[By Kendall Gan]
Although muffin top may be a cute name, it is certainly no laughing matter, and those who have to deal with one will definitely nod their heads in unison to this. While you are working hard on keeping to your resolution of losing this dreaded pocket of fat, here are 5 fashion tips to keep it out of sight, so no one except you will be aware of your circumferential misfit!
Jeans are a wardrobe staple for both men and women alike and will never go out of fashion season after season. If the right style is picked, even those with less than modelesque figure can put the bass in their walk. While the low rise jeans may be the style favored by fashionistas today, they’re really not a wise choice for those with muffin tops to hide. Wearing your jeans slung low will encourage spillage and it’s a much wiser choice to go for mid-rise jeans. It’ll help camouflage what you don’t want noticed without having to resort to the outdated style of high waisted mom jeans. Strap on a pair of heels or ankle boots and you are all set to paint the town red, alone or accompanied.
It’s a wrap
Belgian born, American designer Diane von Furstenberg should really be given a Nobel Prize for introducing her iconic wrap dress into our fashion vocabulary.Wrap dresses are an absolute must have for any girl dealing with a bit of a tummy, and you got to try on one to believe how magical it can be.They are extremely flattering and create the illusion of an hour-glass figure while literally putting your muffin top under wraps.Opt for darker jewel tones or eye popping 70s geometric or big flora print to jazz things up with a touch of pizazz. Throw on a statement necklace to make the smooth transition from office to happy hours!
Tricks up your sleeves
When it comes to separates, dolman sleeve tops which usually have banded ends that skim the top of your hips, work really well to hide that undesirable hint of excess tummy.Part of the reason is that there’s usually quite a fair bit of loose fabric floating away from the waist area to avoid clinging and exaggerating undesirable curves.Pair them with leggings in a stretch fabric and voilà, you’ve got yourself a great outfit that will take you from day to night depending on the choice of fabric and embellishments, to dress up or dress down with the correct accessories.
Shape things up
The good stuff may be a tad pricey, but investing in top of the range shaping undergarments will give awesome results, helping to smooth out a jiggly muffin top while you clock in the extra hours on the treadmill trying to lose it. Some are created in an ultra-soft micro-fiber material that has an amazing micro-massaging technology with a “push-up” effect, to pull in the muffin top and lift up the butt, giving you contours that are more flattering.Specially treated to have an anti-bacterial effect made for easy washing and maintenance, they are suitable for extended wear for those with an active lifestyle, living in the tropics or at the height of summer. Furthermore, when it comes to cellulite or battling annoying water retention, medical graduated compression garment has been proven to improve lymph and blood return, to give you added value and more bang for the buck!
Caftans or long, flowy dresses are your best friends when you are trying to hide a jelly belly. The flowy fabric helps by not clinging like a second skin and the fall of the garment doesn’t hit the trouble spot around your mid-section. However, if staring into your wardrobe filled with caftan maxis make you feel like a travelling gypsy magician save for the lack of a crystal ball, perhaps it’s time to perform a true Houdini’s act on your muffin top, to make way for a fashion reinvention.
The truth be told, it’s christened as “Stubborn Fat” for a reason. No matter how much you diet and exercise, it’s frustratingly impossible to lose those annoying last bits of fat sitting right there above your hips. This year, make the right choice of banishing that undesirable fat spillage to Siberia with Coolshape cryolipolysis. Fat freezes at a lower temperature than skin, muscles and surrounding tissues and this is the core science behind the advanced German Zimmer technology of Coolshape. It sounds like a fat-busting dream comes true, but the results are real and undeniable, with scientific papers conducted by Harvard scientists to back them up.
“One should bear in mind that Coolshape is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese and doesn’t substitute the role of liposuction either.” Explains Dr. Toby Hui, senior medical consultant with the SW1 Clinic (formerly from The Sloane Clinic). “Instead, it fills the gap for those on the lookout for medically sound, non-surgical body contouring options. Good candidates are those with noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to get rid of and in my experience, some of the best results are seen with muffin tops.”