3 Big Fashion Mistakes That Make Your Tummy Look Bigger & How To Hide Your Tummy

In our pursuit of styling and concealment, we often make fashion mistakes that highlight areas we would rather hide.

No matter your age or body shape, our primary goal is to accentuate the features we love while diverting attention from those we’d rather downplay.

As we navigate the changes that come with aging, especially the thickening of the waist and a larger belly due to menopause, it’s crucial to adapt our fashion choices to enhance our best features.

Today, we’ll take a look at three big fashion mistakes that can make your tummy appear larger than it is and discover savvy ways to hide it.

Mistake #1: Adding Detail to Hide

The first common mistake in our pursuit of a concealed tummy is adding detail to the area we wish to minimize. 

Often, we wrap scarves or belts around our waist, thinking it camouflages our midsection. However, this draws the eye to the very point we aim to conceal. 

To remedy this, focus on minimizing detail around the belly, opting for flat-front pants, skirts with pleats starting below the tummy line, and jeans with minimal front detailing. 

Dark colors and a lack of embellishments further contribute to the desired effect of distraction.

READ ALSO: Styling Tip Every Woman Over 50 Needs To Know

Mistake #2: Boxed In by Oversized Clothes

A prevalent error is resorting to high-neck, boxy, and oversized clothing, believing it hides the tummy. 

Contrary to your intention, this style choice can make you look larger than you are. Instead of concealing your feminine curves, oversized garments cover them up. 

Wear a well-fitted bra to highlight your bustline and let your top or skirt flow over it. Empire waists can draw attention away from your tummy and enhance your look.

READ ALSO: This Fashion Rule Explains What To Wear Over 50!

Mistake #3: Clinging to Tightness

On the flip side, wearing clothes that are too tight and clingy is another misstep. A skin-tight dress or high-neck, figure-hugging ensemble can be uncomfortable and unflattering.

Go for a balanced approach by choosing either a tight top or bottom. For instance, pair a pencil skirt with a soft, ruched top or go for a fitted top combined with a flowing bottom. 

This creates an elegant and comfortable ensemble that flatters your body without the need for excessive tightness.

Closing Thoughts

You must love and appreciate your body’s journey. Instead of striving for a perfect shape, try different styles. 

The key is to highlight your strengths and steer away from your weaknesses. Avoiding these fashion mistakes will make you look great and feel confident in your unique style. 

Share your fashion concerns and body types, and I’ll gladly tailor future content to address your specific needs.

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Schellea Fowler

Schellea Fowler

Schellea Fowler, founder of Fabulous50s, has amassed over three decades of excellence in small business leadership and expertise. Beyond her personal achievements, Schellea’s legacy is enriched by her role as a mentor, guiding emerging entrepreneurs with best practices from her experience. Post-2016, (after retiring at 50) her commitment to growth led her to further qualifications, all while maintaining her vision to empower and inspire women to feel excited about the stage of life they are in, and to and embrace and celebrate the aging process.

Recently, Schellea decided to expand her knowledge base. She’s currently immersed in the Clean Health Master Personal Trainer program.

Her additional qualifications include: Fashion Styling from the Australian Style Institute, Advanced Personal Colour Analysis from AOPI,  and Meditation Teacher Training from Yoga Coach.

Above all, Schellea’s mission is simple yet profound: to support women in embracing the aging process with confidence and grace.

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Schellea Fowler

Schellea Fowler

Schellea Fowler, the visionary founder of Fabulous50s, brings over three decades of small business leadership and expertise to her legacy. Not only has she excelled personally, but she has also become a mentor, generously sharing her wealth of experience with emerging entrepreneurs.

After retiring at 50 in 2016, Schellea’s commitment to continuous growth led her to pursue additional qualifications. A qualified fitness instructor, she is presently continuing her master trainer program, specializing in exercise for older adults. Through Fabulous50s, Schellea remains devoted to her vision of empowering and inspiring women to embrace and celebrate their current stage of life.

Her additional qualifications include: Fashion Styling from the Australian Style Institute, Advanced Personal Colour Analysis from AOPI,  and Meditation Teacher Training from Yoga Coach.

Above all, Schellea’s mission is simple yet profound: to support women in embracing the aging process with confidence and grace.

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