How to hide your menopausal tummy and widening waistline - top tips!
I have made sure this design has the clever sarong feature built in, which is one of the most flattering shapes on a tummy. Why not subscribe to our YouTube channel? Here’s one we did on How to dress for a bigger tummy - awesome tummy style hacks! I personally follow a few fabulous mentors who are trailblazers when it comes to talking about being 50 plus and gorgeous whilst putting up with menopausal changes! Meg Matthews is one of those contributors and I love the fact that she has chosen to use her status to help and support women going through this midlife hormonal change.
Let’s talk about Shapewear for Confidence...
Menopausal body shape changes can often mean we want to relook at how we dress. The menopausal tummy widens (we often hear it called “thickening”) the waist line and generously spreads from the midriff up! Many women can find this very traumatic and are unwilling or un-ready to embrace this change. And that is absolutely OK! It's your body and your choice after all.
Here at Bombshell HQ, when we create our designs, we use a particularly loved mannequin. The mannequin actually has a little tummy, which is how we can perfect and work around our sought after collections! We totally get being a woman, and to work on a dummy with a realistic shape helps us combat any incorrect structures.
Plus as a mid 40's designer and mother I understand how menopause body changes can affect how we dress. I honestly do.
Depending on how you feel either in a day tea dress or an evening outfit, feeling chic and beautiful shouldn’t have to compromise your comfort. You may or may not use shapewear, but we know our customers love our own because they come in a variety of sizes and we advise which ones work with different dress styles!
Shapewear is the starting block for tummy concealing and waist reducing especially when it comes to occasion wear. Having, in a former life, been a TV and commercial stylist - I've tried and tested every brand under the sun and really know the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to shapewear. My Bombshell HQ curation really offers the best of the best. Whether it's an hourglass nipped in dramatic waist reduction you're looking for - or whether it's sons gently tummy pooch taming, we have something for everyone. We even have different levels, tummy smoothing via Cinch Three to tummy squeezing via Cinch One. The technology is out of this world, a total game changer in looks and comfort. Here’s our shapewear collection to give you an idea:
Sarong draping designs for a bigger tummy
These drape faux sarong dresses really launched the flattering aesthetic into the mainstream and 70 years on - it's been the starting block for many Bombshell designs. Look at some of our classic dresses with flattering sarong styles to see how subtle, yet clever this cut is.
Alfred Shaheen is one of Bombshell’s influencers for sarong draping dress designs which are perfect for a bloated tummy
This is a beautiful Navy and White Sarong Dress, with its soft drapes across the tummy. The cut is so subtle no-one would ever realise the work that’s gone into this design.
How we design dresses for the classic bloated tummy
TUMMY....It doesn’t matter if we have had children or not, when we get a certain age, our waists widen, we get squishy tummies and have to keep check on the ever expanding midriffs. Styling for our tummies is our USP. Bombshell HQ are women who design for women
BUSTS..our busts change over time too! Elasticity or lack of it, kicks in, our breasts can lower, or we suddenly become bigger and the already large bust gets even more buxom! How do we balance the bust change? We know that we need to elongate the torso and create space. We create illusions. A little bit of technical design talk here, but bust suppression darts mean we can sculpt around the bust, therefore creating more space between the bust and the bust waist.
Let’s talk openly about the menopause and dress accordingly
We are the architects of dress design and all our knowledge we impart above and pour into our work are key elements of what makes Bombshell a menopausal lady’s best friend. #letstalkaboutthetummy The menopause guide to tummy taming and not shaming! That’s my quote and I live by it!#
Hourglass waist in an instant? The Bombshell waistcoat is magically cut to sculpt your shape. Skimming around the bust and kicking out over the hip even the most apple of shapes is instantly hourglass.
Summary of our Top Tips for Dressing a Menopausal Tummy...
We find many of our Bombshells have a strong love of the vintage old Hollywood aesthetic and our waist-creating precision garments make you feel like you've stepped out of one of those movies..... and what's wrong with that!
* Cotton fibres for many are a must, and our range of unlined Liberty Tana Lawn cotton dresses are perfect for keeping you cool.
* Peplum detail
* Sarong skirt with side drapes
* Don’t wear clothes that are too tight
Our “Grace” dress or pocket dress both have concealing tie details
THE MENOPAUSE COLLECTION
Polka Grace - £269
Navy Polka Dot Bombshell 'Grace' Tie Front Shirt Dress. Inspired by Grace Kelly and Dior dresses of the 50's. This shirt dress is both flattering and elegant.
Concealed pocket dress - £269
Wow! Maybe my new favourite dress! Introducing the Navy Roses Tie Sleeve Dress. Concealed pockets, flattening to the tummy.
Wow, the pocket dress!
Pockets are such a clever way to detract from the tummy. What do we do at Bombshell HQ? Essentially we cover tummies! It's literally what we do!
Now we can open and welcome you back into the boutique, do come and say hello, but in the meantime, why don’t you treat yourself or a friend to one of our Gift Cards. Bombshell London Gift Cards
Did you know Bombshell offers gift cards too, so if you love what we do and the gorgeous designs we have to offer, why not give a gift to a loved one or friend as a surprise?
BUY A BOMBSHELL GIFT CARD AS A TREAT perfect for the Mother of the Bride or Mother of the Groom Please find us HERE or drop your details HERE so we can reply and help you begin your journey into loving the tummy!
Thanks for reading.