If you thought dressing a bump was hard then try dressing a post-pregnancy body. Seriously, I’m having some major clothing issues at the moment. I’ve had more important things to worry about than working on a washboard stomach, so most of my clothes are still a little too snug. And with Christmas just around the corner the search for a party dress for a new mum is ON.
But perhaps the search is over. And the answer to that festive dilemma is perhaps in an unlikely place.
I’m already a fan of some of the everyday clothes on offer from George at ASDA – my beloved yoga pants being a prime example. But did you know you can also find some pretty cool party dresses there too? And not just any old party dresses – party dresses suitable for new and expectant mums alike.
If I was still pregnant then I’d go for one of these dresses from the maternity section. I love the plain black maxi and would dress it up with a statement necklace for extra bling factor. I’m also a sucker for a bit of leopard print so the leopard print tunic dress would probably make it onto my list too – at £8 it’s a steal.
My main problem area at the moment is my tummy, so a dress like this cute chiffon drape dress in grey is ideal, as it hides the wobbly bits. For extra sparkle I love the black sequin number – especially as it has sleeves which would come in handy for covering up my upper arms (another area I’m aware of).
As I’m breastfeeding my options are even more limited though, because I need quick and easy access to the boob area. This black nursing wrap dress (it doubles up as a maternity dress too) would be perfect – and it’s made from soft jersey fabric to ramp up the comfort. Skirts and tops are another staple option – I love the idea of mixing and matching different fabrics for a bit of texture and glamour.
Ultimately though, after I’ve consumed my body weight in Christmas dinner, chocolate and cheese, I’m likely to end up in one of these…
I know. I’m ALL the glamour.
Disclosure: Thanks to George at ASDA for working with me on this post.