At KeriKit we understand the struggles of being a new mum; it’s what our company is all about. Therefore we have put together some tips on how to dress your new born baby body; we’ve even created a ‘get the look’ outfit.
The post baby body is a tricky one to dress. You’ve transitioned from having a taut watermelon-like stomach to a deflated water balloon. It can often leave you feeling uncomfortable, self-conscious and stressed, especially when choosing your outfits in a morning.
Our simplest and easiest trick in the KeriKit book of mummy tummy tips is to re-wear and re-introduce your maternity wardrobe. This may sound like a boring idea, going out dressed in the too-big-for-me maternity clothes you are probably already a bit tired of. But if you creative, you can use that ancient sewing kit (or some judiciously placed safety pins!) to take in the waistband of your clothing ever so slightly, this is a great tip as you can readjust almost all of your maternal wear to shrink with you. If you feel yourself losing that pregnancy weight, just keep taking the waistband in further, it means you don’t have to buy an interim wardrobe, and can save your money for some really super clothes when you are ready.
But if you feel you deserve to splurge a bit, here’s the scenario:
You’ve just had your baby, you’ve booked a babysitter for the night, it’s time to go out with your friends and celebrate, so what do you wear? Go for black. There’s a reason why black is the ‘it’ colour; no matter what the season black is the safest choice.
Whether you’re carrying a post-baby spare tyre or a larger than usual rear end, dark clothing creates the illusion of smoothness. It slims the figure down causing those unwanted bulges to recede into the fabric.
ASOS’s maternity wear doubles up as postpartum wear and is the perfect fit for your night out choices. The Isabelle Oliver jersey jumpsuit at £109.00 is ideal for covering up. With a high v-neck it diverts the attention to the cleavage area and the tie waistband allows you to cinch in your waist.
This jumpsuit also serves as stylish day wear, it’s simple and can be dressed up or down depending on the situation.
If you are looking to dress this jumpsuit up, the Maternity 60’s swing jacket also from ASOS at £70.00 is the ideal nightwear jacket. Draped over the shoulders or buttoned up on chillier nights, the beige colouring compliments almost all colours of clothing. This pick is certainly one for the postpartum wardrobe, the baggy yet tailored style slims the figure down, creating a slender illusion.
This jacket can also be teamed with jeans or leggings and a top. KeriKit suggests trying out Spanx essential skinny high-rise leggings; their stretchy waistband fits all body shapes and sizes so they’ll adapt with your body.
These comfy but fashionable leggings cost just £89 from Selfridges and are an ideal choice for teaming with statement tops. Such as the Maison Scotch Long sleeve front crossover top from House of Fraser at £80.00.
It is recommended that when dressing for the maternity and postpartum body to select tops and dresses that drape over and away from your tummy, rather than fitting tightly around the tummy area. The Maison Scotch crossover top does exactly this and can once again be worn for casual or formal occasions.
And of course, all these looks wouldn’t be complete without your KeriKit bag as the icing on the cake 🙂