Sunday, February 3, 2013

Hide Your Tummy Fashionably - How to Hide a Postnatal Belly with Clothes (Fashion Blog Post)

Trying to hide a postnatal belly? You and I both. 

Even after two months of rigorously working out, eight extra pounds and a "jelly belly" remain. Because sculpting the core takes months, I better get ready for the long haul. 

If you battle the same "jelly belly" as I do, try to hide your tummy with clothes in the mean time. Dressing properly erases inches off of your waist.

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In my typical "mommy wear" on Friday.

How to Hide a Postnatal Belly with Clothes:


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1. Don a long shirt.

Long shirts cover up bellies -- a no brainer.

Also, if you breastfeed, button ups provide convenience. 

2. Put on dark leggings.

They are sleek and comfortable. Elastic waist band, anyone?

3. Wear cool shoes.

A pair of sexy boots takes attention away from the middle area. 

4. Go dark with layering objects.

Layering with a dark jacket, cardigan or -- in my case here -- blazer cuts down your frame, which further slenderizes.

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A (surprisingly) sunny day again in Seattle.

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Side way pose - a must have for any fashion blog post.

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And here's my new pose - the downward look.

A postnatal belly is inevitable.


Make it "disappear" with proper dressing.


How do you hide your tummy fashionably?



  1. You look tiny, thin, and adorable--can't imagine you losing 8 lbs! You're right about clothes either being miraculous or disastrous, though, when it comes to the belly area. :)

  2. You look great! Baby pouch is really hard to get rid of :)

  3. Thanks for the tips, you look so adorable! Love the boots and the shirt! Kisses! xo

  4. very nice shirt!

  5. Great tips! and you look stunning in a simple yet stylish look! xo akiko
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  6. Love this post!! I'm trying to find ways to hide my tummy after having my son two months ago. Great tips!!


  7. you are fabulous. what a cool mum! love those boots on you!

    Couture Caddy x
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  8. Regardless of whether you have something to hide or not, I think this outfit works on everyone. Plaid shirt and dark leggings is just such a cool combination. The black blazer is something everyone must have in their closet!

  9. I also have some extra belly from having a baby. It's been 10 weeks since I had my little girl, and I have ~18 extra pounds yet and a squishy midsection. I have found something fitted under a looser but structured layer is working well, like you- looser blouse but fitted jacket. I have been avoiding knit stretchy tops without a top layer because they show all your lumps and bumps. Waist definition is key for me. I've found belting has really helped me get more of a figure, when before it always looked overdone because I wore clothing that was closer-fitting.

  10. I have a jelly belly too. Not postnatal, I just sit around and snack a lot :P

    These are some helpful tips for me and I agree with the the dark leggings point, they are such a style lifesaver!

    You are a gorgeous mum :)

  11. and it's very CHIC! love the longer shirt underneath the blazer.


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