How to Choose a Smart Dress to Hide Your Tummy and Flatter Your Big Boobs

There are some events in life that inevitably make us feel slightly ill-at-ease: job interviews; business meetings; lunch with the in-laws! It can be tempting to overdress and use our clothes as a form of battle armour. In our experience, this is a mistake. We only end up feeling uncomfortable and self-conscious, squirming around in a too-tight skirt or worrying about buttons popping open.

Susannah is a Vase body shape – she has big breasts, a small waist and a bit of a tummy. Here she talks us through how she chooses a dress that will allow her to feel confident and at ease in a nerve-wracking situation. “I always start with a pair of Magic Knickers and a supportive bra. This gives me the best possible foundation. To radiate confidence, I look for a dress that is a fabulous colour or has a striking print. For my body shape I want a low, scooped neckline that will help to elongate my neck and reduce the area of my bust without being too revealing, and some soft gathers that will disguise my tummy bulge. Above all the dress must be comfortable and allow me to move freely.”

Whenever you have a difficult appointment, plan your outfit and try it on the day before. That way you can show up for the business in hand rather than fretting about what you are wearing.

See more of our style how-to videos at Trinny and Susannah TV.

7 Comments

  • Reply September 14, 2013

    sugababe123

    Hi very sexy and Beautiful Susannah Constantine thank you i am such a Big fan of Her. do more of these please

  • Reply September 14, 2013

    Pm

    Thanks guys! I bought a similar dress to the green dress… Only it has a shirt like neck and sleeves. I like it though, I think it looks good on me. Found magic knickers at m&s… Brilliant!!
    Would like to know… I am about 25 kgs overweight and hAve very thin ankles. I have recently injured my knee v.badly, by wearing high heels. So what would my options be as far as foot wear for dresses go? Won’t be able to wear any kind of heels for a long time!!
    Pls help.

    • Reply September 17, 2013

      Trinny and Susannah

      Can you wear a low wedge, say one inch? This is much more supportive and stable than a heel. If so, that may be the way to go. If not, then smart slippers or dainty sandals with some decoration. x

  • Reply June 6, 2014

    Claire Rees

    Could you put your body shape calculator onto your website that you used to have on very.co.uk? I thought that was fab x

  • Reply November 22, 2014

    jeremy joe

    Hi very sexy and Beautiful Susannah Constantine thank you i am such a Big fan of Her. keep Your Curves Susannah i Love dressing as a Woman i have such Big erection dysfunction thank you i will stick with You Trinny and Susannah look after Yourselves best wishes xxx

  • Reply December 4, 2014

    sara ramirez

    Could you put your body shape calculator onto your website that you used to have on very.co.uk? I thought that was fab x

  • Reply September 18, 2016

    jeremy joe

    HI Trinny and Susannah You are such Babes i would say don’t have medical Surgery you have to Consent anyway i am sure There is a Babealonia pill or a pill for Your Big tits estrogen is what You want i think but i am not a Doctor. Your money National savings Income bonds in Glasgow brilliant a High street Bank current account day to day brilliant and shares the Share centre in Buckinghamshire brilliant an ordinary Share account buy companies You like cars food from the Ftse100 or Nyse in these for the long term and companies that pay a dividend. i Really Hope this Helps You stay Babe Fashion reporters Trinny and Susannah i would Love to stay with You best wishes from jeremy xxx

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