Transition Wear: Post Maternity Fashion
What I'll wear post-baby (a.k.a. my "transition wear" - though I hate that description because it sounds like something old ladies wear) is what has been on my mind lately. How to *not* look pregnant anymore, even though the belly isn't gone and, well, I still look pregnant.
We don't really want to buy an entire "in between" wardrobe, so we have to make a combo of maternity and pre-pregnancy wardrobes come together with beautiful synergy. What are the fundamentals you ask?
I've gathered a few useful tips on post-maternity fashion for you to think about:
1. Layers, layers, layers: There really cannot be enough said about layering an outfit. Find a more blousy top, maybe even one with dolman sleeves, and put it over that nursing tank or even maternity tank. Top it off with a cardigan to give your silhouette some nice vertical lines, and no one will be noticing the tummy any time soon.
2. Keep Maternity Jeans In Rotation: Yes! Really. Do not give up those lovely wonders. Hopefully you have some maternity pants and jeans that are the under belly or half panel types (the full panel ones may need to be retired soon). These stretchy waistlines are our best friends, ladies. The maternity skinny jean is a gift from the heavens, keep it around and be comfortable and stylish at the same time.
3. Accessorize: Sometimes the clothes that fit are all neutral colors or are just completely not exciting enough. The way I mosey around this is by being well stocked in accessories. Not just cute earrings or necklaces, but what about your ring collection? You need plenty of statement pieces to get you through transition wear. Also, brooches, fabric flower pins, and my favorite - hair ribbons/flowers/headbands/turbans. All of these will give your outfit such punch you won't even realize there's a somewhat blank canvas underneath.