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    Best belt style to "hide" my belly pouch?

    I value your opinions and was wondering if you had any ideas about the best style belt to camoflauge the little overhanging belly pouch ( reminders that I bore 3 children). I wear my belt right below my belly button and it looks fine, but I would love to show off my curves if it wasn't for the "awning". Ideas?


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    Re: Best belt style to "hide" my belly pouch?

    If it's mostly loose skin that overhangs, you can tape it down. Use waterproof first aid tape and just wrap it around below your beltline, all the way around your hips like a narrow low belt.

    You can also try a body stocking.

    A belt with a little riser in front and a waist strap will also hide that lower belly skin.


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    Re: Best belt style to "hide" my belly pouch?

    The most important style of belt to buy is one that fits properly. Unless you want to get into wearing Power Mesh stomach covers, you can only do so much about the tautness of your abdomen. What you can control is whether your clothes are too tight and dig into your flesh, exaggerating a muffin top.

    To me, the deciding factor is how you "hang." Sometimes dancers who have more of a high, frontal pooch wear the Turkish V style that dips in the front and skirts the area in question. If your trouble spot is more of a doughnut across the front, this may not be as helpful. Regardless of the style, scooting the belt a little higher or lower may make a big difference in how it sits. Some dancers recommend against getting the straight-across Egyptian belts, particularly the less expensive ones, which can look a bit like an old-fashioned hernia belt rendered in sequins. Having any sort of shaping or contours to the belt usually makes for a better silhouette on less-than-perfect figures.


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    Re: Best belt style to "hide" my belly pouch?

    Just what Lauren said. A belt with an attached waist strap can really hide a little pouch. Something like this Abla style:



    Avoid anything with a V shape at the top front. The V will just serve to gather your pudge, pile it up and thrust it forward into a most unattractive manner. I like straight accross belts that are fitted correctly.


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    Re: Best belt style to "hide" my belly pouch?

    Lauren- LOL--will have to try the tape idea--it is just excess skin. I am afraid that a belt that rises in the middle will pop out and only be a visionary finger point to the (ahem) perching pouch.
    Tourbeau & Shahla--the v really does accentuate my investment!!Yikes..
    Would love to try the waistband. I am tall and could really make it work, but I'm worried that it won't be long enough because of my height in my body. But that does seem like a great way to elude the problem area.


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    Re: Best belt style to "hide" my belly pouch?

    For belly dangle, I actually like belts with a bit of dip in the front. If I get the right style, the dip will follow the curve of my belly. Even though it's hanging out, it actually looks better this way, to me anyway. Also belly covers are wonderful!


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    Re: Best belt style to "hide" my belly pouch?

    Quote Originally Posted by shahla View Post

    Avoid anything with a V shape at the top front. The V will just serve to gather your pudge, pile it up and thrust it forward into a most unattractive manner. I like straight accross belts that are fitted correctly.
    This is DEFINITELY true of my belly! I can only wear slightly V'd designs. For some reason the Great Loop sits perfectly, it's magical. Anything deeper does exactly what you're describing.

    And thanks for posting the pic, it's exaclty what I was picturing.


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    Re: Best belt style to "hide" my belly pouch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lauren_ View Post
    This is DEFINITELY true of my belly! I can only wear slightly V'd designs. For some reason the Great Loop sits perfectly, it's magical. Anything deeper does exactly what you're describing.

    And thanks for posting the pic, it's exaclty what I was picturing.
    Yeah... great loops have a nice dip. I like those... need to get my hands on a gold one one of these days!


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    Re: Best belt style to "hide" my belly pouch?

    I think the great loops style works because really it's straight accross the top with just the tiniest dip in it. I like that style too. It's flattering on everyone I've ever seen in one.


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    Re: Best belt style to "hide" my belly pouch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lesedi View Post
    Yeah... great loops have a nice dip. I like those... need to get my hands on a gold one one of these days!
    what size are you? i have a gold one that im looking to trade for a silver down the line (when i get my gold coin set made)


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    Re: Best belt style to "hide" my belly pouch?

    Thanks Ladies--Sounds like my next cossie should be a great loops---now I wonder if there is a DD cup out there just waiting for me to fill it.....g.:


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    Re: Best belt style to "hide" my belly pouch?

    Ditto on the V front style. I didn't like my turkish set at all.

    When I asked around, I was told that an Egyptian belt would make me look wider across the hip/tummy. WRONG! My fav set (that I had to sell) was flat across the front, with the butt cup in back. It was so nice. The cups were just not big enough. sigh

    But when I buy a set again... it'll be a style like the Great Loop or Generic Egyptian styling.


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    Re: Best belt style to "hide" my belly pouch?

    Quote Originally Posted by raqFariha View Post
    what size are you? i have a gold one that im looking to trade for a silver down the line (when i get my gold coin set made)
    Not looking to buy anything right now, but thanks!

    End threadjack :)


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    Re: Best belt style to "hide" my belly pouch?

    Along the same lines, does anyone know of any patterns to make something similar to Great Loop? I like to sew my own things, and I'd love to hide my belly pouch too (mine also brought 3 kids into the world).


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    Re: Best belt style to "hide" my belly pouch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhea03 View Post
    Along the same lines, does anyone know of any patterns to make something similar to Great Loop? I like to sew my own things, and I'd love to hide my belly pouch too (mine also brought 3 kids into the world).
    You can check the Tahia Alibeck's Belts pattern here--sort of looks great loops like--good luck girl!
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    Re: Best belt style to "hide" my belly pouch?

    Thanks!


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