Afflicted with Muffin Top Syndrome

Jun 11 2010

Afflicted with Muffin Top Syndrome

by jami in JC Blog

We are women. We have curves. We are supposed to have curves.  We should be proud and flaunt them.  We should walk with purpose and with class.

Unfortunately, the class has waned over the last several years as females of all ages everywhere have become victim to the advent of low cut waists on skinny jeans and skirts. Bellies (and butts) are literally hanging out of clothing without any acknowledgment that this is a terrible look.  I literally have to look away because I find it repulsive to see a big ole belly hanging out for all to see. I will be honest and admit that a catty bitchy comment is always on the tip of my tongue. But if I am being really honest, this isn’t funny and I actually feel bad for them.

We now have what is commonly called the Muffin Top.  As defined by Urban Dictionary “when a woman wears a pair of tight jeans that makes her flab spill out over the waistband, just like the top of a muffin sits over the edge of the paper case.”

The New York Daily News was one of the first publications to highlight this. Don’t you love the visual?

Daily News "Muffin-Top Mayhem" 2005

Do you know that there were actually articles written in the NY Times about this? And by William Safire no less.

I am bringing this topic up because summer is upon us and  muffin tops abound.

If you can wear the low-waist styles, then have at it. But for the rest of us proud curvaceous females, there are plenty of age appropriate stylish options that will show off our bits without really showing them. For example, high waist jeans that provide support around our challenge areas but elongate our bodies. A-line or pencil skirts with a fitted top are equally as sexy as the elusive mini.  Silky harem pants or wide legged trousers are also adept at creating a flattering silhouette. You don’t need to buy all of these looks but find a couple of go-to-outfits that you look and feel fabulous in.

And if you have an opportunity to save someone from suffering muffin top syndrome, please do so. If not for their sakes, ours.

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