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Muffin Tops And Corsets: Tyra Banks' Style Tips

01/31/2007 at 05:00 PM ET

After 17 years in the fashion business and dealing with her 30 pound weight gain, this week’s PEOPLE cover subject Tyra Banks has figured out a few key ways to stay looking good. Here are Tyra’s top tips:

1. Give up Super Low-Rise Jeans. “This whole low jeans thing is not a good look,” Banks says. “Even the smaller girls are going to have a muffin top. I recommend a higher jean and darker colors.”

2. Spanx Your Booty. “I’ve got dimples in my booty. There’s nothing wrong with Spanx or control tops. And if you can handle it, there’s nothing better than a corset. Find someone who can lace it up for you, it pushes everything down and up.”

3. A Cinch in a Snatch. “That’s what my stylist Yaniece and I call being locked into the cinched belt. My breasts are getting bigger so if I get loose clothing, it looks too unshapely. You ask ‘Where’s the body?’ Even when it’s out of fashion, wear it!”

4. Let Your Personality Shine, Not Your Clothes. “Women, don’t wear anything shiny or satiny. Those kinds of materials catch the light and makes [you] look bigger.”

Click here to read more about Tyra, her PEOPLE cover story and to see readers’ comments.

Photo: James Murphy/loud & clear media

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Teya on

Tyra looks good. The thing about size is that it really doesn’t matter how big or small you are, as long as you are proportioned and wear the right things to accentuate your figure. Tyra’s got it going on!

elle on

Now, this lady is pretty. She still feels very sexy with a little extra weight on. And she knows it. Good going Tyra.

Brooke on

GO TYRA!! I love how she can stand up for all those people in the world who feel fat or ugly… she is a great rolemodel!

rosa figueroa on

I think no one should be judging anyone. As long that you have confindence/strengh/love/determination in yourself. You as an individual can acommplish anything you want.

rachel b. on

Tyra has high self-esteem but that doesn’t mean she has to gain weight because she is retired and not care. She is hurting her image a little.

jenann on

The world needs more Tyra’s, beautiful women willing to stand up against the pressure to be too thin. She’s obviously healthy, most certainly not overweight, and thank goodness she’s willing to be such a positive role model for women throughout the world. Our society’s growing obsession with health has digressed to become a celebration of the too thin, and girls across the nation are suffering — even dying — because of it.
Way to go Tyra!!!

lynonyemah on

Tyra you rock, i am a woman who is constantly thinking about being fat but after i watched your interview and how you attacked the tabloid. it made me proud of being a black and beautiful fat woman. keep it up.

sunmi on

TYRA IS THE HOTTEST FEMALE SUPERMODEL I KNOW.SHE BEATS NAOMI CAMPBELL, IMAN, GISELE BUNDCHEN e.t.c AS A MODEL AND OF MY OWN ACCORD I KNOW THAT TYRA IS HOOOOOOOOT. SHE MAKES YOU WANT TO DROP YOUR JAWS EVERYTIME YOU SEE HER. GOD BLESS YOU TYRA. KEEP IT UP.

Lil Miss QT on

Tyra is a beautiful woman…but that make up and hair colour is just plain NASTY!!! I think she needs to speak 2 her stylist about colours dat r ryt 4 her!!

Ning on

So what she gained 30 lb. She is a beautiful woman. However I think she shouldn’t deny her weight gain and play the numbers game on Larry King show.

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