Postpartum Body & Style: Moms, You Might Relate to This!
If you’re a mom (or were a new mom at some point), I’m pretty sure you can relate to this. You’ve had your first child, and while you love your new little one to pieces, a little bit of self-doubt might develop when it comes to your postpartum body and image. How does that happen and what do you do about it?
Postpartum Body Issues Are a Real Thing
I, amongst a few stylists across the U.S., was interviewed by The Washington Post on this very topic. Ladies, this is a real thing.
As a Personal Stylist, I’ve worked with many women who’ve had their first baby and experienced a tough time accepting their postpartum bodies. It might be disappointment that their bodies haven’t quite “snapped back” yet or perhaps they don’t even know how to look at their new body – they’re not sure what to wear, how to dress, or where to start when it comes to style.
Then outside influence kicks in – and not necessarily in a good way. We’re constantly bombarded with images of postpartum women that are “fit” and publicly show their quick progress in losing baby weight via social media, entertainment shows, etc. This puts a lot of pressure on many new moms into thinking that they must get their “pre-baby” bodies back as soon as possible. But what happens when that doesn’t happen right away? Or if it never happens? It usually manifests into negativity about one’s body and may even develop into embarrassment or shame.
How Personal Stylists are Helping Women Accept Their Postpartum Bodies
Why do we do this to ourselves? Why not just love the body we have and work with it? Does that mean that you’ll never lose weight (if that’s your goal)? Absolutely not! But what it does mean is that you’re not placing undue pressure on yourself to be a certain size within a certain timeframe. Beautiful women (and mothers!) come in every size and shape. The key is learning how to accept your body – specifically your ‘NOW’ body, work with what you have, and create looks that work for you! No more If This, Then That mentality. Imagine that? 😉
Postpartum clients that I’ve worked with have a complete mind shift when they see (and I mean actually SEE with their own eyes) that they can still be beautiful and sexy with their new bodies when styled right!
Let’s Talk About This
I invite you to read this Washington Post article, comment below, or visit my Facebook or Instagram to share your thoughts on the issue. If you’re a mom, did you feel this way about your body after having children? How do you feel about your body now? Let’s stop putting pressure on ourselves when it comes to our bodies – take the time to learn how to dress for your ‘now’ body and you’ll ALWAYS be set.
Work with Roxanne Carne | Personal Stylist
If you’re a new mom that’s ready to take the next step to rediscover the new you, contact me for a styling consultation today. Here’s what one of my favorite ‘mom’ clients shared about her experience working with me and her postpartum body:
“ After having my baby, I hired Roxanne because I needed a fresh start, and Roxanne gave me that. I was a little nervous that the clothes Roxanne would pick for me would be too fancy for my life. But they aren’t! She picked out outfits that I could live in forever, and that are perfect for my lifestyle. The number one thing I got out of this experience with Roxanne is peace of mind. Getting out of the house with my toddler is hard—I have to dress her, pack an insane amount of gear, figure out snacks—and then I have to get myself ready. Now at least that last part is a breeze. Roxanne has saved me a ton of time every morning. Plus, wearing the looks she picked out, I feel happy, confident, put together. I can’t recommend Roxanne and her services enough.” – Julie K.
Let me help you accept, own, and love your beautiful you – contact me today!
Roxanne Carne is a recognized Personal Stylist & Personal Shopper styling women in NoVA, Washington, DC, MD, and virtually! Visit www.roxannecarne.com to discover how she can help you define your style!
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