#1 Go for darker colours
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Dark coloured outfits help in making your body appear smaller and thinner.
While that may be debatable, I am certain that brighter and lighter colours draw attention so wearing a bright colour on your stomach might not be the best idea if you want to conceal it.
#2 Stick to high-waisted everything!
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Low-rise trousers and jeans can lead to bulging around your waist which can look unflattering. By wearing a low cut pants, you are exposing your tummy and it’ll do the opposite than concealing.
When looking at fashion tips to hide a tummy, stick to high-waisted pants, jeans and skirts that will help ‘suck in’ or flatten your stomach.
#3 Blazers are your best friend
The crisp straight lines and narrow lapels of a blazer counteract excess curves. An open jacket is extra-slimming worn over V-neck tops and dark-wash jeans or fitting trousers. The trick here is to stick to tailored, fitted blazers instead of slouchy or oversized styles.
Exposing a bit of the chest area with the contrast of a crisp unbuttoned blazer will help create a more streamlined silhouette. The open, upside-down triangle creates a high focal point up and away from your midsection and gives the illusion of a longer, slimmer upper body, balancing broad hips and thighs.
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#4 Never go for loose tops, also – shapers are lifesavers!
Inner shape wear can do wonders in concealing and flattening your tummy area. It is perfect for creating a streamlined base to wear the rest of your clothes on.
#5 Wear skinny pointy heels
Legs look slim and sexy paired with a shoe that has a tapered pointed toe and at least a 4-inch stiletto. A slender toe and thin heel gives the appearance of a more narrow calf.
Square-toe styles with a thick, chunky heel give the appearance of a shorter, bulky leg.
#6 Stick with one hue
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Tops and bottoms of the same colour create an uninterrupted vertical line, making you look thinner and taller. Stark contrasts between your upper and lower body tend to draw more attention to the stomach area.
#7 Avoid clingy fabrics
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Stick to thicker or more structured fabrics and make sure that the clothing conceals your problem areas rather than emphasising it. Clingy fabrics especially on bodycon dresses tend to accentuate your stomach area – so do avoid that!
“Flat” materials don’t add volume. Some fabrics actually help slim and shape. Pick cotton, denim, silk, wool, jersey, cashmere, fine cotton, or anything with a touch of spandex.
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#8 Avoid bulk or embellishments on the tummy area
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Steer clear of clothing with any excessive embellishments, belts or pocket details around the stomach area. Accessories like belts can add unnecessary bulk and bulge and draw attention to your stomach area, which is exactly what we want to avoid!
#9 Wrap dresses
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Wrap dresses gives the illusion of a perfect hourglass figure.The more skin displayed between chin and chest (within reason!), the more elegant your proportions will seem overall.
The strong exposed V-neckline helps in creating a linear upper body and the fabric wrapping itself on the waistline gives an illusion of a small waist. The flowy bottom half of the dress helps conceal the bump perfectly.
#10 Floral pattern as a distraction
Go for flowy floral dresses that tightens above the waistline, creating more focus on the chest area. The patterns help to distract from focusing on the stomach and the flowy texture hides the bulge.
#11 Match your shoe colour to your leg
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Coordinate tones to elongate your bottom half. Try light pink, cream, mauve or neutral skin-hued heels to compliment your bare legs. Pair this with skin-tight high-waisted jeans to look extra tall and slim.
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