This is an issue almost every woman faces, especially after giving birth. Our body structure changes and our hips start protruding, making us look like an hourglass. While it’s true we live at a time when larger bottoms and wide hips are welcome attributes (Kim Kardashian could say a lot on this topic), I realize it’s not all just a picnic, right? Even in this case, fashion has its’ solutions, so don’t worry; all you need is a clear vision and a few select items in your wardrobe, which aren’t too tight, but rather provide some more coverage for the hips. That doesn’t mean, of course, that everything should be wide and loose, because we still have to mind the feminine aspect‒and that can never be overdone.
Your ideal wardrobe entails the following items:
- T-shirts and tops
- lots of excellent bras
- T-shirts and tops with various decoration and patterns
- trousers with a straight leg, which aren’t tight
- trapezoid skirts and dresses
- big, statement pieces of jewelry
- long shirts
One thing is clear, you have to divert attention to the upper part of the body, which makes printed floral, geometric, polka-dot and other pattern T-shirts, tops and blouses perfect for you. Same goes for large pieces of jewelry: choose the right statement necklace and no one will notice your hips (this doesn’t apply, if you have a large bust; if you’re a D cup, opt for large earrings instead!). Opt for oversized drop earrings and nobody will know, what your bottom part looks like. In short, always emphasize your upper part, from the waist up, and you’ll succeed.
Pieces to avoid:
- tight pants or skinny jeans
- men’s style
- tight skirts
- short dresses
- platform shoes or sandals
Everything that’s tight, accentuates our curves and as we’ve said before, hips may be interesting, but there’s no need to highlight them with a pair of skinny pants and platform soles, which make you walk strangely anyway. Instead, opt for something more loose, and remember that colors play an important role as well: darker is definitely preferable. Mind the placement of the pockets: if they’re at the hips, they will widen you, so they have to be placed strategically. Another thing to watch out for is that the pocket doesn’t open as you walk, as that’s another widening element. Short lengths are a big no, because they make your legs look stronger. And don’t opt for XXL items; they may make you feel like you’ll look slimmer, but they definitely don’t have a positive effect.
Five key pieces:
- Straight tailored coat. Because it falls over the hips and makes them less noticeable. Opt for camel, it’s a timeless and sophisticated color.
- Baby doll dress. It’s usually a shorter cut, but don’t opt for a mini version. The shape and baby doll cut under the breasts makes the belly and hips less noticeable.
- Long sleeveless vest or poncho. This looks unbelievably neat and chic. Again, it covers your hips, which makes it an indispensable piece that you will wear a lot, even with jeans and heels, so you won’t regret buying it.
- Wrap around dress. Not only is it very fashionable, but the specific cut that embraces you like a morning robe makes it ideal for you. There are many models, and if you want a good quality piece, opt for jersey and Diane von Furstenberg, who originally created it and thus became famous and iconic.
- Quality jeans. A high waist and straight leg are a must. Don’t experiment with the tapered or skinny models, they’re not your best bet. It’s much better to find a model with a straight leg, which will elongate you; wear it with a pair of heels. Ballet flats are almost forbidden.
Two key accessories:
- Because the line between you lower and upper body needs to be distinct, so a belt is a must-have. And since it has such an important role, do play around with the width, colors, and patterns.
- Small bag. Because it’s super chic and because for you it’s crucial not to wear large bags‒they will make you visually larger. So, a small bag is the way to go, although still roomy enough to fit your belongings in it, apart from a briefcase!
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