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Tips And Tricks To Disguise Your Tummy

Times have changed for the better, and we’re so much more accepting of that little bump on the belly- the tummy.

However, sometimes we still want to hide that little or large bulge, whether it be for occasions or day to day life! You may have seen our previous post on disguising your tummy, but we wanted to give you an update with all the latest trends so you can hide your tummy in style!

Gathering and knots

Not only are these dresses perfect for creating the illusion of or defining your waist, ruching details and knots perfectly conceal your bump for a slimming look.

Left: Coast and John Lewis & Partners, Keri Knot Dress, sizes 6-18, £89

Right: Phase Eight, Rosetta Ruched Dress, sizes 6-20, £110

Left: Roman Originals Navy Floral Ruched Waist Dress, sizes 10-20, £38

Right: Jigsaw Twisted Waist Detail Jersey Dress, sizes XS-L, £89


Like knots and gathering, belted dresses perfectly accentuate the waist and hide any tummy with their buckles and ties; and with so many styles that feature belts, there’s sure to be a design to suit every figure!

Left: Boden Aurora Midi Wrap Dress, sizes 6-22, £120

Right: Phase Eight Milla Belted Peplum Dress, sizes 6-20, £110

Left: Dorothy Perkins Black Paisley Print Shirt Dress, sizes 6-22, £35

Right: Next, Skater Belted Dress, sizes 6-22, £32

Ruffles and peplum hems

Some people avoid these as they think they add bulk to your tummy, but we think they perfectly disguise it! Peplum tops and dress cinch in your waist and pop out to create an hourglass shape and ruffles conceal any bulges.

Left: Ted Baker at Selfridges, Peplum Knitted Jumper, sizes 6-16, £99

Right: Mix/Teija at Next, Ruffle Rib Shirt, sizes 8-16, £75

Left: River Island Leopard Print Button-up Hem Top, sizes 8-16, £28

Right: Gina Bacconi, Eliette Embroidered Bolero, sizes 8-26, £150



Cape tops and dresses or pretty bardot layers help to disguise or move the eye away from the tummy area, or a dark print can hide a multitude of problems. Vertical stripes also make you look taller and slimmer.

Left: Gina Bacconi, Crepe and Chiffon Dress, sizes 8-26, was £280, now £140

Right: Phase Eight, Tuileries Layered Lace Dress, sizes 6-20, was £150 and £59

Left: Karen Millen, Contrast Hem Stripe Midi Dress, sizes 6-16, £215

Right: Gina Bacconi, Shirely Soft Poppy Dress, sizes 8-22, was £230, now £115


Waterfall cardigans are the perfect layers for hiding your tummy- longer lengths make you look leaner, and the flowing collar hides any bulges.

Left: Wallis, Navy Waterfall Jacket, sizes 8-20, was £36, now £28

Right: La Redoute, Cotton Mix Waterfall Cardigan, sizes XS-M, £59

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