How to Dress Thick Waist (Best Outfits)

How to Dress Thick Waist

In this article, I will discuss the most flattering as well as the most unflattering ways to dress if you have a thick waist.

Women with thicker waists typically fall into one of two categories. First off, you’re a curvy female all over, so it makes sense that your waist is thicker. Number two, you lack a waist even when you are skinny since your body is straight up and down and not curved.

It makes little difference from a practical standpoint which one you are. You must figure out how to create the illusion that you actually have a waist.

Create X Shape

Forming one’s body into the outline of the letter X is widely regarded as the most attractive and flattering way to dress.

Your top and bottom must be bigger than your middle in order to do that. You require a top that widens at the shoulders and a bottom that flares out. This will create the illusion that your middle waist is smaller.

Your skirt should have an a-line shape. The more the bottom of the skirt flares out, the more the letter X will be formed, and the smaller your waist will appear as a result.

This is how the letter X can be formed with your entire outfit if you follow these instructions.

But you can also use your top to do it.

Although it doesn’t look horrible, a typical sweater top—the kind that most of us wear all the time—doesn’t help. It clearly shows that you lack a waist. Instead, switch to your wrap top and create a shape similar to the letter X with it.

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A dress with a deep v-shape and a wider empire waist is another approach to create the letter X. This accentuates your waist and flares out towards the bottom. This provides you a natural-looking X shape and gives the appearance of a smaller waist.

If you don’t have a waist, your dress must be waisted. On the other hand, the letter H describes the shape of a dress that goes straight up and down. Your natural shape is just that, thus you lack a defined waist. It doesn’t do anything to flatter your shape because it just goes up and down in a straight line.

When you change to a shape A, which is flared out at the bottom and cinches your waist, you will be able to create the illusion that you actually have a waistline.

Using a Belt Correctly

But occasionally you could feel that waist cinching is a tad constricting, especially if your waist is thicker.

You don’t have to throw the dress if you prefer one that goes straight up and down. A belt can help you define your waist.

However, for women who have a larger waist, belts might be a bit of a double-edged sword. When done incorrectly, it really has the opposite effect. Your waist becomes even wider and thicker as a result of drawing all the attention to it, along with your stomach.

The trick is to pull up your dress and make sure your belt is covered by a fold. Without attracting too much attention to your waistline, this will give your waist a very slight definition.

I’m simply wearing a skinny belt because I want my dress to conceal it. The majority of the time, wearing a skinny belt is one of the trickiest things to do if your waist is thicker.

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Because the skinny belt is so slender, it is quite easy to create a stark contrast with your thicker waist, which will actually make it look much more unattractive.

A skinny belt with a sharply contrasting hue to what you’re wearing below is something you should absolutely avoid. This is just so obvious. This will draw attention to your large waist from everyone.

Peplum Top

A peplum top is a fantastic choice if you have a bigger waist. These are feminine but not bodycon; they have adequate volume, so they won’t cling to your body or enlarge your waist.

The peplum top cinches your waist and flares out on your hips. In contrast, this will make your waist look smaller because your hips will appear wider.

If you’re a curvaceous female, a peplum top will highlight your curves while also emphasizing the definition of your waist.

Peplum will give the appearance of curves if you lack curves, have an up-and-down body, an H-shape, or a rectangle-shaped body.

Dresses look great with peplum designs, too, in addition to tops. These dresses are some of my favorites. Normally, I wouldn’t advise women with little to no waist definition to wear a tight dress.

But the peplum style completely transforms the silhouette. The peplum flares out in the middle, giving the appearance of a waistline even though it is tight on top and tight at the bottom.

Your belly is neatly covered by the peplum. Nothing will show, despite the fact that you do have a midsection problem.

The most important thing to do is to make sure the peplum is long enough to truly cover your tummy; otherwise, they won’t work. Your tummy may wind up being highlighted by it.

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It might be really difficult to style your body shape if you have a thick waist. Even though I am generally thin, I do carry weight in my middle, and I do have a thicker waist, so I can attest to this from personal experience.

But these tips will definitely help you look your best. I know they help me.

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  • Gloria

    Gloria is a top-performing fashion designer with more than eight years of experience in developing fashion concepts.

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