Fashionable Summer Styles to Hide Belly Fat

If you’ve skipped more planks than you’ve suffered through, you’re not alone. Our advice? If you can’t tone it, hide it. Here’s how!

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Colorful Camouflage

Wear on its own as a dress (with flats) or with skinny white jeans for a chic weekend look.

Diane von Furstenberg fleurette printed dress, $254;

Courtesy of Bloomingdale's


The full-cut tankini top provides the extra room you need.

Ella Moss Ebony Soft Cup Bandini Tankini Top, $55;

Courtesy of Bloomingdale's

Bright Wonder

An Empire waistline (it hits at your rib cage, your smallest point) with a full skirt is the perfect midsection-hiding shape.

Rae Francis beau dress, $488;

Courtesy of Shopbop

Tunic Appeal

The silhouette is a favorite when it comes to hiding a tummy, but the print here also provides an added hit of hide-and-seek.

NIC+ZOE Road to Riches knit tunic top, $174;

Courtesy of Nordstrom

Shorts Story

How to slenderize your middle? Buy yourself a pair of shorts with built-in slimming technology, like these.


Arya short, $68;

Courtesy of NYDJ

Dress Success

The faux-wrap styling and soft gathers through the middle are comfortable and flattering. Win-win!


KAMALIKULTURE women's cap sleeve side draped dress, $55;

Courtesy of Amazon

Better Button-Down

We love the classic ease of a basic button-down, and thanks to the added peplum, this one covers belly bulge.


Lauren Ralph Lauren gingham peplum shirt, $89;


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Share Your Thoughts!


Renee 07.23.2014

I agree with both Monica and Susan. Article a little disappointing. Would have liked to see a more realistic representation.

Monica Sacco07.15.2014

Cute dresses! It would be awsome that the models weren't young,thin girls which only make us elders feel unadequate. I ain't that young or slender by any means, even if I'm still fitting.

SUSAN 07.14.2014

This would be infinitely more helpful if the models hired for this article actually had belly fat that they were trying to hide. Ridiculous.

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