Almost nobody has a perfectly flat stomach naturally. Even the thinnest person you know will probably have a slight protrusion there because, well, that's where your organs go, and they need room to function properly. In this article, we're not going to promise that your stomach will look totally flat, no matter what you do. However, if this is a part of your body that you're insecure about, there are ways to make your tummy look flatter under your clothes.
Shapewear truly does an excellent job of making your tummy look flatter, plus it can help your favorite outfits fit better. The key to shapewear is to find the right option that properly supports your body. If you feel uncomfortable, your discomfort will eventually become apparent. Instead, look for body shapers for women that are designed to sculpt and compress without painfully constricting natural movement. When you’re focused on the stomach, look for shapewear options like high-waisted underwear and waist trainers.
2. Empire Waist Dresses and Skirts
Keep an eye out for dresses and skirts that feature an empire waistline. An empire waistline typically begins right underneath the bustline. It also creates an A-line effect as it flares outward. The empire waistline is known for its ability to conceal the stomach area to make it appear smooth and flat.
3. High-waisted Pants
High-waisted jeans rise well above the stomach to conceal the tummy area and highlight the curve of your waist. These jeans are for all women who want to create an hourglass shape. As the waist is typically the smaller portion of a woman’s torso, high-waisted jeans also visually smooth out the tummy.
When you’re looking for high-waisted pants and jeans, look for options that still provide extra tailoring in the stomach area. You can also take a pair of high-waisted jeans to a tailor so that the measurements align perfectly with your figure. With strategic placements of pins and buttons, a pair of high-waisted pants can easily make a stomach look flatter.
If you’re able to find high-waisted jeans that feature wide legs, this is another great way to create bulk on the bottom half of your bottom in a flattering way. Wide-leg jeans help to expand the eye and create the illusion of a smaller stomach. Add a great seamless shapewear garment to well-fitting jeans or pants for a smooth finish.
5. Monochromatic Styles
Black looks great on everyone and can have a visually slimming effect. It’s a great idea to keep lots of flattering all-black ensembles in your closet. If you'd like to draw attention away from your tummy, simply focus on a monochromatic look. Choose a navy blue blouse and skirt or take a risk with an orange bodysuit and matching pants. An entire outfit devoid of prints and patterns tends to look more flattering.
Our #1 Style Tip
We'd like to reiterate that it's completely normal to not have a flat stomach. In fact, people who naturally have flat tummies are rare. At the end of the day, whether you choose to follow our style tips or not, what's most important is how you feel in your clothes. Choose clothing that fits your style and makes you feel comfy and confident, and that will shine through!