Dressing to Disguise your Belly

Published Sep 30 2021 in #applebodyshape, #howtodress, #levelup, #madeincanada, #plussizeclothing, #styletips

If you are feeling self-conscious about your middle you are not alone. Many women after 50 experience weight gain on their bellies. This means your waistline may be less defined as you become more of a rounded Apple body shape. Thankfully, there are many ways to disguise your belly so that it doesn’t get in the way of your style! Start with these quick tips: 

Style Tip #1 ~ Don't wear tight tops over your tummy. Instead choose tops that drape with extra fabric so that nothing clings.  Notice how the flattering contoured seams of the Synergy Tunic conceal the tummy with modern details?

Diane Kennedy blog on how to disguise your tummyStyle Tip #2 ~ 

Lucky for us, it's easier to hide a belly during the fall with layers that create slimming vertical lines. Layering is the secret to hide your belly with light coats and vests.  Look for lightweight coats and printed jackets with patterns like our A-Line Joy Coat/Dress that is draped just right to shine a light on your best features. Worn open and layered over the Perfect Tee you can style with Rejuvenate Leggings and ankle boots to show off your legs and draw the attention away from your belly. Choose a print that gives you plenty of options to put it together with other solid colours so you'll get more mileage from your wardrobe. Check out the Recharge Vest for more layering options. Try adding a statement necklace to draw attention to your beautiful neckline. 

Diane Kennedy blog on how to disguise your tummy

Style Tip #3~ Leggings are an apple shape's best friend. Not only are they comfortable and stylish, leggings make the most of your legs and elongate your look. When worn with tunics and long tops your tummy is concealed and you will look fabulous. Leggings are the solution to balance out an apple body shape. No one will notice your belly! Choose opaque, thick, matte, leggings with stretch. Make sure the rise is high enough to hit at your natural waist. Our Rejuvenate Leggings fit the bill.

Diane Kennedy blog on how to disguise your tummy

If leggings aren't your thing, choose a slim legged pant instead. If you would be more comfortable in pants; another styling trick is to wear asymmetrical tunics with skinny pants. Your eye will be drawn to the hemline rather than tummy area. If you have been searching for a slim leg pant that feels looser than a legging for more freedom and comfort, and gently tapers towards the ankle for thinner legs; we recommend the Ignite Pants with the Inquisitive Tunic. These pants even have pockets and easily tuck into boots. 

Take a minute to think about the parts of your body that deserve more attention and appreciation. Could you show off some cleavage, highlight your shapely shoulders or your lovely legs? Dress to draw attention away from the tummy.

Choose the right clothes to create a stylish silhouette that you feel your best in; and then dance around your kitchen like no one's watching...