I’m continuing my series on How To Hide Your Midlife Tummy…………
Call it a jelly belly, muffin top or men-o-pot, your midlife tummy can be a pain to hide. The good news is that when it comes to downplaying this annoying spot through your choice of clothes COLOR can be your best friend. Here are three ways to wear color to look slimmer and trimmer.
1) Dark Colors are always more slimming than light colors
Wear dark colors where you are heaviest like the tummy. Why? Dark colors appear to recede and light (or bright) colors appear to advance. If you have a big tummy it makes sense to wear a dark color across your stomach to visually shrink it. Black, navy, dark brown, gray and burgundy or any other dark shade works well. When buying a color block dress or top make sure the darkest color block is at the tummy.
2) Monochromatic dressing – Dressing in different shades of any single color elongates your body making your tummy less noticeable.
3) A column of color works wonders to make you look slim and trim. I love this trick. Wear a darker color head to toe to downplay your tummy. Then throw on a bright jacket or sweater to give you that much needed pop of color by your face. With your jacket open and the long dark column of color exposed all people will notice is your cute bright jacket. No one is looking at your tummy. ( Red sweater black top and pants- Rachel and Zoe -Nordstrom)