IT’S A RITE of passage for women as you move through menopause and continue on in your 50s, 60s, and beyond. And it really doesn’t matter if you’re tall or short, thin or heavy, or what your body shape is. So when learning how to dress with belly fat, you’re all working toward the same goal. There’s nothing wrong with that because, after all, we didn’t choose to have this little friend attach itself to our midsection, it happened naturally as we got older. So we search for the right type of clothes for menopause belly.
Understand your body shape to hide a belly.
If you know the overall shape of your body and understand how length and cut affect your appearance, you’re on the right track to hide belly fat. You can use the “fruity” interpretation: Apple, Banana, Pear, and Hourglass. For example, if you have an Apple shape, the tunic and longer style tops that fall below your hip bones work well to hide belly fat. Add in a simple scoop neckline with no embellishments and a pair of leggings or skinny jeans, and you’ve got a great look. If you are a traditional Pear shape, you want to be careful of how long those tunic tops come, or they’ll be accenting another area that you may want to minimise.
Watch the length of your top. In general, you don’t want your top to hit right at your waist, or at the largest part of your muffin top. That’s calling attention to an area that you’d rather not. As women over 50, you will look best in tops that are longer and fall at least several inches below your waist. If you are a lover of the tuckedin top then you can do one of two things; just know that your tummy is no longer flat and accept the look, or add a cardigan to camouflage the bulge.
If you want to hide the belly, your tops should be worn on the outside and fall, at a minimum, several inches below your waist or longer, depending upon your body shape.
Choose your dress style carefully. An A-line dress, wrap dress, trapeze style dress, or a style that keeps the details above the waist will help hide belly fat as well.
Undergarments: You can help your cause by wearing a well-fitted bra and maintaining good posture. Shapewear will also help you dress with belly fat. It’s a combination of comfort and shaping. Whether or not you choose to utilise shapewear, there are many other ways to hide your belly.
Sometimes you just have to be a little creative.