The Problem: Muffin Top
Excess stomach, hip, and back chub that hangs over the top of a too-tight waistband (a.k.a. love handles, spare tire).
High-waist shapewear "ensures a smooth line under clothes," says "Bra Whisperer" Susan Nethero, founder of Intimacy boutiques. "For extra smoothness, pull shapewear all the way up to your bra." Adds Glassman: "Higher-waist pants and skirts in suck-it-in fabrics like Ponte are also great."
Low-rise jeans, cropped tops, any waistband that squeezes you.
"These magical pants [at left] are instantly slimming. And they're only $49!" —Adam
Blouse, St. John, Bloomingdale's NYC; 212-705-2000. Pants, Rafaella. Earrings, Melinda Maria. Bracelets, Julie Collection and Melanie Auld.