I love a good empire waistline for one reason: it avoids the dreaded muffin top phenomenon. After all, what girl likes seeing flesh spilling out of the confines of her jeans?
There are several solutions:
Buy bigger clothing. This works, but I have a pair of skinny jeans I bought a size up and it kind of defeats the purpose. In fact, they stretched and now it almost looks like I own tapered mom jeans. (eek.)
You could choose a diet: master cleanse, diet coke and cigarettes, Slim Fast, salads. If you do diet, you're a better person than me.
You could wear a girdle or Spanx. But if you're a single girl and decide to let loose for the night and get naked with a stranger, this leads to an awkward "Do you find girdles sexy?" moment.
You could take advantage of an amazing new invention! Now we've already told you once about the wonder powers of the Yummie Tummie tank ($62), but it's such a lifesaver, we've got to keep sharing the love.
For all intents and purposes, these look like layering camis. The top and the bottom are just straight up cotton. But the middle, oh, that magical middle, is designed to take inches off your hips and midsection. And obliterate your muffin top. Practicality at its best!
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