Summer is finally here. Melbourne has started to warm up and all Melbournians are loving the warmer temperatures. In Summer most of us women, love lighter fabrics and shorter hemlines. It is time to get rid of Winter coats and thicker jackets and layer with lighter fabrics. However most of us worry about our problem areas and want to hide them while still flaunting latest trends and look and feel fashionable.
In the year 2016 I had gained 22 kilograms in my pregnancy and suffered from thyroid issues at the time. This meant that it was extremely hard to loose the flab post partum. Weight loss and how I managed to loose the flab in 1.5 years after that is definitely going to be documented in a post soon. However today I wanted to feature a post that was shot by a dear friend of mine. I visited India in May 2017 and I was definitely chubbier and heavier than my current self. I was still in a transition period. While I had started loosing weight, I was still a couple of sizes larger an definitely not toned. May is the peak Summer season in India.
My friend Disha and I decided to go shopping and then wanted to head for lunch. So I wanted an easy outfit that hid all the Flab and made me look Fab. Using 3 basic Styling rules this look was achieved. I definitely look less larger than I actually was at the time. I also credit Disha for her amazing photography skills here. The shopping trip was awesome and my friend decided to shoot some impromptu pictures on the staircase as there was such beautiful natural light coming through.
Outfit of the day – Cold Shoulder Top with an A line Skirt
Styling tip 1 – Hide the areas with flab by highlighting your best feature
Cold shoulder tops have been a huge trend for the last couple of years and are great for the warmer months of the year. Cold shoulder or off shoulder tops are perfect to show off toned shoulders and hide any holiday weight gain on the arms. This Cold Shoulder top I am wearing with a peekaboo neckline is one of my favorites from Temt. The emerald jewel tones are super calming and work as a perfect base if you want to accessorize with statement pieces.
The bell sleeves hid the flab on my arms really well. Notice this top also flares around the waist. This also hid the flabby post partum tummy area. Also the top is so breathable and airy that it was great for Summers.
Styling Tip 2 – A line on A-line silhouette
Any pencil skirt would look perfect with this a-line top however I have always loved A-line on A-line combo. That always works. It is the best trick to hide any unwanted flab around your midsection or avoid any bulges you may want to hide. The length of the skirt and the accordion pleats on it also help lengthen the torso and brings the focus to the ankles and the face.
Styling tip 3 – Colours in the OOTD and correct Accesorising
I have paired deep emerald with midnight blue which are both calming colours. The colour scheme makes the outfit with its A-line on A-line look flow seamlessly. I have teamed it with nude pumps that give the look more length and creates an illusion of a slender body structure.
Accessories play a huge role in the visual appeal of the look. By teaming this look with lightweight gold danglers and a vintage floral ring keeps the look fuss free. I have tied my hair in a center parted bun and kept the face bare with a statement lip-colour which is the only pop this outfit needed.
Using the correct length outfit can give you an illusion of height and a slender body structure. Avoiding chunky accessories around your face or neck can make your neck look longer again adding to the illusion of height. Wearing calming colour palette or monotones can also create an illusion of a slender body frame and hide flab where you want to. The A-line Silhouette also adds to the breezy and airy vibe and is perfect for the warmer summer months and also covers any unwanted weight that may show if wearing a a fitted silhouette.
I hope today’s post was informative and some cool and easy styling hacks that can make you feel totally confident in your skin. Definitely leave me your feedback in the comments below.
Have a fantastic week ahead.