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styling tips for hiding holiday weight gain

5 Styling Tips for Hiding Holiday Weight Gain

I am in New Year’s resolution mode, and I will make time to workout this year…maybe! But in the meantime, there are a few tricks and tips to help hide some of that holiday weight gain.

We all have it –  don’t deny it.

Instantly Shed the Holiday Weight

I blame Alison for hosting way too many parties and feeding us too much. With that said, there are a few styling tips that can help cover some of the extra pounds we’ve all added in the last few months.

Until I get myself back on the treadmill, these tips will do just fine!

1. The Peplum Style

This style is one of my favorites to wear when I am not feeling great about my body. I love that it tightens at the smallest point on my body and then flows out to cover my belly area.

2. High Waisted Jeans

Call me crazy, but I’d much rather wear a high waisted jean than have a muffin top. So I’ll squeeze that extra weight into my jeans rather than let it sit on top of the waistband. I am happy to do so!

High waisted jeans are really on trend right now. They emphasize the smallest part of your body – the waist – to help hide any extra holiday weight gain. My favorite brands are Mother Denim, RE/DONE, Grlfrnd, Frame, and Levi’s.

3. Layering (The Right Way)

If you keep layering tight fitting clothing over tight fitting clothing, you’ll just add volume. Try a fitted top with a slouchy sweater or an oversized cardigan. Throw on a cozy shawl or fun printed scarf. A shawl with texture, such as fringe, is even better because it adds dimension and distracts from what you are hiding.

One of my favorite looks to wear these days is a slimming bodysuit underneath a big oversized cable cardigan or jacket. I will also always wear a fitted bottom if my top is going to have more volume. You want your pieces to complement each other without looking like you are decked in layers.

4. Direct the Eyes Somewhere Else

This tip sort of boils down to drawing attention to a different part of your body. So if you don’t want to accentuate your belly area, find a great top with beautiful details on the shoulder. Since the puffy sleeve is a huge trend right now, you are bound to find tons of options in the stores. A great statement earring could also bring the eyes up.

5. Spanx Leggings or Wunder Under Lulu Lemon Leggings

Yep, I said it. Perfect for after the holidays. Any tummy control garments will keep you tucked in and feeling good! I love the Spanx leggings and the Wunder Under style from Lulu Lemon. Sucks you in!

Nothing to be ashamed of – we all do it!

Try these Spanx leggings with a comfy slouchy sweater and a cute pair of booties. Personally, I like the black pair because black obviously goes with everything, and you can dress it up or down.

It should go without saying, dark colors are always my go-to when I am feeling bad about my body.

Final Thoughts on Styling Tips to Hide Holiday Weight Gain

Until we all get ourselves in gear and back on the road to our New Year’s resolutions, these styling tips will be a lifesaver! I hope these tips helped and gave you a few great ideas on how to cover the holiday weight.

Happy New Year!

Carrie

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