Peplums, The Sartorial Cure For Muffin Top

January 9, 2013 · 18 comments

in What I Wore

I’ve been carrying my pouch (aka muffin top) for most of my adult life. It has generated many “are you expecting questions” and is the reason why I recently started a collection of girdles and other stretchy support under things to help keep the pudge at bay.  This peplum top seems to be the  kryptonite to my pudge though and if I had any idea that the little flare of extra fabric would act as a camouflage for my incurable muffin top, I would have racked up a lot more of these a year ago.

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What I Am Wearing!

The black leatherette peplum top was another amazing find at Macys.  I am not affiliated with them, by the way (not for this post anyways) I just really love shopping there.  I applied one of my holiday gift cards to this $29  purchase so it was actually free.  I wore this to Blogher’s and Have to Have’s theater night in Manhattan last night where I saw The Heiress. I was planning to wear skinny jeans with the top but decided to go with a pencil skirt instead because it looked more formal.  In lieu of the boots pictured here, I wore the outfit with ankle boots and tights. I anticipated that I would be walking a lot last night and these boots were not practical for that.

I am open to other suggestions on how I can hide my muffin top. Stretchy underthings are no fun!

Photo credit: Ossie took this photo!

Today I am linking up with: Pleated Poppy|Whatever Whenever Wednesday | Monday Mingle.

XoXo, Natasha