5 Tips To Hide Your Post-Pregnancy Pooch
So for nine months you were growing a little human inside of you and finally he or she is born – meaning, bump be gone!
But is it? Many may think that once your baby’s born, you’ll be rocking a flat tummy again in weeks, but unfortunately it’s often not the case. In fact, you may still look like you’re six months pregnant.
It took nine months for your body to get the way it is now, so be patient with your post-pregnancy bump. Luckily, with the magic of fashion, there are ways to hide it if you want to.
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1. Tuck It In
No, not your belly, your shirt. To the contrary many may think the opposite is necessary to hide your post-preggie bump, but tucking your shirt in is actually more flattering. Get yourself a button up shirt (which also makes breastfeeding a lot easier) or top, and tuck it into your trousers or skirt.
2. The Ol’ Faithful Tunic Over Leggings
While being pregnant you might have spent a lot of time with leggings and loose fitted tunics. Good news is, that you still can, even if the baby is in your arms rather than in your belly. Wearing a tunic over some fitted leggings is super comfy, flattering, and can still look very stylish.
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3. Peplum Pooch Hiding
Wearing a peplum shirt is the best thing you can do to hide your post-pregnancy belly. It’s fitted on your bust and flares out for a fun and feminine silhouette. Pair it with a high waisted pencil skirt or trousers for the best look. Try to find a peplum shirt that flares just at the point your tummy bulge begins and no-one will know you’re trying to hide your pooch.
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4. Show Some Skin
You may be reading this and thinking: “What?! I’m actually trying to hide my flaws, not flaunt it!” But it’s all about showing skin in the right places. By showing a bit more shoulder or leg you'll immediately draw the eye towards that body part instead of your tummy. So don’t be scared, dare a little.
5. Wrap, Ruching Or Waterfall Detail
Having wrapping, ruching or waterfall detail on or over your tummy is the best way to skim over bits you want to hide, and draw the eye to your favourite features. There are lots of shirts and dresses you can choose from to make this look work for you.
Do you have any other tips on how to hide your post-pregnancy belly? Share it with us in the comments below.