In this three-part series, I am showing you how to style that dreaded midlife midsection…for a total of NINE WAYS to style outfits to conceal your the stomach. You know, that bulge that just showed up around your center sometime after turning 40?  No worries, its something that happens to almost all midlife women.  But here are some fashion solutions to help you comfortably style your stomach area in the midlife years.

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Part I of III:  Video Demonstration


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Option 1:  Linen Button Up Shirt

A linen button up is a viable option to cover your midsection during summer.  And before you say its too hot where you live to wear long sleeves, I live near Key West for most of the year.  We wear linen long sleeves all year round to protect our skin from the sun.  Linen is a breathable fabric that allows air to flow through it and cool the skin.  Here, I paired this baby blue linen button up with white linen joggers and white sport sandals for an effortless chic summer look.  Shop this outfit here.

Linen Button Up + Linen Joggers + Sport Sandals


Option 2: Wrap Blouse or Faux Wrap Blouse

A wrap blouse (or a faux wrap blouse like this one) that ties below the bustling but above the waist is a good option to conceal the midsection.  In this outfit, the faux wrap blouse is gathered below the bustling with a flutter hem to cover my midsection.  This boutique has several different versions of this top so I will link to them in the shopping post.  Shop this outfit here.

Wrap Blouse + Wide Leg Crops + Wedge Sandals



Option 3: Tie Waist Blouse 

I love a tie blouse because you can control how much coverage for your midsection based on how tight you tie it.  In this outfit, I have paired the tie blouse with white linen crop pants and a straw tote bag for a coastal grandmother or coastal casual summer outfit.  Shop this outfit here.

Tie Blouse + Linen Crop Pants + Strappy Sandals + Straw Tote



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