outfit: tummy control x 2

September 10, 2014

I’m not sure where tummy control has been all my life, but wow it makes a difference. Until last year, I never really wore tummy control this, or thigh-smoothing that. I just purchased around what I was trying to camouflage… including my often bloated belly. I realized last year that a little hidden help hurts no one and let’s be honest, can make a huge impact!

Enter these leggings and skirt by new-to-me brand, Lysse. Genius that you can eliminate wearing all the “control” undergarments when your actual clothes fit the right way. This brand was created by a women battling the same issues as all us girls; the fabrics by Lysse focus on flattering, accentuating and minimizing anything distracting. The leggings for example have a higher waist with tummy control. They sit perfectly on my waist, minimizing chance of the dreaded muffin top, and they didn’t roll all day. I love, love, love the leather side panel which as I styled below as a sample fall outfit, can go from sneakers to heels quite quickly!  I will be living in these. They’re leggings, they’re cool black pants. And, most importantly: they’re flattering. High five! I know they’re on the pricier side for “leggings” but consider them much more. They’re really black pants you can wear to work, weekends, nights out, anytime

The Lysse skirt is another winner.
I’ve admittedly tried on lots of skirts like this — cozy cotton pencil skirts seem like they’ll be the best closet staple — yet they always failed… too thin, they ride up on my waist, they’re an awkward length, or they didn’t flatter. While I recommend sizing up if you’re in between sizes, this skirt eliminated all my issues with other brands and is also ultra cozy. I can see my slipping this on for work, and then also for errands on the weekends.

More photos from each of these looks, after the jump…

leggings: ℅ lysse // sweatshirt: gap (last year; love this similar metallic grey/silver steal) // denim button-down: nordstrom (last year; similar) // sneakers: dv by dolce vita // heels: madewell // tote: ℅ ann taylor (this year’s version)

How easy is this outfit by the way? I just got these heels to jazz up a plain outfit — my closet was lacking in comfortable yet cool pointy heels — and otherwise, this is a cozy skirt and sweater. Even the jewelry is just my classics. So easy and looks professional. Swap out the heels for sneakers for an on-the-go look.

 skirt: ℅ lysse // sweater: j. crew (last season; similar) // heels: michael kors // necklace: ℅ i love jewelry (just $32!)

Thank you to Lysse for sponsoring this post!

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  • Kellyann

    I love those leggings! They seem a little pricey but I’m guessing they’re going to be a great investment. I’ll be ordering a pair soon! Thanks for bringing them to my attention.

    • AvgGirlsGuide

      Hi Kellyann! I agree that they’re a little on the pricier side but the extra control, plus the leather detailing, makes them way more than a pair of leggings (otherwise I wouldn’t have featured them, to be honest). I consider them a great pair of fall/winter black pants! Definitely worth it.

  • http://www.pennypincherfashion.com/ Kimberly

    LOVE both of these looks - thanks for reminding me to pull that Gap sweatshirt out of storage! :)

    • AvgGirlsGuide

      You definitely do! It’s such a good one.

  • TheDecorina

    Those houndstooth heels! They are so fun, and such a great way to finish your look.

    • AvgGirlsGuide

      Thanks! They’re one of my favorite recent finds.

  • http://www.thestylizedwannabe.com/ ashleigh

    Those leggings are so cute! I wanted leather leggings last year, but when I tried them on i looked terrible. I think paneled leggings would be just the ticket to work.

    • AvgGirlsGuide

      Totally agree… a great balance, which also makes it more appropriate in a variety of settings.

  • http://www.lovelucygirl.com/ Kayla Wallace Gilbert

    Look at you hot momma! I have wanted to try Lysse for a while now.. might need to order some!

    • AvgGirlsGuide

      These leggings are totally worth it — they’re more like totally wear-everywhere pants.

  • hithaonthego

    OBSESSED with Lyssé. Have you tried out their shirts yet? I got this one and have been wearing it all the time >> http://www.zappos.com/lysse-cold-shoulder-top-w-inner-control-tank-black

    • AvgGirlsGuide

      I haven’t! The blouse is SO pretty… love the shoulder details.

  • http://iamchiconthecheap.com/ Lyddiegal

    I love pencil skirts, but have always found they ride and slide and end up far, far away from where they started at the end of the day. The leggings do look amazing on you, and the leather panel makes them so much more sophisticated.

    Chic on the Cheap

    • AvgGirlsGuide

      Exactly! I haven’t found less expensive ones that make me feel good all day. This skirt really works, and the leggings are amazing (and now on sale! http://bit.ly/ZiksAe, incase you’re interested!). :)

  • http://www.mixmatchfashion.com/ Tara

    I think I kind of love those leggings :) They look amazing on you!

  • Angela m

    Unfortunately I can’t afford those leggings. Please let us know if they go on sale :)

    • AvgGirlsGuide

      Hi Angela! So glad you said something… just found them at Bloomingdales for about 30% off and am updating the links on the site. Here you go: http://bit.ly/ZiksAe.

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