How to Dress a Postpartum Body: Affordable Shopping Haul!

Simple tips for dressing a postpartum body - AFFORDABLY! From FunCheapOrFree.com

Aaaaah. The glorious postpartum body. As if it isn't enough growing and birthing a human, but we then have to figure out how to dress the awkward postpartum body in a flattering way without breaking the bank. But how?? When your size changes almost weekly, and you're not big enough for maternity clothes, but not small enough for your own clothes. #FirstWorldProblems, but problems nonetheless!

I recently went on a bit of a shopping haul and found a whole stack of (cheap!) clothes that fit and flatter my body (aka hides all my lumps and bumps), and since many of you have been asking about my clothes lately, I decided to do a video on it for my Millennial Moms video this week!

Pssst while you're at it,  don't forget to subscribe to my own FunCheapOrFree YouTube Channel too, where I share weekly vlogs and all sorts of other goodness.

Ok, so let's get on with the video!

How to Dress a Postpartum Body: My Affordable Shopping Haul!

Watch the video online or click and watch below:

I know Ross can be hit or miss, so hopefully these tips show you a few things to look for wherever YOU like to shop! Some of my main tips are:

What not to do:

Simple tips for dressing a postpartum body - AFFORDABLY! From FunCheapOrFree.com

  • Don't walk around with gunk on your shirt 😉
  • Don't try to squeeze into your old clothes. You birthed a human, for heaven's sake! It will take some time to get back down “to size”. But in all reality, the truth is that your body will most likely never be the same again. So don't try to dress for your OLD body, dress your NEW body and embrace your new size and numbers. Don't try to squeeze into to stuff that's too small thinking “well as soon as I lose that final 15, I'll fit better into this.” Don't do that to yourself! Embrace the size you are NOW, dress accordingly, and if you lose 15 pounds then there's a bonus surprise!
  • Don't emphasize your problem areas, HIDE THEM!

Tips for flattering your postpartum body:

  • Look for clothes that billow in a flattering way in the front AND back

Simple tips for dressing a postpartum body - AFFORDABLY! From FunCheapOrFree.com

  • High-waisted jeans with flattering stretch are the way to go.

Simple tips for dressing a postpartum body - AFFORDABLY! From FunCheapOrFree.com

  • Leggings are FABULOUS! Just be sure to cover your booty with a long tunic, tank, or shirt.

Simple tips for dressing a postpartum body - AFFORDABLY! From FunCheapOrFree.com

  • Wearing a stretchy shirts under everything helps smooth you out.

Simple tips for dressing a postpartum body - AFFORDABLY! From FunCheapOrFree.com

  • Layers, layers, layers! Throwing a lightweight vest, sweater, or poncho/kimono over a simple t-shirt makes you look more put together.

Simple tips for dressing a postpartum body - AFFORDABLY! From FunCheapOrFree.com

Hope those tips help! Does anyone else struggle with dressing their postpartum body too? What have you found helps? Let me know in the comments below.

 

Happy Shopping!

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    • I got them at Costco! But so many people have asked I have reached out to the manufacturer to see if they will offer us a deal since Costco no longer carries them. I’ll keep you posted!!

  1. Great tips! Can you tell me the brand for the white under layer tank? I always wear something underneath as well, especially when nursing a babe and I’ve never found one that has the wider shoulder like yours! Almost like a muscle tank style cut. It’s so cute and hides bra straps under the tanks so nicely!! 😊

    • I bought them at Costco but we’ve reached out to the manufacturer to see if they will offer us a deal! So stay tuned and be sure to follow Instagram (@FunCheapORFree) because I’ll for sure announce it on there!

  2. I there,

    I really appreciate this post – good ideas! I’m wondering, how do you breastfeed with all those layers?! That’s something I’m struggling with currently.

    • The only way I can do it is to lift all my layers up (as opposed to pulling down on my neckline) and using my nursing cover! BombShelterBaby.com. Shameless plug, but that’s literally the only way I can do it!

    • There are great tutorials on how to convert a regular tank into a nursing tank. Literally will take you 10 minutes top. I buy the Forever 21 or H&M tanks (long and cheap) so they stay down and fix the straps so they hook onto my nursing bra. Pinterest will have the tutorials. 😆

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