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How to tackle big breasts and a tummy?

I feel that my breasts are big and I want to tone them down. I also have a muffin top (tummy) that I want to conceal. To top it all, I don't have an ass at all but my legs are really skinny. What kind of clothes should I wear to make myself look neat and curvaceous at the same time?


Jane’s answer... To understand how to wear clothes to create flattering looks it’s useful to know that in general, as a female, your aim is to appear moderately tall, with an Hourglass horizontal shape and a Balanced Body vertical shape.

I can’t tell, from your description, what your horizontal and vertical shapes are, or how tall you are. However, some of the features you mention (such as: skinny legs, flat bottom, and muffin top / tummy) are consistent with the Rectangle horizontal shape. The Rectangle shape is where hips and shoulders are about the same width and there’s little waist definition. There’s also a tendency to put on weight in the tummy and midriff area.

In general, to minimize large breasts wear tops that expose some decolletage. That doesn’t mean you have to expose cleavage, but don’t wear necklines that are too high up your upper chest since this will make your bust look larger. You could also consider wearing a minimizer bra.

Also, take care where your sleeve lengths come to. If the line of your sleeves comes in line with your bust or your tummy it will make those areas look larger.

A muffin top can be caused by underwear, or waistbands that are too tight, or by a midriff roll or large tummy. If it’s not clothing that causing your problem, then shapewear can help smooth any unwanted lumps or bumps.



Wear camisole, tank, or shell as shapewear!


A slimming tip, to disguise unwanted lumps or bumps, is to wear a snug fitting (but not so tight that it’s adding to the problem!) camisole, tank or shell under your top or dress. Or use a fitted, long sleeved t-shirt in the cooler months. The aim is to smooth and minimize your middle and allow the outer garment to fall smoothly.


This is also a way to cover unwanted cleavage, simply choose a cami that provides the cover you want. Darker colors will minimize the area they’re worn over and lighter colors with expand (although if you’re only exposing a sliver of the under-top, then it doesn’t matter how light or dark the cami is).


Choose clothes that flow through the waist to make your torso look longer and slimmer. Avoid focal points that bring attention to your tummy, or bust. Focal points are things that attract attention, such as belts, patterns or design details (such as pockets, bows, color changes, light colors, bright colors, or stitching details). Choose top lengths around your low hip or lower, unless the top and bottom are in a similar color.

To learn what styles suit you, taking into account all your proportions, I recommend the online Style Makeover Program


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