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I'm losing weight (thanks to BIWI on the low carb threads). I'm a 10-12, just over 5'9 with a short waist & flat chest. I feel in proportion apart from my awful love handles. Jeans suit my long (35") legs but the horrid pouch of fat spills over & spoils any lines. Equally jersey dresses look fine at the front but very bulgy at the back. I do have 'hold you in pants' but only wear on special occasions. Any idea what would suit me?
I have love handles too (my cake shelf), and am keen to know what I can do so watching with interest.
I bought an outfit the othrr day for a night out which consisted of pencil skirt and a peplum top.over. Id never imagine being able to wear a peplum as I have a wide waistband but it looks really nice on, especially with the skirt.
I find the following help:High waisted jeans! Sounds counter intuitive but... Wear them with something normal on top (i.e. not a crop top!) and they do good holding in job. I had a great pair from Topshop. Or wear a body/leotard thing underneath, gives smoother lines but not as restrictive as control pants.
Shift dresses: don't nip in anywhere but still sleek and flattering.
Skirts with wide waist panel: perfect for holding in at waist area and create a nice silhouette. The flare of the skirt begins after the panel, if you know what I mean? Always flattering on any body shape.
Thanks, I've got some Next higher waisted jeans & they do look better. The fat bulged out of the top (nice) to begin with but they have stretched with wear. Never heard of tummy control vests, an excellent invention. Great skirt tip, will start searching, where should I look? Thank you.