So you’ve gotten engaged! The excitement, the anticipation, the planning, and the overwhelming joy. However, in the midst of planning for your special day to proclaim your eternal love, you find out you’re pregnant! Although this is exciting news, it can present itself as a bit of a challenge. Sometimes because of timing, couples have no other choice than to have a wedding immediately following the birth of their child. This can create some aesthetic challenges for your special day. Follow these slimming secrets to minimize any postpartum plumpness.
Reach For The Shapewear
Shapewear is the modern day version of corseting. It squeezes you in, pushes things up, and flattens things out. Wearing a waist cincher or maternity leggingsunder your dress can reduce your postpartum belly by as many as 3 inches! Supermodel Tyra Banks says,”You put ‘em on, it sucks you up, baby. No matter what red carpet, I got ‘em on. I look like a granny before I put the dress on, but I put on the dress, and it’s like, ‘palow!” Some celebrities admit to even wearing two shapewear items on top of each other!
Flattering Dress Shape
Opt for a style of dress that draws the eye away from the stomach area. An empire waist dress is ideal due to its loose and flowy material over the torso. Alternatively, a plunging neckline can draw attention up towards your bosom and face. One of the perks of having a baby tends to be larger breasts. Don’t hesitate to use your new curves to your advantage.
By wearing a heeled shoe a postpartum bride will appear taller and therefore slimmer. Heels also encourage proper posture which adds an extra slimming effect. If the comfort factor concerns you, opt for a high-quality insole, or perhaps a kitten heel.
Makeup contouring has been around for decades in the professional makeup community. Only in the last 5 years has it made it’s way into the mainstream consumer community. Contouring can completely transform your face even to the point of being comparable to plastic surgery. Reduce any extra roundness in your face common in postpartum mothers by accentuating your cheekbones and slimness of the bridge of your nose. It’s worth investing in a professional makeup artist for your special day. Seeing yourself look your best in photos you will look at for the rest of your life is worth it!
Bronzing your skin can make you look slimmer by 10 pounds or more. When we are paler in tone the dents and flaws of our body are easier to spot. Opt for a spray tan 1-2 days before your big day. Make sure you exfoliate beforehand otherwise you may be a patchy bride!