Love handles (also known as muffin tops, spare tires, etc.) can be a prominent concern and a point of embarrassment regardless of your body shape, age, height, or size. The uncomfortable sight of the roll of fat, which spills over and distorts the figure often leaves us feeling self-conscious, shattering our confidence and love of our body.
While the struggle of expelling the love handles from your body is quite real and difficult to realise, there are fashion outfit hacks that can flatten and completely cover your love handles, creating the illusion of a slimmer, thinner and more proportional figure. With the right fashion outfit, your love handles will disappear entirely, allowing you to shine with utmost confidence and elegance.
Let’s begin with tops and blouses:
The Right Blouse Is Like A Magic Wand
When it comes to fashion outfits that slim, illusions are key. Creating the illusion of a slimmer and thinner figure, one that covers all your insecurities while highlighting your perfect bits is what makes the perfect fashion outfit. Tops with just the right emphases and volume, like the empire cut tops that are simple around the sides, is a must-have to cover your love handles. Likewise, banded tops and long and flowy tops are ideal, while woven and knitwear tops are perfect for colder months. Woven and knitwear tops, as they are more rigid and fitted, will shape your body slim, unlike lighter knits (i.e. jersey knit), which will cling to your shape and expose your love handles – something you should absolutely stay away from.
A-Line and Full Skirts To The Rescue
A-line dresses and skirts are the diamonds of the fashion outfit realm. They are absolutely flattering and look gorgeous on any body-shape. If you ever wondered how to look slimmer and thinner, A-line anything should be your first choice. A-line skirts will highlight the thinnest part of your waist and elegantly masks the love handles, hiding them from site. Straight fits, on the other hand, while can still be sported, are not as flattering as the A-line, unless you are planning on wearing a shapewear or a corset underneath the outfit.
A thicker fabric full skirt, like the woven and knitwear tops, is also ideal to cover the love handles. The thicker fabric slims your tummy area, including your love handles, while the full skirt style, gives you volume, emphasises your thin waist and hides all your insecurities.
Love Handles To Fade Away With These Dresses
I can’t express how grateful I am for maxi dresses. The sheer versatility of maxi dresses is incredible. They can be elegant, chic, fun, comfortable, and everything is between. When it comes to hiding your love handles, the secret is in an empire waistline maxi dress. If you don’t share my love of maxi dresses, wrap dresses can have the same effect: flatter your shape and hide your love handles.
Trousers: The Most Practical Solution
Too often, the culprit for the appearance of the dreaded love handles happens to be the trousers. However, if chosen correctly, trousers can also provide a solution. High-rise and high-waisted jeans, particularly ones with a wide leg, will smooth your love handles, and balance your figure. If you are not 100% satisfied, pair your high-waisted jeans with a loose tank with an eye-catching necklace to draw the eyes upward.
Layers For That Extra Confidence and Cover
Now that we have the basics covered, let’s look into how to layer for the ultimate slimming and thinning look. Layers can help you top off your fashion outfit and enhance your look, while keeping your body-shape in mind. A waistcoat or a jacket, can be that simple step you take to not only feel comfortable, but to also elongate your figure and cover up some imperfections. A long cardigan, particularly one that is a bit more structured, can compliment your look and hide any small remnants of your love handles.
Now a brief statements on the don’ts of fashion outfits to hide your love handles.
Stay away from materials that tend to hug your body. This will exaggerate your love handles, making them stand out even further. Likewise, tight clothing will not push your love handles inwards, smoothing them out. The tighter your outfit the more likely that your love handles to pop out and stand wide. If you must wear something that is tight, opt out for straight-fitted outfits, which re-shape your figure and hide your love handles. Also, distance yourself from fashion outfits that will make you look bulky, and take a particular precaution when choosing and wearing belts.Tight belts can place focus on your midsection, and highlight your love handles even further.