Friday, January 7, 2011

Easy Faux Layering (or How to Keep Your Belly From Showing)

I have several t-shirts that fit great everywhere except the length. Sometimes a cami underneath works, but sometimes I don't want the added bulk, especially on a tighter fitting t-shirt (and especially across my chest area where I don't need to add any more bulk). And since exposing my belly is never an option, here's the solution that I came up with - fake layering.


To create your fake layering piece, all you need is an extra t-shirt in your color choice (mine is white) - and it needs to be an old one (or thrift store) that you can cut into. You also want it to be quite snug around your waist - mine was actually a size smaller than I would typically wear - in order to keep it in place when you're wearing it.

I cut 8 inches off the bottom of my t-shirt - you can adjust this if you have a longer/shorter torso.



You'll have a strip now that looks like this:



Slip on so that it sits around your hips and waist and you're done. No exposed belly!



Nobody will ever know that this is what it looks like underneath:

10 comments:

  1. That's açways an issue with me... I had already thoight about doing some kind of waistband, but I was afraid it wouldn't stay "up", now I know the secret : make it with a size smaller shirt :)

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  2. Hi, (found you via wardrobe re-fashion)
    when I do this I actually sew the bottom piece to the bottom of the t-shirt, and it stays in place that way.
    And, I love your blog!

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  3. I am so doing this - Covering my Prego belly with something, til I am too big for my normal pre-prego t-shirts!

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  4. Great idea! I have a long torso and this is often a problem for me, so I will definitely try your solution.

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  5. LOVE this... Now if I could just convince the teens in my neighborhood that this should be a staple in their wardrobe!

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  6. Fabulous idea! I never thought to make a "bottom" shirt. I too feel the same way--from time to time I don't want to wear a cami underneath my shirt! Love your "invention"! :)

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  7. This idea is already marketed to pregnant women as a Belly Band (under various brand names)--but they usually run about $17. This is a much cheaper fix! :)

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  8. Ha. I did this when I was pregnant to hide my unzippped jeans... awesome!

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  9. I do this using old tank tops and hadn't thought of using t-shirts. BTW - I've seen these bands for sale at $20 - $25/apiece LOL, crazy!

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