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I hate my post baby body
Answered Thursday 4 November 2010 |
Help me Donny!!!
I am 26 years old and am much heavier than i used to be. I hate getting ready to go out as nothing in my wardrobe looks good on me after having my baby girl 3 months ago. I try on atleast 5 different outfits when i am going out and it just makes me depressed, so then i usually just go for the comfy clothes being either gym gear or black tights and a dress. I find that even though i am not pregnant anymore i am still opting for the clothes i wore when i was as they are the only ones that fit now. I hate going shopping now as my body shape has changed so much after the baby and i have no idea what looks good on me anymore.
Please help me update my look and find clothes that suit my new shape.
Sarah - hope you don't mind me saying but you are a 'yummy mummy'. You are gorgeous!!
Don't be depressed, it is totally normal for the body to change after having a baby. I can still see a little gorgeous waistline under your bust. Let’s start with your bust, make sure you're wearing a proper bra to give you good support and lift. The better your bust is supported and lifted, it will make your waistline look smaller. So be sure to be fitted for a proper bra. Then the most narrow part of your body is just under your bust - it’s so little! This is the area, you really want to show case. So look for dresses and tops that cinch you in under the bust, this style is called 'Empire waisted'.
If you are concerned about your tummy, then look for tops and dresses should skim over your tummy. Look for tops and dresses that have pleating or rouching details that skim over the tummy, as they will help conceal any lumps or bumps. Also - look for fabrics that wont cling, such as a good quality heavy drape fabric. Some of the key things to remember:
* If you ever put something on that is shapeless, baggy or oversized. Grab a belt and cinch in the waistline. Don't make the common mistake of getting lost under excess material, as that will just make you look bigger than you really are.
* A high waisted wrap dress will emphasise the narrow part of your body. It will showcase your best bits and de-emphasise those bits you don't like as much.
* Always wear an open neckline and look for tops that have a bit of volume in the shoulder, this will exaggerate your shoulder line and make your waistline look even smaller.
* Wear a statement necklace or earings, as this will be the focus of your outfit and no one will even notice the areas you are concerned about.
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