And then it deflated.
Even though I'm back to my pre-pregnancy weight, I'm most definitely not back to my pre-pregnancy size. I've spent two years thinking maybe, just maybe, I would be able to get back into my old clothes. However, at the beginning of this summer, I finally came to terms with the fact that, barring a tummy tuck, it was time to revamp the wardrobe. I was tired of looking frumpy in over-sized shirts meant to hide my tummy until I could shrink a bit.
Someday, I'd still like a tummy tuck, but until then, I'm learning to embrace my new figure and relearn how to get dressed in the morning. I'll never be a fashion blogger, but as I find things that work for me, I might share them on here. :)
Fresh Produce is a clothing company that I came across a few months ago. I looked through their site, and liked the flow-y style of their clothes, along with the huge assortment of colors available. They very kindly agreed to allow me to test drive an outfit to see how it would work on a post-pregnancy quad mom body.
With help from fellow quad mom, Amber, who is helping me learn how to style my new figure, I picked out the Manhattan Dress. You may recognize it as the dress that I wore on our 5th Anniversary Weekend! In fact, these photos were taken while we were waiting for a table at a restaurant.
Manhattan Dress is cleverly designed to work with all body shapes. The V-neck tucks into a high shirred waist band that fits nicely above any tummy trouble spots. It's gathered right below that to further hide any issues. The skirt is a stylish faux wrap skirt so that there are no embarrassing moments (or moments when kids decide to see if it works like a tent flap). The back is also in a V, so it can easily be dressed up for dinner out, or be casual enough to run errands on a hot summer day.
Did I mention that I didn't even have to iron it when I pulled the folded up dress out of the delivery bag? That's my kind of outfit!
For our evening out, I decided to wear the red heels that my mother-in-law bought for me, and the necklace that I wore on our wedding day. The dress didn't need anything more than that to look perfect for dinner in a nice restaurant. Oh, and I guess I should mention that after dinner, the red heels were traded for black flip flops so that we could make a snack run to the store!
Many thanks to Fresh Produce Clothes for kindly sending me the dress to review. I received no further compensation and all opinions are 100% my own. For more info, please see my disclaimer page.