15 Ways to Hide the Freshman 15

Ah ... the infamous Freshman 15. It creeps up without warning, and suddenly those skinny jeans are just a bit too skinny. Here's how to hide those extra pounds

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Trick No. 3: Grab a belt

Want to look instantly slimmer all over? Draw attention to your waist, as it’s normally the smallest part of your mid-section.

Adding a belt is a simple way to emphasis your waist, and there are tons of ways to wear it. Rygorsky loves “belts over sheath dresses and sweaters,” and suggests even “cinching a belt over an old winter coat for a new look.”