Is your waist expanding during lock down?

Is your waist expanding during lock down? Here's how to disguise it.

Is your waist expanding during lock down? Here’s how to disguise it.

During these troubled times we are all coping differently. I know myself we go from one meal to the other, as it is the best part of the day sitting down together to enjoy a meal and a glass of wine.  Bob and I have stepped up our exercise routine to try and compensate for the expanding waistline but not everyone can do that. Is your waist expanding during lock down?

Is your waist expanding during lock down?

In this blog I will share with you some ways you can camouflage your tummy area and draw the eye away.  When you talk of body confidence so many ladies are aware that they have a large tummy area. I know in my family that is where we store our fat, some ladies will do so on their hips others their highs we are all different.

Is your waist expanding during lock down?

Wearing the right underwear – This is so important as your underwear is the canvas which you put your clothes on top. Firstly, get yourself fitted for a bra. So many ladies are wearing the wrong size, and this will impact on the look of your clothes. If you have large breasts that are hanging low, you will not be able to see your waist. I am not a fan of support knickers as the fat must go somewhere and you can end up with a muffin top. Choose a pair of knickers that will give you a smooth line and no VPL (Visual Panty line).

Draping & Ruching – Soft clothes that drape is a gentle way to disguise extra weight in the tummy area. Ruching across the tummy area can cover a tummy but be careful not to have too much gathers as this will add bulk. As you can see from the top I am wearing, it has this draping effect across the tummy area which helps to cover the area well. I bought this top a couple of years ago from Kettlewell Colours but they do a similar one this season with 3/4 sleeves.

Boxy clothes can add pounds – If your blouse has a square bottom that finishes across your tummy it will add pounds. Look for a top with split sides or a curved bottom as this will move with you and work with your curves.

Is your waist expanding during lock down?

Avoid baggy or tight-fitting clothing – I have seen larger ladies choosing to wear very large loose-fitting clothes, but this can just make them look larger. On the other end of the scale wearing clothes that are too tight can make you look larger. When I worked in Wallis, I would suggest to ladies to try a larger size, and you could see that the clothes would hang so much better. Do not get hung up on a size label as no- one sees that, only you know what size you are wearing.

Direct the eye away from the tummy – If you do not want people looking at your tummy, redirect their gaze to your neckline and face. A top that has some embellishment or interesting detail at the neckline as a great way to distract. A beautiful necklace also works well to put the focus up top.

Is your waist expanding during lock down?

Avoid adding volume to the waist – Try to avoid trousers with a front zip and go for either a side zip or flat front skirt or trousers with a wide waistband and no zipper. This will avoid any extra bulk around that area. Take care of pleats and make sure they work with your curves and not accentuate them.

Style with layers – Thin layers can work well to distract the eye. For example, try a long line t/shirt under a longer cardigan. This can give the illusion that you are taller than you are.

Dress with colour in mind – Wear the dark colours on your bottom half and add the pop of colour in your top. Or dress top to toe in one block colour and wear a single- breasted jacket that nips you in at the waist left open. Or a long line jacket or cardigan in a pop of colour.

Is your waist expanding during lock down?

These are just a few of my top tips on how to disguise your tummy during lock down. If you are interested in having a style consultation with me please visit my website to find out what it involves. Alternatively, you can contact me on my details below.

I hope you have found that useful, if you need any help or advise, please do not hesitate to get in contact and I will be pleased to help youYou can follow me on Facebook  where I regularly post style updates.  Pinterest  is a love of mine and here I have several boards from style, colour combinations and many more. If Instagram is your thing, I am on there as well. Why not give me a call for a chat to find out how I can help you on 07786 632798. Or email me sandra@colourworx.me or visit my website www.colourworx.me 

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