If you’re a man who has excess breast tissue, you probably feel self-conscious as you go through your daily activities. Trust me – I know how you feel because I have been there too. If you haven’t read my post on how to get rid of manboobs without surgery, then you may want to start there. There are a lot of things you can do long-term to get rid of the extra chest fat, but they all take time.
But what do you do in the meantime?
I’m glad that you asked. There are a lot of things you can do to help minimize the appearance of embarrassing male breasts. These are all “fake it till you make it” techniques. I strongly advise doing something proactive so that you don’t have to deal with this problem long term. Hiding your man boobs will be a necessity to help you feel comfortable in professional or social situations.
1. Dark colored clothing is a must.
Dark colors such as black and navy blue are generally slimming. They’ll help to hide extra bumps and help to make your man boobs less noticeable It’s pretty easy to find shirts in dark colors. If you have someplace special to go to, avoid light colored shirts like the plague. They only magnify the problem.
2. No shirts made out of thin fabrics.
Avoid embarrassment by avoiding any shirt made out of thin fabric. Thin fabric tends to show every flaw and is more likely to show the outline of your breast tissue and even nipples. Polo shirts and sweatshirts are better choices for hiding man boobs. You can also hide them by wearing thick fabrics such as flannel. These fabric may be kind of hot in the summer time, but short sleeve polo shirts are perfect for summer.
3. Form fitting shirts are a no-no.
If your shirts are all very tight, you may want to go up a size to have a looser fit. You don’t want to wear things that are too baggy, but you also don’t want to wear skin tight clothes. Wearing clothes that fit properly are good for hiding manboobs.
4. Spanx for Men are made for you!
You may have heard about Spanx for Men. Men’s body shapers are lightweight t-shirts that you can wear underneath your clothes. They reduce the appearance of man boobs and your waistline as well. They look just like regular tank tops and undershirts. Some great brands are Spanx for Men, Equmen, and then there are some brands like Underworks that get good reviews on Amazon.
Diet, exercise, and hormone therapy will help you to lose your man boobs, but they don’t work overnight. In the meantime, you’ll want to try techniques that will mask them and help you feel more confident in the meantime.
This is one of the best websites you will find on the topic of male body shapers: Mens Body Shapers
Body shapers are much easier (and less embarrassing) to buy online than in stores. Here’s a great article on the same website about where you can find the slimming t-shirts I mentioned earlier: Where To Buy Men’s Body Shapers Online