Friday, October 5, 2012

6 Tips: How to Disguise a Muffin Top

Aka podge, jelly belly, mummy tummy, pooch, rum gut.

A reader suggested I write about how to disguise a belly. How could I refuse! We all have areas we don't like. The best advice is to show off what you do like and hide what you don't.  Here are few tips to help you disguise a curvy tummy:

Jeans
Stay clear of low rise jeans. If these can create a muffin top on the thinnest teenager, they are not going to look better on you. Also, showing your money box when you bend over doesn't pay off (yes, it's a sneaky pun).

Look for high rise jeans in a nice thick denim. This will suck and tuck it all in.

Layering
Layering is great. But, when you are layering over jeans, look for jeans that are unfussy. Button, zips and pockets can push out the top fabric and add more bulk instead of hiding it.

Undies, leggings and tights
Once again, go high. If the elastic waist band lands under or in the middle of your curvy tummy it can look worse. You want to smooth it down, not cut it in half and create two bumps. That is not what Fergie meant by 'lady lumps'

Suction undies
These are your friend. They are not just for older ladies or the red carpet. Remember, smooth bumps are better than dimply lumps and bumps.

Belts
Don't be scared of them. On my really bad days, I use a thick belt and wear it loose on my hips.
The art of distraction. All the bells and whistles.
The art of distraction
Scarves, bells, hats, necklaces, whistles and teeny, little dogs in handbags. Use them all. No one will notice what's going on under all that.

Tune in next week for: Chunky butt disguises

25 comments:

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    1. Thanks Catherine, I hope you are feeling better now :)

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  2. Excellent advice. I actually have a whistle handy..
    x

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  3. Did you write this for me specifically??? I hope so darl!!!! After many a failed jean experience you are sooo right on the high rise jeans! I've found some great ones at Jeans West that are the curve embracer skinny, perfect for el muffino!

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    1. I'll have to check out Jeans West. I am also looking for a great jean. Rx

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  4. I need a tiny dog for my new punk handbag..

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  5. I've been using the belts and scarves a fair bit lately, but perhaps it's time to try a dog in a handbag??? Lol :)

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  6. I tried on a dress today and swear I looked 6 months pregnant in it. Needless to say I didn't buy it ;) Thanks for the great tips!

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    1. Sometimes I think clothes are designed to make us look bad. It's not you x

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  7. Delivered in true Rachel style! Great advice with some sassy humour thrown in. Love it!

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  8. I am a master of the art of distraction. That is how I justify my accessory budget.

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    1. I would love to raid your accessory wardrobe

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  9. Oh yeah... love me some nanna undies.... Well, that and I don't wear anything tight / fitting other than exercise gear - and that's lycra and stretchy!

    Deb

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  10. What a good little post! I just passed on the Laine blogger award to you I received it the other day ou can pop over to my page and grab the questions if you like :) love reading your blog!

    Steph :)

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