Weddings are all fun and games when you’re necking prosecco in the taxi and ugly-crying at speeches. But not so much when your food baby is in its third trimester and you’ve opted for a bodycon midi dress like the Einstein you are. Whether you suffer from IBS, it’s Day 1 of your period or you’ve just made the most of the buffet, bloating can really get in the way of your good time. So we’ve composed an edit of bloat-friendly dresses that aren’t just comfortable, they look just as great as any satin slip.
BUSY PRINTS ARE YOUR FRIEND
We’ve only occasionally met a print we didn’t like, which is convenient when choosing an outfit around food-based plans – a busy print can hide a multitude of courses. This floral midi dress gets bonus points because of the adjustable tie-waist AKA the elasticated waistband of dresses.
AS ARE WRAP DRESSES…
The great thing about wrap dresses is that you can adjust them as you need. The Cayenne dress from Dancing Leopard is a solid recommendation because as well as being a wrap design, the ruffle hem and leopard print will make the bloat go unnoticed.
THE ROUCHED EFFECT
Comfort is priority, but if you’re also concerned with how conspicuous the bloat is, choosing a dress where the fabric gathers in the middle can act as your bloating camouflage for the evening. We love this black midi dress because it’s as sexy as any bodycon but won’t make you want to leave the party at 10pm to change into your pyjamas.
A shift dress is the obvious choice when it comes to bloat-friendly wedding guest dresses, but that doesn’t have to translate into something boring and tent-like. Allow us to introduce you to the Fifi smock dress in leopard print. The mini length balances out the oversized aesthetic and the Shakespere sleeves feel very 2019 so you don’t feel like your compromising your style cred.
Not just for weddings
If you’re not actually going to a wedding, but still y’know, eat food, you might still be interested in our bloat-friendly clothing edit which has everything from loose, flowy trousers and skirts to comfy tops and jumpsuits. Bon Appétit.