We all know the feeling—you’re staring at your closet before a night out, wondering what in the world you’re going to wear. Picking the perfect outfit can be daunting in the best of times, but it’s even worse when you’ve spent the last several months tailoring your style to your baby bump. Regaining your style, and the confidence to match can be difficult after having a baby. To help y’all out, here’s my guide for how to dress for parties after giving birth.
A black dress is a staple in every closet, no matter how many kids you have. Dark colors absorb more light than brighter colors, giving your curves a smooth appearance. It doesn’t have to be pure black, either. Gem tones are the perfect way to get that serious, slimming look while still wearing your favorite color.
Distract the Eye
Dark colors really aren’t your thing? I get it. Try on your favorite patterns and prints instead, which help distract the eye, drawing focus to your sense of style rather than your postpregnancy body. Bright and bold floral prints or other colorful patterns are a way to look amazing and show off your own unique style.
Go with the Flow
Keep your outfits flowy. Loose, billowy clothes are the perfect way to stay comfortable and stylish whenever you go out. The trick is to find outfits that are flattering but not form-fitting. Long sweaters, jumpsuits, flowy tops, or light dresses and skirts are all perfect for this, meaning you have plenty of options no matter what the season or style is.
Finally, my most important advice on how to dress for parties after giving birth is to be comfortable. Don’t be afraid to go for the leggings or mom jeans. Pair them with your favorite cute top, and you’ve got a perfectly good outfit. You can also invest in a postpartum compression garment, which provides comfort and support to your body in the weeks following childbirth. No matter what you do, remember that confidence comes from comfort. When you feel good, you look good—it’s as simple as that.