As the name suggests, stubborn fat can be tricky to shift and often proves to be a sticking point when it comes to achieving a streamlined silhouette. It is notoriously difficult to ‘spot-reduce’ – lose weight purely from selected areas of the body – and more often than not dieting and exercise results in the face, bust or arms becoming trimmer and ‘problem areas’ such as stomach, hips, thighs or chin seeing little difference.

To find out more about tackling – or disguising – stubborn fat, we spoke to experts in the health, fitness and fashion worlds. Here’s what they had to say: