Today I’m going to show you three big fashion mistakes that we can all make when we’re trying to style an outfit to hide out Tommy and disguise our belly fat.
Hi I’m Schellea and this is fabulous 50s a place where you can come to feel good about aging to enjoy the whole process and to learn new things to do be and have now that you’re over 50. Our number one goal is to bring attention to the parts of our body that we like the most and take the eye away from the parts that we don’t like. So I’m here on how to style an outfit to hide out tummy is to bring attention to the parts of our body that we like the best which will minimize the tummy area.
And the eye will be drawn away from it unfortunately one gift for menopause is a thickening of a waist and a larger belly. So women who have never had a problem with a belly and trying to conceal it tummy before are now trying to work out what to do and how to fix it. So I’m going to show you today the biggest mistakes that you can make and how to avoid. I thought this would be a great place to start with this series. I’m going to do on body time because I think it will relate to a lot of you let’s get into the mistakes that we can make and I’ll show you how to fix them.
The number one mistake we make when we’re trying to hide our tummy is to add things to our tummy often times we trying to conceal it. But in actual fact what we’re doing is we’re bringing the eye to it so what we can do is wrap the scarf or belt around our tummy to try to minimize it but the outcome is that the human eye is drawn to the point of interest. And in this case, it’s the day talents what you’re trying to hide so it’s drawn to the scarf or drawn to the belt around the tummy other ways that we can make mistakes.
In this case, it is to use like a please around skirt because we think it’s going to give out tummy more space to breathe, or we’ll buy pants with plates at the front because we think that it’s going to give out tummy more room to be more comfortable. We think that the plates and the gathers are going to hide the bulge but what happens is the opposite the human eye goes straight to the problem we go straight to the detail. So how do we fix this well it’s not so difficult what we need to do is minimize any detail at all from the belly area. We put to minimize any bulk at the front so we with pants with flat fronts and zips at the side.
We with skirts with the plate starting below the tummy line so the part on the tummy is flat and skinny. Then the details come below the tummy and when we’re wearing jeans we wear not much detail at all the front in our jeans no pockets or anything there and a high cut that going to pull out tummy in and minimize. So dark colors minimize and no detail minimizes we’re going to minimize any attention at all to this area by keeping it all flat.
The number two big mistake that we make is to wear high net boxy oversized clothes. I know this feels very comfortable and it feels like a kind of concealing everything but it just makes us look that much bigger. Here’s an example, when we wear big dresses or big oversized T. shirts we think we’re hiding, but we’re covering all of our beautiful feminine curves and that’s the meaning of feminine its soft curves.
So if we’ve got some curves we’ve got to show them off if we’re going to hide them. We make ourselves like a big sack high neck tops tend to shorten our neck area and then bulk up here. What we want to do to minimize our tummy is to accentuate the good paths wearing large boxy tee shirts that make us look shapeless. I’ve made a video on a fashion rule about the structure and flow.
It’s really helpful if you haven’t already seen it all legally copies. So you can have a look at that but we don’t want to have all these lines and structures to cover up and could be body. If it doesn’t work and it makes you look bigger so what can you do instead of hiding yourself under all that fabric I’ll show you some photos he to illustrate and you’re going to get outside your comfort zone a little bit if you used to cover yourself up. But you will enjoy wearing clothes this why is so much more you can emphasize your bust line with a great bra you want to create the illusion that the bust is bigger?
Then the belly and even if you have to really push up bra this will make a huge difference because then you have the proportions of the hourglass which is the bigger bust smaller waist and bigger hips. That is ultimately what we’re always trying to achieve that look here bigger smaller bigger and once you put attention into this area and got beautiful shape neckline. The eye will be drawn to that part of your body and then you allow the fabric from the top of the skirt to skim over your belly rather than cling to it an empire waist is also an amazing trick for this.
Because this is quite often the smallest part of the body and this is the part that we want to draw the eye too so an empire Waist it’s like a little waistband underneath the bra. That will make that part of you look tiny so the eye will go to that you’ve got something nice going on up here. And then the fabric will flow and skim over your tummy and that will be the last thing that people will notice these looks are really soft and feminine. We don’t want to be ashamed of our tummy.
All we want to do is make our tummy and our body shape look as good as it can with a little bit of help from illusion and that’s perfectly okay all size shirts with ruching around the tummy are really great to minimize. So the eye is going to go to the soft flow the fabric and that’s really pleasing to the eye and the number three big mistake we make. When we’re trying to style our tummy is the opposite to number two is when we wear clothes that are too clingy, two tight and showing way too much our clothes should skin not stick. Here’s some examples a high neck very tight skin-tight dress on any body shape unless you’re like these are very uncomfortable to wear.
And it’s not elegant and not really suitable for our age group what can you do instead you can still wear tight clothes but only on the top of the bottom one. only choose one and then apply these rules. If you choose a pencil skirt and you’re going to go tight on the bottom make sure first that it’s flat at the front and then you pair it with the top that’s soft and feminine. So you can either use a top we’ve some ruching around the tummy area or we can choose a top that has a beautiful neckline and an empire waist with the fabric softly flow over the tummy area.
And then we go into a nice pencil skirt or you could wear a fitted top where everything’s nice and tight all the way down to here you go to the smallest area. And then the rest of the fabric is flowy it’s elegant and it will move so it’s going to skim over your body the bottom half is loose but the top half is a time at our age adding a little bit of softness and mystery to an outfit can be very alluring. We don’t need to go skin tight and dress the way that we did when we were in our twenties that’s not necessary anymore love your body and thank it for getting you through every single day. Don’t beat up on it if it’s not the exact perfect shape that you would like and instead enjoy experimenting with new and different styles let me know what your problem areas.