What to wear to Hide a Little Belly?

What to wear to hide a little belly(picture via French Trotters)

Is it because I ate too much Easter chocolate… I am a little bloated…

I just feel like hiding this little belly that I don’t want to see!

And here are coming the big sweaters and baggy tunics in which we try to disappear…

Not a good choice!

We need a bit of subtlety to disguise what bothers us.

 

1/What you should forget

=> Stretch material that mark and reveal the binge eating (no lycra or stretch t-shirt! )

what to wear to hide your belly

=> Fabrics too soft that stick on the body at the wrong place (like jersey for instance)

 

=> Shapeless and baggy cuts (ex: long sweater + large pants)

What to wear to hide a little belly

What to wear to hide a little belly

You will not look thinner wearing that sweatshirt with a large pant

 

What to wear to hide a little belly

Neither in that baggy dress

 

=> Much too long tops

 

=> Too short tops that reveal the stomach. Same for too short jackets or vests

What to wear to hide a little belly

Short jacket from Les 3 Suisses

=> Low waist pants that create bulges

 

=> Low waist dress that looks like if we had a « pregnancy belt »

 

What to wear to hide a little belly

Not the right time to wear one of these…

What to wear to hide a little belly

 

 

 

=> The too large belt around your waist that takes too much space and puts the focus on what bothers you

In general, avoid anything that marks the waist.

 

=> Fabrics with large horizontal stripes

 

What to wear to hide a little belly

In general, beware of the too loud printed fabrics (check pattern, plaid motif, flowers XL, large geometric designs … ) and flashy colors.

 

2/ What to wear?

 

=> Fluid and light fabrics (that doesn’t stick on the body)

 

What to wear to hide a little belly

Dress from Balsamik

 

=> Well cut heavy materials with a good shape that doesn’t make you look like you’re “squeezed” in your clothes

 

=> Subtle shapes with a good cut (unlike a baggy dress)

 

=> Tops that reach the hips (think of tops in an A shape)

What to wear to hide a little belly

Top from Asos Curve

 

=> Tops that come down just under the buttocks (with a well-fitted bottom or a jacket that draws the silhouette)

 

=> Empire waist (just under the chest), straight shapes or trapezoid ones

 

What to wear to hide a little belly

Dress from Balsamik

=>Straight cut high waist pants with a long top, a jacket or a blazer

What to wear to hide a little belly

Jacket and pant from Balsamik

What to wear to hide a little belly

 

 

=> A wrapped dress is a good option too. They will focus on your chest. They also contribute to a smoother waist.

What to wear to hide a little belly

Dress from Assos Curve

=> A dress with a thin belt on the hips

 

What to wear to hide a little belly

Dress from Balsamik

=>High waist shaping panties

What to wear to hide a little belly

From Aubade

 

Wear the colors you like and spoil yourself by revealing what you are proud of:

neckline, legs, shoulders …?

What to wear to hide a little belly

Top from Asos Curve

 

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5 Comments

  1. What to wear to disguise a big belly! Am in my early 70’s and rather overweight. Francesca.

  2. I have looked at the post-Xmas belly again, which I’m suffering due mostly to excess champagne/ Prosecco!! But the women featured are young and slim or big, whereas I am petite (not young). Nothing feels comfortable. Do you have suggestions for me please Cecile, you are much valued. love and gratitude Elizabeth

    • Cheers Elisabeth! I hope you enjoyed your Christmas Holidays! About the post that you mentioned, you’re right the women’s pictures I found are images of young women. This is the way brands feature their products most of the time… But still forgetting the pictures, I’m sure you’ll find some advice you could use for yourself. As n°1 no baggy cuts clothes (if you’re petite, forget them in any cases) neither body-conscious ones. During that period, forget anything that would tight your waist. You can wear fluid fabrics that don’t stick to the body, empire waist tops or dresses, straight pants with a long jacket… A wrapped dress or a dress with a belt on the hips are also good options. Wish you: « Bonne Année »!!

  3. Thank you Cecile, noted. It has been a wonderful Xmas, first with my eldest daughter Hannah and New Year with my 2nd daughter Kate and my gorgeous grandson Arthur, as mentioned before, life is very hectic here and struggle with maintaining dress code and makeup when I take him to Nursery etc but I try my best. I wish you were closer to me as I think it’s time for de-cluttering, my wardrobe is bursting with clothes as far back as the 70’s – wouldn’t it be fun!
    I wish you a Happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.
    Elizabeth
    P.S. I find it really difficult in the U.K. to find classic/straight pants!

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