The dreaded tummy bulge, we all know how it got there and how hard it is to get rid of, but, short of an old fashioned girdle, we dont seem to know how to hide it. Its easy to find swim suits and underwear for tummy control, but how does that work for jeans (especially low rise)? Believe me, if you think that no one will notice those control top pantyhose or that heavy duty body shaper sitting 5 inches above the waistband of your jeans, you are wrong!
To the rescue, a new crop of tummy control jeans that allow you to look great without the extra layers of spandex. Denim technology and the use of stretch have taken the jeans market in a whole new direction, allowing jeans to be soft, flexible, and supportive. Couple that with designers who recognize that all women, even those with a little extra tummy, want great style, and youve got yourself a denim revolution. No longer do you have to settle for boring mom jeans (hey being a mom is great, but we dont want to look like that SNL skit). Designer brands like Not Your Daughters Jeans, Nancy Bolen, and Christopher Blue are bringing together modern styling and body contouring in their newest jeans. Now you can have the latest looks in a style that you can really wear.
When it comes to that spare tire (muffin top for the hip crowd), we find that people have the style tips all wrong, wearing just the kind of jeans that will make them look bigger instead of smaller. We have 5 tips to beat the bulge:
Look for mid rise jeans that offer plenty of coverage for your stomach
Look for darker color denim and no extra wash treatments in the front. Those will draw attention to your stomach
Look for wider shaped waistbands. They add an extra measure of slimness and shaping that will make your waist look great.
Stay away from pleats. Instead keep it simple and clean in the front with classic 5 pocket or slash pocket styling.
Stay away from elastic waists and button flys. You dont need the extra bulk.