Dressing With a Short Waist and Large Tummy

Salma Hayek's wrap-around dress is perfect for concealing short waists and large tummies.

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If clothing makes the woman, then you better make sure you look your very best. Being short-waisted and having a bit of a tummy can present a problem. You don't have much torso to work with and you want to keep your pooch under wraps. Fortunately, certain pieces can fix your clothing conundrum and leave you looking absolutely gorgeous.


Empire tops will likely become your best friend once you see how smokin' you look in them. The loose fabric helps to make your torso look longer and also camouflages any tummy problems. They also help give your girls a lift and makes them look super sexy. Peasant-style tops also have the same effect and help you to look leaner and like you grew a few inches.


When it comes to making your torso look longer and your belly look smaller, trouser-style pants are the way to go. They'll conceal your bit of a belly, and their shape also make your legs and the rest of you look longer. Boot-cut jeans are also flattering to your body shape and give you a svelte appearance.


Some gals wear dresses when they want to look -- and feel -- their very best. And if you don a wrap-around dress, you're sure to turn heads. The wrap design helps to conceal your belly with the excess fabric it features in the front. Additionally, it also creates the illusion of a drawn-out torso. Baby doll-style dresses are also helpful, as their flowing fabric covers your tummy and makes you look leaner.

Bathing Suit

Summer won't be scary when you rock the right suit. Tankinis offer tummy coverage and complement your short waist. The also show off your legs, which helps you look taller. Additionally, bathing suits that feature Lycra help suck in belly bulge. And those that feature ruching -- pleated or gathered material -- help conceal a bigger pooch and leave you feeling confident and looking oh-so-sexy.

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