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.
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1. Wear Dark Colors Strategically
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. This knit dress is a good example. Balck on the bottom helps slim. Your eye goes to the white but if the colors were reversed and the white was on the bottom, your eyes would go to the bottom half-which you don’t want. Black, navy, dark brown, gray and burgundy or any other dark shade works well to magically erase pounds.
2. Monochromatic Dressing is Slimming
Dressing in different shades of any single color elongates your body making your tummy less noticeable.
These two outfits (above) both combine three different colors which break up the body making it look shorter and wider. But look below to see how slimming it is to dress in one dark color with a brighter or lighter color on top. This creates a long dark line that slims.
3) A Column of Color Works Wonders to Slim
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 in 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.