Try these 3 top tips to minimize a “Muffin Top” Look for your workout wardrobe recommended by our President & Founder, Linda LaRue, RN MEd, Exercise Physiologist and Core Guru. Of course when it comes to losing fat—whether it’s around your mid-section or anywhere else—there is no substitute for exercise and diet. However, sometimes minimizing that "Muffin Top Look" can be as simple as changing the way you dress.
Shop Where You Have Options
According to Linda, the most common first mistake women make is settling. “If you are new to workout, find a store that gives you choices and take many into the dressing room. It’s just you in there, and you don’t have to come out if you don’t want to until you have found a great fitting pair of bottoms”. You don’t have to buy or wear something you are not comfortable in, so don’t.
Style Right to Minimize a Muffin Top Look When Working
Low rise is great, but face it, it is not for everyone. Choosing the right style is the next step. “Higher rise Activewear bottoms such as our Bootleg Yoga Fitness Pants or best-selling 3/4 Length Leggings offer a smoother, more continuous silhouette. They may feel like Mom Jeans at first, but remember, unless you’re planning on wearing a crop top, no one will see the top of your bottoms. And if you are in the mood to show a little more, you can always roll it on down. Also, look for your built in elastic at the top of the waistband that will prevent slippage--especially when you are bending, twisting or jumping.”
Seek Structure to Help Minimise a Muffin Top Look When Working Out
Another smart, silhouette slimming move? Seek out clothing with some structure—beginning with the cut and fabric of the bottoms. “Fitness clothing bottoms made of thicker, more structured fabric will fall loosely against your mid-section as opposed to something thin or slinky, which has a tendency to cling and enhance any bulging. Lighter weight fabrics also tend not to hold up for long and will reveal more than you intended! All our fitness clothing is made from the most superior, thick, luxurious fabric.”
“I love muffins…..but only for breakfast-;)!” says LaRue.