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Live Near a Madewell Store? A Crazy-Good Sale, Going On Now!
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Hey Gang — Reader Amy just posted this comment:
Public Service Announcement! If you live near a Madewell store, they’re having a WICKED summer sale right now. I just walked out with 2 of those awesome slouchy tees, a gorgeous boho scarf, a pair of slouchy skinny jeans, and a bracelet for under $45!!! Yes, you read that number right. Get thee to the store!
Thanks, Amy!!!
Don’t know Madewell? Check out our Madewell love-fest here.

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What To Wear Under Racerback Tops and Dresses
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I love these racer back tank tops (pictured at left from madewell.com), but I never know what to wear under them. I usually do a strapless bra, but I feel like I need something else because the arm holes are usually really big and reveal most of the bra, not to mention someone could sneak a peak at my back/belly flab 🙂
Should I layer another tank underneath? If so, does that have to be racer back as well, but tighter? Do I try to find a tube top or something? Help!

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15 Totally Hot, One-Piece Swimsuits For Moms
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It’s taken me over two years as a mom to be able to say this…but I now think that one-piece swimsuits deserve a little love. The current crop of one-piece swimsuits are not only practical and flattering, they are downright hot. Hot in a wildly sexy way. And let’s face it, for postpartum moms facing a looong summer, do they really have any other valid options? The postpartum jelly-belly is pretty frightening. And even if you’ve managed to tone down the jelly-belly, many of us just don’t look like we used to. So if the thought of lounging pool-side in a bikini (while your flab hangs out with its best friend, Gravity) makes you want to run screaming….fear not.

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Reading: The Best Swimsuit Guide For Real Body Types on Glamour.com
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M and I have often thought that a killer Ain’t No Mom Jeans article would be a before-and-after series using real moms and swimwear. You know – get real moms to volunteer, then help them find a more flattering bathing suit.
Any volunteers?
See, that seems to be the problem. Not many of us (myself and M included) have any burning desire to be photographed in our swimwear, then uploaded to the web. Not even for “educational” purposes. (NOTE: If you are that brave and live in Denver, shoot us an email. We’d love to help.)
Thankfully, Glamour magazine has found folks much braver than most.

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How To Wear Swim Skirts
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Us Moms, we love ourselves some swim skirts. I say this, because every time I’m at the pool, the moms in swim skirts are out in force. And I get the appeal. After baby, there’s just a bit more cellulite, a bit of softening, a bit of droop. Yes. But swim skirts are tricky – they are hardly the panacea of mom-friendly swimwear.

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How to Pack for a Summer Post-Partum Road Trip (Or For Anyone Who Wants to Be Really, Really Comfortable While Traveling)
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Reader Question:
Hello! I just had a baby 3 weeks ago. We are driving to Arizona June 30th to visit family. It will be a long road trip, with baby and my two other boys ages 6 & 8. My question is …..what do I wear?! I am severely postpartum and about a size 16/18 right now. My belly is still pretty flabby ( from my 8 year old? Haha) I want to be comfortable, but I refuse to wear yoga pants or maternity gear! After following your site for awhile and agreeing with your style…I am hoping you can lend some advice!! I am usually very good at packing and putting together outfits, but this soon after baby has me mystified 😉
Shannon
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Wow, girl!! A road trip, several weeks postpartum, with two boys and a baby! Impressive. Let’s see if we can’t figure out some insanely comfortable, yet stylish outfits for you to pack.

Date Night & Dressin' Up
Hip Moms, Prepare To Love Madewell.com (A more affordable, boho version of J. Crew)
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Have you heard of Madewell? It’s a new concept store launched by the same folks that brought us J. Crew, and is, in fact, referred to in the media as “J. Crew’s sister store”. From what I gather, the prices are roughly 20-30% less than J. Crew.
What’s the difference? Madewell is a very tightly edited collection of clothing that leans to bohemian, rather than preppy (the look J. Crew is so famous for). This tight editing makes it easy to shop (there’s very little to weed through), and these forgiving bohemian silhouettes are perfect for camouflaging a multitude of post-baby body issues while remaining on-trend and hip. And the lower price point doesn’t hurt, either.

Post-Partum / Nursing
Reader Question: Craving Cropped Pants
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No pant has greater potential to turn totally croptacular (particularly for those of us with bums and thighs or who are vertically challenged) than the cropped pant. But done right, cropped pants are incredibly flattering and uber functional for moms.

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