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Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Kameel Stanley, & Keyonna Summers

Muffins are yummy. Muffin top? Not so much.

Muffin Divas, enough already! From hatin' on Michelle Obama's deity-like arms to Kim Kardashian's ludicrous insistence that she's a size 2, can't we all just get along? Skinny, athletic, more to love...

No matter our size, we all put on our low-rise jeans on one leg at a time. And when we do, we're reminded that we all have one thing in common: muffin top.

Regardless of how many calories you slash or hours you sweat it out to Wii Fit, your muffin top ain't goin' nowhere. When you shimmy into your True Religions on date night, it's there. When you hit the beach in your fave bikini, SURPRISE! There it is again.

You could go the Spanx route, but (A) what if the date gets hot 'n heavy and you actually want to remove said jeans? Cringe! And (B) Spanx under a bikini? Me thinks not.

Which is why Yummie Tummie is so brilliant. It's a line of shapewear that's actually designed to be seen. From leopard-print tanks to lacy camisoles, Yummie Tummie isn't just underclothing; it's clothing. The YTpink shirts are made in three panels: a fiber blend to suck in your middle, with cotton on the top and bottom to let your bust and hips breathe.

They're on the pricey side -- $62 and up -- but hey, it's cheaper than lipo. Celeb fans range from queen-sized Oprah to itty-bitty Carrie Underwood.

Why am I telling you this? Because (A) you have muffin top. Yes you, in the Size 1 capris. Consider yourself on notice. And (B) the creator of Yummie Tummie will be in South Tampa on Thursday to dole out fashion tips. Here's the skinny -- er, the scoop.

~ Guest Deal Diva Dalia Colon

[Last modified: Thursday, May 20, 2010 5:16pm]


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