How to hide the belly with the right clothes?

Generally, winter is that time of the year when we perform less physical activity. This is why we often gain weight in the abdominal area. Fortunately, thanks to different colors, cuts, lengths, and combinations of clothing, there are ways to have a balanced look and meanwhile to conceal these parts of the body that bother us.

Here as follow some of the biggest styling tricks that you could easily try:

1. Dresses with a free silhouette

Whenever we wish to discreetly hide our waist, we should certainly avoid dresses that are too tight and that highlight this particular area of our body. Instead, we could opt for a  dress with a straight silhouette that gives the body the freedom and the convenience we all need. This type of dresses helps us keeping the balance between the waist, the hips, and chest. This way we could conceal not only the belly but also the hips in case they bother us. The dresses with a free silhouette are often worn up to 10 cm above the knee, which means we could also add a pantyhose, either colored or patterned, in order to draw the attention to the legs. The free silhouette dress is most suitable for taller ladies.

How to hide the belly with the right clothes

2. High-waist

The so-called imperial cut for blouses and dresses where the waist is offset and is literally under the bust. Dresses with such waist have the ability to hide not only the tummy area but also the hips, thanks to the draperies that often accompany these types of clothes. The most appropriate for this design is the long lengths. However, it should be taken into consideration the height of the person. The high waist could be also found in the “Hug me” type of dresses and blouses so that the ladies who want to conceal imperfections could surely rely on them.

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3. Cloche and asymmetry

A very important rule that every lady should follow are to choose the right length. It’s important to know that the focus falls on the particular area whenever the garment ends exactly there. Therefore, when we want to conceal the tummy area, it is better not to wear blouses ending at that spot, or wearing the upper garment tucked in. Instead, we could choose a length that covers the belly and reaches the hips. One of the best tricks, in this case, is to opt for asymmetry in clothes. The cloche, for example, is a perfect solution as they start widening from the bust, helping to conceal the imperfections. Due to the different length in these designs, the focus goes entirely to the draperies and to the length of the clothes itself, and not to the belly.

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4. Peplum

Extremely suitable for ladies that have some extra pounds in the lower part of the abdomen. We can also have combinations of high waist and asymmetry with the peplum, depending on our preferences. The ruffles formed from the waist down, help us hiding the abdominal area and meanwhile help us look very feminine. Apart from the dresses, this design is very suitable also for skirts and it can also be used in different colors.

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5. Veils

Ladies are often worried that by adding ruffles and draperies to their outfit, this could add extra centimeters to their waist. This might be valid only if the materials that are layered one on top of another are very thick or multiple and are situated in only one area. However, if we choose gentle horizontal or vertical ruffles, this could cleverly conceal the extra pounds, as the line between the body and the ruffles would become blurry. Thanks to the draperies and the ruffles we can easily and quickly guarantee ourselves a fabulous look and comfort even for occasions such as formal ones.

How to hide the belly with the right clothes

6. Trousers with a high waist

Became particularly popular during the last few seasons, high-waist trousers sometimes could be a great solution during the times we struggle to lose some extra pounds in the tummy area. The reason is that they often contain plenty of elastane, which let them shape the body just as the shaping underwear does so that it makes the body look thinner. Moreover, tuck trousers can also be a great addition in order to conceal the waist. Here again, we could rely on draperies and crinkles that make the perception of the actual waist absolutely indistinct. These type of trousers are often used with a strap from the same fabric, instead of a belt, which again draws away the attention from those areas of the body we don’t want to be noticed.

How to hide the belly with the right clothes

7. Jackets, blazers, and waistcoats

There are no women on this planet who don’t want to look chic!his might be easily accomplished by simply combining basic with top clothing. However, it’s important to know that, when we’re talking about hiding the tummy area, the outerwear that we choose to wear seem better on us if it’s not closed at the front. Another option is the jackets with a multi-layered lapel or long waistcoats that optically lengthen the silhouette. These tricks will definitely guarantee freedom of our body and will distract the attention of the belly area. When wearing a jacket, a blazer or a waistcoat, we can afford to wear our shirt tucked in the skirt or in the trousers.

How to hide the belly with the right clothes

About Tia

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Tia Stankova is a world class fashion stylist. She has found better looks and styles for women around the globe.

She’s written two fashion books for Kindle and she’s currently working her next project called, The Psychology of Clothing.

Tia has appeared on television many times, commenting on fashion, fashion choices, celebrity styles and events.

Her 17 years in the clothing and fashion industry have been unique in many ways.

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