Bloated Belly Outfit Formula | Culottes, Camisole and a Long Waistcoat

bloated belly outfit formula

This outfit is a classic formula that I turn to time and time again.
It’s the perfect “Beat the Bloat” outfit for those days when you’re feeling a bit, how can I put it?

Maybe it’s all about the hormones?
Or a large lunch?
Maybe it’s post-holiday podge?
A pregnancy you’d rather not disclose?
Or maybe your body has changed due to the menopause?

Whatever the reason, this outfit formula could be your best friend.

bloated belly outfit formula

This outfit is a formula I turn to on a regular basis.
Monthly to be exact!

As many of my friends are hitting (and passing) the menopause with various degrees of difficulty, I’m still carrying on as normal.

Well, as normal as a peri-menopausal woman can be!

To be honest with you I’m becoming more of a PMT monster than I’ve ever been.
(I miss those carefree 20-something periods)
I’m now moody, bloated and short-tempered… with a banging headache.
Feeling like a Mrs Potatohead is a given.

An easy outfit like this is the perfect antidote to my woes.
Comfortable and (reasonably) stylish.

Happy shoes are a great place to start.
These clogs are comfortable and just different enough to make me smile.

(See them styled HERE with a silky jumpsuit and HERE with Dungarees.)

Nothing is as simple as a pair of floaty culottes and a camisole.
The gilet/waistcoat covers my rear end and adds a little warmth.
(Summer is slipping away here)

A chunky necklace finishes things off nicely… and distracts the eye.

(Seamfree and super comfortable undies are a MUST too!)

bloated belly outfit formula


Culottes can be VERY unflattering, even with heels, especially if your body is proportioned with a longer torso and shorter legs.

If you prefer to a flat shoe then even the longest of legs can be reduced to (visual) thumb length.
Culottes and flat shoes require an iron will, or legs like giraffe sized spaghetti.

Fear not you can either wear a comfortable platform shoe (or a heel if you can sand it) or simply swap out the culottes for wide-legged full-length trousers for an equally comfortable look.

(Smart joggers can also work).

These clog sandals can easily be replaced with a pair of white leather trainers or converse.

As the mercury falls you might want to swap out the camisole for something with a sleeve!

This formula also works in Autumn/Winter by adding a poloneck top, tights and booties.

See THIS POST: How to layer loungewear… for some more (cosier) ideas!

{I’m wearing the same Camisole and Gilet there.}

Here are some more bloat-related posts you might enjoy:

  • Here is a similar post from way back in 2015.
  • What to wear when you feel rubbish.
  • 3 ways to hide those extra pounds.

(All of the clothes worn here are either OLD or VERY OLD… you can easily find similar shapes and colours in your own wardrobe, or at most retailers.)

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