Tips to hide your stomach and muffin top with the right clothes



Nothing like a little pooch or muffin top to make you self-conscious.  Right?  While my mid-section never was a problem for me, I’m finding I’m experiencing weight gain in this area due to going into perimenopause.   Ugh!  I now have to shop more strategically for the right clothes to cover my mid-section.

So let me introduce you to my new “best friend” – Cabi Clothing.  For those who haven’t heard of Cabi, it is a line of clothing that is sold by independent consultants (think Pampered Chef for fashion).

Let me start by telling you I’m predominantly an online shopper.  I had been on Pinterest and saw a top I loved and saw it was from Cabi.   I remembered that a client of my husband sold Cabi, so I contacted Dawn to see if she could order it for me.   As it turned out she was hosting a Cabi party with her friend Renee.  They asked if I wanted to attend.

Boy am I glad I went!  Not only did a meet some great women, I think I tried on clothes for two hours straight!   Everything fit! One outfit was better than the next!   What I love about the line is that it was on trend and so easy to mix and match.   Think “Garanimals for grown-ups”.  The clothing comes in sizes XS-XL or 0-16 and from what I found, many pieces are stretchy and most seem to run large.  Got to love that!

Ok…. let me talk about specific items.    Can I start with their awesome tops!   Most are designed to be worn out or tucked in.   I’m not kidding when I tell you that I could have bought at least 10!  In trying to hide my mid-section I found that many of the Cabi tops hit below or at the hips so my legs look slimmer and my stomach was covered.

Unexpectedly, I found white jeans I could actually wear!   I haven’t found white jeans that looked good on me for at least 5 years.   The truth is, I always felt white jeans made me look heavier than dark jeans.  Because the Cabi jean is thicker fabric they don’t show every lump and bump and you don’t have the problem of the pant pocket linings showing through.   Plus, I love that they are slightly slouchy with a tapered leg.  The fabric has some spandex, so they fit around my stomach and tuck it in a bit.

If you are interested in taking a look at the Cabi Spring/Summer Line, click here

My tips to hide your stomach and muffin top

Play with proportions – As I mentioned above, choose a top or blouse that hits below or at the hips so your legs look slimmer and your tummy is covered. Bonus points for fabrics with movement, which are forgiving, not clingy.  There are so many wonderful tunics and longer tops to choose from right now that you will look great. No one will notice your mid-section!

Layer with long cardigans, jackets and kimonos – Layering is very effective to disguise your mid-section. It creates a nice line which will lengthen you and distract the eye from your stomach or muffin top. The longer your cardigan, the longer and leaner you will appear.  Right now long vests are very popular which are perfect for creating long lean vertical lines.

Try asymmetrical tops – Asymmetrical tops create vertical lines that are great for disguising your stomach.

Cabi pieces

My Cabi pieces

Note: All opinions are completely my own.  I was not asked by anyone to do a Cabi review, and did not receive any compensation for it.


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