May 25, 2017

Summer is the time to show some skin with light colored clothes and minimal outfits. As enjoyable as it is to rock a bikini or a two piece set, a little extra stomach pooch can put a damper on your confidence. While my mission is to always “LOVE YOURSELF”, here are a few styling tips to make you feel sexy and confident about your belly while rocking this summer’s fashion trends.

  1. Show off your rib-drift area. Avoid the mid-drift (lower abs) and show off the rib drift area (high-waisted) or the smallest part of your waist. Only show 1-2 inches of skin above your belly button.
  2. Opt for a thicker waistband. Buy tops or skirts with a thicker waistband so they mold around your curves and not dig into them.
  3. Go up a size. Nothing is worse that a top that is too small and digs into your waist. Go up a size to avoid pinching and grabbing.
  4. Say yes to mid-rise jeans and shorts. Mid-rise jeans tuck in the tummy bulge and help avoid unwanted muffin tops created around the waistline.
  5. Avoid color blocking. A sleek all white look is elegant in summer (think white linen pants). Go for a monochromatic look or wear shades and tints of the same hue.
  6. Try a sexy one piece. If a bikini puts the fear of God into you, try a sexy one piece. A low cut front like this one from Forever 21 is great, and the mesh on the side gives a sneak peak of side boob and comfortably covers your tummy. I also LOVE my all-time fave sexy number from Ashley Graham’s Swimsuit of All collection. It’s a go-to for a few of my clients because it’s universally flattering.
  7. Add the right belt. Avoid belts along the widest part of your stomach. If you must, try one that is 1-inch thick or more. Long wrap belts are in this season, and they work best at your natural waist or high waist.
  8. Stick to A-line & texture. It’s wedding season which means you might be a wedding guest. Stick to traditional A-line dresses, try a floral print, or texture that smooths and shapes.

Bonus: Kimonos or robes are in every store and quite affordable. Add them onto denim looks, tank dresses, and swimsuits. They flatter a belly and elongate your figure.

Hope these tips help you rock your summer style. Need some extra styling help? Schedule a complimentary style consultation with me here and let’s get styled! We can work in-person or virtually.

Remember that confidence is your best accessory—fashion is just a costume without it!








You look stunning. Hiding tummy is always a tough job. Thank you for the tips

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These are really great tips for creating a flattering look! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
Cheers, Sarah Camille //

These are really great tips for creating a flattering look! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
Cheers, Sarah Camille //

Great tips and that set is GORGEOUS on you!

xoxo Christie

That is such a beautiful dress on you! Some great tips…thank you

Thank you so much!

Ah this outfit is so cool, and these tips are great! I’m pretty excited to go out and find a two-piece outfit to try. That’s one of my ‘fashion’ goals for the summer!

I’m so glad you liked this post! So many cute options. They are everywhere and so easy to pack for your next adventure.