Clothing to Hide Belly Fat

Save yourself hours of ab work with these belly-busting styles that will help hide your stomach while still flaunting your curves. It’s tummy-taming time!

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Tunic Trimmer

If your tummy gives you trouble, a flowing tunic should become your new BFF. This feminine style is lightweight, embroidered and, best of all, hides all kinds of sins.

Catherine Malandrino deep V-neck tunic, $345, Bloomingdales.com
 

Bloomingdale's

Slim Pickings

Anyone who has ever tried to smooth out a waistline knows undergarments are the place to begin. We’re keen on this camisole shaper that’s so pretty, you won’t mind if it shows.

Spanx Slimplicity lingerie strap camisole, $46 to $50, spanx.com
 

Spanx

Structured Style

You might think a baggy and boxy jacket will hide a belly, but something structured and well-tailored will actually be more flattering. This peplum style gathers at the waist, offering a little room to help conceal any belly bulge you might be trying to hide.

Eileen Fisher chambray jacket, $218, eileenfisher.com
 

Eileen Fisher

Wrap It Up

The wrap dress is a woman’s best friend –- especially when she’s trying to camouflage her tummy. This classic silk jersey style confuses the eye with its bold print and flatters in all the right places.

 

Diane von Furstenberg Jeanne wrap dress, $345, Nordstrom.com
 

Nordstrom

Good Jeans

With twice the spandex of regular jeans, and all the style, this denim helps slim the legs, lift the butt and keep the tummy sucked in. Who couldn’t use a little help with all that?


Miraclebody Jeans by Miraclesuit plus-size Skinny Minnie slim-leg denim, $59, Bloomingdales.com
 

Bloomingdale's

Short Story

Send any nervous thoughts about wearing shorts away for good -– this pair comes in a longer length, fits slim through the hips and thighs and has a tummy control panel to keep your belly in check. Top with a flowing tank or top, add heels and you’re set for a summer night out on the town.

Style&co tummy control denim Bermuda shorts, $35, macys.com

 

Macy's

Control Top

Spanx aren’t just for undergarments. The label boasts slimming shirts that will keep your tummy in check, even after that third cocktail at happy hour. And, with 10 different colors to choose from, you won’t feel silly wearing the same style again and again. Pass the peanuts!

Spanx On Top and In Control sleeveless turtleneck, $88, spanx.com
 

Spanx

Seams Like Old Times

Pull off a little body-disguising magic with a blouse that has lots of rouching. The gathers in this style help give the illusion of a thinner middle and the extra draping hides any pooches.

Express shimmer drape neck top, $50, express.com

 

Express

The Empire Strikes Back

This shirt is a study in curve flattery 101: An Empire waist and an A-line sweep hide any tummy issues, while the V-neck draws attention up to the face. Pair it with a slim bottom to even out the proportions. A+!
               
Ella Moss empire top, $99, lastcall.com
 

Neiman Marcus Last Call

Block Party

Color blocking is all the rage this season, and it’s also a great tummy taming trick. This dress is dark on the bottom, but lighter on top, drawing attention up and away from your middle.

Aiko colorblock chemise, $148, anthropologie.com

 

Anthropologie

Puttin’ on the Glitz

One easy trick to slim a stomach: Draw attention to your neckline. This embellished maxi dress has an eye-catching V-neck bib, and it’s easy silhouette is forgiving, too.

Calvin Klein maxi dress, $129, Bloomingdales.com

 

Bloomingdale's

Untucked Everlasting

When you’re hiding your stomach, an untucked blouse can work wonders. This style, with its ruched bow front and shirttail hem, slims and hides trouble areas.

Lafayette 148 Camilla tie-waist blouse, $175, Neimanmarcus.com
 

Neiman Marcus

Wrap Star

A wrap detail on a soft blouse can really hide a pooch. This style is light, yet tailored, and totally forgiving. Pair with a tummy-control tank for an even smoother appearance.

 

Lafayette 148 New York Causeway blouse, $90, saksfifthavenue.com
 

Saks Fifth Avenue

T-Shirt Slimmer

Love the comfort of a summery T-shirt, but loathe your belly bulge? This style trims a full tummy thanks to a hidden control panel at the waist. Wear it with shorts or jeans when it’s hot, or under a fitted sweater or long-sleeve top for a little extra support when it’s cool.


Yummie Tummie short-sleeve crew T-shirt, $76, yummielife.com
 

Yummie Tummie

Long and Lean

A tunic gives a belly a little breathing room, and extra detailing up top -– such as this ruffled neckline -- puts the focus on your face, not your middle.

Lauren by Ralph Lauren plus size Sadira tunic, $95, macys.com

 

Macy's

Cocktail Comfort

When the invite calls for cocktail attire, reach for an easy dress with an empire waist to feel chic and comfy. This style also has a rosette detail and deep V-neck, so all eyes will be drawn up to your beautiful face.

 

Jessica Howard sleeveless dress, $90, dillards.com
 

Dillard's

Flattering Fitnesswear

You might be doing some extra cardio to shrink your belly, and this workout wonder will help keep you motivated. The tummy control skort keeps you pulled together when you’re sweating it out.

The Girls tummy control skort, $28, thegirlsapparel.com
 

The Girls

Smooth as Silk

This pull-on, elastic waist dress is roomy enough to flatter lots of different body shapes and sizes, but still sleek enough to work at the office or at play.

Talbots Woman smocked silk dress, $108, talbots.com, talbots.com

 

Talbots

Work It at Work

These curve-friendly trousers boast a hidden tummy control panel and a little bit of stretch, so they’re comfy and figure flattering.


Alfani curvy fit pants with tummy control, $40, macys.com
 

Macy's

Pencil it In

Think you can’t wear a pencil skirt? Think again! This Spanx style in slimming black will whittle your waist with the help of a tummy taming-liner that will also pull in your hips and booty.

Spanx Bod-A-Bing! skirt, $68, spanx.com

 

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First Published Thu, 2011-07-14 12:26

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