Sharing a TON of tips to help you hide your tummy with help from my friend, Kelli! We mostly used Kelli’s clothes. I brought a few pieces, which I listed below. I am standing on my toes through some of this video because I was worried about lighting and framing as I wasn’t wearing shoes and Kelli is so tall, and was in heels. Technical reasons. Thank you so much for watching. Your support means the world to me! ~Erin xo
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SHAPEWEAR | Spanx – boy shorts, or tummy control tank. Be sure to wear supportive and lifting bra
SPANX Underbust Body Suit, $88 | https://rstyle.me/n/c2h9u958an
VERTICAL PATTERNS – vertical stripes or patterns that are vertical will be slimming
STRIPED TOP Featured, $32 | https://rstyle.me/n/c2h9wv58an
STRIPED PANTS, $141 | https://rstyle.me/n/c2h9xw58an
CROPPED JACKET – wear a flowy blouse with a cropped or shrunken jacket over it to create the illusion of a tiny waist
CROPPED JACKET (pink or white), $139 (Runs Large) | https://rstyle.me/n/c2ibnr58an
CROPPED BOMBER JACKET, $58 | https://rstyle.me/n/c2ib2g58an
PEPLUM TOPS – Tricky to find the right one, but when you get the fit right, a peplum can hide your tummy
SEXY PEPLUM TOP, $55 | https://rstyle.me/n/c2ibee58an
SWEET PEPLUM TOP, $59 | https://rstyle.me/n/c2ibg858an
TUNIC TOPS – longer, flowy tops can hide your belly
LUSH TUNIC, $27 | https://rstyle.me/n/c2ibc358an
EMPIRE WAIST DRESSES or TOPS – hard to find, but work wonders!
EMPIRE WAIST MAXI DRESS, $84 | https://rstyle.me/n/c2iauq58an
ALL EMPIRE WAIST (Knee & Midi Length) DRESSES | https://rstyle.me/n/c2iaww58an
EMPIRE WAIST TEE, $38 | https://rstyle.me/n/c2ia5i58an
WRAP DRESSES or TOPS – the Wrap style, even faux wrap tops can hide your tummy
WRAP DRESS, $98 | https://rstyle.me/n/c2h9rd58an
BASIC WRAP DRESS, $128 | https://rstyle.me/n/c2ibf958an
RUCHED TOPS – you can rock a tighter fitting tee that is ruched to hide your tummy-
RUCHED TEE, $29 | https://rstyle.me/n/c2h9pw58an
CARDIGANS – a 3rd layer like a cardigan can hide your tummy, creates a slimming effect
CARDIGAN FEATURED, $148 | https://rstyle.me/n/c2h8eh58an
FOR LESS HERE, $47 | https://rstyle.me/n/c2h9cp58an
BLAZER – a blazer is like the cardigan, it will slim the tummy area, as well as hips, butt and thighs
BASIC BLACK, $149 (Runs Large) | https://rstyle.me/n/c2ibkn58an
KNIT BLAZER, $59 | https://rstyle.me/n/c2ibr258an
PINK BLAZER, $129 + 40% Off | https://rstyle.me/n/c2ibt758an
MOTO JACKET – a moto jacket creates the same slimming effect as the cardigan and blazer
SUEDE MOTO JACKET, $198 (TTS) | https://rstyle.me/n/c2h93e58an
KNIT MOTO, $83 | https://rstyle.me/n/c2ibiz58an
KIMONO or KAFTAN style types – these billowy stunners will hide everything, even a pregnancy
KIMONO SLEEVE WRAP TOP, $45 (TTS) | https://rstyle.me/n/c2h95c58an
PONCHO – the poncho is another way to hide everything. Be sure to wear something more streamlined on the bottom- Yes, a sweater
BAREFOOT DREAMS PONCHO, $88 | https://rstyle.me/n/c2h96w58an
STRUCTURED DRESSES – dresses with structure will help hide your belly, versus loose fitting or lightweight fabrics. Think Ponte knit, tweeds, denim, heavier fabrics with heft and structure
PONTE KNIT DRESS, $98 | https://rstyle.me/n/c2h98358an
HIGH RISE JEANS – these are the best at sucking in everything around the middle
NYDJ High Waist Bootcut Jeans, $109 (Run Large) | https://rstyle.me/n/c2iabw58an
MADEWELL High Waist Skinny Jeans, $128 (TTS) | https://rstyle.me/n/c2iade58an
ACCESSORIZE STRATEGICALLY – wear bold necklaces, earrings or scarves to draw the eye up and AWAY from your problem area
BIB NECKLACE, $198 | https://rstyle.me/n/c2iaip58an
WIDE LEG PANTS – wide leg pants will balance out hips and tummy
WIDE LEG PANTS (My Favorite Pair, Run Large), $258 | https://rstyle.me/n/c2iagu58an
FULL or A-LINE SKIRTS – create hourglass shape with a full skirt. Buy a high waist version to hide tummy
MADEWELL A-LINE STRIPED SKIRT, $98 | https://rstyle.me/n/c2iajy58an
A-LINE WRAP DRESS, $118 | https://rstyle.me/n/c2iaq858an
STRUCTURED SHOULDERS – strong shoulders will make your waist look smaller. Doesn’t have to be shoulder pads. It can also be puff detail, ruffles, any shoulder-building details.
STRONG SHOULDER BLAZER (comes in petite too), $129 | https://rstyle.me/n/c2icat58an
ZHIVAGO DRESSES (VERY strong shoulders) | https://rstyle.me/n/c2icck58an
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One more tip.. POSTURE. Standing straight makes holding your tummy in easier. And one more... get fitted for a good bra. A good bra and good posture can take away a lot of belly. I learned that the hard way.
GLASSES + EARRINGS?? 😲
Are there any secrets or rules when a person wears glasses and wearing earrings? Are we just SOL or restricted to stud only earrings? Glasses + Earrings + Dark Lipstick = Disaster 😜
In order to avoid developing a muffin top, you must engage your abdominal muscles at all times, sitting or standing. To just let your gut hang out all the time doesn't look good, it's bad posture, it results in a bigger belly over time, and it also is bad for your heart. For those people whose mothers didn't teach them this growing up, if you are standing or sitting with company, you should always engage your abs.
The kimono style top does really make her waist look tiny. I will have to try this one... I don't like short sleeves though but it I could wear fuller long sleeves, like the traditional long sleeve on a kimono... I would wear them.
I love, love, LOVE peplum tops but they are so hard to find. Wish they'd come back in style big time! It seems there are two types of tummy problems. One is the waist/abdomen area; the other is the hip/belly area. But I think these tips would work for both, except maybe #11.
Well done -- very informative! Do you know about Ruby Ribbon camis and shapewear? Variable compression so you never feel squeezed; gripper edge holds it in place, and fabric that wicks moisture away from your body. I used to wear Spanx but have totally switched. Let me know if you want my Facebook business page. Thanks and keep up the great work!
You need to practice what you teach.if you are uncomfortable with your height but you're telling us to be comfortable with their tummies... so you can stand on your tippy-toes to film YouTube video.... Your total contradiction I'm not criticizing you as a person just not sure that I'm comfortable with your Channel.
We are very thankful for the model donating her time and all and for your hard work explaining. However, the model did not have a tummy. Many to you since you are so skinny but, to the majority of us out here we would kill for her shape! We are dealing with being short and fat... round, big boobs and big tummies. We need to see a model that represents what the majority of women are facing these days. Yes, we get the jest of it all, which is helpful but, it is still a whole lot more helpful to be able to see it rather than trying to imagine it all. Thank you.
Looking for tummy hiding tips. due to a medical issue I have constant large gut. I can not wear spanx or shape wear due to the discomfort they cause me. I can not tolerate a bra either . Would love good ideas to feel pretty again. Some covered here I have tried, please give more.
It's really important to find what works best for your body. I'd suggest trying these out and seeing if you think they work for you! I'm also planning on doing videos for every body type I can so stay tuned! I just did a video for petites that you can find here: https://youtu.be/JyguWQRWxdE Those tips might also help you! Thanks so much for watching, Amanda! Erin xo
Um, I appreciate the video, but your model is beautiful and barely has a stomach! I would love a video with a model who really is "bigger" in the middle. Most of these would look horrible on me. And ps. They don't make high waist jeans for petite women with large bellies and small legs.
Thanks so much for sharing all these tips. You are both a treat! I live in kaftans in the warmer seasons, and haven't worn conventional dresses for years, except empire line style, but I definitely need to go clothes shopping and this will really help.
These are great ideas but what tricks do you have for women who have pouch stomachs? The upper tummy is not the problem but rather the bottom of the stomach that wraps around your front like an apron.... some people call them pouches and some people call them aprons. Women of all sizes can have them.
Thanks so your suggestions.
Finally, we can see a wonderful tutorial, well edited, clearly explained and showing practical examples of the right clothing for hiding the tummy, thanks so much, you are a delight😇😄😍👍 BiBi - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ummm... so many of these tipsdo not work for me. I think Kelly looked good no matter what, because frankly she might feel insecure about her middle area, but it is NOT a problem like it is for some of us, for me.
Celita D. P. I agree that belts are not for everyone. I think I mentioned Kelly wearing it lower on hips? I can’t recall exact wording. Flowy tunics, blouses, wrap-front tops with tailored pants and jeans will likely be great options. I suggest trying a few combinations, taking pictures in the mirror and then deciding from photos which combos are most flattering for you. Unfortunately there is no one size fits all approach to dressing, but I am hoping there might be nuggets of helpful style info to help!
Busbee Style Thank you... I wonder if some shapes are best NOT using a belt? Are there ways to add style WITHOUT a belt??? Belts seem to accentuate my problem area rather than help. Even empire styles now accentuate... gets discouraging...
Know anyone? It’s not easy to get volunteers who will go on camera knowing we are we talking about tummy control. 😉 and it’s certainly not easy to broach someone, hey... you have a tummy, how about we shoot a video together!! 🤦🏼♀️
Kelly is taller than you but if that is what you call a tummy you should go check out what a tummy is. Use someone that has a tummy and then see if you will be able to hide it. If you got somebody that is 1.64 meters tall (5feet 4) and weighs 96 kilo's (212 pnds) with all the weight aroud the stomach and belly area! Than let me see you try your ideas on that person. You would be the first one in the world ro tackle this!!!
tying a shirt/sweater around your waist looks good in the front, but causes your bottom in the back to now look like a tent or something, why not use a scarf to tie around your waist instead? Also, why are most of the clothes used here black or gray? Can't color be used also?
Your model Kelly looks good and I don't think her tummy is actually much of a problem at all but more so her height seems to be! I am tall too (5"10) and the first thing I noticed about the outfits she is wearing throughout this video is that most of the tops are way too short for her torso! Do you agree? Maybe this could be another subject for a video? I think it is a challenge for tall women to find tops and trousers (and skirts! They are so often too short.) that would fit properly.
I'm 71 years old...just a comment please do not refer to your audience as you guys you ladies would sound so much better...as you seem to be addressing females...glad you are addressing the tummy thing...as I've had 5 pregnancies...
You're trying to show people how to look slimmer by hiding the tummy first of all the person you're using is skinny there's no tummy maybe want to try this with a heavier person that has layers of tummy but I do enjoy the tips and thank you for teaching how to use clothing to cover up...