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I had my third bebe a month ago and I would be very interested to know what YOU are wearing right now!

I always go up two sizes after having a baby until I finally get motivated enough to start exercising (I can't say I'm ever in a big hurry). I know some moms are back to pre-baby shape within 3 months and more power to them, but for the rest of womankind I would like to have some ideas.

So presently I have a bum, a tum and what I call "thick leg symdrome". I also don't believe I will ever see a B cup again in my lifetime. After nursing for 5 years + I am currently 34F. LOVE Anita nursing bras! They were recommended by my best friend, a mom of 6

http://www.biggerbras.com/anita-full...ras-5041.shtml

http://www.biggerbras.com/anita-full...bra-5035.shtml

I always seem to end up in some kind of uniform after having a baby. And with three sprogs under six I don't have a lot of time/energy for thinking about or shopping for clothes.

So I was wearing my maternity clothes until yesterday when I finally had the time to go shopping. This is my current uniform:

2 pairs of Energy Pants from Lucy in brown and black(flattering for the bum, tum, leg situation) http://www.lucy.com/jump.jsp?itemID=...roductID=11711

Ditto with this Low Rise pant in black. http://www.lucy.com/jump.jsp?itemID=...ProductID=7649

T-shirts from Motherhood Maternity in black, blue & white (you can see your bra thru the white at the side) http://www.motherhoodnursing.com/Pro...tegory_Id=2005

That was the best I could do with the time I had, stopping to nurse frequently. As you can see I need some major inspiration! Please paste links to any clothes that work for you and your post baby body. Any cute long summer skirts? Tops that show off cleavage without making you look like a porn star? Cute shoes that won't make you topple over and drop your baby in a trash can?
 

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ds4 is 2 weeks and I have one pair of jeans, one pair of capris (maternity) and two pairs of shorts. I have about 4 shirts that I'm rotating through.

I need to hit the consignment shop and pick up a few pairs of comfey capri pants (they go from summer to fall well) and a few more shirts. I like consignment shopping because there is such good selection and it's all cheap. I hate to buy too much for now since in two months it will be jeans and long sleeve weather.
 

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i see you bought some yoga style pants. that's what worked for me. i'm partial to clothes made by prana myself. i have a pair of their cropped boot leg capris and it got me through the entire pregnancy til now. elastic waist and the fabric is stretchy enough to accommodate widened hips and thighs.

shirts are another story for me, though. nothing looks right on me, as i think i'm still not used to my significantly larger breasts. i did end up getting some regular tshirts and tanks from JJill, the fabric is great and they are cut a little bit more generously throughout for more coverage, yet still stylish.

i also love some of the tanks from Blue Canoe, the mama jane's tank is especially flattering and has a crossover top that's easy for nursing. i just stopped wearing it at 8 months pp because it made me look pregnant but i will get a smaller size now so that it fits a bit better. but immediately postpartum, i loved it because it really was quite flattering even with my belly. and gotta love organic cotton!

hang in there! i'm firmly in the 9monthson-9monthsoff plan of weightloss and that's not even taking into consideration that i wasn't able to do any exercise whatsoever until 5 months pp due to complications and surgery. my body is definitely taking it's sweet time returning to prior shape and tone.
 

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Hippie skirts with elastic waistbands and tank tops with built in shelf bras. I have all but given up on real bras...I dont think they make a comfy 34G anywhere
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In live in workout clothes (not because I work out, don't make me
) but because is stretches well as I rush around with DS, it repels moisture
which is a frequent issue with a babe with reflux AND... its comfy, I wear a tank top and capris every day... DH doesn't dig it but he can bite me.
 

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schmaela - what brand tank tops do you wear. I am also a 34G and totally agree on the uncomfortable bra scenario! But I have yet to find a tank top that will hold these beings!
 

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I absolutely love long skirts. They were comfortable throughout the pregnancy, during early labor, immediately postpartum, and still are despite my bottom and thighs. Before pregnancy I bought size medium, now I get large though I could still wear medium ok. I almost always go for stretchy sleeveless tops when the weather's right for them, I have broad shoulders Same deal between med and large there. I gave up on finding the proper sized, comfortable nursing bras (36DD is rare I guess); I go around the house without and usually go out with regular underwire ones I just push up to feed the baby.
 

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Thanks for the hugs kidspiration, I have to tell you tho that I have a good self image and I'm not that concerned about the weight gain, I just want something to wear that fits!!! KWIM?! Because my body shape changes after a baby I have to figure out what suits me and works with my new shape.

I agree 100% about the shirts/tops issue. A major problem with having bigger, fuller boobies is that shirts are not LONG enough to accommodate them plus still give good coverge for the tummy area. For that reason it's also about the SHAPE of clothes, bigger boobs doesn't mean you want to wear a tent either.

I'm not advocating spending lots of money but I would like links for stuff that works for you, because it helps the rest of us visualize what we could look for. It would be so nice not to wear the same 5 articles of clothing for months. Which t-shirts work for you at J.Jill??

I also love consignment stores and I'm glad you reminded me Jish because there's a great one in our neighborhood I should try...

I can't do the shelf bra in the tank top thing. I don't get enough support and my DH who loves my body whatever shape preggers, smaller, bigger etc. can't control himself if I display too much boobage. I'd be beating him off with a baseball bat...
 

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Schmaela, Lurve and Jamiecathryn I would really encourage you to check out the links to Anita bras I posted, especially the 5041 style with soft lace. It is SO comfortable and supportive, even with underwire. My friend is a G cup, (I'm an F) and she recommended them to me, they are pricey (they're from Germany) but I wear them everyday and love them. Checkout the customer comments further down the page.
 

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heehee...when i read the thread title, i thought you meant labor "transition" and i was going to write NOTHING, of course!!! but then again, i spent most of labor naked, sometimes with a quilt wrapped around me.
 

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as for j jill...i like their compassion tees (plus $1 of each sale goes to their compassion fund, which helps poor and homeless women). generously cut, nice fabric and non-tenty. their regular

i also really love their shelf bra and cami, but my absolute favorite is the softly crinkled cami (much longer than standard tanktops and ohsocute!)i usually wear them with a shrug that i got from there and it's super comfy and convenient for nursing.

they also have some nice tank tops with a fuller cut and non-strappy straps (for lack of a better term
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they are $$ but they also have fantastic sales.

also so glad to hear that you feel so wonderful about yourself and your postpartum body...WE NEED MORE OF THAT instead of women chastising themselves for not squeezing back into their postpartum jeans 6 weeks out.
 

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ds is 9mths old, and if im home, i live in my nightgowns or housedresses that have easy nursing acess.........if im out, i was one of the lucky ones that fit my prepregnancy clothes during my pregnancy up until i dropped, so i wear anything thats easy to bf in and clean
 
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