I didn’t originally title this post “dressing my post-baby body”, but after some thought, I realized that’s really what this one should be about. I got so many compliments on this outfit this past Saturday. Feeling good in your clothes and your skin is not always easy after the life changing experience of pregnancy and childbirth.
After having Hudson, I came home with a belly that still looked 6 months pregnant, and to a closet full of crop tops I could now use as scrunchies. Needless to say, I had to revamp my wardrobe. I continued to wear maternity clothes for the first month or so because it’s all that fit. I still can’t fit into most of my pre-baby clothes but I AM making progress and more importantly I’m learning how to give myself a break.
I have to say that I’ve learned a lot about dressing my body in the last year. Pregnancy will do that to you, and so will nursing but I’ll get into that another time. Adapting to my changing shape has definitely been a challenge but it’s also been a fun experience. (Minus the muffin-top) But, THAT is where these leggings come in. If I could shout it from the rooftops I would – you need these leggings! If you just had a baby, they should magically show up at your front door, wrapped up in a pretty little package that says “you will need these”. Now don’t get me wrong, they are more expensive than any other leggings I own but they are definitely worth it. One word: Spanx. They are high-waisted, and suck you in from literally every angle. I have found that it’s hard to find a good pair of faux-leather leggings that don’t feel flimsy but these ones are nice and thick and you don’t have to keep pulling them up all day.
A tunic and leggings is a pairing that’s been on repeat in my wardrobe this fall and winter. This tunic/dress looks exactly like the Free People version for a fraction of the price…what’s not to like about that? I’m sure there is a bit of a difference in the quality but not enough to bother me.
I’m pretty sure I could write an entire series of posts on the post-baby body and all of the challenges that come with it, ha!
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