How To Hide Lower Belly Pooch In Dress – Dress Styles, Fabrics & Tips (Spring 2024)

How To Hide Lower Belly Pooch In Dress
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Are you looking to hide your lower belly pooch in that gorgeous dress? Then look no further! Today we’ll be sharing our expert advice for using the right materials, styles, undergarments, and accessories to smooth that stomach.

This is the third article in our series How to Hide Fupas & Lower Belly Pooch. By the end of this article, you’ll know how to hide lower belly pooch in dress!

Whether it’s for a special occasion, a night out, or simply to enhance our overall body confidence, various techniques and styling tips can help minimize the visibility of a lower belly pooch while wearing dresses. Let’s dive in and discover how to enhance your silhouette and feel fabulous in any dress!

Choosing The Right Dress Style

For anyone looking to hide the stomach, try out the following styles:

Empire Waist Dresses

First up are empire waist dresses. These dresses feature a waistline that sits just below the bust, before fanning out over the stomach. This hides the midsection and creates a more snatched waist.

The high waistline draws the eye upwards, away from the lower belly pooch, while the fanning fabric hides any bulges, providing an hourglass shape. These versatile dresses come in a wide range of lengths and materials, so they are perfect for both casual and dressy events.

A-line Dresses and Skirts

A-line dresses and skirts will complement all body shapes, particularly anyone looking to conceal their stomach area. This style will cinch at the waist, before fanning out over the tummy. This creates an hourglass figure and smoothes out the stomach.

A-line skirts will flare out, giving more volume to the lower half of your body and visually creating a smaller waist. You can choose from a range of materials like leather and cotton, and you can choose different lengths like knee length and maxi options. This range of options makes it easy for you to find an A-line dress or skirt to suit any occasion.

Wrap Dresses

Wrap dresses are an elegant way to cover the midsection. They have an adaptable tie at the waist which allows you to customize the dress to your shape and comfort. The tied waist brings in the waistline, whilst smoothing down the stomach. Wrap dresses have a stunning, timeless design that exudes class and sophistication.

Smoothing with Shapewear

Wearing shapewear underneath your dress is the fastest way to flatten your stomach. Depending on your budget and individual needs there are lots of options. The first option is shapewear, which offers the most compression. Try to find shapewear that sits above the waist, as this will pull down the belly pooch.

Spandex is a classic option that is a little more flexible. It gently slims down the figure and creates your dream shape.

Finally, you can try control briefs, the comfiest out of our three options. These are simply panties that slim down the figure. If you find high-waisted panties they will subtly smooth over the stomach and bring in the waistline.

Fabric Considerations

When concealing the lower belly, the type of fabric you choose can have a huge effect. Here are some things to bear in mind:

Thicker Fabrics or Fabrics with Texture.

To smooth the tummy, choose thicker, more structured fabrics. They will add volume to your outfit while concealing any stomach bulging.

Experiment with fabrics such as tweed jacquard, or boucle, which have a textured appearance. This will divert attention away from the pooch and give your outfit some personality.

Avoid Clingy or Form-fitting Fabrics

Form-fitting or clingy fabrics tend to highlight any bulging in the stomach area. You should try to avoid fabrics such as spandex, lycra, or jersey, as they stick to any lower belly pooch.

A safe bet would be to find structured fabrics that gently skim over the tummy without clinging too tightly. This creates a more relaxed and flattering shape, plus it’s much more comfortable!

Use Strategic Layering And Accessories

Here are a few ways to use layering and accessorizing to divert attention away from the stomach and disguise it:

Cardigans or Jackets

Layering is an easy way to disguise the belly area. Simply adding a cardigan or jacket will cover the area and create a more streamlined shape.

It’s best to opt for a cardigan or jacket that drapes over the hips, as this will visually flatten the tummy. Also, cardigans with vertical stripes or an open front will add a vertical line that slims down and lengthens the body.

Scarves or Statement Necklaces

Eye-catching scarves or statement jewelry pieces will dazzle onlookers and direct the eye away from the lower belly. You can have fun experimenting with colorful or patterned scarves that add texture and personality to your look.

Similarly, wearing statement necklaces or earrings will bring sparkle to your ensemble and they will become the focal point of any outfit. Try to find a necklace with a large pendant or some big sparkly hoop earring. Wearing jewelry will always make you look more expensive and put-together!

Final Thoughts

We hope you’ve enjoyed exploring ways to disguise any lower-belly pooch. Whether it’s finding the perfect dress, choosing flattering fabrics, layering, or accessorizing, you have the power to feel stunning in your skin!

Thank you for taking the time to read our blog post today. For more shaping advice, check out the other four articles in our How to Hide Fupas and Lower Belly Pooch series. Happy styling!

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