My flat stomach was always one of my favorite parts about my body. I used to do pilates multiple times a week, which strengthens your core. And when I did gain weight, it usually went to my lower half. Then I had a baby. I thought that my stomach would shrink back within the first month, two months tops. It did not. And because of delivery complications, I couldn’t work out either. So I relied on the next best thing for my new postpartum body: fashion. Here are 9 stylings tips and tricks that I use to hide belly fat.
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#1: Dress in monochromatic colors
This trick works no matter what body part you’re looking to disguise. If you want to look leaner or taller, it always helps to dress in one color from head to toe. It works even better if your monochromatic outfit is in a darker color, like black, navy or chocolate.
✓: Blazer: Talbots I Top: Abercrombie I Pants: Abercrombie I Flats: Vivaia
#2: Avoid boxy shapes
The goal is to create a long, lean silhouette. So skip those boxy tops and jackets.
#3: Split the torso with an open blazer
A long blazer gives the illusion that you are trimming your midsection!
These are the three brands where most of my blazer are from:
✓: Dress: Mestiza I Sandals: Dolce Vita
#4: Flaunt your legs
Draw attention away from your stomach by showing off those legs. Not comfortable in minis? You can use the same tip on top by showing off your décolletage and arms.
#5: Go for A-line silhouettes
Embrace the ’60s with a flirty A-line dress instead of a straighter and more narrow shape.
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#6: Untuck your top
When you want to show off your waist, you tuck in your tops. But to hide a midsection it’s best to leave your tops untucked.
#7: Go voluminous on top
Leave the volume up top with flowy blouses or relaxed shirts. Contrast the roomier shapes with keeping in more narrow on bottom.
#8: Create diagonals
Asymmetry is your best friend. Diagonal lines instantly create a flattering silhouette. So pull your top off one shoulder. Or look for dresses and tops with asymmetrical necklines.
#9: Invest in compression bottoms
Living that leggings life? Make them compression leggings! They instantly shave off a few inches. There is also compression denim if you’re more of a jeans girl.
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