In these new mom days of mine (my second baby girl is 8 months old now… WHAT) I am uber fond of a flowy top. I’ve always been a hybrid of an athletic / pear shape aka my booty is big but the rest of me is not so I never fully embraced the flowy top because it drew attention to the part of me that was the thickest… my thass. You can guess what that refers to. But after you have a baby and your tiny waist is hiding behind several inches of loose skin you feel a little bit more reserved about wearing fitted tops.
So a flowy top like this embroidered roselle tank from Anthroplogie is the perfect example of the kind of top that has enough detail to draw in the eye while it hides the jeans that are up to your belly button underneath. Here are a couple more tricks when embracing the long flowy top look.
- It’s all about the fabric. For me the thinner the better, but just make sure it isn’t see through. I like thin fabrics in longer tops bc they hang closer to the body and don’t balloon out adding mass but yet still kind of camouflage the body underneath. I would liken it to a great pair of sheer curtains. You can still see the shape of the window but the details are a little fuzzy… which is a thing any new mom can get behind!
2. If you have legs that you aren’t exactly wanting to draw attention to then opt for a top that has some details at the bottom. I love the soft ruffle of this one but a great scalloped or lace trim is great as well.
3. Black jeans are your best friend. These Paige denim ones are my favorite because they are “cropped” aka just right for 5’5″ me!
5. And to keep that silhouette chic and not frumpy add a fitted jacket to the mix. This leather one is great because it can zip up but also has a sider collar so it’s fitted in the waist but then kind of drapes around the chest not drawing too much attention to any part of your frame.