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18 Flattering Wedding Dresses That Hide Belly Fat to Look Slimmer

18 Flattering Wedding Dresses That Hide Belly Fat to Look Slimmer

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If you’re shopping for a wedding dress but you can’t seem to find one that flatters you best, stop! You’ll find it here. We’ve looked all over the web to find the best plus size wedding dresses for curvy brides thanks to a question by an Emmaline Bride reader, Shannon, recently. These are wedding gowns for plus-size, curvy women: they’re stylish, highly-rated dresses for your wedding that will hide the tummy area beautifully.

She writes,

“Dear Emmaline, How can I hide my belly fat in my wedding dress? It makes me feel self-conscious and I want to conceal my tummy area. Do you have suggestions for flattering wedding dresses? Thanks for your help.”

Hi Shannon! Thanks for writing. We’re happy to help you find a dress to hide your belly, a sensitive area for many. The good news? It’s extremely easy to find a flattering wedding dress in plus size that hides the belly area with just a few simple suggestions.

Before you begin, here’s a tip: buy exceptional shapewear. It is one of the best things you can do for your confidence level in any dress you wear… starting with a solid foundation. A nice pair of shapewear like this will provide a nice smooth foundation to wear underneath the dress and will make you feel pulled together and confident.

A shaping outfit like this or this will slim your belly section, as it is designed to tighten that specific region.

Shapewear is the best thing to wear under wedding dresses that hide tummy or belly fat because it will also eliminate additional pulling on the fabric in specific areas, will eradicate any undergarments from showing, and will create a smoother contoured effect.

Next, choose a dress that flatters the midsection area. Here are a few suggestions for plus-size wedding dresses that hide belly fat.

Wedding Dresses That Hide Belly

If you’re looking for the most flattering wedding dress that will hide belly area or bulge, this is your guide! But first, a few words of wisdom. Don’t stress so much: you’re The Bride and you should feel confident in any size you’re in! It’s typical to want to look your best, but you and I both know you’re going to rock that aisle. First and foremost, know that! It is a big boost to your confidence when you look and feel your best, so if you want to pick a wedding dress that makes you look slimmer, we’re here to help you find it with some helpful tips that flatter the tummy area best.

Here are some of the best tips for hiding your belly in a dress. You’ll want to look for a dress that has one of the following elements:

empire waist dress

a-line skirt

wrap dress

high-low dress

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gathered pleats

flowy chiffon


In our quest to help you find the best option for bridal gowns, we discovered a collection of plus-size and curvy wedding dresses from two best shops: Lulus and David’s Bridal, both of which offer tons of stylish bridal gown options. We’re sharing some suggestions to help, below.

Get ready to feel beautiful in the skin you’re in with the most beautiful wedding dresses that will contour and hide your midsection so you feel confident and gorgeous on your wedding day. Which style is your favorite?

1. A-Line Dress with Empire Waist

This wedding dress has everything you need to conceal your tummy area and feel your best down the aisle and out on the dance floor. It features a lace-like sheer mesh fabric and an eyelash lace-trimmed bodice; the plunging neckline has a mesh insert and the skirt has a high empire waist to flatter your tummy area. The cascading A-line maxi skirt is made for dancing the night away! Get it here.

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2. A-Line Gown with Pockets

This is one of the most beautiful a-line wedding dresses that hide tummy area, as it flows away from your body. It’s a gorgeous gown you’ll love to dance in — and you’ll feel confident all night long. By Lulu’s.

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3. Flattering Maxi Dress

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4. A-Line Gown with Empire Waist and Tulle

This is a beautiful dress that floats away from your tummy area in an elegant empire waist. Get it here.

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5. Lace Maxi Dress with Strappy Neckline

Slip into this wedding dress with a strappy neckline and elegant allover lace with a maxi-length skirt. Available in extended sizing. Get it here.

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6. Ivory Beaded Maxi Dress

Flatter your tummy area in this beaded maxi dress which flares out at the waist and has elegant ivory lace allover. Beautiful! Get it now.

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7. Embroidered Long Sleeve Tulle Gown

This stunning dress features tulle, lace, and elegant long sleeves. Get it here.

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8. Surplice Maxi Wedding Dress

Go lightweight with this woven Georgette fabric that elegantly drapes your tummy are with a banded waistline. The cascading skirt is made for dancing and features a side slit. Available here.

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9. Seamed Bodice

Wear this wedding dress that makes you look thinner: it features a skirt that drapes away from the body and is made with elegant allover white lace. Love this one! Buy it here.

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10. Maxi Dress with Deep V-Neckline

This dress flares away from your tummy area and drapes nicely in a full maxi skirt with deep v-neckline and gathered waistline. Get it here.

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11. Stretch Knit Dress

A stretch knit midsection makes this a great option for hiding your tummy area in a wedding dress. I love the length here: a maxi skirt is always a great option any season of the year. The thin straps and deep v-neckline complete this elegant yet minimalist look. Get it here.

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12. White Sequin Wedding Gown

Wear this as your bridal gown or wedding reception dress and sparkle the night away! It features a flattering faux wrap and long sleeves, perfect for winter! Buy it here.

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13. Classic Button Back Wedding Dress

I love this dress for many reasons, but the classic bridal buttons on the back is my favorite part! There is a pretty flared skirt with lace that looks absolutely lovely; see the dress here.

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14. Chiffon Bodice A-Line

This chiffon wedding dress has a flattering fit plus a sweeping chapel length train. Love it! Get it here.

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15. Figure-Skimming Mermaid Dress

This silhouette is amazing! I adore the flared skirt, the figure-flattering mermaid cut and the high neckline. Beautiful! Find out more here.

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16. Mermaid V-Neckline Dress

Get endless compliments in this stunning white wedding dress with a maxi skirt and plunging v-neckline. Get it here.

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17. Tiered Lace Dress

Go lacy in this tiered dress featuring elegant layers and a cute ruffled maxi skirt. Buy it here>

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18. Off-the-Shoulder Dress with Train

And last but not least, check out this lovely lace dress with a train and off-the-shoulder neckline. Get it here.

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For more dresses like these, shop the entire collection of plus size wedding dresses here.

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We hope this helps on your quest for the perfect wedding dress! These are all available in sizes from 0-30 or up to 3X. These are perfect curvy and plus size wedding dresses that are designed to cover your belly area. Let us know which one is your favorite in the comment box below!

Happy Planning!


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