This one little trick can make a world of difference in how we women look and feel in our dance or skate costumes as well as in our every day clothes.
hint: SNIP THE WAISTBAND!
Watch the video below to learn how you can safely snip, or even remove, the waistband on your hose or tights so you look better and your intestines feel better with less bloating.
WHY SNIP THE WAISTBAND?
- Looser waistbands allow your intestines to do their natural “happy dance” known scientifically as peristalsis. This natural movement is crucial to proper digestion and to reduce bloating.
- Most doctors recommend folks with acid reflux problems avoid tight clothing in the belly area because it may make the condition worse.
- The more hours you wear a tight waistband, the grumpier and more bloated your intestines become. When this happens, your costumes or street clothes fit poorly and you don’t feel as well.
- Lose the waistband bulge! There is no easier way to feel leaner and healthier than to avoid the lump around the middle. Snipping or removing the waistband is easy and free 🙂
HOW TO SNIP THE WAISTBAND.
FISHNETS: These are durable. You may cut the waistband in four (or more) places to release pressure on your waist or cut the waistband completely off.
The fishnet weave will not “run” or “snag” like regular pantyhose or tights so completely removing the waistband is not a problem. As long as you have on dance/skate trunks or a built in leotard, they also will not fall down.
SKATE TIGHTS/REGULAR TIGHTS OR HOSE: I do not recommend completely cutting off the waistband on this type of leg wear; your hose/tights will “run” and be ruined!
You can safely snip the waistband in four (or more) places to reduce the waistline bulge. The waistband is usually easy to distinguish because it’s slightly darker than the rest of the hose/tights and it is more dense and not sheer. As long as you don’t cut into the main part of the hose/tights, they should be perfectly fine to wear.
If you are nervous about cutting a brand new pair, then don’t. Practice on an old, worn out pair of tights or use hose that are ready for the trash can.
Snipping the waistband is not the only way to look thinner. Check out my blog where I talk about using long, lean lines in your dress to make you look and feel your best!
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