So, from around the second trimester you start to feel your clothes get tight, perhaps your jeans wont fasten, your tops don't sit right on your rapidly expanding boobs and you begin to gather bits of maternity clothing that will be your 'capsule wardrobe' for the foreseeable future. The thing is though, i totally underestimated how much time it would be before i got back into my pre-pregnancy wardrobe and some days i still rock the maternity tops i panic bought from ASOS when i could no longer button up my shirts.
I am here today, 11 weeks postpartum with the most beautiful little girl and a wonderfully soft tummy that i need to re-learn to dress. I have struggled to accept it and some days i still feel like theres still a baby in there, but i am becoming more at ease with what my body looks like now, it made a human, it fucking rocks!!
I've always loved minimalist styles, clean lines and interesting shapes (mostly oversized) and i found this really difficult to maintain throughout my pregnancy and afterwards. I identify with my style, its who i am and how i express myself, it might not be particulary 'expressive' (i wear a lot of black) but it's me and whilst you are changing and growing and becoming a kick ass Mama, it's important not to lose sight of that. However, i can fear no more, i have found a comfortable, beautiful range of clothes that will do any Mama with a love of the 'Cos' look, through their pregnancy and beyond. STALF have unintentionally catered to all of my needs; the 'easywear' brand provide gorgeous, organic fabric, styled right here in Britain into the lovliest gear! I've gotten myself two pairs of the Organic Sweatpants and they've hardly left my body since. Although only available in one size, it's a one size fits all mama game.
Paris, i hear by thank you, on behalf of every STALF wearing mama out there... you're our hero!
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Make sure to head over to the STALF Instagram and stay tuned for the AW16 fabric range being released in the next few weeks!