7 Style Tips for Rocking the Dad Bod
Dad’s are the underdogs and often go unrecognised for the changes they go through. Here at Mega Men, we have your back: a man in a sleek suit and a boy in a big tee is the same person, just dressed differently.
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You may have increased your family and pants size but you can still rock your bod. Keep reading the blog to discover seven style tips for the fathers out there.
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Style Tip #1. Spring Clean & Simplify
Clean out all the items from your closet that you don’t like or are out of style. Then go out and get the basics, the pieces you can wear with everything all the time. The goal is to find clothes that detract attention from your belly region. Patterns such as horizontal stripes are out as well as busy prints – they only emphasise wideness. Keep brights and prints to accessories that accentuate your leaner features, such as bags, caps and sneakers.
Style Tip #2. Savour the Straight Cut
Tailored and straight trousers create the illusion of balance throughout your frame. Skinny fits and overly tapered ankles are out, emphasising the thickness of your thighs. Gents with short legs should also avoid high-top sneakers and boots as they cut you off at the shin, making you appear shorter and chunky. Try to accentuate the shoulder line; this will undo some of the dad bod’s roundness.
Style Tip #3. Suit Up
When it comes to tailoring, pay attention to the suit length, you may have needed to go up a size from your wedding suit so tailor the length if necessary. The double-breasted suit is out, stick to a single-breast suit in a dark grey, navy or black, with classic notch lapels paired with a crisp, plain shirt. Stick to classic colours – keep the patterns to your socks.
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Style Tip #4. Smart Casual
Office pieces like shirt jackets, open button-downs, waxed or canvas jackets are you, friends, remember weightier cotton fabrics and stiff fabrics hold their shape better and don’t tend to cling. Opt for a nice straight fit, loosely tapered, in a neutral shade. This will slim down your legs, as wide-leg makes your pins look shapeless while skinny looks too tight.
Style Tip #5. Keep it Simple
Always own one good pair of quality jeans, but for the summer heat, shorts are one of the dadbod’s best purchases, giving length to the leg. But avoid cargos at all costs. This summer, you want a pair of Bermuda shorts, which are casual but tailored and sit almost knee-length – the hem an inch above the knee. Pair with a linen granddad collar shirt in a dark shade, always untucked. If you are hitting the beach you need a pair of board shorts, with an elastic waist as opposed to a press stud closure, which doesn’t allow for much give and take.
Style Tip #6. Cover Up
Have an excellent selection of jackets you can throw over a basic outfit, and you will look pulled together and stylish. Coats and jackets are a great option to make guys who are carrying a couple of extra pounds to look thinner. The jacket will broaden your shoulders, making you look slim. This cover adds extra sun protection too, so don’t be afraid to keep it covered.
Style Tip #7. Button Down
If it is too warm to wear a jacket, a button-down shirt is a great way to wear a third-piece of clothes to finish the look of your outfit. Remember when it comes to your button-down shirts, these are investment pieces. If the fabric is right, it will hold its shape and shape your body and display your excellent taste.
Find Your Fashionable Fit at Mega Men Now
Clothes can make a man. Take your clothing up a notch, learn how to wear what you have more stylishly. Take the summer heat and rock your best asset, your body. Browse our range online or visit our store at the Mall of Africa, Midrand.