I’m a size 14 & here's how to wear tight clothes if you’re uncomfortable with tummy – £5 Primark buy is my secret weapon | The Sun

TO make up for the past two years, we've packed this summer full of festivals, BBQs and mini-breaks.

But considering how we spent the best part of 18 months living in tracksuit bottoms and sweatshirts, it's been a bit of a shock to the system to be out and about wearing tight-fitting clothes again.

Feel our pain? Then fashion influencer Jess is here to help.

Earlier this week, the social media star – who boasts over 300,000 followers on TikTok – posted a YouTube video sharing five simple ways you can make your summer wardrobe more comfortable if you're conscious of your tummy.

She explained: "The right underwear is so so important because it can either make or break your outfit."

To avoid any visible panty lines, Jess recommended buying seamless underwear and also getting them in one size bigger than usual.

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Showing her favourite Primark thongs, Jess said: "I size up and then wear them super high-waisted.

"I do find that helps to smooth out the lower stomach."

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What's more, Jess' go-to undies come in a pack of three for just £5.

Next up, the fashion fan recommended snapping up some shapewearin the same thong style.

Opting for a super high-waisted bodysuit, Jess says it cinches her in in all the right places for special occasions.

However, Jess said it's important not to get into the habit of wearing them everyday.

She added: "I wouldn't recommend wearing shapewear every single day though – I just think it can really ruin your self-esteem as you might not like your body without it and it's important to like your body just the way it is."

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What's more, the style influencer swears by incorporating "overlayers" – – such as oversized shirts, denim jackets and blazers -on top of bodycon dresses.

Jess added: "I think this is really nice [as it gives more coverage] if you're insecure about your arms or lower stomach.

"And if you're feeling particularly comfortable, you can just take them off […] it looks a bit more classy than just wearing a tight dress."

To draw the eye away from any areas you don't feel comfortable with, Jess said to look out for skirts and dresses with extra details like wrap bows or knots.

For instance, the fashionista particularly loves her burnt orange ruched satin mini skirt that has a tie at the front.

She added: "Look for skirts and dresses that have a tie or wrap as it's super flattering – just anything that's going to distract from the stomach instead of a flat [surface]."

And while we've always been too scared to give ruching a go, Jess says the style should be a mid-size girl's best friend.

"It really helps to smooth out your stomach," she said. "It's important where you place the ruch.

"I place it right underneath my stomach so you get a flattering effect […]

"It's way more flattering than a straight slinky material."

Meanwhile, the fashionista says it's worth going for higher-quality brands on your bodycon dresses where you can as their materials tend to be thicker – which makes for a more flattering fit.

"I usually get my dresses from Oh Polly or House of CB," Jess said. "Some of the more expensive dresses can be made of the shapewear material so they kind of do what the shapewear does for you."

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For day-to-day, Jess will often wear darker colours on her bottom half as they can be more slimming and offset this with pops of colour on her top half.

"It helps balance out my body," she said. "As my lower body is bigger than the top and black masks your stomach."

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