Look and Feel Great With These Fashion Tips for New Moms

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I recently became a mommy to my beautiful baby boy, and while I love spending time with my son, looking and feeling great can sometimes be a challenge. What I've come to realize is that getting my pre-baby body back may take time, but I can be in charge of what I wear by choosing pieces designed to accentuate my favorite features. After doing some research, I've decided to share a few figure-flattering pieces with you.

Flattering Pants

I think the Huffington Post is right on target when they say that boot-cut jeans are universally flattering. If you're not feeling great about how you look in your pants after baby, then invest in a pair that will expand and contract with you. Jeggings, yoga pants, or bootcut jeans with an elastic waist and plenty of stretch will serve you well whether you lose a few pounds after giving birth or not. Pair them with heels or booties for a leg elongating look.

Face First

Do your makeup if it makes you feel better, and then wear a top that either shows off some cleavage, or a statement necklace that you love. This will draw the eye up, brighten your complexion, and hopefully improve your outlook. Vibrant colors also have the ability to lift your mood, so a top that's colorful, rather than black or gray, would be a good pick. Shy away from patterns, though, as these can add weight, even to small frames.

Tailored Jackets

Perfect for hiding that post-baby tummy, Lyst points to well-tailored clothes that can serve a new mom well. A structured jacket will accentuate strong shoulders, and nip in the waist through purposeful tailoring. These look great layered over a loose blouse or trapeze-style top. Choosing a black blazer will assist with slimming your figure, especially when left unbuttoned and worn over a contrasting color, like white.

High Heels

Popsugar has some great postpartum style tips, but one of the best takeaways has to be wearing heels. Get yourself a comfortable pair that will go with everything. Flesh tones are a great place to start, because this means neutral and leg elongating, because it's harder to tell where you end and the shoes begin.

Loose Tops

Whether it's a sweater, tee, or a button down, loose tops are a must-have after baby. Not only are they great for nursing, but they are also very forgiving. Flannels are great for fall and winter, and can be topped with a vest for an extra touch of style. Once you're back to where you want to be, adding a belt around the waist or just under the bust will create some structure.

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