Muffin tops are only necessary on an actual muffin. So much so that this is the only part I will eat of a muffin. Some brilliant baker had a light bulb moment and actually marketed just the top of the muffin….wish I thought of that!
I’ll start with the clothing, in this case the culprit is most likely your pants. Be thankful for the new high waist trend; these pants are instant muffin top erasers. Are they comfortable? Not necessarily…but they will accent your waist line and give the optical illusion of wider hips and bigger hiney in a good way. The other way to go are lower waist pants with a wide band. Even the “new” paperbag waist pants will conceal the MT. Try to avoid anything with an elastic waistband or drawstring.
I should have started with this because this is where the damage is initially done. I, for example looove boy shorts, but not the ones with the wide elastic waistband. Same principal: not flattering. Opt for the no shows as well as panties with a higher waist line or lower comfy waist bands that don’t pinch, such as the lace waist band shown below. Same rule applies for your skivvies as for pants; don’t buy them too small….please….