Many of us have it… that darn spare tire! It’s right there in the middle between our bust and our hips and it’s hard to avoid after age 40 and a baby or two.
How can you dress to hide that stubborn midlife tummy that annoys you to no end? The answer is easy.
Wear a top with a neckline that draws the eye upwards.
It’s all about the art of distraction. A top with an interesting neckline puts the focus on your chest and face and takes attention away from your tummy.
|V-Neck – Wearing a top that shows some skin up top opens up your chest area, makes your neck look longer and your whole body look leaner.(Pink v-neck – Inc. International Concepts)|
|Embellishment Attracts – A top with studs, beads, sequins, or anything decorative keeps the focus where it needs to be – your face!(Navy studded top – Michael Kors)|
|Interesting Shoulder Detail – A neckline like this with added shoulder detail also works because it tricks one’s eye to look up at your shoulders and not down at your tummy.(Red top with Shoulder cutouts – Calvin Klein)|
|Jewelry Up Top – The same principle applies here. Where does the eye go – to the bling and not the bulge!(Black Top -Eileen Fisher)|
Now, here’s a little test to see if you have been paying attention.
Which is these two tops is most slimming and why? Can you guess right?
Here are a few more tops in stores with necklines that would distract from your midlife middle.