HOW TO DRESS FOR YOUR NEW POST-PREGNANCY BODY
Your bundle of joy has finally arrived, but so has your post-partum pooch. And for many moms (including myself!) it’ll stick around until after you finish breastfeeding. Don’t panic. Clothing can work miracles, as long as you choose the right pieces for your new body. Read on to learn how you can look fabulous just days after delivery.
Opt for Oversize and Stay Away from Clingy
A loose-fitting cotton button down is a great way to hide your midsection and still look stylish. Choose vertical stripes or a fun pattern like small polka dots. Opt for styles that are longer in the back so you can pair with leggings or a stretchy pencil skirt without feeling self-conscious about your hips/behind. Stay away from stretch/clingy fabrics that only accentuate your problem areas.
Vote for V-Necks
A V-neckline draws the eye upward, away from the tummy and other trouble areas like the hips and thighs, which still may be slightly widened after pregnancy and delivery. It’s also great for breastfeeding moms; allowing for easy nursing access during the day.
Poncho styles are a great way to spruce up your style and hide your belly area at the same time. Besides being super comfortable, they also make for easy nursing.
Cash in on Camis, Blazers and Cardigans
You can easily work your nursing camisoles into your daily wardrobe by slipping on a hip length cardigan or blazer, providing the long vertical lines that create the length you need. You can accessorize easily with a colorful scarf and get a put-together look in seconds.
Darker Shades & Single Color Palette
Lighter colors are not always flattering and nursing stains and nursing pad outlines can be more obvious. Jewel tones like eggplant, dark pink or blue can be a great alternative to black and they also look great with a variety of skin tones. To create a longer silhouette try using the same color on top and bottom. It may take a while to fit into your pre-pregnancy clothes. But, until then, you don’t have to hang out in sweats and yoga pants all day. Consider these fashion tips to give you a confidence boost and make you look and feel great!