You can appear to suddenly lose 5 pounds simply by changing your clothes. These tips and tricks can help camouflage your beginner belly or those last few pounds of post-baby pudge:
[tip] Don’t tuck. Tucking in your top may seem more polished, but if your goal is to disguise a belly you’ll fail instantly. Instead, opt for tops with a peplum or straight bottom seam, which are meant to be worn over a skirt or pants.
[tip] Dress in one color from top to bottom. It really will slim you down—and no, it doesn’t have to be black.
[tip] Add a narrow belt over a dress or top to accent the skinniest part of your waist, usually just below the bust. Don’t cinch it too tightly: you want to have some breathing room.
[tip] Wear a well-cut blazer to show off broad shoulders and a slim waist; the right tailoring can create the illusion these are your own assets. A wrap top or dress can also pull off this trick.
[tip] Pick ruched or gathered tops to disguise your flabby bits—nobody can distinguish a bump in the gathers from a bump on you.