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Hide all that baby fat with these simple hacks

In the past year, you may have watched two very famous and beautiful celebrities, Beyonce and Kareena Kapoor, rock their baby bumps with impeccable style and grace. Boiling it down to what it is, celebrities going through pregnancy aren’t sprinkled with magical fairy dust to look chic and on point all the time. Although, what they do have is fairy godmother-like stylists.

We know we all don’t have this luxury, but we can give you some tips from famous stylists on how to hide post-baby belly fat and weight gain.

1. You can’t go wrong with black

A little black dress, a pair of black leggings, a black leather jacket or just a black silk sari: What do these four have in common? They are all black, a colour that is well-known for its ability to make a person look slim and svelte. Black is the universal code of illusion. It relaxes your entire ensemble and cuts off the extra pounds drastically.

In general, dark colors draw attention away from any flaws. Go monochrome by teaming a pair of black palazzos with a black tailored blouse and add a bit of character to it by accessorizing with metallic jewelry or bright-colored wedges.

2. Oversized sweaters and soft cardigans

Nothing feels better on skin than a comfortable wool blend. Invest in a soft cardigan in a dark color and drape it over light-colored floral blouses and dresses for a happy, summery vibe. When choosing sweaters, pick one that is slightly large for you and team it with textured or patterned leggings. This creates an overall slimming effect.

3. Ethnic glam

Ethnic wear is a very convenient go-to option to create leaner silhouettes. Fabrics such as cotton and khadi, which are commonly used in kurtas and ethnic blouses, are light, breathable and comfortable. Kalamkari fabrics have a quintessential ethnic print, drape very well and create a slimming effect. If you’re looking to dress up for a family occasion, pair a well-tailored kalamkari anarkali kurta with churidar pants or leggings and accessorize this with large metallic jhumkas and ethnic sandals.

4. The secrets of spandex

Spandex and shapewear are a great investment, especially when you want to fit into an evening dress for a special occasion. High-waist shapewear will help you secure all the curves you want kept hidden and give you a smooth tummy. When purchasing any slimfit shapewear, ensure that it is of very good quality and does not chafe or irritate your skin.

5. Tailored to perfection

When you’ve put on a few pounds, there’s nothing more tempting than covering yourself entirely in loose, baggy clothes in an attempt to hide the weight gain. This probably is the worst thing you could do to yourself. Consult a tailor, become his/her friend and get your clothes stitched to exact measurements. Tailored clothes can make you feel more confident and can slim you down a lot. When considering ethnic wear, tailored kurtas can work out much cheaper and can give you a more sophisticated look all together.

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