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“Love handles” is an informal term for the sides of deposits of excess fat at the side of one’s waistline, and also the little rolls on the lower back. Both men and women can have these. In this post, I will be sharing tips and tricks on how to hide love handles in a tight dress. All of us want to wear body-clinging outfits to flaunt our figure. Some of us do look good in tight outfits, but then, some bulges start showing, especially around and sides of the tummy area. I still don’t understand why these bulges are called love handles🤔😉! Neither do they look cute nor loving. Here are some tips on how to hide these bulges in a tight dress, do read on.
Love Handles And Clothes
Love handles occur when the extra fat around your stomach bulges at the sides and these can be accentuated by the wrong clothing choice. Sometimes, wearing tight outfits can be unflattering since it shows your love handles. Love handles can be hidden through a combination of wearing the right clothes, avoiding the wrong clothes and drawing attention away from your problem areas.
Ways To Hide Love Handles in a Tight Dress:
Here are some ways to hide love handles in a tight dress:
1. Invest in a Good Shapewear:
Do not worry, you can still wear that pretty outfit. The only thing you got to do; is buy a shapewear. It does wonders to your body shape. It helps flatten the bulges around your tummy, gives a nice lift to your bottoms and gives an overall slimmer effect to your body. Invest in a good corset-styled shape wear. Instead of opting for a waist cincher, tummy tucker, butt shaper or thigh reducer, opt for one-piece, full body shaper corset. This will help you cinch your tummy from all sides, without showing any bulges.
3. Wear Dark/Slimming Colours:
Wearing dark colours will always make you look slimmer and will not accentuate your body bulges. The easiest way to cut down a few inches is to wear a dark coloured outfit, since it effectively hide bumps, creases and folds in your body. If you are planning to buy a tight fitted outfit, opt a dark colour.
4. Wear Moderately Thick Fabrics:
Thinner fabrics may stick to your body, making you look more obese and the chances of showing unwanted bulges are more. Always make sure that you choose moderately thick fabric with detailed designs. Thick fabric will sit on your body without clinging on to folds and curves and not make them obvious.
5. Wear Dresses With Vertical Stripes:
Horizontal stripes make you look fatter and shorter. Opt for an outfit with vertical stripes, it will make you look slimmer and taller and not expose you love handles.
6. Wear Dresses With Detailed Designs:
Outfits with detailed designs will make you look slimmer and also help you hide your love handles, by distracting the attention to the design.
7. Wear A Statement Necklace:
Wear a statement necklace. This will draw attention away from the bulges, towards the neck. A bold and unique necklace will draw eyes to your neck and keep attention away from your mid section. Avoid long necklaces, as they will draw eyes towards your mid section.
8. Wrap A Bright/Patterned Scarf:
Wrapping a bright or patterned scarf is another trick to divert the attention away from the bulges towards the neck. A brightly-coloured or boldly-patterned scarf around your neck will keep the attention on your face and neck, thereby helping you hide your love handles. It is fine to wear a scarf during winter and autumn, however you may feel a bit hot in spring and summer. Use a thin, lightweight scarf made of linen, cotton or chanderi silk.
9. Wear Flashy Earrings:
Wearing flashy, long, dangling bold earrings will draw attention to your face and away from your mid section. It might look awkward to wear long earrings to work or for official meetings, use small studded earrings. Look for bright coloured studs with bold patterns. You can also wear studded ring shaped earrings.
10. Wear An Off Shoulder Dress:
Another trick to pull the focus upwards is by wearing an off shoulder dress. This will have the attention focused on your shoulders and away from the bulges.
11. Wear Flattering Neck Lines:
Wear dresses with flattering necklines. Another way to divert attention from your love handles is to wear dresses with low and fashionable necks. This will bring attention to your chest and neck instead of your love handles. Opt for dresses with V-neck, scooped and plunging neck lines. This is a great option for those ladies who cannot wear jewellery or scarves to work place or for official meetings.
12. Add A Layer On Top:
You can wear a thin cardigan or an open jacket as a coverup over a fitted dress. Long line cover ups will not only make you appear slimmer, but they also do a pretty good job of dressing down a dress, if you want to look casual.
13. Check The Length:
The length of a dress or a skirt plays a very important role in your final look. This is tricky because the same length does not suit everybody. While picking a fitted dress, make sure that it is not too short as it may make your thighs appear bigger. Dresses that end right above the knee or full length slit dresses suit mostly all body shapes
14. Under Garments Do Matter:
Your undergarments play an important role in your body shape. Do not wear loose or sagging bras, wear a correct size, fitting bra with an underwire or support. Your breasts should look firm. This will not only make your body shape look slimmer but also draw attention away from your bulges. Do not wear underwear that is too tight. Tight underwear, especially one with waistband or strap, will make your love handles look bigger. Choose an underwear with a higher waist and wear it above your belly button. The underwear that sits higher in the back than the front, wont show your tummy bulges.
Hope the above tips are useful. Thanks for reading!