Fashion, Shoes

A post bump wedding outfit

So. I haven’t really been bothered by my baby flab so far. It’ only been four and a half weeks, and from initially 17 kilos more on the scales, I am already down to a mere seven kilos maternal surplus. Partly thanks to breastfeeding, but mostly down to losing my appetite and being too tired to eat. Not what I’d call a healthy or recommendable diet.

Anyway. My brother just told me he is going to get married. In under two weeks. Cue crazy but futile rummaging through wardrobe. There’s no chance in hell I am going to fit in any of my pre-baby outfits. And I have absolutely no intention whatsoever to embark on a crazy diet for the next ten days.

Thus: I need new clothes. Clothes that’ll fit now but also in a few months time, when the last seven kilos will have melted (hoping is believing!). Clothes that will make me feel good about myself, flabby bits or not. And clothes that allow easy access to the feeding station (I once spent half a wedding feeding my baby sitting in a dark corner in my knickers and with my dress around my neck – not again!).

Fortunately, the upcoming wedding is only their civil marriage – the real deal with church and party and all will be held next summer. In other words, the dress code for the upcoming event is much less glamorous. It’s smart casual all the way. And given my current constitution, I am going to push it gently towards the casual end of the spectrum.

I am thinking something like this:

Together with this:

Now I only need something that’ll take care of these gruesome black shadows under my eyes…

Eileen Fisher supersoft Yak & Merino poncho, Graumann white shirt, Day Birger et Mikkelsen Jeans, The Kooples ankle boots, Isabel Marant star necklace, Chloe small Marcie saddle bag


  1. LatteMama says

    Looks amazing, but i’m sure you’d look amazing in anything. Glad you’re not pushing about the baby weight. Hope you make the wedding and congratulations to your brother 😀 x

  2. You’re so darn glamorous whatever you wear, you could show up in wellies and a black plastic bin liner and be stunning. (Bin liner would be great for breast feeding, come to think of it.)

  3. I love that poncho. I seem to own a lot of grey knitwear…but I do not have a poncho, Hmmm….! S x

  4. Melting kilos sounds nice;) I could do with some melting kilos after my pregnancy, but I have never been someone who’s been known for snapping back to pre-pregnancy shape sadly…;)
    The outfit looks brilliant! You will look amazing!
    For the dark circles under the eyes, I can’t live without YSL touche eclat or No7 concealer…my boys still makes my eyes very dark….

  5. Love that poncho. And you really can’t go wrong with a classic white shirt and jeans. You’ll look fabulous!

  6. Good on you with being relaxed about losing more of the baby weight at this stage. Us mums put ourselves under enough pressure as it is, we don’t need to add any more! I’m sure you’ll look great at the wedding 🙂

  7. Well done you and loving the outfit choice. Breastfeeding really does help melt the pounds-still got a lot to go myself x

  8. You’re coping very well with the news of a wedding so soon after having your baby! And that’s a great combo for an outfit. Loving the Chloe bag. Have a wonderful time. x

  9. Rachel says

    Have you thought about a peaks of london dress? Look them up on google. I’m getting one for christmas! And I promise I don’t work for them or anything so this isn’t a shameless plug!

  10. the wedding outfit looks fab, but that’s not why I’m here. I’ve managed to miss it all – all the posts about the your beautiful new babe. Life has been manic. But I wanted to stop by and say many congratulations. She is beautiful, and I’m sure you are too (as always). Hope you get some sleep soon. Remember, this is a phase that soon you will forget and will look back on as though it happened to someone else.

  11. I swore by Spanx for the first year after having mine, ha ha! Not cheating, just enhancing… love the outfit choice though, very glam.

  12. Nice outfit choice! I love the grey cardi/poncho thing. Where is it from? If you want a Mamascarf for breastfeeding at the wedding just let me know :0), Keira x

  13. good for you on the weight lady! i think i’m only 4lbs now over where i started….for being scared about being pregnant for so long this is not so bad!

  14. Huge fan of the bag and shoes! All the best in shedding those final 7 kgs too, mwah!

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