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Fat belly hiding dresses

(8 Posts)
purplewaterbottle Sat 04-Mar-17 22:29:22

Is there a magical type of dress to hide the bulgy, flabby, fat belly that comes from having two children and never exercising? I desperately want to look good for a wedding but everything I try just shows off this beast of a stomach!
Thanks for any help

bionicant Sat 04-Mar-17 22:30:43

what height/size are you?

Oswin Sat 04-Mar-17 22:30:45

Fit and flare dresses hide my belly. Make me look like I have a waist too!

BevGoldbergsSister Sat 04-Mar-17 22:36:05

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

purplewaterbottle Sun 05-Mar-17 08:47:07

I'm 5"6 and an 18, most of the weight being on my tummy and arms. I mostly wear swing dresses and leggings but that just don't do for a wedding. Whenever I try dresses with cinched in waists they look great from the front, but sideways either pregnant or like a box. I'm quite long bodied so often waists in dresses sit right under my boobs.
Thanks for your tips!

MrsDustyBusty Sun 05-Mar-17 08:48:35

A line dresses can be great for this, particularly if you get a heavy fabric.

CaptainBrickbeard Sun 05-Mar-17 08:55:17

I am your size and shape and the belly overhang is extremely depressing. I flatten it out with shapewear - Maidenform is good, the high waisted shorts style. I find the Spanx knickers make me cylindrical by pushing the fat upwards so it obscures my waist. Though Spanx tights are amazing and I picked some up in TK Maxx for £3! Then try Scarlett and Jo - the twist skirt bodycon ponte dress is lovely and perfect for an hourglass shape. I wear it with a gold metal belt and it's so flattering, comfortable and stylish. I get ideas from fullerfigurefullerbust on Instagram which has given me lots of fashion inspiration and the confidence to try new styles.

CaptainBrickbeard Sun 05-Mar-17 08:56:48

Scarlett and Jo dress also has sleeves which is imperative for me as my upper arms are my worst feature!

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