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    Default Any suggestions?

    Are there any mums here that consider themselves quite the stylist or A bit of a fashion guru?

    I have been asked to be godmother to a gorgeous little boy and the christening is in 2 weeks.

    As some of you know I just had a little girl 6 weeks ago via Caesarean section so I still have my 'pouch'

    I went shopping yesterday and nothing I tried on looked remotely flattering on my post bub body. Granted I'm only about 5'3" or so but you'd think I would be able to find a long dress at least that doesn't leave me looking like a frumpy mess. I guess the giant breast feeding boobs aren't helping. Anyone have any ideas for dressing someone who is short with a few extra curves at the moment to help me look somewhat stylish, rather than looking like I'm just wearing a tent?

    I'm feeling so lost, stressed and it's really making the self esteem so much worse.

    Can anyone help? If it helps I seem
    To be wearing a 14-16 at the moment depending on the make.

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    First of all, I'm sure your "curves" are great and something to be proud of, you just gave birth and that is a sign of a life. No shame and no one should be judging you and don't feel judged.

    Now.....I'm no where near a fashion expert, have you tried google? Or just some Normal dress stores. Google stores where you live. I know boutique stores would charge a lot.

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    Shame your not in the same state, I have a formal dress that's silky feel and not tight.

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    Default Any suggestions?

    You could try a Kaftan style dress/shirt with some tights under neath. They are usually one size fits all too... very comfy and cover my squishy bits well - you could dress up with some fancy heels and jewellery.
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    How about a 'rockabilly' style dress? A bit fitted under the bust and then flarey to cover up the mum-tum.

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    I too end up looking frumpy in most things but I do find A-line dresses don't sit so badly. If you google your fashion for your particular body shape that can always help, a site like this. Old help;
    http://www.whowhatwear.com.au/how-to...urglass/slide2

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    I'm a similar height and shape (without the recent baby excuse) and a jumpsuit is your best friend. Dress it up with some long necklaces and strappy sandals. Even a shorter 'coulotte' style is flattering. I wouldn't have thought it so, but something like this ....

    http://www.asos.com/au/oasis/oasis-s...0&gridcolumn=2

    or this ...

    http://www.asos.com/au/asos/asos-pre...2&gridcolumn=3

    Hope this helps.

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    Default Any suggestions?

    Try a V-neck wrap dress with A-line skirt. They usually tie under the bust so are flattering for your tummy (also good for BF if you are still going). St Frock has nice ones that aren't too expensive. I wore that style to my sisters wedding when DD was a couple months old.
    http://stfrock.com.au/amber-wrap-dre...ose-print.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hulahoop View Post
    I'm a similar height and shape (without the recent baby excuse) and a jumpsuit is your best friend. Dress it up with some long necklaces and strappy sandals. Even a shorter 'coulotte' style is flattering. I wouldn't have thought it so, but something like this ....

    http://www.asos.com/au/oasis/oasis-s...0&gridcolumn=2

    or this ...

    http://www.asos.com/au/asos/asos-pre...2&gridcolumn=3

    Hope this helps.
    Yes! Jumpsuit! I wore one when pregnant and it was soooooo comfy.


 

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