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Dress to hide stomach but show off cleavage

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redlipped Sat 05-Sep-20 15:37:56

I'm going on a date on Friday. I have met this guy a few times and I'm going to be heading to his house for the first time. Without sugar coating it, I want to show off my cleavage but hide my belly. I'm 5ft9 and a size 12/14. I've only had big boobs for a 18 or so months and have no idea how to show them off whilst also covering my belly. I've googled plunge dresses but can't seem to find any that aren't either frumpy floral long sleeved things, or skin tight. AIBU in thinking that there must be an in between option? Ideally nothing over £40. If anyone can help, thank you!

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GrimDamnFanjo Sat 05-Sep-20 15:45:23

Try an empire line? I wear this style a lot but plain not patterned my fave is the Hope style from Masai clothing.

TheSeedsOfADream Sat 05-Sep-20 15:56:59

Look up trapeze dresses.

Crossandcrabby Sat 05-Sep-20 16:33:29

Have you looked at wrap dresses, I think they'd be right?

johnstownflood Sat 05-Sep-20 16:37:04

Joe Browns do lovely wrap dresses

Crossandcrabby Sat 05-Sep-20 16:38:08

Or John Lewis have quite a few in the sale.

BernadetteRostankowskiWolowitz Sat 05-Sep-20 16:46:25

Mylittlepony374 Sat 05-Sep-20 16:51:07

I have a John Zack wrap front dress from asos in about that price range. Black, shows off cleavage. Wraps stomach. Not sure if it comes in your size though(maybe plus size range) , but worth a look.

ChequerBoard Sat 05-Sep-20 16:56:27

Definitely either a wrap dress or a tea dress (diamond shaped over the boobs) shape. I've just bought this dress from Hell Bunny which has the tea dress shape to to the top and it's incredibly flattering. I'm a size 18 (38ff or 36g) and the size 2x fits me perfectly.

Pancakeorcrepe Sat 05-Sep-20 18:05:08

@ChequerBoard that dress is so lovely!

Janaih Sat 05-Sep-20 18:08:51

New look have some nice wrap/tea dresses this season. Boohoo do as well but they are rather short, at 5'9 they might be skimming your bum. Not sure if they have a tall section.
Oh have a look at asos too.

Standrewsschool Sat 05-Sep-20 18:16:47

Empire line or wrap dress.

wrap 1

wrap 2

dress 3

dress 4

dress 5

TruffleMama Sat 05-Sep-20 18:24:03

Skater dresses..
They are tighter/revealing at the top, but they flair out at the waist.

Janaih Sat 05-Sep-20 18:30:01

Oh yeah I love a skater dress. Have loads from dorothy perkins.

FunorFitness Sat 05-Sep-20 19:47:03

Would you consider a high waist leather pencil skirt with a plunge top instead?

Otherwise something drapey works well to hide the old tummy.

FunorFitness Sat 05-Sep-20 19:47:50

This would work and mega cheap.

FunorFitness Sat 05-Sep-20 19:49:59

Love the colour on this one.

BikeTyson Sat 05-Sep-20 19:51:23

I’d go for wrap or skater shape...empire line always makes me look pregnant

FunorFitness Sat 05-Sep-20 19:51:24


FunorFitness Sat 05-Sep-20 19:54:11

This is gorgeous!! Am I going to 'going out' here though?

managedmis Sat 05-Sep-20 19:56:10

Would you consider a high waist leather pencil skirt with a plunge top instead?


My thoughts too

FunorFitness Sat 05-Sep-20 20:03:50

Few more casual ones ....

All of mine have been from ASOS

BeeyatchPlease Sat 05-Sep-20 20:05:48

Wrap dress....all the way! This is my go to outfit it choice for most nights out and when I used to go on dates.
They show off cleavage beautifully and skim over the parts we wish to disguise.
God, I'd be lost without wrap dresses

rollonoctober Sat 05-Sep-20 21:10:08


I’d go for wrap or skater shape...empire line always makes me look pregnant

Yes! I never understand wearing empire line when you have a big stomach - it just screams maternity, or at least it does with my shape.

EwwSprouts Sat 05-Sep-20 21:56:29

Wrap dresses do not work for lots with a larger bust (there was a recent thread on here).
This is a great shape only £33 in sale

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