How to Hide Your Tummy - by Pauline Durban, Founder Covered Perfectly

How to Hide Your Tummy - by Pauline Durban, Founder Covered Perfectly

The number one question we get asked, is "How can I hide my tummy"? The first's not all about the tops. There are other things you need to do besides wearing the right top to hide your tummy.

Some women (not me) are fortunate enough to have flat tummies. Whether it be from exercise, diet or good genes. This article is for those of us women over 40, women over 50, women over 60 and beyond, who need a little bit of help to cover your tummy and hide your muffin top.

  1. The first thing to do is start with the right underwear, it's important that they fit well or they will cause lumps and bumps in all the wrong places. If you wear shapewear, go for high waisted or a full bodysuit. Or even a well-fitted camisole will help.

  2. Wear a well-fitting pair of pants or a skirt. Again, high waisted is best. Low waist tends to emphasize our lumps and bumps. One thing is for sure, the tighter my pants...the bigger my muffin top. As much as we hate to do it, sizing up is the best way to go. Your shape will thank you for it.

  1. Stay away from tops that hit your midsection as that will draw the eyes to that exact spot. Wearing longer tops will draw the eyes past your tummy and make you look slimmer.

  1. Avoid wearing belts at your waist as this will also attract attention to your midsection. If you want to wear a belt, wear one loose that hangs on your hips. Personally, I avoid them altogether

  1. Wearing layers is good, wear something over your top, like a long vest or a cardigan. Make sure it isn't bulky. The idea is to create vertical lines.

  1. Avoid tops that fit you too tight in the middle. If it clings to your body, it's too small. I know we hate to do it, but go up a size if necessary so that you have some room to spare. Comfort is the name of the game.

  1. Wear tops that float away from your waist. A-lines are always a good choice. Draped tops or a Fit and Flare work really well too. Don't tuck your tops in as it will emphasize your tummy area. One side tuck will work though. 

So there you have it. Following these simple tips will help you hide your tummy and make your outfits more flattering. Check out the following tops which are great for covering your tummy and hide your muffin top. In fact, pretty much all of Covered Perfectly women's tops are designed for just that. Hence the name

Cover your tummy

The gathering at the bustline gives the perfect drape
to cover your tummy while enhancing your assets!
Plus, prints hide a multitude of sins.

Shop this style here or solid colors here

Hide your muffin top

The Wrap Over is the best top to hide both
your tummy and your muffin top.
You will love it!

Shop this style here 

The longer length gives the body a slimming effect
by taking the eyes downwards.
The zip shoulder feature gives extra style.
Especially when it's black!

Shop this style here

This Classy Two-Toned design
gives the body length with a flattering contrast
is slanted to give a slimming effect

Shop this style here

The Fit and Flare is a great way to cover
your tummy with a flattering flare taking the
eyes away from the waist while slimming it.

Shop this style here

Creating lines with a vest or a cardigan will
draw the eyes away from the tummy area.
Which of course gives you a leaner look.

Shop the vest here and the top here

If all else fails, the Cascading Vest is the perfect accessory

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