Are you trying to hide that little tummy pouch that is either left over after you’ve had a baby, or growing in early pregnancy? You would think that wearing a dress, skirt or smock top swimsuit is the right thing. Well, it is the right thing but there is also another way out. To hide the tummy you can try this simple approach. It works well because it gives the illusion of a smaller tummy by minimization and distraction, but it does not involve the obvious look of wearing a “hide that fat” style.

Go for one color to smooth the entire picture

All one color is a great way to hide a pooch. The smoothing over all effect can minimize pooch of the tummy. It is sort of toned done and blotted out by a smooth, unfettered, all one color swimsuit style. Besides having a swimsuit that is all one color, it’s good to avoid clutter and confusion with your accessories. Just as the swimsuit is one neutral soothing tone, you will want to tone down your back, coverup and bag to create a very simple look. The clean lines will visually slim you.

Go for a darker color to visually slim body

Darker color can help smooth and hide your after baby tummy pooch. If you are big and beautiful, black can look harsh and make you look sort of like a beached whale. The black fabric, when there is a lot of it, looks too harsh. If you are smaller framed but just have only the pooch, black is fine because there is less of it to look at.

Jewel colors, the darker ones, or neutral darks, really look great on the larger woman with a tummy pooch. You can try a dark purple like this one, but it that looks to Barney-like go for a deep maroon, navy blue, emerald-green, darker gray, darker browns or tan, darker gray, or darker khaki green. All of these colors slim you as well as the black but lighten up the look at bit.

Pay for a control fabric to control bulge

Pay for a Miracle suit type fabric. This can make a big difference in controlling the pooch. Thin fabric will just go over the pooch and outline it. Control fabric actually smooths it in and down. The more expensive swimsuits are what you will need to pay for here. Make sure the Lycra is very sturdy and on the thicker side. Take care to hand wash or lay our to dry so that you don’t wreck the elasticity of the fabric and it lasts longer and controls effectively.

Draw attention elsewhere and upward on the body

If you have a gorgeous chest this is a no-brainer. Draw attention to that area because it gives you the perfect bait and switch to visually minimize the pooch. If your chest is average or smaller sized, try some ruching or details on the fabric up top that makes the eye go upward. For example this lady has a nice empire waist going on that draws focus up and minimizes the tummy This swimsuit is by Lands End and is actually advertised as a tummy control swimsuit.

Check Lands End website or catalog for other ideas. Their swimsuits are but at the same time they do cover conservatively and this is exactly what you need when concealing a pooch or excess flab lingering from pregnancy.

Lands End tummy control swimsuit

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