I am in the midst of a postpartum fashion crisis. I’ve lost 2/3 of the baby weight, but as I was 20 lbs overweight when I got pregnant I still have a long way to go. In the mean time I need some clothes that actually fit. Maternity clothes hang off me like a tent, but pre-baby clothes are tight and ill-fitting. I’m living in wardrobe limbo. My body has changed a lot because of the pregnancy, c-section, and breastfeeding. Holler if ya hear me, mamas.
I was watching Stacy and Clinton regulate on “What Not to Wear” and came to the realization that they would be horrified by my current wardrobe. I am shocked at how quickly I fallen into bad mom clothes. To add insult to injury, I haven’t had a hair cut in over a year. Yikes. Please send help. I’m trying to see this as an opportunity to start over and buy classic pieces that will last. Stacy and Clinton gave their pupil a list of basics, so I went to the TLC site to check it out.
The “What Not to Wear” Basics List
- 1 cocktail dress
- 4 day dresses – I have 3 summery ones, but nothing for fall.
1 walking shortI don’t wear shorts. Yuck.
- 6 blouses – bought a few cute nursing tops from Gap
- 2 cardigans – just bought one, a lovely dark teal for fall
- 1 denim jacket
- 4-5 assorted camisoles
- 1 trench coat
- 2 blazers
- 1 black peep toe heel
- 1 red heel
- 1 ballet flat – got it
- 1 wedge – I had some rockin’ Toms wedges, but my feet seem to have grown during pregnancy. Will the injustice never end?
- 1 sandal – got it
- 5 bangles
- 5 earrings – got em
- 5 necklaces – got em, but could use a few new ones
- 1 clutch – got it
- 1 everyday bag – got it
I would add a pair of dark, stretchy jeans, a pair of black pants, and a few a line skirts. What are your fashion basics? How did you deal with the postpartum body change? How did you lose the baby weight?