The holidays are wrapping up and you can tell your pants are fitting a little more snug than usual. Alas you decided to step on the dreaded bathroom scale which confirms what you didn’t want to see. You’ve gained some holiday weight. Even worse, the “muffin top” squeezing out over the waistband really emphasizes it too. Sadly it happens to the best of us with all that delicious food but until you’re ready to lose the weight, here are a few tips to help you disguise those extra holiday pounds.
Building from the foundation up means that it is essential that your underwear fits. Overlooking this most basic aspect of dress can result in enough unsightly bulges and spillovers to spoil an otherwise successful effort. Don’t be afraid to bust out those spanx to wear under your clothes. If it helps you feel more comfortable, do it!
Go for a new do
You decide to move on to the top with an updated hairstyle. This is a clever tactic that does not necessarily give an illusion of being slim but is effective in drawing attention away from any areas of major concern as the extra height of an “updo” will add more length to the face and tends to draw an observer’s eyes upward.
Jewelry Can Do the Trick
Jewelry is a beautiful way to draw attention away from trouble spots. A woman can wear long necklaces that emphasize the front and center of her body and employ a bunch of sparkling, clinking bangle bracelets to encourage looking at her wrists and hands rather than the upper arms. You now have used a few creative ways to direct observers’ attention to her more attractive features and to draw it away from the areas that are typically problematic for women. Now, she can implement her plan that goes beyond diversion tactics and moves on to disguising those extra pounds.
Wear the Right Clothes
As you acknowledge that you are not just too short for your weight, you realize that you can add some height for a slimmer look. Your new “updo” can be combined with a pair of high heeled or platform shoes to allow for an additional three inches in height advantage. If you reject a common belief that bigger clothes will make a person seem slimmer. Considering that clothing should not be too snug or overly loose fitting.
The shape of a dress is key in contributing to the desired slimming effect. The garment should come in close to the body and flare out slightly below the waist in an hour-glass shape. Looser style blouses or dresses lend to a slimmer appearance when worn with a narrow belt around the waist.
Colors and patterns are good tools that are available for her use to disguise those few extra pounds. The old saying that black is slimming and chubby people should avoid wearing horizontal stripes are like most other old sayings; they became old sayings by virtue of being true.