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How to Create Waist Definition Without a Belt

By Imogenl @ImogenLamport

It attracted my attention that you mention that you wear skirts/dresses or jeans most of the time. I do the same thing, and it has been working great for the most part, thanks to your blog. The main thing that I learned is that I am X-shape and I should belt over skirts/dresses, I enjoy having a defined waist and I like how it looks. My problem is with jeans – I am short waisted and if I belt over, it looks like I have to long of a rise. If I don’t belt it and choose a slim top it looks better, but I am so used to waist definition that I don’t like that look anymore. I am also not a big fan of layering, for me the simpler, the better. I am wondering if there is anyway to work out the belted look into my predicament (X-shape, short waist)? If not, what is the simplest way to layer to achieve waist definition?
Thank so much in advance!


How to create waist definition for a long rise


How to create waist definition for a long rise by imogenl featuring a ribbed sweater

If you have a long rise,  and a short waist then belting when garments are tucked can make you look quite odd .  Instead, if you want to belt, wear it over the top of a blousy top worn out.

Think about layering a longer top to your high hips underneath either a shorter, waist length cardigan or jacket which can draw attention and highlight your slim waist.

Alternatively how about a wrap top (or dress when you’re not wearing pants, skirt, jeans), that comes in and highlights your waist.

How do you light to highlight your waist when you’re not wearing a belt?

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