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7 Pieces of Clothing Moms Have Sworn Off

By Danielle |

You know what three kids does to a stomach?

You know you have a list… we all do!

A list of clothes we have sworn off, will never wear again after having kids, and I put out a call to some of my readers recently to see what kind of things are on your list, because my list is certainly starting to pile up!

For me there are various types of pants, underwear, shirts… everything and there is some kind of style I have sworn off because motherhood just doesn’t mix with it.

Cute mini-dresses, thong underwear, t-shirts that don’t go down to my knees, you know all the routine stuff.

It was neat to see what other moms have sworn off, and hysterical at the same time. We got some hysterical commentary on my Facebook page when it came to the topic.

For me there are clothes my body just doesn’t fit right in anymore, things I will never find comfortable again in my life, and of course stuff that I look back and think to myself… what in the hell was I thinking?

Don’t we all have it?

What are the main clothes you ditched with your kids?

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7 Pieces of Clothing Moms Have Sworn Off

Low Rise Jeans

No matter what kind of jeans I wear these days, they all rub on my c-section scar and drive me up a wall and cause a great deal of pain! But many of my readers chime in with low rise jeans specifically!
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9 thoughts on “7 Pieces of Clothing Moms Have Sworn Off

  1. Kiraly says:

    Haha…this is funny. I wore a mini skirt, tights and heels at Thanksgiving and wore my “pleather” pants to NYC this past weekend. All of my jeans are low-rise, I own more thongs than underpants BUT I don’t wear belly-baring shirts. However, I have to admit, I never wore them before kids….not even in the 80′s!! Good thing I didn’t read this a month ago. I would have been second guessing my entire wardrobe!

  2. Danielle says:

    LOL! KIR!
    You can totally pull them off though, most of us… not so much. But remember, many were reader submitted. The only ones I really put in are the jeans, shirts, and thongs.

  3. Tragic Sandwich says:

    A lot of these are things I didn’t wear before kids–but I did love low-rise jeans. I have a short rise, so until low-rise became popular, waistbands inevitably hit me around the bottom rib. Not a good look! Low-rise (as long as they weren’t crazy low) hit below but not too far off my actual waist.

    But now that I spend a lot more time picking up Baguette and her toys, I find that I prefer a rise that is somewhat higher than before. And I suspect everyone else prefers that on me, too!

  4. Brittany says:

    I will rock out all of these looks EXCEPT anything that shows my tummy! I had my 2nd child 9 months ago and am back to my pre baby weight, 5’10″ so I love shorts and skirts, but yuck, no matter how much I workout my tummy still looks like I got attacked by a tiger *dang stretchmarks*

  5. Julie says:

    White. Anything in white is totally OUT. Not due to body issues, but because due to my kid, it never stays white. LOL

  6. Savannah says:

    thongs give me front wedgies awful how can u pick that out holding a baby?! lol thankfully so far no big c word phew so low jeans r good. i kicked my self conscious butt and dared myself to wear a bikini stretch marks frumpy belly thick thighs yup i did it was an indoor pool with bad lighting to. and shockingly no one covered there kids eyes or looked at the floor akwardly so i think it went well. ok the bottom was a short skirt but hey the top was a true bikini top! be brave i have scars from surgery at birth, c section scar cant be much worse i get looks cuz of my scars so what i survived something that should have killed me u have a scar from bearing a baby no shame needed!!

  7. Jenna says:

    I wear all these things accept the pleather pants. I don’t wear real crop tops but I will wear tight things. I worked so hard to lose the baby weight so that I could continue to wear these things! I’m only 28 here, my bikini days are not over! My string bikini days, well those may be gone.

  8. 2sense says:

    lol string bikini just made me look like a whore. Now that I’m a year in with my first one, my old tank style bikini suits me fine. i have the similar short rise problem, so I like low rise jeans, as long as my shirt covers my unplanned c-section scar. I’m still happy about my legs. Never liked short shorts but short skirts can be fun (: And I loooooove high heels!!! If they make me feel too girly, I just wear heeled boots. I will love my femininity no matter how many children I have! (:

  9. 2sense says:

    oh yeah, and I <3 the lolcat photo. very funny :p

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