Hide Belly Fat with These 15 Figure-Flattering Tunics

It’s that time of year when eggnog, sugar cookies and buttery appetizers tend to undo the hard work of even the most dedicated fitness fanatics. But while you trim the tree, you can at least give the illusion of trimming that tummy, too, with these belly-fat-taming tunics. So go ahead and pour another cocktail, sneak a piece of peppermint bark or nibble on just one more delicious hors d’oeuvre. Here’s to holiday cheer

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Shine On

You’ll look holiday party-perfect in this slimming black tunic with silver embellishments. Just pair with black slacks for an evening look or with jeans for something more casual. Elegance never looked so easy.               


Tory Burch tunic, $295, neimanmarcus.com

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Sheer Prettiness

Light, loose and lovely, this semi-sheer silk tunic works at the office and after-hours, ensuring that you still look lean without having to pass up on your favorite holiday foods and drinks. Cheers to that!


J.Jill tunic, $90, jjill.com


It’s Easy Being Green

Tree trimming party? Cookie exchange? Holiday brunch? This green three-quarter-sleeve cowl-neck tunic is just the thing to bring good cheer to the season. Another candy cane? Why, yes, please!


Style&Co. tunic sweater, $30, macys.com


In the Long Run

OK, OK, we admit we might have a slight eggnog problem. But it’s just so delicious in our morning coffee, as an afternoon snack, baked into crème brulee for dessert. Fine, we’d pour it over our cereal if no one was looking. But no one has to see the extra calories you're packing on when you wrap up in this cozy, yet cool, long tunic. Now, tell us, is there such a thing as eggnog pasta?


Bryn Walker “Elsa” tunic, $85, dillards.com


Casually Cool

This soft alpaca drape-neck tunic comes in four shades – purple, blue, green-gold and gray – and it’s a good thing, because you’ll want to wear this style all week long.


Eileen Fisher tunic, $218, nordstrom.com


Red Hot

Nothing says holidays like a bright red top and this relaxed-fit, three-quarter-sleeve tunic will have you feeling joyful as you head out to shop, work or party.    


Joan Vass tunic, $130, neimanmarcus.com

Neiman Marcus

Dress for Success

Apple shapes typically have larger bellies, but thin legs, so if that's your figure, show off your best assets with this silky tunic dress with sparkle-beads in a fun, bright pattern. Wear it with tights or jeans and brace yourself for the compliments to come.


Tanvi Kedia “Sumana” tunic dress, $198, anthropologie.com


Ride ‘Em, Cowgirl

Bring a little Western flair to the party with this versatile, chic denim tunic. Just add leggings, a cool belt and flats or heels and get ready to bring on the yee-haw!


J.Jill denim tunic, $79, jjill.com


Warm It Up

When the weather outside is frightful, you’ll find this over-sized rust cowl-neck tunic delightful. Pair it with leggings, jeggings or your favorite jeans, pour a cup of hot chocolate and relax. Now, isn’t it the most wonderful time of the year?


Sactuary cowl-neck sweater tunic, $119, piperlime.com


Winter White

Your arms are toned. So are your legs. But that belly fat? It just won’t budge. Instead of stressing over it, just hide it with a tummy-taming sleeveless tunic. This style does double-duty, too: Remove the neck warmer when the snow begins to melt.


Michael Michael Kors knit tunic, $120, saksfifthavenue.com

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Button Up

The tunic takes on a trendy military vibe with this swinging asymmetrical A-line style that just screams for style attention. Love it with black pants. Love it with jeans. Love it with leggings. Love it with a pencil skirt. Love it with, well, just about anything. And really, really love that your belly fat will stay hidden.


INC International Concepts sweater tunic, $79.50, macys.com


Satin Finish

If ever there’s a time to bring out the shine, it’s the holiday season, and this satiny, python-printed kimono-style tunic is as flattering as it is festive.


Chico’s Travelers Collection “Kelsey” tunic, $59.40, chicos.com


Long and Luxe

Eat more cookie dough than actual cookies during your last baking session? Us, too. So, we’ll be disguising our belly fat with this Lurex cowl-neck tunic sweater that manages to be both glam and forgiving. Merry Christmas to us!


Gap tunic sweater, $70, gap.com


Paisley, Please

There are so many reasons this delicate paisley-print blouse is perfect for hiding a pooched-out tummy. The print confuses the eye, the pleats help camouflage any bumps and the long length keeps things under wraps. What a gift!

Leifsdottir blouse, $198, anthropologie.com


Belt It

With its graphic print, belted waist and easy shape, this tunic dress is super-flattering for women of all sizes.    


T-Bags tunic dress, $225, saksfifthavenue.com


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First Published December 2, 2011

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Carmel 12.27.2011

This article would be better if the models actually had belly fat!

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