Our stomach is one part of our body that many older women would like to hide away from the world. When we are young it can be a sense of joy. It is firm and flat and girls love to wear cropped tops, two-piece swimsuits and figure hugging dresses to display their belly to the world. As we get older gravity, childbirth and life in general, takes its toll and a slimmer, less obvious belly displayed, or should I say, concealed from the world.
This does not mean that it is time for the muu-muu is a must. It just means that with proper styling you can retain the impression of a slender line through the clothing that you wear without the need for strangling corsetry.
To detract from
To detract from your belly and mid section use the following techniques and wear the following garments
- Loose tops
- Matching tops and bottoms
- Empire line dresses
- Short necklaces
- Signature necklaces
- A-line or wider skirts
- Straight leg trousers or wider
- Open jackets
- Princess seams
- Sheath dresses
- Contrasting shoes
- Bags carried under the armpit or in your hands.
- Internal columns of colour in your outfits
For further information on what NOT to do, look at the images for focusing on your belly and ensure you do not do them..
Focus on your Belly
To play up and bring attention to your stomach and mid-section use the following techniques and wear the following garments.
- Belts in all shapes and sizes
- Contrasting tops and bottoms
- Crop tops
- Bolero jackets
- Long necklaces
- Handbags carried level with your waist
- Tucked in tops
- Waisted dresses
- Straight and pencil skirts
- Straight and skinny leg jeans
- Prints over the belly
For further information on what NOT to do, look at the images for detracting from your belly.
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