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Do You Have  a Bit of a Belly?

Many women have fit issues when it comes to the belly area. The challenge is fitting the waist and hips and chest. When the fit is in the bust, it's tight in the belly. If it fits the belly, it's too big in the hips. And you always have to be careful not to look like a stovepipe.  

The key to fitting the figure with a bit of a belly is to give the illusion of curves and to detract from the belly. Jackets will become your new best friend when you are trying to fit your belly. One with structure and flattering seams will help create the hourglass silhouette illusion. It should also have a slight flair at the top of the hip.  

Your dress choices can emphasize or de-emphasize your tummy. A straight sheath style may not be a good choice because it makes you look straight up and down and emphasizes a thick waist, but an empire seam draws the eye to the smallest part of the waist and the flair of the a-line gives the illusion of curves.

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No one has a perfect body. The key is to dress the body that you have in the most flattering way for your body type. We are going to take a look at different body shapes and how to dress them so that they are most flattering, so check back often. If you have a specific question, feel free to email your question and we will get a response to you.

For help finding the right outfit for work, contact Polished Professional Image. Call Bonnie at 312 909-8351 or email

Visit our archives for more fit suggestions:
Help Dress My Busty Hourglass Body
Help Dress My Petite Body




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