An expertly curated list of dresses to hide a tummy

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    Welcome to woman&home’s online shopping guides, where we reveal where to buy the most popular and top-rated products. This guide is about dresses to hide a tummy, but you may also be interested in our edits of how to chose active wear according to your body shape,   flattering swimwear styles for every shape and the best classic white t-shirts.

    Now we are spending more time than ever before at home with the biscuit tin being far too easily accessible, it’s hard to always feel your best.

    Struggling to shift that extra weight around your abdomen? You’re not alone – as we get older, losing those extra pounds can become more and more of a struggle, and it can leave your confidence at an all-time low.

    But that stubborn area shouldn’t have to affect your style. With some simple tricks and tips on choosing the best dresses to hide a tummy you’ll soon be brimming with confidence, and looking fabulous!

    If you have an apple-shaped figure or carry your weight around your stomach, you probably spend far too many hours searching for dresses that aren’t going to cling around your middle. Shopping isn’t always easy.

    Finding great dresses to hide a tummy is not all about hiding your stomach, either – it’s about showing off your assets. Yes, we’re talking about the enviable cleavage and killer legs your pear-shaped friends would kill for. Read on to find out how to hide a tummy and make the most of your best bits with our guide to finding the best dresses for an apple shaped body on the high street.

    What is the best dress and tips to hide a tummy?

    Wrap dresses

    Flattering on all body shapes, a wrap dress is a great wardrobe staple. A well cut wrap dress will fit and flatter up top, then skim over your middle area. A deep v neckline is great if you have a larger bust, but works just as well if your bust is non-existent.

    Empire line

    This genius dress style draws attention to the smallest part of your torso directly underneath your bust. With an empire waistline, the rest of the dress should have a floaty A-line fit which skims over the tummy.

    Bold prints

    Don’t shy away from patterns and prints. A busy print acts as a sort of camouflage and helps to hide a multitude of sins, including helping to disguise a tummy. Wearing print is also an easy way to inject vibrant colours into your wardrobe.

    Sleeve Detail

    Drawing the eye away from area’s you want to disguise is the oldest trick in the book. Puffed or detailed sleeves create volume and interest, moving the eye upwards.

    Pleated dresses

    Pleats will skim and not cling around your tummy area. They also create a natural vertical line that will draw the eye line downwards and elongate your body.

    Trapeze dresses

    Don’t be put off by the name, trapeze dresses don’t have to be like huge wide tents. Chose a style that drops down from under the arm pit with a gentle flow. The idea is that they don’t cling to any part of your body. These are especially fabulous if you have great legs (and shoes) to show off.

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