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Friday, 3 July 2015

How to cover a bloated tummy, summer layers.

Summer layers cool and loose, over 40

Hiding a bloated tummy in stylish and comfortable layers.

I have this wonderful and romantic ideal when it comes to summer... 
I dream of the sun warming my skin (maybe getting a little sun-kissed and golden??!) whilst looking chic and elegant in simple linen shifts or white cotton sundresses.

Unfortunately, the reality is that I get a bit hot and pink with a slightly swollen stomach! 
Not very elegant, or chic.

I had to think fast...shelving my sundress I went for a pair of tailored cropped trousers. These are the most beautiful fabric and are very comfortable whilst remaining smart-looking.
My T-shirt was injecting some fun. I love the cheeky print! 
It is loose but falls from the bust, not the shoulders, so looks slightly less sloppy. It also looks great with a belt (on less puffy days).

The fine-knit, long, waistcoat added another layer to hide the bloat.
Falling away from my body and making me feel more comfortable and confident, this also looks great belted.
Gold pumps added a bit more zing.

I really think that going for an oversized and sack-like outfit is never a good way to cover up problem areas. 
Focus on the slenderest parts of your body, and expose them, to give the illusion of an allover slimmer silhouette. 
My slender ankles never seem to puff up, so they came out to help me today. 
If yours tend to swell, give them space in some comfortable shoes and a wide legged trouser and accentuate your beautiful neck or wrists (or both) instead. 

What are your top tips for beating the bloat and remaining cool in warmer weather? Please share in the comments.

Covering a bloated tummy in stylish summer layers.
T-shirt: People Tree
Waistcoat: Topshop
Trousers: ME&EM
Shoes: Boden
Earrings: Roam
Glasses: Calvin Klein
Watch: Ice

Summer layers over 40



  1. Such a cute tee and I love the flowing nature of your outfit. I have thin ankles too :-) Great tips hon!

    Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!
    jess xx

    1. Thank you Jessica! Thin ankles can be a curse or a blessing, depending on the occasion (and the shoes!). X

  2. Love the outfit, especially the T-shirt. I will have a look at this brand. So fun.
    As for bloating... I cannot help you. I don't bloat. Instead I have a stomach/belly all the time haha. Which I try to control by wearing a body shaper. (Yes also when it is hot. Mine are made in Spain, so I guess the manufacturer knows it can get hot.)

    1. Hi Greetje,
      This brand do have some great fun T-shirts and they are all ethically produced as well, which is a bonus!


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