You’ve just given birth, which means your body has just been through an amazing ordeal. While you should be nothing short of proud of what it has accomplished, you may not be so stoked about how it looks in your pre-baby beachwear. The fact of the matter is that women often feel pressured to get back in shape right after baby, when part of the baby carrying process actually involves giving your body (and mind) the time and space to adjust on its own terms. Just like maternity jeans are actually meant to be worn after pregnancy, you should also select surfside attire for your beautiful postnatal bod.
Fear not: you’re options aren’t limited to coverups of mumu proportions. Here are some beach style ideas for new moms that will celebrate your beautiful, miraculous body.
Step into easy style with a beach romper. Loose enough to comfortable and fitted enough to be flattering, the beach romper can take you from playing in the sand and sun, to strolling the boardwalk with your baby to enjoying lunch in a cafe. It’s what all moms need: fashion that does double (or triple) duty! After all, your time and money is precious, just like your baby, so you don’t want to waste resources on many items when one can do the trick.
Wearing a light and flowy wrap over a stunning swimsuit is a perfect way to give you some extra coverage, while also providing you with a garment with enough extra material to provide a layer of light, breathable privacy for nursing. You get to rock the beach in style, and baby gets to eat in style. Everyone wins.
Tent dress styles have come a long way from their bulky and unflattering origins. In fact, tent dresses are one of the season’s hottest trends and are worn by women of all shapes in sizes. They no longer scream, “I’m hiding my body!” and instead speak to a chic and easy sense of style.
While your midsection may not be in its pre-baby shape, you can show of your arms and gams (not to mention those amped up post-baby boobs) with sexy cuts and designs.
Here’s another stunning dress style that looks great on just about everyone — including new moms. Peasant dresses offer flow and fit, so you can accent your assets, and skim away from areas you’d prefer not to draw attention to. The best waistline for most post-baby bodies is a higher waistline: think empire or a waist that falls at your actual waistline — that’s about two fingers above your belly button.
Remember: your body has just grown and birthed an entire human — you have absolutely nothing to be ashamed of. Don’t hide in the shadows: own the sunshine