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The dreaded muffin top! I can’t tell you how many women have pointed to their mid section during a wardrobing session and moaned “Michelle, help me hide this!!!” Here are some great and simple tips to proportion your body so well that your tummy & hips will just fade, fade, fade away…..
BUY YOUR CORRECT SIZE (EVEN IF IT MEANS GOING UP ONE)
Avoid buying pants that are too small on the waist. Pants that are digging in to your sides are one of the main causes of a muffin top. Remember that all labels fit differently anyway so never badly about the “SIZE” you just bought.
DITCH THE LOW-RISES
My favourite new current trend! Higher rise pants NATURALLY flatter a woman’s shape, while smoothing over the muffin top and sucking in the tummy…WIN WIN!!!
PLAY WITH PROPORTION
Even if your fitted pants are causing a little muffin top sitch, that doesn’t mean it has to be obvious. Styling 101: Pair snug bottoms with looser tops. And pair snug tops with looser bottoms. Not only will you keep the visual balance in check, but you’ll also be flaunting your figure in a sophisticated way.
LEARN TO LOVE STRETCH FABRICS
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Spandex is your friend. While we’re not suggesting picking up a pair of full-on jeggings, look for pants with at least a little stretch for forgiveness. Think about it: A pair of classic Levi’s allow for much less wiggle room than a blend with a little Lycra mixed in. Just be sure to pair said stretchy pants with something chic on top, like a chunky sweater or bomber jacket.