While we’d all like to feel like we can look good in clothes that look like they’ve been surgically sprayed on everyday of the month, the reality is, we need the figure-flattering pieces in our wardrobe for our bloated days when we’re PMSing, or when we’ve hit the buffet or have had too much cheese. Good thing there are these dependable brands that will keep you stylish on the most bloated of days.
1. Innika Choo
Designed in Bali by mother-of-three Innika Choo is a brand full of airy, bell-sleeve peasant blouses, and checked shorts, all belly pooch-friendly. We love the little details of embroidery, smocking and frills.
2. Stella McCartney
Stella McCartney has a knack for cutting clothes that flatter you, no matter how bloated you feel. They cost a pretty penny, of course, but everything from her blouses to her pantsuits will make you feel one hundred per cent, even if you’re not feeling it.
Malaysian brand Whimsigirl wants you to feel like you’re wearing your old favourites, the kinds that you trust to make you feel and look good over and over again. Their pieces make up a capsule collection in your wardrobe easily, with mix-and-match pieces you’d want to pull off the hangers and throw on without having to think of what to wear.
Esse makes breezy clothes with clean, easy-to-wear silhouettes. Their pieces are rarely form fitting, making them the perfect buffet gear. Bonus points – they use sustainable fabrics such as tencel, bamboo and 100 per cent organic cotton.
Up your cool ante in COS, while hiding your tum. There is never a dearth of relaxed silhouettes at the store, in the season’s most essential colours. And even though they’re mid-ranged, their clothes last surprisingly a long time.