How to dress when you have manboobs

Weight Gain and Man Boobs

Man boobs are characterized by an overactive male breast gland. Man boobs occur when there is a hormonal imbalance, where levels of estrogen are too high, causing breast tissue to develop. In addition, there is another type of man boobs referred to as pseudogynecomastia or “false gynecomastia”. Men suffering from this condition do not have a problem with the breast gland. It’s caused by excess fat in the chest. Weight gain or changes in fat distribution can lead to the development of male breasts in men. Male breasts that are large can be problematic from a cosmetic and body image standpoint, regardless of the cause.  For this reason, how to dress when you have man boobs is an important question.

Wear Compression Vests or Shirts

Man boob concealing compression vests and shirts can boost your confidence.

Regardless of the outfit you wear, confident bodywear will help you look your best. No one will notice that your undergarments are showing, and you will not be embarrassed by your boobs showing.

Usually, this undergarment consists of neoprene materials. This allows it to stick to your body and to give your torso more stability. As a result, they can not only be worn to conceal man boobs but can also be worn during workout sessions to reduce the risk of injury.

As with tape (see below), compression garments can conceal male breasts. It compresses the breast tissue so it looks flatter. Unlike vests, they can be worn under clothing. However, wearing a compression garment all the time is very uncomfortable.

Sweating can be exacerbated by compression garments. Although some garments are breathable, this is not sufficient when the weather is very hot. The buildup of sweat and chafing caused by itchy compression garments may result in skin irritation, back acne, chest acne, or skin rashes.

There is a wide range of confident bodywear available. Some products target only the chest area, while others are meant to be used for the entire upper body.

Taping Your Chest Down

Gynecomastia patients may tape their chests down to make the breasts appear smaller. You can use Ace bandages, duct tape, or even surgical tape.

Tape is used to push down the breast tissue to give the appearance of a flatter chest. The breast tissue is pushed by compressing it. It is, however, a temporary solution. Wearing tight tape or bandages can be uncomfortable. Moreover, many men find it irritating to have to tape their chests constantly. There is nothing more painful than having sticky tape stuck to one’s chest hair. Furthermore, it is unthinkable that anyone could notice that you have taped your chest down. That is embarrassing. Lastly, tape won’t prevent the growth of male breasts.

Wearing Layers and Undershirts

There are some men who wear multiple undershirts or layers of clothing in order to conceal manboobs. Wearing layers makes it harder to discern a man’s breast size. The coverage provided by thicker fabrics and knits is greater than that provided by thin fabrics. In addition, gynecomastia patients are subjected to uncomfortable heat during most of the year due to the high temperatures in this area of the world. It is not always feasible to wear layers to camouflage breast size.

How To Hide Manboobs With Clothes

How to dress when you have Man boobs

A good option for hiding gynecomastia with a t-shirt is an athletic fit t-shirt if you’re in reasonable shape. You appear to have nothing but pec muscles underneath.

Wearing waistcoats, or vests is a good idea. TStiffer fabrics provide flattering results. For everyday wear, casual vests commonly have a matte finish as opposed to formal ones.

You should wear jackets, whether they are buttoned or unbuttoned, only if they do not strain over your chest.

In warmer or less formal situations, a casual shirt left unbuttoned over a dark t-shirt is more concealing than one with buttons.

When possible, wear a necktie. It consists of one continuous vertical stripe. If you tuck your tie into the front of your vest, you have a good reason to have a little bulk there.

To draw attention away from your chest, wear bold statement pieces such as a two-toned suede shoe or a steel watch.

Improve Your Posture

You may have rounded shoulders from unconsciously (or consciously) hunching forward in order to cover up your gynecomastia if you have lived with the condition for a considerable period of time.

Despite the fact that it is understandable, it is not in your best interests. Research indicates that good posture increases testosterone levels and that hunching adds a flaw to your appearance, rather than eliminating it.

Once you have begun dressing in flattering ways, you should begin standing up straighter. If you practice in the mirror, you may be surprised to see how good you look when you stick your chest out. Stand up straight with your shoulders back. This will open up your shoulders and make them appear more like pecs, thus helping to counterbalance bumps on your chest.

Make Dark Colors Your Friend

Furthermore, selecting the right color can also help conceal those embarrassing man boobs. Avoid lighter colors since they tend to highlight your body’s contours.

Consider dark colors as your friend instead. In the same way as complex patterns, dark colors, such as black, have a slimming effect. Additionally, they reduce the contrast between your garments and the light coming from the environment by hiding shadows.

Hide Big Issues with Small Patterns

Patterns can definitely be used to camouflage the problem area. However, you must select these patterns carefully.

Make use of small patterns that do not feature a lot of color contrast. A gray-and-black plaid or small blue checks on a darker blue background are suitable examples.

Thicker Fabrics are Best

If you live in a colder climate, wearing thicker fabrics or several layers of clothing may help to conceal your man boobs. Opt for a denser fabric over clingy or sheer fabrics, which will only draw attention to your moobs.

For those living in more temperate climates, tightly woven textiles offer a certain amount of concealment.

Shirts that feel rigid and starchy, rather than thin and feathery, should be preferred, but bulky, heavily detailed pockets will only draw attention to the chest.

White Colors Are Not Your Friend

Wearing white or light colors will make your chest seem even larger. Opt for dark or neutral colors instead.

Choosing shirts that complement the color of your eyes or hair will not make your chest appear smaller, but it will still look sharp


Man-Boobs: What Are They?

Weight gain in the chest may lead to enlarged breasts, or “man boobs.” The appearance of man boobs can be caused by an excess of fat storage in the chest area or by a hormonal imbalance known as gynecomastia.

How can men reduce their chest fat?

Despite the fact that the breast enlargement may appear to be unsettling to some, there are ways in which men can eliminate unwanted excess fat in the chest. Weight loss is a good start by reducing fat cells from fat-burning exercises. Building muscle mass in the chest muscles will reduce some extra fat in the surrounding upper body.

What is spot reduction to reduce body fat?

Spot reduction of body fat or the idea that you can lose weight in one particular area doesn’t really apply when trying to lose weight.

What is the best way to get started?

Take the necessary steps to begin making small changes that can be maintained for the rest of your life.

By concealing man boobs, compression vests and shirts can improve your self-confidence.

Confident body wear can be worn under any outfit and still achieve the best results. Your man boobs will never be exposed, nor will anyone ever know you are wearing underwear.

Undergarments of this type are made of materials such as neoprene that adhere to the body and provide torso stability. In addition to concealing man boobs, they may reduce the risk of injuries during workout sessions.

Confident bodywear is available in a variety of designs and sizes. While some products are designed only for use on the chest, others are designed to be used throughout the upper body.

Dr. Delgado Bio


Dr. Delgado, MD is a world-recognized plastic surgeon and specialist in the treatment of male breast enlargement, also called gynecomastia. He has developed new techniques and owns and operates, which has become the largest gynecomastia forum in the world. Dr. Delgado holds the two most coveted credentials; the certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and membership in the American Society of Plastic Surgery.