Summer is a time to soak up the sun, feel the warmth on your skin, and embrace the carefree spirit of the season. But if you’re self-conscious about your tummy, finding the perfect summer dress can be a challenge. Luckily, there are plenty of styles out there that are both flattering and fashionable. From flowy maxis to cute A-line dresses, we’ve rounded up the best summer dresses that will help you hide your tummy and still look chic. Whether you’re heading to the beach, a picnic, or a night out on the town, we’ve got you covered with our top picks for summer fashion.
*Sharing best summer dress styles that look flattering and will hide your belly pooch.
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Fit & Flare Dress
A fit and flare style dress will easily create that hourglass shape and the flared bottom of the dress will hide your tummy.
This dress style will look great on you whether you are skinny or plus size. The dress will have a waist band that will give your waist some definition and the flare will create the curve and in the process hide any pooch.
And these are the best styles when it comes to summer dresses.
The Somerset Maxi Dress
Prints can help create distractions if you are trying to hide your tummy and the Somerset Maxi Dress does it really well. The fun colorful prints bring a summer vibe to the dress.
And the cotton blend fabric does not stick to your body unlike jersey material which also keeps everything flattering.
This dress comes in so many different colors and sizes that I am sure you will find a favorite.
Adeline Rae Sundress
Looking for a dress that will hide your tummy and make your arms look slender? The Adeline Rae Sundress is the perfect dress for you.
The sheer flutter sleeves look chic and compliment the V neckline. And this dress is perfect from day to night, special occasion and travel.
The fit and flare style makes it comfortable to wear even on days when you feel bloated.
Eliza J Tie Waist Dress
Looking for a short dress that hide your tummy and looks chic, the Eliza J Tie Waist Dress is the perfect fit and flare style dress for you.
And guess what it also comes with pockets. I lobe the casual vibe that this dress is bringing. But pair it with your favorite sandals, and it changes to a chic sundress.
The Silverlake Flutter-Sleeve Dress
The Silverlake Flutter-Sleeve Dress is the perfect summer dress and has quickly became a best seller. Women of all sizes love it and you will too. The fit and flare style looks so flattering.
And the flare of the bottom will hide your tummy. And the dress being in black and white also helps. And it comes in Regular, Petite and Tall sizes as well.
Velvet by Graham & Spencer Kiki Dress
The Kiki Dress from Velvet by Graham & Spencer is the perfect vacation dress that will look flattering on you and you can enjoy having multiple drinks in it. Because of the fit and flare style, it will cover all your bloat and you will look chic too.
I love that the dress also comes with a belt which will create an hourglass shape as well.
These style of dresses are my favorite.
Ralph Lauren Cotton Voile Dress
The Ralph Lauren Cotton Voile Dress is classy and elegant. And the dark printed fabric helps hide your tummy as well.
The print of the dress is not at all too busy and it has a faux wrap style that looks sophisticated too.
It also comes with a built in belt.
Loft Smocked Waist Button Midi Dress
Looking for a flattering black dress that you can wear at night and helps you hide any belly bulge? Look no further, Loft Smocked Waist Button Midi Dress is the perfect dress.
The flattering waist band and the button top looks chic and perfect for going out look. But this dress is classy and polished enough that you can wear it to work as well.
I also love the midi length, it’s not too short or long. But if you are petite, you can also shop in that size. One of the biggest reasons I love Loft and recommend shopping at in your 30s to get styles that actually work for your body.
A tunic dress is more free flowing than a body con dress. And it’s breathable and the perfect dress you can wear in the heat. It also smartly hides your tummy area without looking like you are wearing oversized dress.
The A line flare looks flattering and is really comfortable to wear when you are trying to sit down or have a meal. So, if you are looking for a favorite summer vacation dress, try the turn dress.
These dresses look great in shorter length because they elongate and emphasize your legs. Which creates distraction from the waist area.
Banana Republic Linen Mini Dress
The Banana Republic Linen Mini Dress is classy and still short so it’s fun and perfect for summer weather.
This has a straight silhouette, which means it’s not hugging your body. So, it’s going to still look chic if you are worried about your tummy showing.
But, if you are worried that the dress is too short, it’s available in Tall, Petite and Regular size. Pick a tall size and add a belt to create a chic look.
Boden Linen Mini Dress
The tiered detail around bottom of the Boden Linen Mini Dress makes it vacation ready. This cotton dress will help your create chic outfits you will enjoy all summer without giving you the guilt of the tummy pooch.
I love the floral print of this dress, but if you are not a fan of print, it also comes in a solid color. And in a longer length for all your leggy ladies.
Tuckernuck Finley Flutter Sleeve Dress
The Tuckernuck Finley Flutter Sleeve Dress comes in so many fun colors and perfect to pair with cute summer sandals and create outfits that you will love and enjoy.
I love the flutter sleeves which balance out the a line style of the dress. And because this dress is made out of 100% cotton, its not going to hug your body which will hide your tummy.
Ann Taylor Flutter Sleeve Belted Shift Dress
The Ann Taylor Flutter Sleeve Belted Shift Dress looks elegant, classy and fun in the blue color tone.
This dress is perfect from work to happy hour or dinner where you feel absolutely comfortable but also feel confident.
The loose mid section area will easily cover your tummy pooch and the color tone adds a fun spin to the look.
Ann Taylor Tile Print Tie Neck Dress
Headed to a wedding party and need a comfortable dress that will hide your tummy area so you can enjoy all your fun meals, you need to get the Ann Taylor Tile Print Tie Neck Dress.
This shift dress has halter neckline with a scarf bow tie which makes is chic and perfect dress for a dreamy wedding party.
The dress is not too short, so you can sit and enjoy yourself without being too conscious.
Shirt dresses are usually made out of linen or cotton fabric that has a habit of standing out instead of falling or hugging your body. And this is one of the biggest reason they are great to wear if you want to hide that stubborn belly pooch that you could not get rid of this summer.
You can add a belt to create a waist definition or find a shirt dress that comes with fabric belts.
You will look classy, put together and be able to hide your tummy.
Anthropologie Printed Shirt Dress
The Anthropologie Printed Shirt Dress looks perfect for summer weather with its breathable cotton and silk blend. The prints are just perfectly placed making the dress more everyday wearable and also for vacation.
I love that there is a tie detail that easily created a waist definition. You can wear this dress in confidence looking chic and hiding your middle section easily.
And if you feel like the dress is too long, you can pick it in Petite size as well.
Ann Taylor Floral Pleated Shirtdress
Looking for a work appropriate dress that will hide your tummy but look sophisticated, the Ann Taylor Floral Pleated Shirtdress is perfect for you.
In this dark tone, it will be easier to hide any belly pooch, but the prints add a fun detail to the dress. I also love that it’s not too short, so you can wear it at work and feel confident while sitting down.
Tommy Hilfiger Floral Shirt Dress
The puff sleeve and floral print of the Tommy Hilfiger Floral Shirt Dress almost make it not look like a traditional shirt dress. Which is great! This means you can wear it to work and also to fun events where you want to stay comfortable.
The dark navy color tone of course makes it easy to hide the tummy section and the fit and flare style makes it comfortable to wear all day.
Nic + Zoe Crepe Shirt Dress
Looking for a modern dress shirt that will still give you the comfort and hide your tummy area? The Nic + Zoe Crepe Shirt Dress will give you all of that.
The fun print and modern artwork print looks classy, and the fit and flare style makes this shirt dress flattering on any body type.
Pair it with your favorite sandal and you have a cute going out look that’s summer ready.
Mango Openwork Detail Shirt Dress
The Mango Openwork Detail Shirt Dress is classy elevated and perfect to hide your tummy section. The dress does come with a contrasting belt, but if you are trying to hide your tummy, I would simply swap it with a black belt thin belt.
This will not draw attention to the waist area and at the same time create an hour glass shape further hiding your belly pooch.
I love that this cotton dress has eyelet embroidery which elevates it even more. And this indigo color looks so classy.
Express Portofino Shirt Dress
The Express Portofino Shirt Dress is perfect for a casual work dress that looks classy and elegant but it’s also really comfortable. The shirt has a A line style, so its perfect if you want to hide your mid section, any muffin top.
It also comes with a matching fabric belt which camouflages. So you still create an hourglass shape, but the dress flatters.
These are new style of dresses that have become really popular with vintage dress silhouette. But they are also great if you are trying to hide your stomach area.
The tiers are stitched together, so they create a flowy style at the bottom and in the process create an hour glass shape.
You will feel comfortable and stylish in this dress silhouette. And you can find many variations in this style that you will love.
& Other Stories Tiered Maxi Dress
The & Other Stories Tiered Maxi Dress looks chic and fun in this pink print. but because of the tiered style it creates a distraction from the midriff area.
So you can comfortable wear this without feeling like you need to have a 6 pack ab! You know what I mean. I love the simple single tier which makes this dress modern.
Boden Tiered Embroidered Dress
If you are looking for a short tiered dress that looks chic but will look flattering around your mid rib, then try the Boden Tiered Embroidered Dress. This dress looks so classy in its embroidered detail.
But the cotton tissue fabric will not cling to your body. So, its going to hide your tummy area and make you look chic while you are doing whatever it is that you are doing.
Loft Tiered Mixed Media Pocket Dress
The Loft Tiered Mixed Media Pocket Dress looks fun and casual but at the same time the tiered detail and the fit and flare style makes it perfect to hide your tummy.
So, if you are looking for a casual everyday dress that you can pair with flats or sneakers and feel confident in, then you need to get this dress.
This dress also comes in Petite side, so if you are below 5 ft 5 inches, I recommend getting that, so the waist band will fall where it should.
Maeve Bettina Tiered Shirt Dress
If you are looking for a flattering dress that is not going to hug your middle section at all, then the Maeve Bettina Tiered Shirt Dress is perfect for you.
It’s has buttons till the ribcage which makes it easy to get in and out of. And the tiered details adds more definition and fun factor.
So even if it does not have the waist band, it still looks flattering on you.
Don’t like this color, it comes in many more.
English Factory Puff Sleeve Midi Dress
The English Factory Puff Sleeve Midi Dress looks chic and adds a cottage core touch to your look. Plus because of the tier style, this dress is perfect to wear even if you have a belly pooch.
The puff sleeve balances the tiers and if pink is not your color, it comes in many different ones.
Rails Floral Cotton Midi Dress
The Rails Floral Cotton Midi Dress is the perfect blend of summer comfort, being fit and flare and tiered.
I love how even with the print this tiered dress looks modern and with the tiered details, it will cover your tummy area. And make you look chic.
And the length is perfect to wear with sneakers, flats and sandals.
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- What to Put in Your Summer Travel Capsule Wardrobe
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