I had a request from a close friend of mine to post about dressing post-baby during the summer. I’m not in this position this year, but I have been twice in the past. The summer months can be brutal, and on top of that you’re trying to lose baby weight, haul around a baby (and or toddlers etc), and deal with out of whack hormones. I realize this doesn’t apply to all of you out there, but you’ll be happy to know that the outfits I’m putting together are all non-maternity clothes that anyone can enjoy during the hot summer months. Plus, it can never hurt to have a forgiving wardrobe, right?
Here are a few ideas I put together. Hopefully you’ll find this helpful!
Post baby 2 by mzerby featuring j crew
Breezy cotton pieces are a sure bet during the summer. This skirt is great because it can also be worn as a little strapless dress, but when worn as a skirt it has a wide elastic band to work with you as you kick that body back into shape. Here you’ll find two examples of loose cotton tops. I can never have too many of these as a quick go-to. A bright scarf will draw attention to your face and not any unwanted areas.
Post baby 3 by mzerby featuring a gold bracelet
This dress looks so comfortable and seems to cut in all the right places. The shade of pink is soft and pretty but I liked matching it with fun beads and a funky bracelet.
Post baby 4 by mzerby featuring a cotton tunic
Finally, the leggings. To be honest, I always felt the most comfortable resorting back to my leggings, but when you pair them with a cute top and a few accessories (ie scarf, hat, jewelry) people somehow think you have it all pulled together. Let them be fooled ;) I have had a pair similar to this style for years and I continue to wear them frequently. Tunics are another great option for post pregnancy and they always call for leggings. TOMS are my comfortable go to shoe, I recommend having a few pairs on hand in various colors. They are great for kids too btw. My son gets a new pair each year and my daughter is in her first pair of sparkly TOMS thanks to a great friend ;) And isn’t it nice that most baby bags these days are disguised so beautifully?
We’re throwing a birthday party for our son and daughter this weekend, wish us luck! I’ll have those details for you next week. Have a great weekend!
Wonderfully informative post!! Enjoyed it!! xo
Hi Marisa, Long time no talk but I love your new blog. Congratulations! I just bought the gold/leather cuff. I love it for summer. Thanks.
Hi Suzanne! Great to hear from you! Glad you’re enjoying the blog, I’m happy to inspire ;) Hope all is well!