Top 10 Ways to Hide a Tummy Bulge

By Aniela / September 23, 2009

There is nothing more annoying than trying on a million different clothes only to realize that the problem is not the clothes, but your bulging tummy. It can be hard to find things that hide your tummy but at the same time looks good too, so here are your top 10 ways to hiding a tummy pouch.

Top 10 Ways to Hide a Tummy Bulge

#1.  A Banded Top

Banded Hemline Shirt

Banded tops are shirts that have a band at the hemline which is great for covering a tummy bulge.

#2.  Wrap Dresses and Shirts

Wrap Dress

Wrap dresses and wrap shirts are excellent for hiding your tummy pouch. Choose them in colorful patterned styles since the eye will be drawn eye from the problem area.

#3. Shapewear


Shapewear is another great way to help hide your trouble spots, although they can be a little uncomfortable to wear at times. Stick to shapewear only when needed though!

#4. Get the Right Fit

Fitted Top for Tummy Bulge

Stick to your size and your body structure. Wearing something too small and too tight will only accentuate the problem and wearing something that is too large for you will only make it obvious that you're trying to hide something. Instead, stick to a happy medium: your true size!

#6. Wear a Fitted Jacket

Fitted Jacket

Don't cover up in a big jacket…it will only make you look bigger! Instead, try a fitted jacket that enhances your silhouette and nips at the waist.

#7.  Empire Waist Tops

Empire Waist Top

Empire waist tops are great for hiding a tummy bulge since it nips right under the bust and hangs straight down all the way, hiding that unwanted roll of fat that you hate so much.

#8. Avoid Pants With Waist Detail

Simple Jeans

Put away your pants/jeans that have a lot of waist detail such as lots of pockets, bows, belts, etc, since this will only bring attention to the tummy area. Instead, stick to really plain and simple flat front pants with little or no detail at the waist.

#9. Select the Right Fabrics

Linen Top

Tight, stretchy fabrics will only accentuate your tummy. Instead, opt for more free-flowing fabrics such as cotton which will not cling to your body.

#10. Never Tuck Your Shirt In


I'm not sure if anyone still tucks their shirt in, but if you do – please stop now! Tucking your shirt in is a major no-no, especially if you've got something to hide! Let the shirt flow over the pants, which will elongate your torso and hide your tummy. If your shirt is too long (too big), then it's just not a good fit for you!

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14 years ago

Please remove this terrible ad about teeth or at least make it not that aggressive! It is on every page! I am going away right now just because of that. Actually your side is not bad but that ugly image spoils it.

richanna sockey
14 years ago

man yhu need to type down tips for losing belly fat

cli ann
14 years ago

i really love this page…

13 years ago

An empire waist can make you look pregnant. So can wearing a banded bottom blouse, unless the band is narrow and the blouse is wide.
I think it’s better to cut out the cookies and worry about your health than hide it. I lost 50 pounds by eating 5 small meals a day (higher protein than carbs) and getting on the treadmill for 30 minutes per day.

13 years ago

ok the pic in this are not at all helpful cause all of the models are like size -2 land have no fat at all!!! so that makes absolutly no scence 2 me
-lala215 >.< teehee

12 years ago

Absolutely agreed with lala’s comment

11 years ago

Links to the clothing would be helpful. Loved the wrap dress but have not clue where to get it.