It’s real, it sucks, and unless you’re a total bore, you can’t avoid it. What monster are we talking about? The one and only holiday bloat. Sure, that meatball, blocks of cheese, 3 glasses of wine and chocolate cake was totes worth it at the time, but the next morning can be a struggle into those jeans. And, if you were blessed with the gift of your period, you’re even closer to turning into the Grinch. Unfortunately, those holiday parties just keep on rolling in, and you might not have time to deflate before the next one. Instead of freaking out, use our style guide on the best pieces to hide the bloat. Now if we could only hide the hangover …(oh wait, we can!)…
The Dark Side
Wearing black or dark colors automatically slims your body. Avoid bright colors, especially if they lay on the problem-area. Whether you find a sexy little black dress, a jumpsuit or a dark blouse and pair of trousers, you’re sure to have an instant confidence boost. Try this little number, and we guarantee you’ll meet someone under the mistle toe.
Wearing high waisted pants will suck in your belly, making your waist look tiny. Stay clear of low rise, which can add to the bulge. We love this style from Express, which feature a wide leg, making your legs the star of the show – instead of your mid section.
A form fitting blazer flawlessy hug your curves in the most flattering way. Make sure it’s not an oversized bulky jacket, or you’ll instantly add the pounds.
We can’t get enough of this velvet blazer, which gives extra comfort thanks to the material.
Go with the flow
A flowy blouse can pretty much solve any bloat problem. However, be sure that the top portion is form fitting to ensure you still have shape and don’t look like a blob. Here’s a shirt you can spread both cheese and holiday cheer in.