Newbie moms go through an emotional spectrum from complete exhaustion to total elation. The special feeling of being in absolute love can’t be surpassed, can never be undone.
At a time when there are so many emotional and physical changes, including postpartum depression, dressing up seems the last thing on the new mommies’ mind. Yet, this is the time when a bit of glam can uplift your spirit.
The most flattering way to dress post-pregnancy is to wear clothes that fit you at that time, not from your pre-pregnancy leaner days.
Comfort should be the main intent of postpartum wear yet dressing nicely is deeply connected to our psychological well being. Clothes that are comfortable while keeping your style quotient high are as follows:
Skim not Squeeze
Choose tops or dresses that are not too tight and bottoms that aren’t too snug. Clothes that skim your body and follow your curves are well fitted and will make you look a million dollars.
Ill-fitting clothes will highlight your bulges and make you look bigger. Options like empire-line tops, balloon tops, peplum tops, etc. are the hot favorites for new mommies.
Choose the Softest Fabrics
Fabrics that cascade effortlessly over the body should be on top of every new mom’s fashion list. Flowy fabrics like georgettes, chiffons, silk make for fashionable and chic mommy clothes. Softer fabrics have a fluid texture and help hide post-pregnancy bulges.
Clingy fabrics should be avoided at all costs as these are uncomfortable and will make you feel constricted.
Go All Out With the Shades
Eyewears are the easiest to put on and the quickest to change your entire look as well as attitude. Pick up a pair of shades for yourself to turn your look around with any outfit. You can stay simple and classy with Aviators or Rayban, or go quirky with hexagonal shapes or polaroid tones – the choice is yours.
Invest in Big Eyes and Bold Lips
Researchers have proven that wearing makeup helps women get a boost in confidence especially on days they are feeling low. Applying makeup could help lift your spirits a bit when you are feeling and looking tired all the time.
The postpartum period is a tough time for all new moms and applying makeup could be a feel-good-factor. Just the basic stuff like some tinted moisturizer, lip gloss, kohl, or eyeliner and you are ready to go. Pair it up with some nice pearl drops or diamond studs to keep the spark up.
You can switch to natural and organic personal care products, like raw Indian hair extensions if you are concerned about your baby’s exposure to cosmetics.
A pair of stylish white sneakers and an oversized bag instantly add a cool touch to your style. Heels feel sexy but can be difficult to endure with a baby in tow. Cool flats or snazzy sneakers will keep you comfortable while making you look like a fashionista. For a complete look, you can add a Swiss-made watch as well to elevate your outfit.
The Essential Oversized Bag
No matter how much work from home you do, there is always something for which you need to step out. On such occasions, carry all your baby essentials while keeping it chic in a quirky oversized sling bag. A statement stud on your ear lobes amps up your style game and manages to be out of your baby’s lightning reach.
Pick Your Lingerie Wisely
Appropriate bras, whether you choose to breastfeed or not, are a must. Invest in some soft nursing bras which you can wear overnight as your breasts will leak, especially for the first few days.
Sports bras are also an excellent option to hold your breast pads in place while your breasts shrink down with time. Underwear with high waists helps keep your postpartum tummy tucked in and make your outfit look better.
Some More Ideas for Choosing Outfits
- Well fitted mom jeans
- Oversized shirt dress with a wide sashay belt
- Thick and comfortable leggings
- Long shirts or knitwear that will cover your hips
- Flowy Maxi Dresses
- A Good Robe
- Comfy Lounge Pants
- Nursing Tops and Dresses
- Draped Tops and Dresses
Follow these tips to look fashionable even with very little time for yourself post-pregnancy. Complement the motherhood glow with some light workouts after getting the green signal from your doctor.
Get some ‘me-time’ with a spa session or a visit to the nearby salon or some much-needed shut-eye. A little effort and self-care will go a long way to not only make you stylish but energetic, too. Devote at least a few minutes every day just for your own self. Dress up ladies, and in no time, you will be a yummy mummy.