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I am on a diet and working hard at losing 3 stone. I carry most of my weight on my stomach , so I am an apple shape. My saving grace is my legs.
I desperately need to replenish my wardrobe. I was going to wait until I had reached my goal but this process of losing weight has made me realise how much my confidence has been eroded by my weight. So I have decided to buy some clothes in the interim. Ideally not too expensive but will sell them later.
I work in an office so tops that could be dressed up or down would be good.
I have tried tunic but they make me look pregnant. I am thinking draped tops and wrap style. My tummy really is quite big at the moment .
I am 42 and size 14. I would be grateful for any suggestions.
I was (kinda still am!) in the same boat, esp after having my 2nd child. I found tunic style tops just made me look as if I was still 9 months pregnant. I found 'bubble hem' type tops to be more flattering - you know with an elastic gathering at the hem. I also think fitted blouses, not tight may be more flattering.
Zumba was great at helping me shape up, I need a good kick up the backside to get back into it...!
As an apple shape I avoid tunics, wrap tops, anything with a gathered or darted waist, any top with a belt detail, anything too fitted. Loose, straight sided tops or shirts work best for me. Slash or boat necks are more flattering on me than a scoop neck but that might just be me.
I've discovered bubble tops myself this year. I'm also about 3 stone overweight and an apple shape. If I wear the a bubble top with a knee length skirt or some jeans / fitted trousers, it seems about the most flattering combination I can get. Camouflages the horrid belly bit while accentuating my not too bad legs and hips.