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Women have very delicate relationships with their stomachs. It doesn’t help that at least half the fitness magazines out there typically have the word “Tummy” or “Belly” in bold on the cover or the fact that when male singers list off their idea of the perfect woman in their lyrics, it typically involves a flat stomach. Then there is the fact that things like the tankini exist. But of course—there must be some sort of pool attire that “fixes” the “problem” of a little tummy fat for women. Funny enough, there aren’t any high-rising male swim trunks to hide a man’s stomach. Nope: men feel perfectly comfortable letting even enormous bellies hang out at the beach because their stomachs aren’t sexualized. All of this pressure around our mid sections has led us to develop some odd habits. Here is the secret relationship every woman has with her stomach.

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Jersey is for skinny days

Clingy fabric like jersey or silk is for skinny days only. Some material just isn’t forgiving and can make even the most slender of women look like they have a tummy. For this reason, we all have dresses we absolutely adore, but that we only bust out the closet about once a year (typically after the stomach flu).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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