Ok since having children I have let myself go a bit!!
I tend to not have time to make myself 'beautiful' with 4 young kids!!
I don't like buying clothes as the only ones I do buy are just things I can throw on quickly!! I don't really have any going out clothes and tend to be saggy with over size clothes due to my tummy from having 4 c sections!!
I try my best to hide the overhang ( I'm a bigger girl about a size 18-20) my stomach grosses me out and I hate looking in the mirror, if I catch a glimpse I myself while getting into the shower I spend the whole day depressed as it had just reminded me of what I actually look like
I need some tips from you ladies on how I can dress nicer etc and still look decent with my ugly tummy!! My partner always says things like oh why can't you Wear this or that etc etc but I just don't feel comfortable with having clothes that are going to show my sagging tummy
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18-06-2012 10:43 #1
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18-06-2012 14:26 #3
Wrap tunics and wrap dresses are the best. You can cinch them in as tight as you want boot cut pants, or a-line skirts, too wrap skirts are good as well IMO.
18-06-2012 14:27 #4
Avoid baggy stuff if you don't want to look bigger than you really are, too
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18-06-2012 14:30 #5
DO you perhaps have a recent photo of yourself (full body) you can share? It's a bit hard to offer clothing advice on information alone.
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18-06-2012 14:51 #6
Hey sassy, what about a good pair of jeans that fit well? I was the same size and wore them, if you get the right pair they can look really dressy.
18-06-2012 14:54 #7
Thanks Ezza... though I think you mean Jemma. lol.
18-06-2012 15:17 #8Senior Member
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I just read a great book (i borrowed from the library) called "Style on a shoestring" By Andy Paige (stylist from show 10 years younger)
It has some amazing tips and mentions not wearing baggy clothes as they do make you look bigger. Tops / jackets thats that cinch at the waist and then are a little looser over tummy area are great for making u appear slimmer and giving u some shape iykwim?
A - line skirts look great on just about everyone too.
It even goes into shoes / bags and how to use them to look leaner, taller etc. I want to buy the book now just to have it on hand!!
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18-06-2012 16:27 #9
I would seriously recommend joining City Chic's mailing list. They will eMail you when they have sales - and often, when City Chic do a sale, they have BIG discounts!
I often found they were quite flattering over the tummy region... even things that were fitted had extra room for a belly, so they might have given a "pencil skirt," effect, but they had disguised all the loose, saggy skin parts.
I was in love with City Chic when I was plus-sized. They are costly, but like I said - keep an eye out for their sales, or join Facebook groups where people buy/swap/sell their stuff. Also keep an eye on eBay.
Good thing is, I found their sizes to be pretty much uniform regardless of style. I always knew that if I ordered a certain size, it would fit... so once I went in and tried on a few things to figure out what size I was in their brand, then it was all good. Good news was in City Chic you'll likely be about a S (small)... it's nice to be the skinnier girl in the big girl's shop. lol. Or at least it was for me anyway.
Here's a good blog... she's a bit about boobs and bras, but she's also about a size 18-20 and works it. http://fullerfigurefullerbust.com/
This gorgeous lass is also not skinny (I think she's borderline plus-size, depending on where she buys at the moment), and rocks a lot of what she wears: http://frocksandfroufrou.com/
I agree with "don't do baggy."
Go for an empire waist if you don't have much of a natural waist, or something that cinches on the natural waist if you've got a nice nipped-in one. If you get something from City Chic it'll likely flow nicely over your saggier areas, but even if not from there, you just look for something full-skirted. Cute cardigans and fitted coats will look nicer than something that's just saggy. It's REALLY hard in stores right now because it's all about baggy and shapeless... which sucks.
18-06-2012 17:15 #10
Thanks sooo much guys!!
I just want to feel glamorous and girly again like I use to!!
The saggy part of my belly makes it hard to get pants to fit properly cause its quite big!!
I have been told even with losing weight that it will never completely go away just be smaller!!
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