Being a new mom comes with a new set of responsibilities and challenges, and more often than not, dressing up takes a backseat to practicality. And while it’s understandable how priorities may shift to navigating the changes, there are still ways to reap the benefits of fashion. You can’t deny the instant lift you get when you feel good in what you’re wearing. Sometimes, it’s exactly what you need on more difficult days.
“a lot of you always message me saying you’re jealous of my post partum body, or comment asking if i even gave birth. my body has chaaaanged! I’m currently 10 lbs heavier, and a lot softer (more huggable i like to say). Of course this doesn’t always show in photos- because photos only show so much. And while I’m slowly (really slowly) working on getting my body back (obviously i wanna look fit again), it’s not a priority and it definitely won’t take over time and effort I’d rather spend with Scottie. (also, for some reason, donuts and cookies are extra yummy when breastfeeding lol- I make room for happiness!) So to all you mamas struggling with body issues- this one is for you. Take your time. Appreciate your body and all it’s done for you and your baby. Suck it in, but also, let it out!” [sic]
And if there’s a fashion trick to be learned from Kryz, who’s looked visibly relaxed and happy in her photos for the last few months, it’s the power of wearing a dress. Easy to slip into, the right dress cuts can help you move freely and look great at the same time—something to keep in mind whether or not you’re caring for a new baby at this time in your life.
Below, we’ve rounded up some tips and dress looks we’ve spotted on Kryz to inspire you.
Keep It Nice and Easy
“Being a mama has instantly changed my life. I feel like I’m constantly running around like a headless chicken, never running out of things I need to do,” shares Kryz in the caption of this photo on Instagram. Donning an effortlessly pretty and relaxed dress as she gets all of that done and squeezes in a bit of “me” time illustrates how fashion can give that feel-good boost.
You Can’t Go Wrong with White
Whether it’s going through her list of chores or buckling down for Sunday story time with Scottie, Kryz shows that a white dress always works its magic. You can be extra in ruffles and eyelet lace, or go the minimalist route in a slip dress. Take advantage of the fresh feels all-white gives.
Dress Up for the Fun of It
What to do with all those beautiful new curves? Some dresses may fall differently and certain silhouettes may even look so much better! In Kryz’s words: “Feels strangely liberating (and slightly naughty) to be in heels and a dress with no where to go.”
Play Up What's Pretty
If being a mom has brought a renewed sense of femininity in you, then take Kryz’s lead and indulge in all the dainty dress trends. Tiered skirts, smocking, and beribboned sleeves will help you unleash your inner girly girl.