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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babygirl beauty on

i myself would love to be a teenage model but meeny people but me down .i love tyra she is beautifull and looks natural shes such a good role model to be and who cares if shes 30 pounds heavier if she feels light and beautifull thats all that counts

Debaby on

Tyra – 2 God be the Glory!!!!
Thanks for encouraging women to love and take care of themselves. I’ve already be overweight, and I am now 42 years old. I am trying to get down to an even 200 lbs and with the meds that I take it has been a difficult role, but I will not stop.
When I watched your show on Friday, and you were encouraging women to LOVE themselves, and you were not encouraging individuals to remain overweight but to be healthy.
I could agree with the woman who wanted to take her life due to very very very low self esteem. I felt that I was never pretty enough, my figure was not 36-24-36, my skin color was not right, I found more things wrong with me than what was right w/me; like my personality, etc. But at 18 years old I had and older gentlemen who was 42 at the time to tell me that if I did not love me how can I expect someone else to. He also told me that I had alot to offer. Just to let you know, now I can say, “SO WHAT!!!!” I truly love me for me……

Keep encouraging/reminding us Tyra. :)

selina huerta on

hi tyra you rock:)am your 1 fan!



brittany on

i agree w/ tyra she does so good to stand up for women and thier bodys im pudgy compared to my size 4 twin, and im happy about im not skinny
but im happy with my wieght right now if i wana
lose lbs i dont need noone to say so but me!
ANTM already has a plus size modles i would lke it
see more out thier. GO TYRA:)

lucy on

tyra is beautiful she is so pretty i would love tp be here

lucy on

:) she is os beautiful tyra is :) on

Tyras style tip.. Keen :)

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