How to Wear Clothes to Hide Your Tummy

by era on April 28, 2011 · 18 comments

You don’t need a perfect hour glass figure to look great. Some people, as I have noticed, have a good body but they don’t look smart. Whereas, some look great even though they have body flaws. Now, enough of my nonsense talk. The point I am trying to make is that you can look superb if you know your body shape and dress accordingly.

Stomach Fat


You can easily see women wearing shapeless clothes. What I get from their style is that they try to cover their bulging tummy but end up hiding their whole body. From a fashion point of view, nothing looks worse than seeing a big tummy hanging over the top of jeans or coming out from beneath an undersized top.

Being comfortable in your skin is good. But being this comfortable? I just don’t get it. Be trendy and fashionable but don’t be a clown.

Some tips to hide your tummy:

Here are some tips to that may help you choose clothes to hide your tummy fat. The best way to hide what is actually there is by creating a diversion.

Stomach Fat
Stay away from tight fitting clothes: Wear clothes that fit well. Tight clothes will accentuate your body flaws. On the other hand loose-fitting clothes will make you look too big.

Do not wear skinny jeans: Always opt for boot-cut or straight fitting jeans. Skinny jeans will accentuate your hips and torso as they are smaller at the bottom. Also, stay away from low-waisted jeans as they tend to draw more attention on waist.

Go for wide waistband trousers and skirts: Avoid any details on the front of the trousers. Also, avoid trousers with any pockets, mainly side pockets. As far as skirts are concerned do not wear slim miniskirts, as they will make you look heavier than you really are.

Wrapover and empire style dresses or tops will look very flattering on you. Choose tops that extend over your waistline. Short tops won’t do justice for you.

Avoid belts: Wearing belts around breast, waist or hip areas is a complete no no. They will draw more attention to the area you want to disguise.

Pay attention to colours: Always try and wear dark colors on the bottom, as dark colors tend to have slimming effect. Keep light colors toward the top when selecting an outfit. This will help you conceal your stomach.

Never tuck your blouses and shirts: Choose shirts or tops with embellished necklines to draw the eye up. V-necks and wide necklines will suit you.

Wear patterns on the lower half of your body to draw attention away from your belly. Try light layers to move the eye over problematic areas.

Just don’t limit yourself to these points. Your confidence and comfort matter more than what you choose to wear. Try out things that you like and have fun.

If you have any more tips to hide belly fat please share with us.

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Also read:

How to Dress According to Body Type
Body Type: Different Body Shapes!
Coats: How to Select Perfect Coat for your Body Type
Jeans: How To Choose Jeans For Your Body Type
How to Dress During Pregnancy
Sweater Dresses : How to Style a Sweater Dress
How To Dress for a First Date

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Bee April 28, 2011 at 5:12 pm

I was halfway in writing an article with the same issue. Me really need to speed up. Lolzz
Good one Era. Specially for me

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komal April 28, 2011 at 5:14 pm

hey bee :D i wrote he article about smokey eyes and sent it to rati yesterday :D

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Bee April 28, 2011 at 7:16 pm

@KO-Ko…. (thats ur new nickname ;)) – meko bhi ab 1 apartment sajaane ki query bhejni hain-
u know wat- after searching the entire city for 2 months, humne baaaju ke tower mein hi ghar liya– hahahhaa because hubby dear likes the view and the garden … LOL

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Rati April 28, 2011 at 7:19 pm

bt why did you change??

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komal April 28, 2011 at 8:06 pm

:P my cousin used to call me that when i was little :P

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Bee April 28, 2011 at 7:22 pm

woh service apartment thaa – we had it till april end only and yaha hum log 1-2 suitcase leke hi aaye they coz his project was till jan.. then it got extended till march and now they offered him a full-time position…. so we happy-happy :) but shifting is a big pain re :((

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Rati April 28, 2011 at 7:33 pm

aww!! congozz bee.. that’s a good news.I cna totally imagine the shifting part.. I toh even shudder at the thought. :tremble: :tremble:

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Bee April 28, 2011 at 7:57 pm

Thaankooo Rati :) so Aaj se till may its going to be all hectic hectic :((
but then for a long long time no chintaa :)
humaari 1st anniversary bhi coming so we are deciding where to go :) we were wondering 1 saal kaise gaya pata bhi nahi chala :)

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Priya April 28, 2011 at 7:28 pm

hiding tummy is an art…hehehe….ask me…am always in search / wear clothes which hide the tummy …..all your pts are perfect era…. :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:

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Neha S. April 28, 2011 at 10:02 pm

:waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:

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AyeDee April 28, 2011 at 11:42 pm

:waytogo: :waytogo: Excellent write up. Specially for me.

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Swati April 29, 2011 at 6:32 pm

I tOo have a Big-big tummy.. :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: i want to reduce it badly… :cry: :cry: :cry: :struggle: :struggle: :struggle: :struggle:

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NEETA January 17, 2014 at 2:19 pm

how to wear skirts with big tummy?tops or shirts ?

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