I’m 40 years old, but I tend to dress younger when I go out. I like to wear tight shirts, but they’re not very flattering to my muffin top. Are there any fashion tricks that can help me hide my midriff?
Women of all sizes struggle with bulge around the waist but there are easy ways to hide them without having to constantly wear body shapers.
Tip 1 : Wear Spft Non-fitted Layers
Soft non-fitted layers do not cling to the body and instead moves away from the body, skimming over bumps and lumps
Tip 2 : Wear Prints
Prints distract the eye and camouflage a muffin top more than solid colours do
Jacket/Cardigan, Mendocino, $110
Top/T-Shirt, Zara, $39.90
Necklace, Top Shop, $40
Pants, Club Monaco, $129.50
Clutch, Christian Louboutin, $1,050
Shoes, Nine West, $150
What style of shirt would give the illusion that I have curves?
Straight body frames are chic and beautiful but if you want to accentuate your curves here are some tips to work some femininity into your look
Tip 1 : Accent your Waist
Defining your waist is an easy way to create curves and can do wonders for accentuating your natural figure.
Tip 2 : Add Volume to your Skirt and Top
Create the illusion of curves by adding volume to your bottom and top. A full skirt or a top with billowed arms can create the illusion of an hourglass shape.
Blouse, Zara, $29.99
Necklace, Dean Davidson, $325
Belt, Zara, $19.99
Skirt, Zara, $59.90
Tights, Hue, $32
Bracelet,Dean Davidson, $295
Clutch, Badgley Mischka, $345
Shoes, Zara, $59.90
I will be going to a job interview and I don’t want to wear the usual pants and blazer. Do you have any suggestions?
What you wear to a job interview can have a lasting impact. You can go beyond the basic blazer and pants while still looking professional and polished.
Tip 1: Wear Classic Pieces with a Twist
Change things up by thinking outside of the box but still using the basic pieces that you have. Black and white is a big trend now so go for your basic black skirt but at a twist to it with an edgy white blazer instead of the usual black on black.
Tip 2: Opt for Pencil Skirts
If you want to veer away from the typical black trouser pant opt for a pencil skirt. They add a feminine quality to your outfit and are simple but elegant.
Blazer, H&M, $59.95
Blouse, H&M, 39.95
Skirt, Melanie Lynn, $99.99
Clutch, Nine West, $50
Shoes, Enzo Angiolini, $180
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