Bigger Around the Middle
Watch Out For: Avoid wearing tops that draw the eyes immediately to your midsection when you carry your weight in your belly. White tops and tees are especially notorious for exacerbating this figure flaw. Wearing baggy pants hides gorgeous legs, a body part we want to show off.
Slimming on the Outside: Blouses that criss-cross or gather at the waist are perfect for minimizing your stomach and creating curves where they didn't seem to exist before! Choose a bright fun color, think purple, blue or tangerine. And then try a pencil or slim skirt with a fun pattern that draws your eyes away from your midsection.
Slimming Underneath: Try a braless bodysuit to suck in your stomach and create a leaner appearance.
Wear V-necks. They elongate and narrow your frame just like that.
Try a self-tanner. Somehow being tanner translates into looking thinner. Crazy but so true!
Oblique crunches will help to tighten this area.
Tuxedo-styled pants will instantly lean out your frame and play up your legs. You can turn any slack or even denim into a tux look by double-stick taping, velcro-ing, or using fabric glue to adhere approximately 1 yard of 2-to 4-inch wide ribbon down the side of each pant leg.