Is it because I ate too much Easter chocolate… I am a little bloated…
I just feel like hiding this little belly that I don’t want to see!
And here are coming the big sweaters and baggy tunics in which we try to disappear…
Not a good choice!
We need a bit of subtlety to disguise what bothers us.
1/What you should forget
=> Stretch material that mark and reveal the binge eating (no lycra or stretch t-shirt! )
=> Fabrics too soft that stick on the body at the wrong place (like jersey for instance)
=> Shapeless and baggy cuts (ex: long sweater + large pants)
=> Much too long tops
=> Too short tops that reveal the stomach. Same for too short jackets or vests
=> Low waist pants that create bulges
=> Low waist dress that looks like if we had a “pregnancy belt”
=> The too large belt around your waist that takes too much space and puts the focus on what bothers you
In general, avoid anything that marks the waist.
=> Fabrics with large horizontal stripes
In general, beware of the too loud printed fabrics (check pattern, plaid motif, flowers XL, large geometric designs … ) and flashy colors.
2/ What to wear?
=> Fluid and light fabrics (that doesn’t stick on the body)
=> Well cut heavy materials with a good shape that doesn’t make you look like you’re “squeezed” in your clothes
=> Subtle shapes with a good cut (unlike a baggy dress)
=> Tops that reach the hips (think of tops in an A shape)
=> Tops that come down just under the buttocks (with a well-fitted bottom or a jacket that draws the silhouette)
=> Empire waist (just under the chest), straight shapes or trapezoid ones
=>Straight cut high waist pants with a long top, a jacket or a blazer
=> A wrapped dress is a good option too. They will focus on your chest. They also contribute to a smoother waist.
=> A dress with a thin belt on the hips
Wear the colors you like and spoil yourself by revealing what you are proud of:
neckline, legs, shoulders …?