6 Things To Wear Post-Pregnancy
You’ve done the pregnancy, you’ve got the baby, now you’re staring into your wardrobe with a blank expression and wondering how long you can get away with wearing your maternity clothes because they're just so darn comfortable.
But no ladies, with your sleep deprivation and managing one more tiny human's needs, it’s essential that you feel good about yourself and your body to take on the day ahead.
1. Tailoring is your friend
Anything that’s going to show off your silhouette is a must, and there’s nothing like tailored clothes to do just the job. If you want to wear a loose t-shirt to hide your tummy, then team it with a tailored blazer to give structure to your shoulders and arms and create that waistline that the t-shirt won’t. Don’t feel you have to go and buy brand new tailored pieces, take your maternity clothes down to the alterations and let them work their magic.
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2. Match function with style
If you’re breastfeeding, there’s lots of great nursing tops available now that are both stylish and functional, like this one available on cherishme.ie. Pair it with dark navy jeans and a pop of red colour on your lips!
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There’s nothing like a bit of sparkle to make you feel glamorous again so don’t forget your jewels when you’re getting dressed.
Tip: Long necklaces will elongate your torso and draw the eye down. It also helps to distract from your post-baby bump!
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4. Shhh, shape-wear
Us girls, whether with child or not, can always count on slimming shape wear to make us feel a little more streamline. These are great for an occasion when you’re wanting a quick nip and tuck under your outfit. This multiway slip for under dresses from Marks & Spencers is a must on your shopping list.
5. Add height with a heel
Don’t worry, I’m not talking about a pair of 6-inchers, but wearing boots or shoes with a small heel will make you look taller and those pins more slender. Go with ankle boots with a chunky heel or a pair of wedges for an occasion.
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6. Buy the perfect jean
Some doctors estimate it takes 6-10 weeks just for your uterus to get back to it’s pre-pregnancy size, so don’t throw out your maternity jeans as soon as your beautiful bambino arrives - you’ll be glad for the soft stretch for the first few weeks.
When you’re ready to get into a non-maternity pair, don’t avoid getting a size up from what you used to be if needed, clothes that fit well are far better than muffin top. If you have a long torso then try a high waisted pair, if not, go for a pair that will hang just below the naval. Try a straight cut leg if you’re afraid of the skinny style but always make sure you’re showing off your derrière - back pockets that are centrally aligned and placed higher than lower will make your bum seem perkier (jeans below are €39.95 in Zara).