Ways to Make Your Waist Look Smaller After Having a Baby
Pregnancy is a life-altering experience, but it doesn't have to change the way you feel about your body and how you enjoy dressing up. There are lots of ways to create the illusion of a smaller tummy until you regain your pre-pregnancy figure. Here are several sure-fire ways to hide that tummy so you can hold your head high and live these first few months after baby arrives to the fullest.
Wear Dark Colors
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Dark, monochrome outfits slim and create a long, lean illusion. You don't have to limit yourself to black, brown, and navy. Deep reds, oranges, greens, purples, and blues all are dark enough to create the effect without crippling your ability to dress up. Solid colors are also very sophisticated and elegant, making you feel extra special when you dress up for work or to go out.
Wear Wide Belts
Instead of hiding yourself in baggy, bulky sweaters, sweater dresses, and oversized T-shirts, add a wide, chunky belt. Many women mistakenly believe baggy clothing hides their extra weight when, in fact, it makes them appear larger. Go ahead and wear your baggy, comfy stuff, but top it with a wide belt to cinch your waist and make it look smaller. Try the belt over T-shirts for a casual look, and over blouses and sweaters for dressing up.
Wear Empire Waistlines
Empire waistlines hide a multitude of evils. They're also very fashionable, and it's possible to get an empire style casual top, dress blouse, or even a formal evening gown in the style. The top is fitting, accentuating your fuller bust, while the top blouses gracefully to disguise the tummy. Fitted pants, such as skinny jeans and stretch pants are ideal under an empire top. If the top is long enough, wear tights underneath for a chic look.
Wear High Waisted Pants and Skirts
High waisted pants and skirts make the legs look longer, which gives you a long, lean silhouette. By using this trick, your waistline won't call attention to a bulge. It draws attention upward, toward your face with the illusion that the rest of your body is slim and trim. With a high waistline, it isn't always necessary to wear a belt. If you do, wear one that matches the color of the pants or skirt.
Wear Waist Cinchers
Undergarments are ideal for tucking in a tummy. Try a waist cincher corset under your favorite clothes so you won't have to go around sucking in your tummy all the time. Better yet, try one out in the bedroom. He'll appreciate your efforts to look sexy, and feeling sexy is the first step toward looking that way.
The most important thing to remember about your waist after pregnancy is that it's worth it. Sure, it might take a few months for you to look as trim as before, but look what you've gotten in return! Instead of worrying over a little bulge, enjoy your new family member and take advantage of an excuse to buy a few new items of clothing.