Avoid very low-rise jeans that can give the "muffin-top" effect and instead choose jeans that sit higher on your hips.
Make sure you get the right fit so you can hide your flaws without creating new silhouette faux pas like a dreaded muffin top popping out from your bare midriff.
Middle-age spread does nothing to enhance the look of these swimsuits, and muffin top hips are to be avoided, even for men.
Look for thongs that come with a long-line bodyshaping effect that slims the frame to avoid muffin top.
Some women advise going a size larger to both breathe and prevent muffin top.