What To Wear To Hide That Festive Food Baby

Or at least have room for more food

Mod shift dress
15 Dec 2015

Mod shift dress

D-Squared Resort 2016

Hiding a happy and full belly doesn’t have to mean covering up. Show off your gams in a ’60s-inspired mini shift dress. The versatile shape skims over your body in a straight line, giving your tummy space to expand without looking bulky. Pick one with a shorter hemline for drinks with friends, and a more modest frock for a family gathering. 

Buy this: Faux leather cut work dress, $69.90, by Zara.
15 Dec 2015

Buy this: Faux leather cut work dress, $69.90, by Zara.

Buy this: Structured folk shift dress, $83.77, by Asos.
15 Dec 2015

Buy this: Structured folk shift dress, $83.77, by Asos.

Buy this: Dress with bow, $897, by Red Valentino from Stylebop.
15 Dec 2015

Buy this: Dress with bow, $897, by Red Valentino from Stylebop.

Roomy sweats/pyjama pants
15 Dec 2015

Roomy sweats/pyjama pants

Chloé Resort 2016

If you don’t have a pair of sweats or pyjama pants already, this is the time to go out and get one. Stretchy, baggy and infinitely comfy — you’ll feel right at home in these no matter where you’re having dinner. To avoid looking like you just came from a yoga class or your bed, opt for made with more luxurious fabrics, like silk or faux leather. 

Buy this: Loulou textured-leather wide-leg pants, USD$1,238, by Joseph, from Net-a-Porter.
15 Dec 2015

Buy this: Loulou textured-leather wide-leg pants, USD$1,238, by Joseph, from Net-a-Porter.

Buy this: Satin pyjama-style wide leg trousers, $249, by Topshop Boutique.
15 Dec 2015

Buy this: Satin pyjama-style wide leg trousers, $249, by Topshop Boutique.

Buy this: Printed silk wide leg pants, $1,704, by Valentino from Stylebop.
15 Dec 2015

Buy this: Printed silk wide leg pants, $1,704, by Valentino from Stylebop.

Oversized sweater
15 Dec 2015

Oversized sweater

3.1 Phillip Lim Resort 2016

Now that the weather’s cooling off, there’s no better time to throw on a sweater (or sweater dress). Due to its laidback shape, it’s easy to look sloppy in one, so find pieces with interesting details like buttons or patterns.

Buy this: Cape with button detail, $77.16, by Asos.
15 Dec 2015

Buy this: Cape with button detail, $77.16, by Asos.

Buy this: Oversized fringed knitted sweater, USD$844, by 3.1 Phillip Lim from Net-a-Porter.
15 Dec 2015

Buy this: Oversized fringed knitted sweater, USD$844, by 3.1 Phillip Lim from Net-a-Porter.

Buy this: Oversized mohair sweater, $159, by Zara.
15 Dec 2015

Buy this: Oversized mohair sweater, $159, by Zara.

Airy midi dresses
15 Dec 2015

Airy midi dresses

DKNY Resort 2016

Going somewhere where you need to be a little more dressed up? Go for a flowy midi-dress. They’re less stuffy compared to long maxis, yet still incredibly sophisticated. Skip the belt and skin-tight silhouettes for the festive season and get one with a more relaxed design so you have room to breathe after dinner. 

Buy this: Tailored midi dress with pocket detail, $165.35, by Asos White.
15 Dec 2015

Buy this: Tailored midi dress with pocket detail, $165.35, by Asos White.

Buy this: Linda embellished satin dress, USD$2,051, by Biyan from Net-a-Porter.
15 Dec 2015

Buy this: Linda embellished satin dress, USD$2,051, by Biyan from Net-a-Porter.

Buy this: Animal print shirt dress, $136, by Topshop.
15 Dec 2015

Buy this: Animal print shirt dress, $136, by Topshop.

Billowy shirts
15 Dec 2015

Billowy shirts

Elizabeth and James Resort 2016

Leave that super tight top at the back of your closet and choose a billowy boho-esque shirt instead. The best option is one that ends below your hips, so that you can pair this with any bottom without your belly sticking out. Keep things interesting with a sexy v-neck piece that shows off your décolletage.

Buy this: Livin’ After Midnight lace-up blouse, $81.66, from Nastygal.
15 Dec 2015

Buy this: Livin’ After Midnight lace-up blouse, $81.66, from Nastygal.

Buy this: Blouse with plunge neck and collar detail, $105.82, by Lavish Alice from Asos.
15 Dec 2015

Buy this: Blouse with plunge neck and collar detail, $105.82, by Lavish Alice from Asos.

Buy this: Drape neck blouse, $79.90, by Topshop.
15 Dec 2015

Buy this: Drape neck blouse, $79.90, by Topshop.

‘Tis the season of joy, giving, and (most importantly) lots of food. As much as you’d like to bust out that sparkly bodycon dress for all the parties you’re going to, it isn’t the most practical choice of outfit for pigging out with family and friends. But this doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style either. It’s possible to be comfy and hide that burgeoning food baby, all while staying chic — click through above to find out how.

For more on style tips for the festive season, check out Miu Miu Wants You To Outshine Your Christmas Tree or The Easiest Way To Stand Out At That Christmas Party. Or click here for more on fashion.

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