The weeks following birthing a child can have you on a real roller coaster ride. Not the fun kind that are at amusement parks either. Your hormones are usually all over the place, so you have a hard time resting and getting your libido back on track. Your appetite is loopty-loop.
And your body? Yes, you know that you birthed a miracle but between the extra tummy weight, stretch marks and bloating, you wonder if you’ll ever get back to feeling normal, let alone sexy.
You know what? You can feel sexy, even as your body is transitioning. Even better, you don’t have to compromise your comfort in order to do it. You just need to know what pieces to buy and how to wear them. Below, here are some of the best looks for a new mom.
Who doesn’t want to show off a little skin? If you’re not comfortable revealing much from the waist down, a beautiful (and fashionable) compromise is an off-shoulder dress, jumpsuit or maybe even a romper. It’s the kind of style that draws attention to the upper part of your body and, as you can see, with the right cut, print and fabric, it can hide tummy bulges!
This flattering style hides your bumps and bulges but still creates a flattering hourglass silhouette. One that leaves enough room for your curves.
You and your hubby heading out for your first date since the baby was born? If you’re not ready to wear the little black number that he likes so much, opt for a maxi skirt along with a flattering top. This will elongate and slim your entire body and cover your legs up if that's what you're trying to do!
What if your thighs are bigger than you want them to be? Put on a pair of wide leg trousers. They are BIG this season, so you’ll be right in line with all of the fashion models. They’re a great item to have in your wardrobe anyway because they can look really dressy with a silk top or casual with a graphic tee.
Now that your little one is here, you can confidently wear all of your high heels again. Take this as an excuse to get your toenails painted and buy yourself a brand new pair to take out for a spin on date night.
A Big Beautiful Boho (Diaper) Bag
How is a big ole purse sexy? The better question is how is carrying a diaper bag sexy? Gone are the days when you need to have one of those by your side when you have your baby with you. Simply look for an oversized purse that comes with a couple of compartments. Your baby’s bottles and your cosmetics can all go in one tote. You’ll look like the most fashion-forward mom around.
Pleats are also in style. What are great diversion if you want to wear a dress or skirt that fits your body but you don’t want it to hug too tightly to your tummy area. It’s the kind of look that you’ll want to hold on to, even once the baby weight is gone. Don’t look at it as an article of “new mommy clothing” but a wonderful investment into your wardrobe, period.