Slimming new mom summer essentials
June 13, 2012
If you are a new mom, you may be wondering what summer wardrobe essentials you will need to help flatter your new mom curves. Check out our picks of stylish, comfortable, kid-friendly (and tummy concealing!) clothes for a stylish summer.
A strapless maxi dress, such as the pictured Missie Maxi Dress in a chic coral color, is a great choice for new moms because the gathered waist will help conceal your new mom tummy, while the flowing fabric slims and trims. If you are breastfeeding, the strapless design makes nursing a breeze!
The Glamourmom Nursing Bra Tummy Control tank ($59) has it all! It has a built-in bra so you don’t have to mess with an uncomfortable strapless bra, has a support panel that trims the tummy and waist, has hooks for easy access for nursing and is stylish to boot! Wear this tank alone or layered under your favorite top.
Think you can’t find a flattering swimsuit that will conceal your new mom tummy? Think again! The Miraclesuit one-piece swimsuit pulls in your midsection and is basically shape wear in a suit! In fact, they say it will make you look “10 lbs. lighter in 10 seconds!” Sign us up! Pick up the Miraclesuit for $142.
Look for tops with an elasticized hemline, which are great for concealing your midsection. You will love the trendy embroidery on the Mexicali Gauze Camis from Old Navy ($15). Pair them with white shorts or a long skirt for a cool summer look.
Speaking of shorts, the Chambray Tie-Waist Shorts from Old Navy ($17.50) are a good length for new moms. They are flattering and chic and will look great paired with blouses and tanks.
If you aren’t quite fitting into your pre-pregnancy shorts and jeans, a Bella Band can be used to keep your shorts up so you can unbutton the top button (like how you used it early in pregnancy!)
More new mom fashion tips:
Chic nursing tops for new moms
How to prepare your breastfeeding wardrobe
Slimming hair and makeup tips