It's official you can embrace your FUPA (acronym for fat, upper pubic area) ..why? because Beyonce said so.... Commenting in the Spetember 2018 issue of American Vogue, the super-star said ''To this day my arms, shoulders, breasts, and thighs are fuller. I have a little mommy pouch, and I’m in no rush to get rid of it. I think it’s real ... right now, my little FUPA and I feel like we are meant to be.”
So let's share a few tips to looking gorgeous with our little FUPA
Shapewear – It’s worth spending a little bit more on good shapewear. Your shapewear should be comfortable while smoothing out lumps and bumps. Shapewear shouldn’t be torture. I’ll repeat that for those at the back …say NO to torture in the name of fashion. Switch all underwear to shapewear. Control bike shorts work great for slim fit dresses and skirts.
Bravissimo slip shapewear (£45)
Maidenform Shapewear £45
Don’t limit yourself to shapewear in only boring nude or black, opt for fun colors like teal, pink and lilac (it doesn’t have to be embarrassing if you flash your spanx getting out of the car
Proportions – you can make your waist-line appear slimmer visually by shifting proportions and playing around with garment fit/details, fabric type and colors. You want to avoid any detail that attracts the eye to the mid section’ and thinner flimsy fabric that cling rather than skim the body.
You can fool the eye with drapery tops over slim fitting pants or skirts, layer up a sheath dress with a structured longer length blazer or cardigan. Wear matching color blazer and top over a contrasting bottom, such as a black blazer and loose blouse over red trousers, the bright color attracts the eye away from your mid-section.
Accessories – Avoid thick waist cinching belts as it accentuates a tummy , instead opt for narrower belts worn slightly higher or lower than the widest part of your belly. Statement necklaces over a shift dress works well to draw the eyes upwards and can be a great conversation starter and compliment magnet..because hey...a little compliment never hurts.
Here are some great recommendations you can treat yourself to right now....
JD Williams Drape Front Blouse £11.25
HM Navy Trousers £12.99
Navy LdeePelle Leather Bag
Gap Dusty Pink Pumps £31.99
Zara Black Blazer £29.99
HM Chiffon Blouse £24.99
New Look Red Trousers £19.99
LdeePelle Leather Bag
Zara Black Blazer £29.99
everFaB London Blush Sheath Dress £54.99
Topshop Skinny Black Belt £20
There you have it...here's to spreading some body-positivity everywhere....love your body not only for how it looks but also for what it does...