Is your belly fat disturbing you a lot? Are you always looking out for ways to hide it?
While winter is the best time to hide your tummies with coats and cardigans and other woolens, summer is the most difficult time to hide your belly fat.
Summer is the time to wear light colored clothes and minimum outfits. As enjoyable and wonderful it is to be able to don comfortable dresses and chic skirts, a little extra flab on your tummy becomes a bane. With such outfits hiding bulging tummies becomes a big concern during summers especially for young girls. The impression of the belly fat through light summer clothes can ruin the charming outfit for anyone.
However, as it is rightly said where there is a will, there is a way, stylists and fashion designers have found some smart ways to hide belly fat in summer.
Fashion tips for girls to hide belly fat
Opt for long flowy tops and empire line dresses to hide your belly fat or tummy bulge, say experts. Bhavya Chawla, Chief Stylist at Voonik, and Karieshma Sarnaa and Amrita KM, fashion designer, Shopotox, share some hacks to hide belly fat.
1. Long, flowy tops
Flowy, long tops are a savior as they are designed in a way that ensures that the outfit doesn’t cling to any part of your body. Hence, they can be good to camouflage your tummy bulge.
2. Empire line dresses
They are designed in such a way that they flow outward from the waist down. They are also comfortable to wear during the summer heat.
3. Say yes to mid-rise jeans
Mid-rise jeans tuck in the tummy bulge thus avoiding unwanted muffin tops created around the waistline.
4. Avoid colour blocking
Go for monochromatic look or wear shades and tints of the same hue.
Opt for light layers, light fabrics like mul, linen and others to be worn as long vests, and capes.
6. Avoid waist belts
Waist belts define your bust and waist line so avoid that for some time till the time you don’t get back in shape.
7. Pair your midis right
Midi skirts with collared shirts leaving two top buttons unbuttoned looks chic. Else wear it with a scooped neck top.
How can women over 40 hide belly fat?
Most of the women after 40 experience weight gain on their bellies, especially those going into perimenopause or menopause. If you are over 40, you may feel that your waist has disappeared and your body has become apple-shaped. Fortunately there are many things you can do to hide that belly fat, so that it doesn’t come in your way of looking fabulously stylish!
1. Don’t wear tight or clingy garments over your belly and choose tops with ruching or drape
If you want to look trendy and highlight your strengths, do not wear tight tops. They will emphasize every fat bubble you have and draw attention away from you and your fashionable clothes. Rather choose tops that have some draping or ruching.
2. Wear leggings or skinnies with longer, draped or asymmetrical tops
Leggings can be your best friend. They will fit comfortably around your belly and tuck it in a bit. Also, with so many amazing tunics and long tops to choose from, you will look fabulous. No one will notice your belly fat!
3. Don’t emphasize your tummy by adding accessories like belts
No need to draw attention to your midlife tummy and belts will do just that when you belt too low. However, higher belts can be effective for some women by drawing attention upwards.
4. Wear tops over your skirts and pants and don’t tuck them
Tucking draws attention so better to avoid that. However, pay attention to overall balance and don’t let your top end at your widest point of your hips as that may be unflattering.
5. Don’t wear clothes that are bulky around the tummy area
Don’t make that area even bigger with pockets or other embellishments.
6. Choose asymmetrical tops
Asymmetrical tops create vertical lines that are great for disguising tummies.
7. Flat front stretchy pants and leggings help suck in that belly fat!
Flat front or elastic pants and leggings can also help streamline your tummy.
So look fashionable and stylish this summer and hide your belly fat with these fashion tips!