Got a little in the middle? Here’s what to wear.
13 Ultra-Flattering Pieces To Conceal Your Mid-Section
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So you don’t have the abs of Gisele? Join the club! While we wholeheartedly support loving the skin you’re in, everyone has body hang-ups, including those of the mid-section variety. Rather than fretting over any imagined shortcomings, we’re in favor of addressing the issue with simple fashion fixes. Click through to check out the pieces that will make the very most of your gorgeous figure, supermodel abs or not.
On Kristina Bazan of Kayture: Celine sunglasses; Keepsake top; 7 For All Mankind The Skinny Grey Desert Destroyed Jeans ($202)
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Tibi Silk Crepe De Chine Ruffle Cami ($250) in White
Is that ruffle an adorable detail or a strategic stomach-camouflaging technique? In our book, it’s both!
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ASOS Sleeveless Swing Dress ($35) in Navy
Simple enough to wear anywhere, this flattering number flares right over any “problem” areas.
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Veronica Beard The Drape Skirt ($277) in Geranium
Patterns like this pretty ripple print keep the eye moving, so it doesn’t rest on one area
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Gap Stripe Roll-Sleeve Shirt ($39) in Pink Stripe
Vertical lines lengthen out the figure, pulling the eye up and down, rather than side to side across your middle.
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Haute Hippie Drapey Trench Coat ($695) in Buff
A belted coat, like this silky trench, is ideal for defining the smallest part of the waist and then flaring out over the lower stomach.
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ASOS Drape Tulip Skirt In Crepe ($61) in Pale Blue
The pleated wrap detail and high-waisted band on this skirt work double-time to conceal your mid-section.
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ASOS Swing Dress In Pleated Stripe ($143) in Multi
A swingy shape plus vertical stripes make this graphic dress a no-brainer.
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Isabel Marant Adriana Printed Silk-Georgette Blouse ($635)
Flowy and flirty, this bohemian top is sure to highlight your favorite body parts and graciously skip over the rest.
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T By Alexander Wang Frayed Swing Top ($325) in White
Besides the fact that frayed edges are completely on-trend, this top's thick, woven cotton and swing shape are guaranteed to make the most of your figure.
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Hobbs Sarah Jacket ($242) in Pastel Blue
When selecting a jacket or blazer, look for a longer cut to skim over your middle, rather than a cropped silhouette, which will end at your widest point.
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Topshop Formal Drape Front Blouse ($70) in Cream
When in doubt, a flowy wrap top will never fail you.
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Hudson Elle Mid Rise Baby Boot Cut Jeans ($132) in Stepping Stone
Your denim sweet spot lies in the mid-rise cut. (Opt for a low-rise cut and you’ll get the dreaded muffin top, and a high-waisted option may invite a lower-stomach bulge.)
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Reformation Cosima Dress ($248) in Secretary
From the tie-waist to the concealing dark print, this floral maxi was made to accentuate your best assets.
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