THERE’S nothing wrong with having a bit of a belly, in fact it’s totally normal.
But if you do want to hide yours there are some trouser styles that aren’t going to help.
According to fashion whizz Chi Li there are five styles you should ditch from your wardrobe altogether.
Anything too tight is going to highlight every bump on your body, which is the last thing you want if the aim is to hide your stomach.
Although leather trousers are on trend avoid legging styles and opt for more lose-fitting designs with straight legs.
Low and mid rise
It’s no secret that low rise trousers aren’t all that flattering, but Chi explained that mid rise styles aren’t much better.
This is because they generally sit right on your belly button, which is the widest part of your stomach.
Instead, wear high rise trousers that skim over your stomach, diverting the eyes away from the area you want to hide.
Chi explained: “If your pleated pants are facing inwards that’s not flattering because they actually create more bulk in your stomach and make your tummy look even bigger.
“Instead, look for the pleats that face outwards, these will conceal your stomach and make you look slimmer.”
We get it – trousers with an elastic waistband are loads more comfortable than those without, but according to the fashion whizz they’re not doing you any favours.
“They can make you look frumpy and make your stomach look even more obvious,” she said.
The good news is you don’t have to part ways with elastic waistbands altogether, just make sure they’re well hidden.
Paper bag trousers
The extra fabric on this style of trousers can make you look bigger than your really are, Chi explained.
Instead opted for trousers that skim over your stomach without too much material as this is always more flattering.