There are a few truths when it comes to fashion after having a baby. 1. nothing you own will fit. 2. you will have no time to shop. 3. when you do shop you won’t know where to go or what to buy. 4. leggings and flowy tops will rule your closet. 5. There will come a time and a place where you just want clothes without elastic that fit.
But shopping is hard, it’s especially hard with a baby and a body that you aren’t quite sure about anymore. And while you may have lost the baby weight or maybe not, regardless, your body is not the body you had before kids or even the body you had after your first kid. Sweaters that once felt comfortable will now feel like they are constricting your enlarged nursing boobs. Pants that fit like a glove won’t make it over your hips. And jeans well they are suddenly a four letter word that doesn’t fit.
So what is a gal to do?
How I Am Getting My Style Back After Pregnancy
I know hearing the words “fashion blogger” can sound intimidating and bring up images of super styled instagram posts and 4 inch heals. And yes that is some fashion bloggers but not all. One of my favorite fashion bloggers is Lindsey from The Motherchic, for a few reasons one is she has 4 kids, one who is a few months younger than Grace so she clearly knows what the postpartum mom needs and she picks fabulous outfits. The other fashion blog I like is The Mom Edit.
Hi, my name is Jul and I’m addicted to Stitch Fix. I’ve been getting my fix for a little over 2 years and while there have been some misses I keep coming back for more. The other day I noticed that a lot of my wardrobe has come from Stitch Fix. I keep a pinterest board full of looks that I love and when I request a fix I make sure to give lots of details about what I’m looking for. More often than not, my stylist is on point and finds me tops that I love. When I was in my 3rd trimester I gave them a tough request, tops that I could wear while pregnant, that I could still wear after. They nailed it and I still wear what they sent me. I recently requested denim and they sent me two pairs of jeans that are nearly as comfortable as leggings. Plus Stitch Fix gives me ideas on how to wear the clothes, instantly making me feel like I have style, even when I’m sleep deprived and covered in spit up.
Before kids I hated shopping online. I liked being able to browse in store and try things on and make a day out of shopping. Now there is no way I can make a day out of shopping. I can rarely run to Target and I’ve had a Marshall’s gift card that I haven’t used for over a year. Online shopping makes my life easier and lots of places now do free returns so you can try stuff on in the comfort of your own home and then send back what doesn’t work. A few places that do free returns by mail are Old Navy, Gap, Nordstrom and Urban Outfitters.