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How to hide your tummy with what you wear

When it comes to clothing, comfort is key, and that shouldn’t be compromised in the fit, feel or confidence level your wardrobe provides. However, many women find the tummy to be problematic for all three of these areas. They are often faced with a serious dilemma: They don’t want to wear tops that are too tight, but hiding a stomach under baggy clothes can make you look frumpy. Your style shouldn’t have to suffer because of your body shape. There are plenty of ways to look and feel good in your clothes by concealing areas you’d rather not draw attention to and playing up your assets.

Discover these tips on how to hide your tummy with clothes:

Shapewear to hide your tummy

Shapewear has been a wonderful gift to the fashion world. It can smooth your body, shape your look and make clothes fit like a glove. If your tummy is a problem area for you, consider wearing high-waisted panties that cinch in your stomach or even a full-body slip for maximum control.

woman wearing black shapewear

Tops that flow away from the stomach

Airy blouses that drift away from the body are a great option for women who don’t want to draw attention to their tummies. The flowy fit is not only physically comfortable, but it will effectively hide any bumps or bulges. Consider a top with a long, uneven hemline. This type of shirt will serve the same purpose as a billowing blouse, but it will also draw attention towards the bottom half of your body and away from your tummy.

woman in white ruched front blouse and black pants

Leggings to hold you in

The tighter fit of leggings inherently draws attention to the lower half of your body rather than your tummy, and the fit can help to hide your stomach, too. Select leggings with a slighter wider band at the top. This maximized coverage will hold your stomach in similar to how shapewear would. Additionally, leggings pair well with flowing tunics, which will drift away from your body, just like an airy blouse.

Woman in gold top, black pants and black shoes

Peplum tops to enhance your shape

Peplum tops fit tighter around the bodice and drift away just above the hips. The waistline cinches at the smallest part of your body to highlight your assets, and the structured look of these tops deliver a flirty, feminine flare accompanied with a fashion-forward style.

Woman in black lace blouse and white pants

Sweaters to cover up

While you want to avoid the dowdy style of oversized clothes, a trendy fall sweater is still a great option for hiding the tummy area. To dodge that unflattering baggy look, don’t go up in size. Instead, opt for sweaters that host a wider hemline. The extra flare will hide your tummy, and the sweater will keep you warm during the chillier months of this season.

woman in gray elbow sleeve sweater and black pencil skirt

Clothing accessories to avoid

You may be drawing focus to your stomach area without realizing it with clothing accessories. For example, don’t try to cover up with a wide belt around your stomach. Though probably intended to hold you in, a statement belt will only put the focus even more on your tummy. Additionally, opt for purses with longer straps or cross-body bags. The longer length of the straps will elongate your body, making you look tall and lean. Conversely, purses that tuck right under your arm will put the focus right at your stomach.

woman in white blouse, gray pants and carrying denim cross-body bag

Comments (6)

What style is appropriate for women over 60? Are there styles that should be avoided. Please also address the legs and shoes.

I truly thank your company for explaining clothes to wear in whatever your body type is. The reading was cry accommodating.

Your clothes look cheap when I got my order and your Company charges return fees and then charges it To your account. Also you have to pay for your package to be returned. Never had this with anything I have ordered off line

Your clothes are very pretty. I would like to see them modeled by somewhat larger people to give a realistic example of appearance. I’m not saying the models are too skinny, but I think since the topic is talking about covering up big bellies and stuff, maybe we could see better examples. My mom is thin and petite and I am tall and larger. We both love your beautiful clothing for many years now. Thank you!

i love the addition of u explaining how to wear your beautiful clothes. I’ve been shopping here for several years. I love the clothes but don’t always pick out the rt look for me

Thanks for the comment Paula. Hopefully these tips will help pick out what looks will work best for your shape. Keep in touch and let us know if you ever have any questions! 🙂

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