Clothing tips for your post-baby body
After nine months, you’ve given birth to your precious bundle of joy. Your body has gone through a lot in the past and likely doesn’t look or feel the same to you right now. It’s going to take some time for you to get back to your pre-baby body, but in the meantime, you may have no idea what you can wear. You don’t want to wear your old maternity clothes over the next few months. So, what’s a woman to do? Dealing with your post-baby body can be rough. Fortunately, there are a lot of neat tips and tricks you can use that won’t make you look pregnant or out of style. Check it out below:
The perfect bra
Whether you’re nursing or not, your body has changed, and putting on your past bras may not be the most comfortable. It’s worth investing in a few new bras. Choose a wide strap bra for some extra support. Bralettes is another great option that blends support and comfort without digging underwires.
Instead of purchasing a bunch of pants that won’t fit you in a few weeks, you may want to buy leggings. They’re made of comfortable stretchy material that would work well as your body shifts and changes back. Leggings are also very convenient to throw on. You can dress them up or down for any occasion. The good news is that leggings are in so there is no shortage of color and style options.
When you want to look good without looking pregnant or overweight sundresses are an excellent choice. There are styles that provide a loose but comfortable fit. This way, it’s not hugging your curves but it’s not so baggy that you feel insecure.
If you plan on hitting the beach or a pool this summer you can feel secure in your postpartum body by purchasing a swimsuit cover-up.
You may not be a fan of the nursing or pregnancy shirts but there are stylish shirts you can buy that will compliment your frame. A-line shirts, babydoll shirts, and tunics, for example, are a few styles you should look towards getting for the best fit.
Wraps or cover-ups
For most women who recently had a baby, the issue falls in finding things to hide the midsection. Buying loose shirts will definitely help with this, but you can also buy various styles of wraps or coverups to give you more protection in the stomach area. They have cardigans, ponchos, and kimonos. As an added bonus, these types of wraps are ideal for easy access during those nursing times.
Stick to flat shoes
If your feet have swelled since the birth of your child it may take some time for the swelling to go down. It also goes without saying that your mobility may be limited in the first few weeks or months after childbirth. Flats provide a stable, comfortable, and convenient solution. Whether you go for a simple ballet flat, a strappy gladiator sandal, or a cute slide on, it will add to your postpartum style.
Every woman struggles with postpartum body problems. Keep in mind, however, it took your body nine months to change so allow yourself time to get back on track. The good news is, as you start dieting and exercising to get back to your pre-baby weight (or ideal body weight), there are fashion tips and tricks you can implement to look and feel your best.