Many of us have it… that darn spare tire! It arrives midlife, sits stuck in the middle between our bust and our hips, and gets extra big and flabby in January after a month of holiday feasting.
How can you dress to hide your stubborn midlife tummy that annoys you to no end?
Dress to Distract
Dressing to hide your tummy is all about the art of distraction. A top with an interesting neckline draws the eye up, puts the focus on your chest and face, and takes attention away from your tummy. For example:
Wearing a top that opens up your chest area and reveals some skin makes your neck look longer and your whole body leaner.
A top with studs, beads, sequins or anything decorative keeps the focus where it needs to be – by your face.
Shoulder Detail Distracts
A neckline with added shoulder detail also works because it tricks the eye to look up at your shoulders and not down at your tummy.
Bling Keeps the Eye Busy
The same principle applies here. Where does the eye go? – to the bling and not the bulge!
Something at the Neck Shifts Attention Up
This pretty bow blouse is just enough at the neck to make you want to look up. No one will notice your tummy with this pretty detail happening up top.
Off the Shoulder Solves the Problem
Like the cold shoulder, the off-the-shoulder is a fantastic way to look sexy in a subtle way, all while taking the emphasis off a jelly belly.
Now, here’s a little test to see if you have been paying attention.
Which of these two tops is most slimming and why? Can you guess? ( Answer at the end of this post)
Here are more tops with necklines that will distract from your midlife middle.
Answer to question- which top is more slimming, A or B?
Top B is more flattering because the detail at the top draws the eye up and away from the tummy. Top A has all the detail at the tummy, so that is the first place your eye goes. Not good if you don’t want people looking at your tummy!