One Chic Momma: 5 Great Postpartum Style Tips
Mother has a confession: seven months ago, I had a baby. Not just any baby either; I had my second baby. Every mother knows that the body is much less forgiving the second time around. My nine-pound bruiser was a game changer for my body, but I have managed to stay one chic momma, nevertheless. Here are five fashion rules to live by to keep looking fab after baby.
Supportive Undergarments Are A Must
Please consider investing in some post-natal shapewear. These undergarments have come a very long way, and they serve more purposes than vanity alone. Good post-natal shapewear can help to support the abdominal wall, relieve some residual back pain and help you regain your shape. In addition to all of that, post-natal shape wear can smooth out some of the lumps and bumps that may have grown more prominent after we deliver. So before picking out that fabulous outfit, consider spending a little time focusing on what’s underneath, because as Mother always says, it’s what’s on the inside that counts.
Maximize Your Maternity Wear
Do not avoid buying maternity wear or give it away as soon as you deliver. Instead I encourage you to do the opposite. Maternity fashion has evolved, so buy key a few pieces that you love and will wear while you are pregnant and in the months to follow. Doing so is not an indictment of your inability to loose weight; it took you nine months to get here, so it is only normal that your regular clothing wouldn’t fit for at least 3-5 months after you deliver. Get maternity clothes that are as fabulous as they are comfortable and rock them til they are literally falling off!
Create A Waist
No matter how much weight we gain, once that baby is out, we can all rediscover our waistlines. Pair a flowy top with leggings and a cropped jacket, throw a belt or sash around your favorite maternity dress, or don a peplum top. Also, wearing a dress with a fitted top and an “A line” bottom or a button down shirt tucked into a belted midi skirt will accentuate your shrinking waistline. And lets face it, there’s nothing like a shrinking waistline to make a new mother feel great about her clothes and herself!
Don’t Forget the Details
When it comes to post-natal fashion, you don’t need to focus on clothes alone. Instead, rely on a few of your favorite staples and play with accessories. Think statement pieces like chandelier earrings or a strong neckpiece combined with a simple outfit like skinny jeans and a white t-shirt. Add to that a simple hairstyle like a topknot or natural curls, a pair of sunglasses, and your favorite lipstick and you have created a quick, effortlessly chic look that gives maximum bang for your buck.
Put Your Best Foot Forward
Comfort is paramount for a new mother so finding that perfect pair of flats to pair with anything is important. However, there will be moments when even the most casual mommy wants to take her shoe game up a notch. Consider platforms and wedges for those moments when you want to raise the stakes with your shoe wear. These shoes are both fashionable and more comfortable than your traditional pump or stiletto. Throw a small pair of roll up flats in your bag and voila! You are now ready to put your best foot forward.
So there you have it; five fashion rules for postpartum fabulosity. Who cares if you have lost the weight or are fitting your old clothes three weeks after delivery? You grew a life inside you and ushered it safely into this world, and you’ve been changed. That’s not something to be ashamed of, it’s something to embrace. Yes your body may feel unfamiliar right now but you are fabulous. Whether your body goes back to where it was or it stays right where it is, follow these easy rules and there is no doubt that every one who sees you will think, “Wow! That is one chic momma!”