5 Dresses That Will Give You The Illusion Of A Flat Stomach

Because daily crunches are simply not achievable


This has got to be our favourite styling trick ever – fake a leaner silhouette without breaking a sweat by simply learning how to pick your outfit more wisely. For a start, we’ve rounded up a crop of dresses that will hide your tummy and better yet, make it look flat like a Victoria Secret Angel’s!

Colourblocking = Optical Illusion

Pick a style with a black band down the centre that ends right before the widest part of your body – making your hips look instantly slimmer. The coloured panels at the sides of your waist will also make your obliques look amazing.

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Go For Peplum

This belted sheath works its magic in two ways: The peplum skirt acts as a counterpoint to the belt detail, which creates a subtle hourglass shape.

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It’s All About The Waist

Here’s another shining example of how colourblocking can be slimming. The dark colour of the wraparound waist detail will mkaes your stomach look slender without causing breathing difficulty.

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Timeless For A Reason

There’s a reason why the V-neck wrap dress never goes out of style: The slimming style keeps your body snug without too much jiggling out – pick yours in a bright jewel tone to make your skin glow!

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Must. Have. Mesh

In addition to the all-black design creating a svelte figure, the cut-out mesh panels at the sides of the waist help to narrow it in for a sexier silhouette.

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For more on Fashion, head here. Or check out 6 Unexpected FW16 Colour Combos and How To Be A Closet Champion And Win At Everything.

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