Top-to-toe black is one of the best shortcuts to hide a post-baby belly and make you look taller.
To avoid looking too gothic, liven up the look with a bright scarf, a chic bag or statement accessories that will give you the much-needed glam factor.
Best of all, dark colours are great for hiding the various baby stains on your shoulders!
Invest in a pair of miracle jeans
There are now jeans on the market that instantly slim and flatter. The latest launch comes from Miladys whose WonderFit jeans feature tummy control that new moms will love, high waists that banish the dreaded muffin top when you’re bending over to pick up baby, and stretchy fabric that gives you the comfort you need.
Available in straight leg or boot cut with dark colours that take off centimetres, these jeans will hold you in where you need it most and even promise a bum lift. What’s not to love?
Go with the flow
Pair your new WonderFit jeans with a top made of a soft, flowy material that doesn’t cling to your lumps and bumps. Opt for silk, jersey or cotton blends in longer cuts that will skim over your tummy, bum and hips.
Find a good tailor
You’ve spent a fortune on maternity clothes that suddenly don’t fit. Don’t throw them away though, simply find a good tailor to take in pants that are too big and add stretchy side panels to pre-pregnancy clothes, especially jeans, that you can’t fit into. When you’re back to your normal size, simply ask the tailor to remove the panels.
Fake it with shapewear
Forget uncomfortable old school corsets, the latest shapewear on the shelves features everything from thigh to waist and tummy shapers and bum lifters. There are even slimming tank tops that will suck everything in, without constricting blood flow!
Comfy shapewear is great for supporting a Caesar scar or simply holding in a post-baby belly if you’re going to a special occasion and want to look your best.
Kim Bell is a wife, mother of two teenagers and a lover of research and the way words flow and meld together. She has been in the media industry for over 20 years, and yet still learns more about life from her children everyday. You can learn more about Kim Bell here.