Finding Flattering Clothes to Hide C-Section Belly

How do you dress for a sagging stomach from a C-Section? Maternity pants with the stretch tummy helps tremendously, but finding flattering tops is my current issue. Usually, the tops are not long enough to cover my hanging stomach. I use tank tops underneath. If I buy a larger size in shirts, the shirts are wider, not longer. I have to wear loose so it doesn’t show my bulging tummy. Just wondering if you have tips/experience helping other C-Section mommies with this issue? 

Thank you sooo much!


Hi Kiera, 

Great to hear from you and thanks for this question. I have had clients with this challenge and I am sure that many readers are in the same boat.

Look for long tunic tops with empire waistlines. This way, you will be emphasizing the smallest part of your body, just below the bustline. The perfect empire will fall gently away from the empire as it widens over your belly and hips. Avoid pleats and look for soft flowey fabric that will gently cover what you wish to cover. Jersey knit is a nice choice. The idea is to skim, never cling. 

As an aside, 3/4 length sleeves and v-necklines are every woman’s secret weapon! If you can find this combo in an empire tunic style top, you are golden! 



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