We are partnering on this post about postpartum fashion and how important it is to feel beautiful at all times in your pregnancy.
How to style your body following birth
For the nine months prior to giving birth, it would be fair to say that your body changes in a way that you have probably never experienced ever before. Many women then think that immediately after giving birth, normality returns. Unfortunately, this doesn’t happen.
Instead, losing baby weight is a long, painful, process. Your body does change during the postpartum stage though, and it means that it can be very difficult to style your body appropriately. Some women might take advanced steps, such as a breast augmentation, to make things easier, but on the whole, most will just reinvent their wardrobe.
The remainder of this post will now take a look at some of the best ways to style your body as you adapt to your new shape.
Embrace the power of black
Some people say that they don’t suit black, but for the postpartum stage this is something that you simply have to embrace. This is the color that can disguise any lumps and bumps that your ever-changing body is prompting, and ultimately hide away the bits you don’t want others to see.
Of course, we’re not suggesting that you go completely in black. Feel free to break things up with the odd accessory (more on that later), or don an extravagant bag or shoes to add a bit of sparkle to your outfit.
The fit is more important than ever
It doesn’t matter what stage of life you are in, it’s always important to secure a good fit. However, in the postpartum stage, this is just emphasized.
You need to wear clothing that fits your body now, not how it used to look, or not what you are hoping it looks like next year.
Of course, there’s every chance that you don’t have anything which fits you in your current shape. If this is the case, buy something – you can’t get away with anything else.
Use accessories to place attention on the right areas
As already alluded to, there will be parts of your body that you really don’t want to draw attention to. This is where you need to rely on accessories to detract attention away from them, and instead focus on other areas of your body.
For example, a scarf can work a treat in these situations. This is something that can elongate your body, whilst detracting away from your midriff.
Use shapeware to your advantage
This might not have been possible several years ago, but in today’s age you really need to take full advantage of shapewear. Put simply, this sits under your clothing, and is able to compress various parts of your body. For example, it can lift your rear and waist, and by doing this will also impact your posture. In other words, as well as disguising all of the areas that might have been affected by your pregnancy, it can also aid with the elusive confidence factor that so many of us need help with.