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HOW TO HIDE YOUR MUFFIN TOP OVER 50 - By, Jennifer of A Well Styled Life

Note from Pauline Durban, Founder and President of Covered Perfectly - In this article, Jennifer covers a topic that so many of us want to hear. Fashion for women over 50, that want to hide their muffin top. I for one, need designs that cover my tummy and I know I'm not alone. In fact, that was one of the reasons Covered Perfectly was created.

Over to Jennifer...

Muffin top, midsection bulge, menopausal belly fat…is there any pleasant way to describe the spreading middle many women get at our age? Our hormones play a role in the redistribution of body fat at this age so how can we disguise this trouble spot?

Welcome to Hit Your Style Sweet Spot, my weekly collaboration with Pam from Over 50 Feeling 40. You’ve hit your Style Sweet Spot when your appearance is sending the message you intend, and you feel confident that you look your best.


This month we are talking about how to dress to cover trouble spots for women over 50. Today it’s our midsection.

If you struggle with a spreading middle, let me start with the obvious, tight clothes are not your friend. That means pants that bind or dig in will only accentuate your bulge. Look for pants and jeans that pull on rather than zip, snap or button. Those closures add bulk we don’t need around our waistline.

Form fitting dresses and tops are not forgiving and best left on the rack. Look for tops that float and skim rather than cling.

When I think of covering my midsection I think of my Covered Perfectly tops. They were designed for women over 50 and styled to cover what we want. I have many of their tops and reach for them often.


One of my favorites is this Fit and Flare. The tunic length is perfect over skinny pants and leggings.


The Alison Keyhole Fit and Flare has the same fabulous shape with little cutouts that show just a touch of skin but isn’t revealing.


My Wrap Over with the ruched band has been worn and worn and worn. I love the length for my 5’4″ height and the detailing camouflages my tummy perfectly.

This Bell Sleeved V-Neck with a banded bottom was my favorite from the Covered Perfectly photo shoot I was part of last month. All the models loved it! I’ve ordered it in this same royal blue you see here and can’t wait to get it. The band can be moved up or down on your hips to adjust for where you need the most coverage.

Wearing a column of color is another powerful way to draw attention away from your midsection. For extra coverage, wear a column in a flattering shape!

Bold accessories will also draw the eye towards what you want the focus to be on and are a great way to add punch to your look.

Oversized and shapeless garments are not the best way to hide our midsection and often make us look larger than we are.

You can check out the new arrivals here at Covered Perfectly. I’ve got several on order and will share them with you when they arrive.

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Thanks for reading and have a great day!

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