Body positivity movements have been transformative in shifting the way we think about our bodies, encouraging us to love the skin we’re in. However, despite the growing number of empowering messages out there, we still get styling requests for “dresses to hide my tummy in” on the daily. Look, we might not be able to give you Lizzo-level confidence in the space of a blog post, but we *can* prove to you that your tummy doesn’t need to be hidden for you to achieve that “best-self” feeling from your outfit. We’ve handpicked 5 incredible styles for party season that will give you total tummy-confidence, without defaulting to a potato sack with sequins on it.
#1 Wrap Dress
When you’re feeling crappy about your body, the thought of dressing up for a party can cause more anxiety than a text saying ‘we need to talk’. This sequin style wrap dress is here to put an end to that. The wrap style hugs your body, while the gathering across the waist gives you room to breathe. Studies have shown you can’t wear this dress and *not* feel like Beyonce.
#2 Bardot Dress
If you’re still learning to love your tummy, a midi dress with a skirt that kicks, like this bardot style, is a great option. The tie-waist cinches you in for that classic hourglass shape while the wider, ruffled skirt is roomy enough to allow for dancing on tables til 1am.
#3 This 2-in-1 Dress
Want a dress that shows off your curves, but isn’t a Kardashian-esque bodycon? This batwing floral dress is ideal for doing just that. The black high-waisted skirt of the dress is figure-hugging, while the looser batwing floral top provides balance.
#4 Shirt Dress
A classic shirt dress is ideal when you’re not feeling a skin-tight look. You can belt it in the middle and add heels for a bit of a dressier look or just wear it loose for maximum ease and comfort. Up to you – you’ll look great either way.
#5 Tie-Front Jumpsuit
This knot front jumpsuit is ideal for putting any body hang-ups to bed. It’s effortlessly chic, streamlined, and most importantly… it has pockets!