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How to get rid of your beer belly

… or at least hide it. Here are five clothing tricks that will cover up your extra weight around the waist.

The other day, I was sunbathing at an open-air swimming pool when I overheard three guys next to me discussing how many calories which drink has and which diet they’re on to stay in shape. I couldn’t help but listen to their conversation and laugh myself silly in my head. What’s more unattractive than guys who spend hours talking about nutrition and calories? I’d rather go without and have a man with a bit of a tummy. Here’s some advice – not on getting rid of your beer belly – but on hiding your extra weight with the right clothing.

#1 Size

The number 1 rule is: Buy the right size. If your clothes are too large, they’ll make you look heavier than you are; if they’re too small, you’ll highlight your love handles. When you’re buying a shirt, make sure you get the size right. If a shirt isn’t stretched around the buttons, you’re safe.

#2 Colours

In terms of colours, tone-on-tone dressing is key. Combining similar colours from head to toe must be the easiest way to hide extra weight around your waist. Tone on tone means either wear dark with dark or light with light. Muted colours such as black, navy, anthracite, forest green or burgundy are usually more flattering. Make sure your top and bottom never end at the widest point of your body. If you can’t live without patterns, go for a nautical shirt with vertical stripes or a chequered shirt with more dominant horizontal than vertical stripes. This will stretch your upper body.

#3 Tops

If you’re not a fan of shirts, choose a polo shirt (top button open) or a V-neck top. Another simple trick: Make sure the back of your shirt is slightly longer than the front. An open (!) jacket or blouson also helps to slim down your waist.

#4 Bottoms

Dark trousers with a straight cut boost the slim look. Baggy pants or wide cargo pants with lots of pockets along the trouser leg are an absolute no-go – unless you're going for the SpongeSob SquarePants look.

#5 Accessories

Accessories – a cap, white sneakers, sunglasses or a scarf, for example – take the eye off the problem area around your waist. If you want to wear a belt, just make sure it's not too tight. Nobody can pull off the muffin top look!

Creating that slim look:

  • Shirt Regular Fit (L)
  • Shirt Regular Fit (L)
  • Shirt Regular Fit (L)
Polo Ralph Lauren Shirt Regular Fit (L)

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  • Regular fit Jeans - 41577 (W33/L32)
  • Regular fit Jeans - 41577 (W33/L32)
  • Regular fit Jeans - 41577 (W33/L32)
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Jack&Jones Regular fit Jeans - 41577 (W33/L32)
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Superdry Classic Pique (XL)

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  • MS247EW (45)
  • MS247EW (45)
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New Balance MS247EW (45)
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  • Hemd Regular Fit (1187929500) (XL)
  • Hemd Regular Fit (1187929500) (XL)
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Hilfiger Denim Hemd Regular Fit (1187929500) (XL)

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  • Blouson (M)
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If all these tricks don't help, you might as well leave the house topless – but please don't use public transport:

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Vanessa Kim, Zurich

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When I’m not exploring the depths of the sea as an open water diver, I enjoy plunging into the world of fashion. On the streets of Paris, Milan and New York is where I keep my eyes peeled for the latest trends. And I’ll show you how to take them from the catwalk to your everyday life.

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User Anonymous

Ein GIF von Randy aus Trailer Park Boys? I like!

27.08.2018
User Anonymous

Cheeseburgers!!!

31.08.2018
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User yaouz

RANDY BOBANDY!

28.08.2018
User svnstmp

A man's gotta eat

28.08.2018
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User justin3000

"ein kariertes Hemd, bei dem die horizontalen Streifen dominanter als die waagrechten sind" .. interessant - was ist der Unterschied?

Ansonsten finde ich den Artikel super und hilfreich

25.08.2018
User Vanessa Kim

Erwischt: Es sollte natürlich "senkrecht" heissen... ;-)

27.08.2018
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User Anonymous

Bloss keine horizontal gestreiften Poloshirts, auch wenn ihr einen Bauch habt. Die sehen kindisch, unruhig und einfach scheusslich aus. Die waren vor wenigen Jahren leider im Trend, so dass heute noch die Überproduktion verkauft wird. Poloshirts haben schönere Muster verdient.

25.08.2018
User erisun13

Am besten bringst du den Bierbauch weg, indem du kein Bier mehr trinkst

11.09.2018
User sachasehringer

Ich sage: Nichts kaschiert besser als eine Anzugsweste, also ein Chilet.

27.08.2018
User Fr.Sausenmuffe

Puh, die schwitzige Weizenwampe auf dem Gif ist echt übel 😂

10.11.2018
User UncleMike987

Q: How to get rid of your beer belly
A: Wear a cap.

Errr, right.

05.12.2018
User raffertytimothy

So sexist ! Why is a picture of a man !!! Equality means showing a picture of some woman's belly as well.

04.10.2018
User Renay

Hey SocialJusticeWarrior - to me it seems to be a woman on the pic.

07.10.2018
User raffertytimothy

Ah. The inability to recognise irony

07.10.2018
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