Editor’s note: Lauren Finney is a fashion blogger living in New York. She is the founder and editor of Where the Style Things Are and a former fashion assistant at Cosmopolitan magazine. She is on Twitter.
Jessica Simpson -- singer, actress, billionaire fashion empress, and now mother -- has inked an epic deal with Weight Watchers. If she loses the 70 pounds she gained while pregnant with little Maxwell, she’ll get as much as $4 million.
But if you’ve been style-stalking her lately, you may have noticed her clothing is leaving a little something to be desired as she tries to get back to a healthy weight for her 5’4’’ frame.
If you’ve just had a baby of your own (or just want pointers for looking extra polished), here are a few tips and tricks to wearing the clothes you want to wear post-baby, without sacrificing style or comfort (or your wallet).
Before you redo your whole wardrobe, keep a few things in mind: Shape, color, and where to shop.
One of the most important silhouettes of fall 2012 is the boyfriend sweater. The modern version is boxier, smarter and definitely not frumpy.
The other great silhouette for hiding a bit of a belly is a fit-and-flare dress. These dresses do exactly what they sound like -- nip in at the waist and flare out to hide a multitude of problem spots while highlighting the thinnest part around your rib cage.
Don’t spend a ton of money on basics in new sizes that you might need to get you through a few months. This is what fast fashion retailers like H&M, Zara, Forever 21 and Loft are made for! Stock up on basics like long racer back layering tanks, flared skirts, colorful coats and silky blouses to get you through the season.
In addition to bordeaux, navy is a favorite among designers for autumn. Don’t fall into the black trap just because you’re trying to hide something. Navy is even more forgiving than black – it can be worn by every skin tone. Fairer skins look less washed out, and pairing navy with navy is much easier than black with black.