Finding confidence in my postpartum body has been both challenging and amazing. I recently wrote that my saggy belly had given me so much. One of those gifts: the understanding that I could be sexy and feel loved despite my “imperfections”. Also, lingerie has magical power. Even when I couldn’t fathom the idea of showing my belly, a good chemise like this one always did the trick.
You know one thing I’ve never been very comfortable with? Showing my lingerie in a full outfit. I’ve loved the look on others, but I’ve never tried pulling it off myself. I’ve always felt like I would show too much, or that maybe my belly would peak out a lot. That is — until I saw this beautiful b.tempt’d bra, and my imagination took off!
- Choose a good bra: I’m obsessed with Wacoal’s lingerie line b.tempt’d sold at Bloomingdale’s. It’s gorgeous! I can’t wait to recover from my surgery to get a few pieces. You may or may not know that Bloomingdale’s is one of my favorite places to get many things, including gorgeous lingerie. I chose a bra with a thick band so it would look more like a top than a bra. However, you can always go for one exposing more midriff skin.
- Wear a high-neck sheer top: Even better with sleeves. It gives the illusion that you’re totally covered while letting the bra show in a chic way.
- Rely on high-rise jeans: This was a must for me and my belly. They make everything appear more polished. Look for those that don’t squeeze your middle and do wonders for your belly.
- Finish up with great shoes and a cozy jacket: create contrast against the delicate lace with a material like faux fur.
Bra – This bra helped me feel sexy after weaning my baby and going from milky boobs to empty sacs. I wore it two days straight, washed it and wore again. Wearing S.
Top – May require some patience to get on. Once on, it’s perfect though. Runs a little small, wearing S; I sized up.
Coat – I couldn’t resist mixing this color with the oxblood of my pants. Beautiful jacket in a beautiful color. Also wore it with sweatpants a few days ago when I got my tummy tuck.
Shoes – I wore them for my recent overseas flight to Colombia with my two kids. They passed! Most comfortable pointy boots I’ve ever owned. They flex with my feet every time!
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A huge thank you to Bloomingdale’s for sponsoring this post! Thanks for making it so easy to find seriously chic lingerie that help women feel amazing in their own skin. As always, all thoughts, opinions, and product choices are my own. And readers, thank you for your continued support. It doesn’t go unnoticed, and is so very much appreciated!
Chao, chao Julieta.
PS: If you don’t follow me on IG, I want you to know that I just got a tummy tuck to fix my muscles, hernia and skin. I feel that it’s important to share my journey. So you can find me over at (@julietatorresd). There’s also a lot of high-rise jeans, athleisure, and a raw and vulnerable take on motherhood. I believe social media shouldn’t be for the good things only.
Photos by my talented sister Gisela Torres