After nine long months, your bundle of joy has arrived. As you breathe in the fresh, sweet scent of new baby, you think that nothing (nothing!) can burst your bubble of happiness.
Until some well-meaning stranger asks, "When are you due?"
It has happened to everyone, mamas. Post-partum pooch hiding is tricky business even when one can rely on winter's voluminous sweaters and scarves. But in summer's heat? It's practically an art form. Here are 10 styling tips to help camouflage a post-partum tum even as temperatures rise.
Invest in shapewear. While no one wants to sweat in an all-over bodysuit come summer, shaping briefs can be a post-partum mama's best friend. Spanx's Slim Cognito Shaping Bodysuit is actually nothing more than a brief with specialized straps that attach to any bra (even a nursing bra). It slims from the hips and bum to just under your bust.
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C-section mamas will also appreciate the slight pressure—and relief—of shaping briefs on their tender scar area, supporting and protecting the area from waistbands.