What we were able to wear pre children compared to what we would and could wear post monsters has changed. That little black dress is a staple of any wardrobe. Embracing our new shape post kids, we have both tried and sampled many looks and styles to find what works for our body shape and confidence. So, instead of the boob job, we’ve opted for dresses that conceal what we feel to be our insecurities and play on our strengths. 

For Caroline, she looks for help to hide those signs of knee wrinkles and the the flat chest she now has. Caroline’s little black dress wardrobe staple is her Victoria Beckham strapless corset dress. This dress covers her knees and shows off her ankles, always a flattering part on a woman’s body. So show them off, with a pair of high heeled strap wedges ( also super comfortable) to help elongate your legs, and, thanks to the clever length of the dress, the legs aren’t entirely on show. A cinched waist with the in built corset is not only supportive, but also helps draw the attention away from the chest area, creates a curvy feminine shape and a fabulous bottom!. Strapless dresses compliment the other area on a woman we love- the collarbones. These are a delicate, yet sexy part of the body and should be enhanced.


Similar dresses can be found hereherehere.

Caroline’s heels are here, and similar ones are here.

Jess has gone with a black lace dress from Self Portrait. This dress draws attention to the narrowest part of her body- her upper waist, as the lace is cleverly broken up by the thick black trim around the upper waist, drawing the eye to this area. The dress cleverly gives the illusion of being short, with the lace detail drawing subtle attention to the legs, and at the same time, giving good coverage. The lace detail is also very forgiving on any lumps and bumps that post baby bodies naturally have.

This dress has sold out but here is a similar style. The high street have been quick to duplicate this look and there is a very good high street version here.






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