you know, they could have very well meant the lovely glow on your face.

I know a few men read my blog, the only tip I can give you is to wear chunky sweaters like Rishi Kapoor used to back in the days. *wink**wink*.


rama March 8, 2011 at 12:29 AM  

I agree a good stole/jacket can really take the attention off the stomach. Also good attractive earrings and broad neckline too can do the trick, plus a little heels and standing / sitting with your stomach always pulled in. And mainly it all lies in our attitude: feel confident wherever you are, and never feel self conscious.

Tanvi March 8, 2011 at 8:30 PM  

Great tips! I agree with you about the posture. It is definitely very important.

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Indie.Tea March 8, 2011 at 8:41 PM  

Great tips! I really have to keep the posture in mind, I tend to look down a lot...

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