How to dress with a bloated tummy 2

How to disguise a bloated tummy with style tips and tricks #kimbalikes #fashioncamouflage

I recently shared some tips and tricks, illustrated by outfit photos, to show you how to dress with a bloated tummy.  For comfort as much as disguise.  If you’re bloated, you’re often sore and uncomfortable.

These tips and tricks are great for post baby tummies too.

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How to dress with a bloated tummy with style tips and tricks #kimbalikes #fashioncamouflage kimbalikes.com

Wearing Boohoo hat, Bella Bodies Camyz, Jump dress, Kelly & Port pants, Dion Lee for Target skater kicks

Why does this outfit do the trick?

  • The print clash adds a fun distraction
  • The Bella Bodies long sleeved Camyz smooths without squishing
  • The V neck with contrasting top draws the eyes upwards
  • Empire line allows the jersey fabric to flow over the tummy
How to dress with a bloated tummy with style tips and tricks #kimbalikes #fashioncamouflage kimbalikes.com

Wearing Hound + The Hare hairbow, Sussan jumper, Disney T shirt, The Fifth pants

How it works for a super casual look

  • Soft jersey draped harem-style pants are comfortable and super casual and don’t emphasise a bloated tummy
  • Print clash, colour and hi lo hem obfuscate any sticky out tummy issues
  • Cute accessories add a fun element to focus on
How to dress with a bloated tummy with style tips and tricks #kimbalikes #fashioncamouflage kimbalikes.com

Wearing Mimco shades, Kenzie necklace, Boom Shankar top, Feather & Noise poncho, Katies Fashion cotton Ultimates, Next loafers, Louenhide bag

Tricks that make this outfit work

  • Layered tops diffuse the focus on the tummy region
  • The wider hem of the top works to make the hip and waist area look narrower
  • Jean fading narrows the thighs
  • Long layered knit draws the eye down
  • Contrasting cuffed denim, bare ankles and patent navy shoes provide a focus point
How to dress with a bloated tummy with style tips and tricks #kimbalikes #fashioncamouflage kimbalikes.com

Wearing Lack of Color hat, Kenzie necklace, Elk top, Boom Shankar pants, Louenhide bag, Dion Lee for Target skater kicks

How this outfit disguises a bloated tummy:

  • A fabulous hat is a fun focus point
  • The three quarter sleeve and wide hem of the chambray top uses volume to distract from the tummy underneath (it’s a similar cut to the patterned top above)
  • The patterned pants add interest, and the elastic flat-fronted waistband allows the pants to be placed at the most flattering spot
  • Contrasting detail on the shoes, bare ankles and the ankle-zip tassel take the focus to the ankles, not the waist
How to dress with a bloated tummy with style tips and tricks #kimbalikes #fashioncamouflage kimbalikes.com

Wearing Hound + The Hare hairbow, Three Parsons scarf and jumper, Lee Cooper for Big W jacket, Bohemian Traders skirt, Spanx tights and Hush Puppies boots

How colour tricks visually disguise a bloated tummy

  • The khaki jacket, hairbow and scarf create a coordinated “border” around the cream knit
  • Scalloped hem of the knit floats over the tummy
  • The open jacket visually narrows the torso
  • The contrasting horizontally-striped skirt provides a focus point
  • Excuse the dodgy selfie photo!

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  • Karen Suzanne Styleloving2 - 28 September 2015 - 12.21 am

    Love the styling tips – I think we all suffer from days bloating. When I do feel that way I will be using your tips.ReplyCancel

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  • Glamour on the Go - 25 September 2015 - 2.54 am

    I can’t wear empire line dresses…I just look about 6 months pregnant!
    My tummy is too big and I feel it just emphasises my mummy tummy. Drapes work really well for me…ReplyCancel

  • Beachstylemum - 24 September 2015 - 11.34 am

    My goodness you look good in hats! Love all your tips. That Boom Shankar top is divine on you xoReplyCancel

  • Sonia from Sonia Styling - 24 September 2015 - 11.02 am

    Such great styling tips, as usual my love. xReplyCancel

  • Chantelle@notsopeachie - 24 September 2015 - 10.31 am

    I think every female needs to read this post. ReplyCancel

  • Talitha Haynes - 24 September 2015 - 1.13 am

    Great styling tips, when I’m bloated I don’t want to leave the house.ReplyCancel

  • Ingrid - 23 September 2015 - 9.27 am

    Great tips! I’ll be utilising these and checking my summer outfits to ensure I have some focus points away from my waist area.ReplyCancel

  • Mica - 23 September 2015 - 8.33 am

    Great tips Kimba! I like the second and third outfits especially 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!ReplyCancel

  • Vanessa - 23 September 2015 - 7.54 am

    Love these tips. I’ll be linking to this in a post I’ve written this week to be published next week! xReplyCancel

  • StyledbyBec - 23 September 2015 - 6.50 am

    These tips are all great Kimba and even though I don’t have a bloated tummy, I do have a pot belly after having three kids. It’s something I’m working on diminishing this season. xReplyCancel

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