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clothes to suit a short, dumpy figure
and disguise a pot belly


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#1 Empress NG

Posted 29 September 2009 - 10:24 AM

I am still getting used to dressing for my changed shape, ie, used to be 'petite' but now just short and dumpy with quite a pronounced pot belly and big thighs (think Rubenesque wink.gif ).  I am particularly interested in summer tops at the moment.  I don't like anything too baggy but equally don't like anything too clingy or that makes me look pregnant.  The tops that I have that seem to flatter my shape include a couple of Jag t-shirts and one Target top.  They seem to have just the right amount of tapering to disguise my tummy and draw attention upwards.   All are a few years old so don't even know if Jag and Target are still making/selling tops like this.  For pants, my favourites would have to be a pair of Laura Ashley tweed pants which are sadly just about ready for the rag bag (and also not really suitable for summer anyway).  I would be interested to hear from anyone else who is similar size and shape "challenged" as to what brands of clothing they find good.

#2 Kez1

Posted 30 September 2009 - 07:30 AM

Hi there,

I would suggest that maybe you buy a top that tapers in slightly at the waist, and flairs out slightly at the heam/bottom but not tight. This would give the illusion of a waist. Team it with dark cargo's, jeans or pants.

If there an area of your shape that you love?? Like if you have great breasts why not wear a flattering neck line like a 'V' or scoop neck.

Also pop into a book store and flick through a 'Susanne and Trinny' book.. They will offer get tips.

Kez1

#3 Empress NG

Posted 04 October 2009 - 08:14 AM

Thanks Kez.  I actually do have a Trinny and Susannah book somewhere and found it very helpful in getting an idea of the type of clothes that suit me.  V necks and things that draw attention away from my waist are good I think.  

My problem has been in finding stockists of these type of clothes as the listings in the T and S book are all UK based.  I know Jag (for tops) and Laura Ashley (for pants and jumpers) are generally good so got onto ebay yesterday and bid on a few things.




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