It is tempting to try to wear things that fit last fall after an active summer and before the holiday eating bonus that happens from Halloween through New Year’s. But unless you are more disciplined than me that will result in muffin top!
I used to say that it was great to be over 50 because muffin tops are expected! However expected they may be, they are avoidable.
This morning I put on my tightest pair of jeans just to make sure I could still get them zipped. Yes they zipped but……….. look at that fabulous bulge. (I believe the last time we embraced that was when we were 2). If I choose to wear these jeans and this outfit today I will be too self-conscious to take the jacket off if I get warm. Not a great outfit choice even if it looks good. After looking at my photos it is obvious the short sleeved t shirt – in addition to being too thin of a fabric – is too small. Guess what I need to add to my make it/buy it list – longer short sleeve tops in my basic colors made of thicker fabric in a larger size.
The immediate solutions to this problem would be:
- Wear a larger size jean so the bulge disappears
- Put on a heavier knit top that is not quite so form fitting. (this is the one I chose)
- Or you embrace it as you did when you were 2 as a beautiful part of your body!
As you can see in the pictures as I tried these solutions it looks like I and my muffin top shrank.
How do you reconcile changing body size in your wardrobe?