Are you middle-aged and losing your butt? After the age of 30, our bums start losing muscle mass and tone making them droop and wrinkle. Things get worse when we hit menopause, and falling estrogen levels lead to less fat in our butts, making them look flat as a pancake. What’s a gal to do?
The good news – by using some of these easy styling tricks, you can take your butt from flat to fabulous! Here’s how.
1. Steer Clear of Shapeless Jackets
Shapeless sweaters, jackets, and tops that fall straight down in the back and around your waist are not your friend; these just make a pancake butt look, well, more pancakey. Instead, choose jackets with shape in the center back to give the appearance of a rounder, fuller butt. This lace-up jacket is an excellent example of how to boost the look of your booty!
2. Wear Body Skimming Dresses To Accentuate Your Hips and Butt
It might seem counterintuitive to wear a body-skimming dress or skirt when you have a flat butt. However, the goal is to wear clothing that emphasizes a feminine, hourglass shape. Think A-line and full skirts, as well as fit-and-flare dresses that nip in at the waist. Steer clear of loose-fitting dresses, which will make your bum look lost. Opt instead for skirts and dresses that skim – not cling – to your curves.
3. Define Your Waist
If menopause has made you thick through the middle, you can create the illusion of a waist which will then help your butt. In other words, if you want your butt to look bigger, make your waist look smaller.
To do this, choose dresses that are belted at the waist, or choose a style that cinches at the waist ( like fit and flare). A dress that emphasizes your waist via embellishments such as beading and ruching will also make your waist look smaller and your bottom fuller.
4. Wear Light/ Bright Colors on Your Bottom
Many women prefer wearing dark colors on their bottom half (to shrink their booty) and brighter colors up top. But, if you want to remind that you do indeed have a behind, it’s a good thing to wear lighter or brighter colors on your bottom half. Dark colors shrink the area they cover, while light, bright colors ( such as white) expand an area. These fitted white jeans will make the most of a flat bum.
5. Seek Out Bum Enhancing Pants and Jeans
While the style of pants that suit you best largely depends on your body type (Rectangle, Hourglass, Apple, Inverted Triangle), flat-bottomed gals will get a boost from pants and jeans that cinch at the waist, making their bums look bigger. Stretch material also helps contour your behind.
You can also get an extra boost by avoiding pants that are loose and baggy through the leg and opting instead for more slim fitting styles that accentuate your posterior. For example, boyfriend jeans may be comfy, but their relaxed fit drag down an already droopy behind.
Boot-cut pants are a better choice since they taper at the knee making your bum look bigger. Also, choose mid-high rise jeans over low-rise because they make your bottom look higher.
Other details that can help? Jeans with high back pockets that sit towards the middle of your backside will make your bottom look rounder and higher. Flap-style back pockets or pockets with any buttons, embroidery or busy detail also help to pump up the look of your butt and create the illusion of a rounder rear.
6. Try Butt Boosting Right Shapewear
From traditional shapers that flatten your waist and tummy (making your butt look bigger by comparison) to booty-enhancing miracle workers like ‘booty bras’ designed to give your bum a lift and padded shapewear shorts, there are lots you can wear underneath to resculpt your rear.
7. Wear Heels
High heels shift your posture. They tilt your pelvis, forcing your booty back and up by 30 to 40 degrees. This makes you look curvier.
Don’t let a droopy tush get you down. Give these tricks a try to get the look of a perky posterior. Let me know how it goes!
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