Rounding Up: A Style Rebirth
Surprise! Being pregnant can improve your fashion
I also didn't care for the other fallback option: 10 months of head-to-toe black. I was not in mourning. I actually liked my body pregnant. It somehow rearranged my problem areas, and my burgeoning belly made my legs look skinny.
Hence my decision to venture even further outside my comfort zone. I learned that the prevailing body-con silhouette worked to my benefit, as long as it didn't include a cinched waist. Budget be damned, I bought extra-long printed Thakoon tops two sizes up—the length covered my stomach, and postpartum, I had the side seams taken in. Ditto a few Rick Owens jersey tops and a Helmut Lang dress, all draped, snug in the right places, and done in abstract prints that camouflage. On a whim, I picked up a cotton devore T-shirt dress from 3.1 Phillip Lim that I'd never have touched normally, as it's white and sheer. And back pain rendered me only really comfortable in heels—yes, really—which justified Jil Sander, Chloé, Tory Burch and Theodora & Callum wedges.
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