How To Dress When You Are Thick Around The Middle asked me “How to Dress When You’re Thick Around the Middle?” Here’s the video I created for them to answer that question….

Thank you  Tweak Style Boutique in Houston, Texas for providing the beautiful space, garments and accessories for the video shoot. All the dressing tips and info and where-to-buy links for the clothing used in the video are below.

When you have a thicker middle, your figure is more straight, so your waist is about the same width as your hips and bust. Since the ideal female figure is an hourglass, the key to dressing this figure is choosing clothing that creates the illusion of a smaller waist.

There are three ways to do that.

  • Wear styles that make your shoulders and hips look broader. This makes your waist look smaller. This jacket has two princess seams that also make your waist seem smaller (seams that curve inward toward your waist). Here’s what Paige is wearing:
    • Yoana Baraschi pepper jacket ($338)
    • Coral Heather tank ($40)
    • Hudson signature bootcut jeans ($174)
  • Wear styles with an empire waist. (These are high-waisted styles that are fitted under the bust line and flare into a bell shape). The empire style blurs the location of your actual waistline and gives the illusion of a curvier figure. Here’s what Paige is wearing:
  • Emphasize the smallest part of your torso – the area below your bust line. You can do that by buttoning shirts below the bust line or wearing belts higher on your torso. This has the effect of creating a new, smaller waistline. Here’s what Paige is wearing:
    • Purple water color print George Roth button down shirt ($179)
    • Purple Adriano Goldshcmied (AG) stilt jeans ($159), made in USA

Thank you Curtis “Trey” Leitko III of for filming and editing and creating the video!



2 Responses to How To Dress When You Are Thick Around The Middle

    • Hi Brad, Thanks for asking! I’ve been wondering if I should include more info for men on my blog. I’ll be sure to include tips for men in each post. Thanks for visiting. Happy New Year!

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