Rather than wearing loose clothes, go for fitting ones. Loose and billowy clothing can create bumps where there shouldnâ€™t be, and make you look pregnant. Clothes with ruching or gather hems at the waist line are also more flattering than tent dresses. Dresses with tie backs or an empire waist can also give your body more definition. Although maxi dresses are really popular at the moment, you should avoid them as they will definitely make you appear pregnant.
Delta Goodrem, Mischa Barton and Paris Hilton in maxi dresses.
Alternatively you can also belt your clothes to create a slimmer silhouette. Make sure you go for thinner belts rather than thick ones, because they are more flattering to your figure.
Sometimes, the more skin you show, the thinner you will look. This is because the eye is drawn to where skin is exposed. Try wearing tops with a v-neck or sweetheart neckline.
You can also invest in a pair of tummy control panties or undergarment slip to help keep the bulges in. Grab a copy of CLEO July to read about the Body Con Experiment, where we got real girls to try out various bodyshapers.
You may also want to consider exercising to tone up your belly. You donâ€™t necessarily have to head to the gym; just spend 30 minutes brisk walking, or climbing flights of stairs twice or thrice a week.