Dress: Only, Boots: The Little Shoe Shop, Hat: H&M, Top: Tally Weijl, Necklace and Bag: ? (gifts from my mum)
“Walking Your Talk Is A Great Way To Motivate Yourself. No One Likes To Live A Lie. Be Honest With Yourself, And You Will Find The Motivation To Do What You Advise Others To Do.”
– Vince Poscente
I am a blogger who “walks her talks”. That means that I have enjoyed lots of yummy meals and cakes during the holidays and…tada…being 40+, this has had some effect on my beautiful belly! I can imagine that some of you may recognise this and that’s why I show you several stylish dresses and skirts that have this extra bonus of hiding your belly pretty well.
Dresses and skirts that hide your belly
Dresses with an elastic waistband have got many advantages. One of them is that they accentuate my waist and hide my belly, making me look just as slim with as without the Xmas extras.
Short, straight dresses are great to hide a bit of Xmas extras when they are loose or wide enough, like the ones below.
A dress with a high waist and a wide skirt is perfect for accentuating my waist and again…where is that Xmas extra??? You can’t see it! It works equally well with a wide skirt.
Combining a skirt with a jumper is a quick fix too, especially when the jumper is wide, like my winter sweater. Both skirts on the photos below have got an elastic waistband, so they are not only classy, but also very comfortable.
When you are not a dress or skirt type, I may have convinced you to buy one or two after seeing these photos and reading my praise. All the dresses and skirts are not only stylish and good at hiding your belly, they are also very comfortable to wear and cycling-friendly (a convincing argument for my Dutch readers).
Still not a dress or skirt fan? Check this out!
In case you still would like to get some other belly friendly inspiration, check out the following links:
Sylvia of 40+ style has collected 11 different ways to hide your belly.
Another website that offers great tips is the one from stylecraze.
And wikihow also has got some solid tips here.
And one belly friendly photo of me wearing trousers. Look how well this charming blouse hides my belly (more photos here). Tops over your trousers, layering, long cardigans or blazers and vertical stripes all work wonders when you want to hide your belly according to the above sources!
How to hide those Xmas extras…
Well, you have seen and read some tricks how to do so. I personally love the hiding option of certain pieces of my wardrobe after a period of festivities and fantastic food. I also know that it’s a temporary solution and I am always happy to return to eating healthy and exercising daily after the Xmas period.
“Hiding spending does not reduce spending.” – Paul Ryan
“Hiding under the bed doesn’t make the worry stop.” – Cynthia Voigt
So please combine: happy hiding, excellent exercising and determined dieting!
Thanks for reading and please share your tips & tricks in the comment section below.