Do you dress to hide your tummy every day?
Since my teens, my weight has gone up and down with every crazy diet ever presented. I wish I had realized earlier that diets are designed to fail. If you are not going to change your eating habits forever, all the weight will come back and will likely add more pounds when it returns.
All that losing and gaining weight has created areas that will never be taut again, no matter how much I exercise. For most of my adult life, I have dressed to conceal my midsection.
Thankfully, my weight has remained about the same for the last five years after permanently changing my choice of foods. That means I have been able to invest in many different clothing styles and enjoy wearing them with confidence. In the past there was always that question in the back of my mind, "Will I even be able to zip this in six months?"
As soon as I previewed the photos we snapped before we began our trip, I knew I had to go back and put on my secret styling weapon.
The foundation I am wearing in the after photo is by Maidenform from Macy's.
Each time I model or wear anything that shows my shape, I wear this support garment. It helps with my posture and smooths the middle line in front and in back without giving me an odd looking bustline.
The bra pictured below from Soma is the best fitting bra I have ever worn.
The necklace and tank top are old from Chico's. The Balmain sunglasses and cardigan are from Sak's Off 5th. The silver clutch is old from T.J.Maxx. The side-zip white pants were supplied by Fabrizio Gianni last year. The Gianni Bini sandals are from Dillard's.
Thank you for joining us on this journey through midlife and beyond. The second fifty years are truly the best!
Created in collaboration with Fabrizio Gianni.
All words, styling, and creative direction are my own.