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The Best Tops to Hide Stomach Fat

author image Heather Topham Wood
Heather Topham Wood is a seasoned writer whose work has appeared in numerous publications, including USA Today, Gadgetell, Feel Rich and Step in Style. Heather is a published novelist with six Amazon bestsellers and a contract through Crescent Moon Press. She holds a bachelor's degree in English from TCNJ.
The Best Tops to Hide Stomach Fat
A variety of multi-colored tunics for sale outside. Photo Credit: Olga355/iStock/Getty Images

If you have tummy bulge that you wish to hide, you don’t have to break out the corset to appear thinner. Certain tops can help you diminish the appearance of stomach fat. The style and features of a shirt can help you slim the waistline without making you feel restricted. Avoid super tight shirts that accentuate every part of your body if you want to hide your tummy.

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Many tanks are no longer made super tight and fitting and have a tighter style around the bust while looser around the waist and underarm areas. In fact, tanks with built-in shapewear can also help hide your stomach fat. These tanks are typically used with layered clothing and use spandex to camouflage your bulge. While a tank top can help control stomach bulges, they may not hide them unless you wear something else over them, such as a fitted blazer.

Empire Waist Tops

Empire-waisted tops are stylish and will not show off your tummy bulge like a fitted tee. Empire tops also feature a high-cut waistline, fitted bodice and flowing fabric that grazes over your tummy and hides your mid-section.The color of these tops can also help hide your stomach fat. Black and darker shades, like purple and brown, can help hide the bulge.


Tunics have a billowy style that can hide problem areas on the body, including stomach fat. Tunics that are fitted on the top and looser on the bottom will make you appear thinner without the illusion that you are wearing a tent. Tunics are available as tops alone or as dresses. Many designers make tunics as part of their clothing line.

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