Postpartum FashionNaomi Odes
Right now, my wardrobe can best be described as transitional.
This is my closet. Let’s not discuss the disorganization factor. That’s a whole other problem for a whole other post. The real issue here is my clothes. You’ll notice, there are a lot of empty hangers. That’s where all the maternity clothes used to hang. I’ve removed most of them, because I can’t bring myself to wear them now that I have a two month distance from my birth. I’ve either returned them to their rightful owner, or lent them out to another mom-to-be. My regular clothes are pushed over to the left and right, and in a large suitcase that is now sprawled open on my bedroom floor. I’ve been digging through it to find something (anything) that fits, or more necessarily, looks good on me. Most everything fits…er…sort of…if fitting means it actually lands on my body without needing a crane to zip it. The problem is that nothing fits right. Don’t get me wrong. I’m definitely not expecting to be back in Gisele-like shape nine weeks after my birth, even if Gisele was by this time (and Heidi, Bethany, Ashlee, and Nicole, were too). The problem is: WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO WEAR IN THE MEANTIME? I’m not talking about what I call my postpartum uniform (yoga pants and a tank top) but what if I have to go out somewhere? Worse, what if I have to go out somewhere nice? My ‘fat pants’ are too big. My normal pants are too snug. I’m not interested in buying a whole bunch of crappy clothes to wear in the interim, but I may have to do just that.
Women who leave their homes more often than I do, please, tell me what you’re wearing!!