Posted on June 07, 2015 by Charlotte Keating
There's no real mystery to looking great or "what not to wear" for a specific figure.
It's about making the most of your assets, detracting from your 'flaws' and using clothes to give the illusion of a figure that's more in proportion.
For most post natal figures these tips will help you choose your clothes wisely for a flattering look
1. Support your bust with good bras and choose clothing with a fitted bust area.
2. Look for necklines with detail to attract the eye up to your face
3. Emphasize under the bust (empire line) as it's often your slimmest area by comparison to your increased bust or post natal tummy
4. Draw your eye away from post natal tummies with clothes that skim rather than cling
5. Elongate your torso with longer lengths with added benefit that you'll avoid exposing your bottom when bending over
6. Combine tops with high waisted skirts/trousers or opt for dresses which prevent exposure of your undies.
So in this vain we have designed our breastfeeding clothes accordingly. All these aspects are taken into consideration. See for yourself.
When it comes to baring all when the summer sun hits, these are our top swimwear and beach edits as shown on our Pinterest Board - Swimwear Edit for New Mums
1. Invest in swimwear with good bust support and easy breastfeeding access
2. Opt for swimsuits with body slimming under structure like the affordable Boden range.
3. Choose patterned swimsuits which direct the eye for a slimming effect. Anthropologie have an eye-catching and very effective range to choose from.
4. Choose high waisted bikini bottoms and supportive bikini top for great support
5. Beach kimonos offer additional coverage in a light breezy way if you're feeling self conscious when feeding on the beach or poolside
6. Sarongs cover up bums and legs and look completely the norm in the summer sun
7. Accesorizing with a floppy hat directs the eye up to your face and offers shade to your babe when nursing
8. Some gorgeous sandals or flip flops direct the eye to your pedicured feet and away from your midriff
9. Try a self tan moisturiser for disguising any cellulite and a rosy red lipstick or eye catching necklace to draw the eye up to your face.
10. Choose high waisted bikini bottoms and supportive bikini top for great support
Above all, body confidence is accepting that you look great even if your body has altered in shape from having children. Embrace the new you. Chances are, your worst critic is yourself and your children only care about how much fun you're having with them.
If we can't convince you, then have a read of this empowering and grounding article : "Moms, Put on That Swimsuit" by Jessica N. Turner
Our best advice? Put on the swimsuit and have some fun!
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