What is the phrase muffin tops mean as commonly used in the media?
“Muffin-top” is a generally pejorative slang term used to describe the phenomenon of overhanging flesh when it spills over the waistline of pants or skirt in a manner that resembles the top of a muffin spilling over its paper casing. This generally occurs when an obese or overweight person wears low-rise, hip-hugger pants, or midriff-baring tops that are too small. In November 2007 the BBC website published an article entitled “Is this the end of the muffin top?” in which they described a fashion trend for high-waisted shorts, trousers and mini skirts, which they believed would prevent the appearance of muffin tops. However, Laura Craik, fashion editor for London’s Evening Standard said that she didn’t think it spelled the end of the muffin top, but that “perhaps they will be in retreat for a while.” An additional derivation is “Split Top Muffin” to describe seeing the “muffin-top” from behind with the jeans so low as to expose the top of the gluteal cleft. In an ep
Muffin-Top is a word used to describe the strange and bizarre waist scrunching effect that results when females wear tight fitting, low-rise/hip-hugger pants along with small-sized, navel exposing, mid-riff tops. Though, the effect is more extreme with heavier females, all females, with the exception of anorexic models, can fall victim to the muffin-top disaster. The reason for this, is that the design of low-rise/hip-hugger pants, originally popular during the late 60’s and early-to-mid 70’s, defies the natural shape and contours of the average females’ body; forcing the skin and fat around her waist, back and upper buttocks to spill out over her pants and through her tiny crop-top, causing a muffin-top effect. Originally, the idea behind low-rise pants and mid-riff tops, which made their first reappearance during the mid-to-late 90’s, was to produce clothing that would make a woman’s torso appear longer, and possibly thinner, than it actually was. Normally, men’s pants are designed w