You’ve waited nine months to have your child, and the swollen ankles, gas and weight gain are worth it when you see your new bundle of joy. But getting your body back into shape can take time. Whether you’re getting ready for work, a wedding or meet your friends for coffee, you may have trouble finding clothes that fit you right. The following are ways to revamp your style after baby.
Find Clothes That Drape
New moms should be proud of their body’s. After all, you’ve carried your little one inside you for nine months and have done everything you could to ensure its health and wellness. But afterward, your body is in a state of transition. At present, you may be self-conscious of your tummy. Sweatpants may seem comfy. But they can accentuate the features that you’re trying to hide. Whether you’re shopping for a formal dress or something for work, consider clothing that drapes casually over your belly. Blouses with pleats or gathers, T-shirt dresses and empire waists are all great options.
Shapewear is Your Friend
Eating a healthy diet and moderate exercise are proven ways to lose weight. Although you may be in a rush to get your body in top shape after a baby, the process takes time. But what if you have a wedding to go to, and you want to look your best? Weddings are joyous occasions where you can let loose on the dance floor, visit with family, eat good food and bring home unique wedding favors as a memento of the special occasion. If you have the perfect dress to wear for the occasion, and it doesn’t quite fit you the same as before you had the baby, shapewear is your friend. This wonderful garment has the capabilities to hold in your hips and stomach. It can also smooth lines and make your body look trim. Some companies manufacture clothing that mimic shapewear, so you don’t need anything underneath your formal dress. To ensure your comfort, and you’re able to still breathe, you need to try on the shapewear garment first.
Go Through Your Wardrobe
No matter if you’re pregnant or not, it can prove beneficial to go through your closet periodically. This is a way for you to clean house and ditch the items you no longer wear. You may want to keep several pieces that you wore throughout your pregnancy, and you can benefit from wearing still. A jersey dress can look chic after you’ve had the baby when you use a belt to cinch the waistline. You may also look stylish in wrap dresses and blouses with an empire waist. If this is your last pregnancy, you can pass the frumpier duds such as your maternity jeans on to a friend or resale shop.
Get to Know Your Tailor
It’s easy to surround yourself in comfy clothes when pregnant. But now that you’re shedding pounds, you may be amazed to see how quickly you’ve reached the in-between stage of your weight loss. If you have favorite pieces that no longer fit you in the bust line, stomach or hips, bring them to your tailors. The expert seamstress will be able to work magic on items you adore by taking them in as your figure grows smaller.
Invest in Some New Pieces
Once you’ve reached your goals to a before baby shape, you’ll be ready for some new clothes. Slowly invest in some new pieces that are flattering to your figure. While you may have been pencil thin before, pay homage to your new figure. Enjoy your ample bosom and shapely buttocks. Look for blouses with a somewhat low neckline for sexy evenings out. Your hemlines should also fall to the knee or slightly above. If you’re still worried about your tummy, opt for mid-rise jeans and slacks. Loose cardigans and A-line dresses are also flattering to most post-baby body types.
Don’t Forget to Accessorize
Another key to being a postpartum fashionista is to top off your look with accessories. Long necklaces with chains or beads are great for making your body appear slimmer. Dangly earrings are also better than gold studs as they put the spotlight on your face instead of your body. To add a pop of color to any outfit, you may want to incorporate stylish scarves. Opt for a longer version of the scarf as they can help hide your stomach.
Carrying a baby for nine months is an amazing feat. But now that you’re ready to re-discover your shape again, you may not know how to dress your post-pregnant body. Using the above tips, you’ll be able to take your time getting your body back to its pre-pregnancy weight and still look like a fashionista.