Should your pants be above your belly button?
Now, before you start copping grandpa pants that sit above your belly button, don't. But, as a general rule, jeans should sit on the hips, while chinos and suit pants should land just above the hip, which will allow you to tuck in your shirt without worrying about it popping out mid-meeting.
RISE. The “rise” of the trouser, i.e. the distance from the top of the waistband to the “4 corners intersection” below the crotch, should follow the natural shape and size of the body.
High waisted jeans are perfect for accentuating your waist and hiding those areas that you would rather not have the world not see. These jeans often sit higher than your natural waist and will sit close to and in some cases even cover your navel.
As a general rule, your trousers should sit just above your hips - the closer they are to this point the more flatteringly they will hang over your bum and flow down the leg. This is particularly true for those with wider hips – straight frames can get away with wearing their trousers a little lower.
Comfort or fashion. Let me explain. Sometimes, it's more comfortable when your pants sit on your actual waist instead of your hips. This way, the pants cover your "love handles" (we all have them) instead of digging into them.
Don't wear tight or clingy garments over your belly and choose tops with ruching or drape. If you want to look stylish and highlight your strengths, it is best not to wear tight tops. They will accentuate every fat bubble you have and draw attention away from you and your fabulous clothes.
Your natural waist is actually the smallest area of your torso (above your navel) and in most cases, it's easily identifiable by just looking in the mirror. To measure this area just take a tape measure and measure the circumference of this area.
If you need to squat and jump up and down a few times to pull on your jeans, they're too tight. Other signs of extreme tightness: stretched-out seams, wrinkling fabric (especially in the crotch region), a folding waistband or a zipper that slips down too easily.
Go big on top, narrow on bottom
Pair any full-cut top, blouse, jacket or tunic with a slim base of trim pants, leggings or straight or skinny jeans (here's where the latter come in handy even if you no longer love them).
In terms of hiding belly fat, high-waisted jeans could become your new best friend. Simply put, high-rise jeans help you hide belly fat by covering and smoothing the area. Wide Leg: In response to the skinny jeans phenomenon, wide-leg styles have become more popular as a way to offer something different.
What clothes to wear if you have a belly?
Wear loose tops, T-shirts, and tunics.
A loose piece of clothing on the top is a great choice if you don't want to show your belly. It's important not to be too extreme by wearing something a couple sizes too big. This is a popular mistake that only makes the body look bigger. An open jacket will finish the outfit.
The waistband of low-rise pants rests at the hip bones, mid-rise between the navel and hip, and high rise at the natural waistline (close to the belly button or directly on it). To remember this easily, keep in mind the two reference points of hips (low rise) vs. belly button (high rise).
Rule #2: Pant should never be worn too short. It's all about the break. A good break is not only visually appealing, but it also lets you know if you're wearing your pants too short. For example, if the break comes too high or is not defined enough, your pants will look too short when you stand or walk.
Slimming the waist
And while many women think that encasing their tummy and torso under denim is the best way to compress the waist and flatten the stomach, wearing jeans that hit your waist is actually unflattering. “The waist of the jean should hit about 1 to 2 inches below the belly button,” Bayou says.
The navel is an odd, but powerful, erogenous zone. When someone pokes inside or around a belly button, some people may feel erotic sensations. That's because the navel and genitals have a common tissue origin. For some, the stimulation feels like a tickle—down there.
One part of the answer is that some girls feel confident if they receive attention for the way they dress. It's nice to be noticed. Often girls even dress to impress other girls, maybe even more than guys. But for many girls it's even more important to fit in.
Bacteria can live on your clothes for weeks and even months which can then be contaminated on your bedsheets, according to Dr. Philip Tierno, director of Microbiology and Immunology at New York University. This was after discovering that brand new clothes can be contaminated with bacteria, norovirus or staph germs.
Wearing dark colored dresses to hide belly will always work. If you loved an outfit and are not sure if it goes with your figure? Or apprehensive that it will sit well on the tummy, go with a dark color. Even better, if it is either flowing or wavy.
Rule number one for dressing over 50 and overweight: enhance your waistline! So whatever outfit you opt for, make sure your waistline is well defined. Don't wear clothes that are too loose or too tight. Wear well-fitting, tailored clothing.
What should your waist measurement be? For men, a waist circumference below 94cm (37in) is 'low risk', 94–102cm (37-40in) is 'high risk' and more than 102cm (40in) is 'very high'. For women, below 80cm (31.5in) is low risk, 80–88cm (31.5-34.6in) is high risk and more than 88cm (34.6in) is very high.
What is an unhealthy waist size?
If most of your fat is around your waist rather than at your hips, you're at a higher risk for heart disease and type 2 diabetes. This risk goes up with a waist size that is greater than 35 inches for women or greater than 40 inches for men.
A study found that umbilical protrusions (outies) are viewed as less attractive. © shutterstock. Researchers determined that an outie is viewed as less attractive, whereas a small T-shaped or vertical navel is considered more desirable.
Always size up.
It's not that you won't lose weight or eventually fit into the smaller size, but the larger size is the better investment. Remember, it's easier to take something in than it is to take something out. If the bigger size is a bit too long or baggy, take it to the tailor.
Always take the smaller size as cotton tends to grow when it doesn't have a stretch fabric mixed into the cotton. It will shrink slightly on washing and stretch again when worn.
One bite doesn't matter. But the accumulation of “Just One” bites throughout the day or week add up to a lot of extra calories and that's what might be causing your pants to feel tighter and tighter.