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You’ve shopped for the most beautiful engagement rings, got married and had a child in the past few years, but being a new mom has its own set of challenges. Your body doesn’t just snap back into place after birth. In fact, new moms usually have an enlarged belly of a 4- or 5-month pregnancy at first. Although your torso will resume its normal shape in a few weeks or months, you need to try out some current fashions to strategically shape your body into your pre-pregnancy state.
1. Start With Comfort
Although you may be tired of maternity clothes, they are the best fashions to start with immediately after birth. Select the clothes from your mid-pregnancy, giving you a slimmer look compared to third trimester selections. For bulkier tops, try wrapping a stylish belt around your waist, bringing its shape into more of an hourglass look. You’ll want comfort, especially in the early newborn months. With sleep deprivation and delivery recovery top priorities, you want clothes that slide on easily without too much tightness.
2. Leggings And Tunics
One of the most stylish outfits for all women today is matching leggings with tunics. Long blouses dive below your waistline to create the tunic look. They are supposed to be slightly large, allowing you to conceal your recovering body. If your belly is still enlarged, continue to wear maternity leggings until you can wear normal selections. The tunic covers the maternity section, giving you a chance to shape up over the next few months. It took your body 9 months to stretch out, so give it some time to return to normal.
3. Material Concerns
Avoid fancy materials as a new mom. You’ll be carrying and cradling your newborn for most of the day. Comfortable materials, such as cotton, are critical to daily coziness. You don’t want to feel bound in tight clothes as you handle a cranky child. Newborns are also known for their messy habits, from burping to spit-up accidents. Fancy materials usually need to be dry cleaned or specially treated for stains, making them impractical for new mom use. Reserve silks, for example, for those nights out with your spouse.
4. Night Out On The Town
Allowing the grandparents to babysit for one night is a great way to relax from new motherhood. Have a night out on the town while you wear a strategic wrap-around dress. This dress style allows you to adjust the outfit’s girth to fit your belly perfectly. As a result, you have an hourglass figure that is complementary to your glowing legs and arms. Try a black dress to create that slim figure. Light colors tend to make you look larger than you truly are.
5. Accessorize For Distraction
If you’ve had a particularly difficult time losing the pregnancy weight, try dressing up your everyday clothes with accessories. Draw the eyes up to your face with new earrings that delicately dangle. Even a new necklace will work as well. New moms may want to try a new hairdo as well to awaken their features and distract eyes from the core. Conversations will start about your accessories rather than your outfit. And don’t forget your engagement ring; many moms have to take their ring off during pregnancy due to swelling, but soon after delivery, the ring is sure to fit again!
New moms can take advantage of current women’s wear trends with specific garment selections. By using distraction and strategic cover-ups, you’ll mask your body until it’s back in shape.