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Can Alyson Hannigan and her family be any cuter than we see here above, enjoying St. Patty’s day while out shopping? We haven’t seen anything quite as cute since we spied Alyson, her hubby Alexis Denisof, and daughter Satyana out for Halloween.
photo via Celebritybabyscoop.com
Q. I had a baby last winter (he’s so darn cute!), and he’s breastfeeding, which has been great for losing the baby weight and getting my figure back, but tricky in the fashion department. I purchased several nursing tops from Old Navy during the winter when I needed more layers, but now that it’s nearly summer I want to wear tank tops and little dresses. But it’s hard to find dresses and tops with easy access and stretchy fabric! My figure is getting back to normal and I’m so over shopping in the maternity section, plus the selection of nursing tops can be pretty pathetic. Do you have any suggestions for stylish nursing moms?
A. Congrats to you on getting your figure back so quickly! It is certainly easier to find dresses and tops that accommodate nursing mothers in the warmer months, so you’re in luck. V-necks, thin straps and shirtdresses make it particularly easy to slip off one shoulder or unbutton to nurse. Look for pretty prints which help hide inevitable baby messes. Here are some options for you, including a few actual nursing styles that are so cute, you’ll want to wear them long after you’re through:
Q. I’m 12 weeks pregnant with my 6th child! I’m a petite athletic 5ft tall post pregnancy weight of 105. I’ve always had a hard time dressing my petite frame with all my pregnancies. I continue to run 30 miles per week and continue weight training but since I’m short I tend to look chunky anyway! I would like some tips on how to elongate my torso and look cute for once during my pregnancy. I have very toned arms, shoulders, and legs, how would I go about focusing on those areas rather than on my mid section which tends to hold a lot of my weight gain. Hope you can help!
A. First of all - your 6th child? Wow, congratulations! How you find the time or strength to run 30 miles a week and weight train is beyond me, but good for you!
It can be very tough for petite pregnant women to find clothes that are flattering, since most clothes tend to make you look like you’re all belly. Since you’re fortunate enough to have toned arms, shoulders and legs, you should flaunt them! Look for sleeveless tops, above the knee dresses and skinny pants or jeans that show off your slimmest features. Look for silhouettes that are sleek and form-fitting, and avoid extra fabric like ruffles that will overwhelm your figure. When possible, wear a sturdy heel or wedge to add height.
Some outfit ideas:
- Skinny pants, fitted t-shirt and a cardigan
- Short shorts and a bohemian printed top or loose tunic
- Short sleeveless shift dresses
- Long maxi dresses with or without a little jean jacket
- Leggings and a slim fitting tunic top
Here are some pieces to get you started: