Thanks to BellyMoms Maternity and Nursingwear for sponsoring this post and giveaway!
I know there are some of you out there who have a baby and two days later your six pack is back in business — this post is not for you (but kudos, seriously).
For the rest of us, the mommy pouch may take a while to work off and it can also be really hard to find nursing friendly AND flattering clothes.
Six months postpartum I have picked up a few tips that have made me feel more confident with my new body. I really struggled feeling beautiful when I was round the clock nursing and living in sweatpants. So after a couple months of that I decided I needed a mommy makeover.
Here are some of my tips on looking your best postpartum:
Find Nursing friendly clothes!
I found some really cute nursing tops from BellyMoms Maternity and Nursingwear which was a HUGE deal to me. I wanted to be able to look put together while nursing and it can be hard to find nursing friendly shirts. The great thing about their shirts is you can wear them while you are pregnant and keep wearing them after when you are nursing.
I love the Julia Crossover Twist Dual Maternity Nursing Top because the empire waist was really flattering and hid my not so flattering loose skin. It has a discreet opening for breastfeeding and the quality was fantastic.
Wear shoes with a little bit of height
I am not talking stilettos, but even ankle boots or wedges with a small heel. It will make your legs look longer, lift your booty and make you look thinner. It also makes me feel a little more dressy and feminine than wearing sneakers.
Buy new pants that actually fit
I know this should seem obvious, but I know SO many moms who fight this and wear their maternity jeans for 3 months post partum (guilty!) I cannot stress this enough. I refused to buy new pants for a while because I wanted to wait until I could squeeze back into my pre baby skinny jeans. I kept making the mistake of trying on jeans that were slightly too small because I had a goal to fit into them, but doing that just gives you an unsightly muffin top and makes you feel bad about yourself.
I am not saying you should give up on trying to fit into your old jeans, but in the meantime, just get a new pair. It will make you feel way more comfortable and in turn more confident.
Dry Shampoo is your friend
When you are sleep deprived and busy with a baby, it can be hard to do your hair every day. So for those days where you got two hours of sleep and can’t muster the energy, dry shampoo is the best! It makes your hair look and smell freshly washed and it takes like 10 seconds to do.
Splurge on a nice bra
This was seriously the best thing I ever did. After having a baby your chest size changes dramatically so I went and got professionally fitted (department stores will do it for free) and got some SUPER comfortable bras.
You’d be surprised at how much better your clothes look on you when you have a good fitting bra underneath. BellyMoms Maternity and Nursingwear has some really good options for nursing bras as well that I would recommend checking out!
Layer your clothing
Cardigans, jackets or compression tank tops are so slimming and will help to hide any random bulges you want to conceal. This may be a little harder to do in the hot summer months but it is pretty easy to find thin lightweight cardigans as well.
BellyMoms Coupon Code
Ready to freshen up your look? Buy yourself a cute new outfit from BellyMoms. We even had a coupon code to get you started!
Do you have any other tips for looking your best after having a baby? Please share it with us in the comments below!
Enter to Win
Want to try out something from BellyMoms yourself? One lucky winner will win the Tessa Maternity and Nursing Loungewear Dress! This dress is stunning and we love that you can use it throughout your pregnancy and as a nursing dress!
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