{Day 18} Minimizing The Midsection

I think this is the #1 question I get from women over 40, “How do I hide my midsection?” Today, I’ll share some real answers to Minimizing the Midsection.

One thing I almost always wear is a camisole. I have worn all different types but I was recently introduced to the SNUG Camisoles, and I’m in love!

SNUG Camisoles~~

  • Fits sizes 0-22 (one size fits all!)
  • Hides most bra straps
  • Reinforces your belly
  • Molds to your body
  • Hides your bra line
  • Super comfy
  • Perfect for layering and transparent tops
  • Hides your “muffin-top” line
  • Super long length hides your backside in low-rise pants
  • Hides protruding belly buttons
  • Great for working out
  • Easy to tuck into pants or skirt
  • GREAT for expecting mothers

If you have ANY bulges that you want to hide a camisole is a must. I wear them year round. They come in lots of different colors. White, black and cream are the basic essentials that we need. I’m wearing the Bra friendly camisole, in white

I also love that they’re conservative. If you have a top or dress that is too low, you can add a cami and it instantly covers your cleavage.

If you would like to order a SNUG camisole go here. You will love them!

Okay, now more tips to Minimize the Midsection. If you’ve got tummy troubles these are tips from Christopher Hopkins in his book, Staging Your Comeback.

  • Wear Jackets. Wear them open for maximum profile flattery.
  • Choose tops that skim and don’t cling.
  • Choose blouse hems that fit at the hip, but blouse above.
  • Consider empire tops that allow fabric to drape and conceal.
  • Wear vests. They can amp up an outfit and trim the torso.
  • Bring your breasts up with the right bra so that fabric will cascade, not cling. {blush}

I hope this helps! Do you wear a camisole? Do you have other ways you minimize your midsection?

I love hearing from you and I’m so glad you’re enjoying my 31 day series. I love to chat on facebook, you can follow me on facebook here, I also love to add things to my pinterest boards and if you’d like to follow some of my pictures throughout the day, you can follow me on Instagram.

**If you’ve missed any of my posts in this series or want to start from the beginning you can go here!

Beauty For the Heart~~1 Samuel 16:7, “The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

Have a blessed day!

*I was given a SNUG camisole for review but the opinions are my own!

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  1. I just happened across your blog and it’s great! I have a question about the Snug Camisoles. My problem with shape wear in general is that they tend to compress everything, including the girls, and I end up just looking like a blob in the middle. My changing, over-40 body has given the “girls” a little extra volume and since this is an area I always lacked in when I was younger, so I don’t really want to minimize them. How are the Snugs in that area?

  2. LOL, I too, have issue with the empire waisted tops and dresses. They always get nested under “the girls” and make me a prime candidate for looking preggers.

  3. Cyndi,
    How are these different from the shapewear you talk about on Day 23? Are there certain things you wear shapewear with and other things you wear these with? It just kind of seems like they both serve the same purpose. Love your blog! Thanks!

  4. Cyndi, what color camisoles do you recommend? I want to get a couple but am not sure–black and white?

  5. Just ordered my first snug camisole! It was on sale too! Hope it does the job! Thanks for the info!

  6. Oh thanks Becky!! We have a new fall line that just came out, and about 70 colors, so we have a lot to choose from! And we have a new turtleneck and 3/4 length sleeve (I LUV 3/4 sleeve tops!!), leggings, etc., so we have a lot of fun apparel to wear! Some are on our fb page: http://www.facebook.com/SNUGCamisoles and I’m working on putting them all on pinterest: http://pinterest.com/snugcamisoles

  7. Hi ladies!
    Thanks so much to all of you, we’re so happy to be able to help you with your fashion needs! As a middle-aged mom myself, I know the midsection area is troubling, lol! And our cami’s come in different styles and lengths–the original SNUG Camisole was created extra long specifically to ensure proper coverage with low rise jeans! But for me personally, the best part is that they’re so soft and stretchy, that even a few celebs (Jessica Simpson and Kendra Wilkisno) wore them as maternity tops! So, they’re not like that yucky spandex that just makes you feel like you’re a giant sausage, lol! They’re SUPER soft! Hope you all enjoy them, ladies! I’d love to hear from you and see some pics! You can post them on our facebook page or email me: kristen@snugcamisoles.com, and I’ll post them!
    God bless you all!
    Kristen :-)

  8. I LOVE camis but it is so hard to find ones that are longer AND higher to cover cleavage. Checking out the snug camis! Thanks!

  9. Thanks for the cami information…I’ve tried different ones without much success. I will look into the one you mentioned. I do have one disagreement with Hopkins advice: empire waists! I tried that style a couple years back and after I was asked by two strangers about my due date, I threw those blouses in the trash! I am short with a rounded mid-section and I find only vests and jackets with fitted details work for me!

  10. I am off to order one of the camis. . .I love that they are long and tight in the midsection. . thanks for sharing

  11. So true Luci!! :-) Thanks so much for stopping by!
    Have a great weekend!

  12. Hey Su. I really like this cami. The great thing is they don’t ride up; they stay where you put them!
    Thanks so much for stopping by!

  13. Hi Laura!
    I don’t seem to fight hot flashes with camisoles on. They do seem to breath well. But I have to say, I have most of my hot flashes at night. :-)
    Thanks so much for stopping by!

  14. I always tell people “vests cover a multitude of sins”. :O) I am trying to get used to wearing a cami but still feel hot and compressed (lol) at this point.

  15. Hi Cyndi,
    Thanks for posting — the midsection one the the most difficult area for me. I’ve tried Yummie Tummie and like them, but the summer heat and flashes do get to me too. I’ve tried flexees (don’t particularly care for them), but I will now try SNUG.

    Love your blogs!

  16. Do you get hot in the extra layer, or do these camis breathe well? I fight the hot flashes too as someone mentioned, but I love the idea of these!

  17. Oh good! Yes they are long and they stay in place. Perfect! :-)

  18. I was able to get one! I went back to the site and I guess the QVC featured ones said out of stock, but there was another option that just said bra-friendly,(no mention of QVC) which was the exact same product number, and they were in stock! Yay!!! Looking forward to trying them! I like them because they seem to be long.

  19. Oh no Allison! I can’t believe that. I’m sure they’ll get them in soon, they really are good!
    Thanks for stopping by!

  20. I checked out those cami’s Becky but since SNUG since me one free I decided to use there’s. I’m with you, I wear them all the time!

  21. Cyndi! You are such a great spokesperson, the company is sold out of the bra-friendly one you recommended! I went to order one and was sad to find they are out of stock! :( Hopefully they will get more soon. :) I enjoy reading your blog!

  22. I think I better add this to my post, good question.
    I got the bra friendly, featured on QVC
    Thanks for stopping by!

  23. Thanks Sharon! I’m so glad you stop by!
    Have a great day,

  24. I am a TOTAL camisole wear-er! I wear them for many of the reasons you said. I wear them EVERY day with everything, in all kinds of colors. I have a whole drawer JUST for camisoles! They are essential for modesty. But, the totally slim you — I use ones from ModBod.com {they are at Costco too}.

    Becky B.
    Organizing Made Fun

  25. Oh no, I hadn’t thought about that one! But I understand.

  26. Looking at the site…..which cami do you like? They have a couple different kinds.

  27. Thanks Cindi, I always follow your blog, and love the suggestions. Just bought a black and Ivory camisole.

  28. Hi Cindi,

    Wow what a great suggestion. I have been trying on cami’s and have not been able to come up with one that was comfortable and was not super difficult to get into or out of. I want to try the Snug. Do you use the basic or the bra friendly one? Thanks for all your suggestions. I am over 50 but try and keep up with what is in style and appropriate. You are a blessing.

  29. I think the camisole sounds like a great idea, but since I get those always fun hot flashes anything hugging me makes me feel like I’m doing to burn up.

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