If you have a large midsection, the last thing that you want to do is to make it obvious. That is why people who have large tummies will avoid some dresses. However, even if you have a big tummy, there is no reason why you cannot wear a body con dress or bandage dress as it is otherwise known. Here are 5 stylish ways to do that.
The right fit
Find a dress that fits you in all the right places. It has to hug you just right. Too big and it will be too loose to flatter you. On the other hand, if it is too small, you will be bulging out of it and you will also not be comfortable.
Have it customized
If there is anything that you do not like in the dress, have it tailored so that it can be just right for you. Get a good tailor to make the changes that you want. Clipping off a bit of the length or nipping it at the waist or fixing the sleeves are changes that can be easily made without taking too much time. Plus it should not be that expensive to get it done.
Smooth it out
The foundation of the dress has to be just right. That is why you should put careful thought into what you are wearing underneath. For instance, choose panties which do not have seams. You can also wear some shapewear so as to flatter your figure.
Wearing bodycon lace dresses that have patterns or contrasting designs in different parts of the dress can help to draw the eye away from your midriff.
Choose dark colors. These are more flattering to people with big bodies as they give the illusion of slenderness. Brighter colors will make you look much heavier than you actually are, so they are not a good choice if you want to hide a big tummy.
Go for thick fabric as opposed to light fabric. Thicker fabric is more structured and it will do a better job of hiding your otherwise glaring stomach. A light material will not be very figure flattering.
Accessories will add more interest to your overall look, thereby drawing attention to other parts your body. Some of the things you can accessorize with include statement heels, earrings, a clutch bag or a necklace. Just remember not to go overboard with the accessories. One or two pieces that stand out are enough.
This is a great way to cover up so that your not-so-flattering areas cannot be seen. For instance, you can wear a sweater or jacket over the coat. This can be quite cozy, especially when the weather is cold.
Wearing the right shoes will give you more confidence and make you feel sexy. Try pairing the outfit with high heels. But if you are too conscious or not very comfortable with heels, you can try wearing the dress with knee boots.