Over the holiday season many of us stuff our faces and end up paying for it by gaining weight. As we all know, it’s a lot easier to put on weight than it is to shift it afterwards. So while we are trying to shift the weight, we need to find ways of covering that little bit of excess fat up. Don’t go out and buy yourself a whole new wardrobe, just persevere and compromise with what you already have. Make the most of winter, as you can hide under as many different layers as you want. Perhaps turn a shirt into a tunic/ jacket by wearing a slim fitting top underneath, but try not to hide in oversized clothing. Hiding in billowy clothing only ends up making you look bigger, so stick with clothing that compliments your curves and figure. As always darker colours help to create a slimmer effect and hide those few extra pounds. Emphasizing the neck also helps to draw attention away from fatty areas. You can do this by wearing scoop necklines, but try to avoid polo necks, as they tend to accentuate the roundness of the midsection of the body.
An ideal dress to hide lumps and bumps that we don’t want on show would be one with multiple layers and a v shaped neckline (to help show off your best assets). Ideally the dress should be in a darker colour, as lighter colours tend to highlight areas we don’t want seen. Here is an ideal dress for when we are feeling slightly frumpy: