Despite the consistently hot temps, I'm mentally transitioning to Fall. I've been working on articles about Fall trends, some reader questions about the best Fall work wardrobes and shoes, gleefully browsing through the Sept issue of magazines (holy moly - have you picked up the Sept Vogue? It's almost as heavy as Pax!)...when this reader question came across our email:
HI from hotlanta!
I think the "find a way to dress myself that doesn't lead to tears" is what got me. 'Cause I have BEEN THERE.
Sunni, the post-partum pooch sucks. It just sucks. Mine is still decently big and hard (I have that diastatis thing going on where the muscles split). And hiding the pooch in hot weather is almost impossible. Once the temps cool, you can turn to a poncho (I loved mine) or those huge pooch-hiding sweaters that we covered last winter....but for now? Ugh. It's tough.
That said, first and foremost, try a shaper cami. You can check out our favorites and our pictoral evidence on the value of the shaper cami here. Shaper camis made the biggest difference to my post-partum self, and the best ones are made of micro-fiber. Shaper camis may be hot, though, so may not quite be the silver bullet you are looking for.
Next, either find a top that hides (really truly hides) the pooch and pair it with a pair of shorts for maximum summer cool.
I've talked about my favorite pooch-hiding top before, and YUP. I'm STILL WEARIN' IT. Boring? Perhaps. But this top hides everything. Even on a full stomach. I call it my Eatin' top.