This article is meant to help women of all shapes, ages and sizes. Belly fat, also known as “Love Handles” or “Muffin Top,” does not only affect overweight individuals. Honestly, how many times have you seen a 20 something year old woman walk by in her Nikki Minaj cut off baby tee with her belly spilling over the band of her little sisters jeans? “Oh no she didn’t!” What about the 50 year old lady in front of you at the checkout of the Whole Foods with her sweat pants drooping and t-shirt inching up over her fat rolls with every move she makes, ewwww! Point Blank, it looks revolting and there is something you can do about it.
Besides the obvious answer (working out), you can learn to disguise it with the clothing you wear. A lot of times you will see women do complete opposites. That being, wear oversized clothing or wearing clothing that is too tight. That is the first mistake. You MUST wear clothing that fits. If your pants are too tight it will give the illusion that you are larger because the fat will ooze over the edges of your slacks, jeans, etc. The same is true with too large of clothing. A larger top will make you look like a house. Instead, look for a top that cinches at the waist and flares at the hips. It is possible to create this look with a belt as well. Just place your favorite belt around your waist to form a cinched waist line with any of the basic shirts you already own. Tip #2: Layer. Without being too big or small, wear a shirt that fits and layer it with a blazer, jacket, vest or cardigan. That 3 dimensional look will camouflage your love handles and produce a slimming, yet flattering vertical line.
Secondly, you can mask your belly with your under garments. First, make sure you are wearing the correct bra. If your chest sags, it will contribute to your stomach region and we want to avoid that at all cost. Second, you can try body shapers. They can be brought from most any department store, from Target and Walmart, all the way to Bloomingdales and Macy’s. There are so many to choose from, just take your time and find the one that works for you.