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A bloated and bulging tummy after brunch is the worst. Trust us, we’ve been there. You end up feeling uncomfortable in your clothes and self-conscious, wishing away the time to be able to go home and slip into your elasticated jeggings.

To avoid departing company early or busting out of your jeans button at the table, we’ve put together ensembles that will hide the bloat and allow you to stay out for as long as you darn well wish.

Here are five brunch outfits that will tuck your tummy away and in turn allow you to feel stylish and confident.


Loose peplum top and stretch jeans

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(L-R) Cotton On peplum top ($30), Topshop Jamie jeans ($90), Zalora shoulder bag ($25), Zalora flats ($25)

This is one number you’ll need in your wardrobe. Putting on a peplum top instantly spices your outfit up, at the same time, hides your tummy with its flare. A yellow bag adds a nice pop of colour to this set too!


Flowy floor-length maxi dress

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(L-R) ALEXACHUNG dress ($889), Nannacay raffia tote ($253), eq:iq sandals ($145)

A flowy dress is a no-brainer if you’re looking to hide that belly of yours while showing off the right amount of skin. The shoulder-to-toe floral prints serve as a distraction from your tummy and the tiered skirt easily hides it as well. Great for an outdoor brunch date with your girlfriends!


Denim pinafore 

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(L-R) Lemaire shirt ($356), Topshop pinafore ($80), Gucci shoulder bag ($2973), Gucci sneakers ($852)

The off-duty model look is all the rage right now, and you can join in the fun with a pair of denim pinafore. Whilst this piece is made out of denim, it is loose-fitting and super comfortable. The extra fabric serves as an additional cover-up for your bloated stomach too. Style it with a white shirt and a pair of white sneakers for an effortless look. Bonus points to this pair of Gucci sneakers for its collapsible-heel. So when you’re feeling extra lazy, you can comfortably slip it on.


Loose fitting shirt dress

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(L-R) Acne Studios shirt dress ($353), Chloe shoulder bag ($1174), Tibi leather mules ($676)

Nothing is as timeless as a crisp white shirt, let alone a shirt dress. Highly versatile and chic  – this pinstripe shirt dress can be styled with a pair of jeans or as a tunic. Those extra inches gained during your meal are sure to be hidden in this oversized piece.


Oversized band tee and jeggings

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(L-R) Saint Laurent t-shirt ($672), Current/Elliot jeggings (345), Off-White bag ($1177), Vetements sneakers ($960)

One killer combo that will never go out of style is a slightly oversized band tee and a pair of jeggings. It’s a simple outfit that requires minimal planning. Black itself is also a flattering colour for slimming effects. Throw on this monochrome ensemble and you’ll instantly look put together.