Congratulations! You’ve finally met your baby, and you couldn’t be more thrilled. Or exhausted. Or overwhelmed. And, let’s face it, you just not feeling it, look-wise. Well, our first advice is to take it easy and give your body a bit of time to rest and recover before you start getting too critical, of course. And in the meantime, here are some really great outfit ideas that are bound to make you feel a bit more like yourself when you look in the mirror!
- Layer up. Your maternity tops might having a nursing feature, or maybe they just feel so darn comfortable right now that you’re not willing to give them up just yet. That’s fine! Since it’s fall, you can easily add a tailored layer for a bit of sophistication without compromising convenience and/or comfort. Throw on a trusty blazer or belted cardigan for a bit of shape, and you’re good to go!
- Colors are your friends. If you don’t feel like standing out or going through too many options in your closet, stick to neutrals or stripes. Then add a pop of color in the form of red lipstick, a chunky piece of jewelry or shoes for a little bit of easy-peasy pizzazz.
- Accessorize. You can never go wrong with a lightweight, comfortable outfit if you fit it with the right accessories. Think a breezy scarf, big hoop earrings, a long necklace or a great bag! Throw your hair in a messy bun, dab on a bit of blush, and you’re set.
- Wear the right size. In other words, don’t assume you’re better off just cramming yourself into your old jeans- it takes weeks or months for your body to recover and return to it’s pre-baby weight. Hold on to your stretchier, more forgiving maternity pants for a while, or buy a few pairs in a size up to avoid muffin tops and to keep you feeling positive towards your body. You can also try the good ol’ rubber band trick from early pregnancy, though you’ll have to worry about wearing longer tops, if you do. Really though, there’s no rush, and everyone looks better in clothes that fit them properly. Don’t focus on the numbers, but on how you feel!
What are your favorite post-partum outfits?
Until next time,