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Hello all! I've got ruined abdominal muscles as a result of big babies . I'm soooooooooooooooooo sick of leggings and feeling like a fat frump. What types of clothes would you stylish folks recommend for flattering a disproportionately large tum? I'm a size 14 everywhere else and like an alternative/rocky look.
High waisted structured skirts in a sturdy material are great. I have a big tummy and I find skirts like this are great as they hold my tummy in. I got a lovely faux leather skirt by TU last year that I wear with (nice) baggy tops that I tuck in. Something similar. Depending on how rocky/alternative you like to be some of the alternative clothing websites have corseted skirts (or even underbust corsets) that are a great way to hide your tummy. Like this, or this. Tops you can go mad with but I think either slightly loose and tucked in or button up blouses work best. This is one I have, and one like I have, but not as long.
If you don't like skirts I'm stuck because I only ever wear skirts, but I hope that helps and gives you some ideas!
Thanks everyone! I do love a leather skirt sapphire, but I've never even tried one one as I thought it would look terrible! I'll maybe need to give it a go. I find that anything that has to fasten over my middle, like jeans or trousers don't fit because I need a size 16 for my waist but I am blessed with quite skinny legs so then the trousers look baggy and scruffy. Jeggings are a bit more successful but I always seem to end up all lumpy and bumpy at the top of the waistband and have a camel toe. I've been going to slimming world but the weight isn't coming off as quickly as I'd like!