Â Layering can be the ideal way to flatter a post-partum bodyÂ while looking winter chic (like celebrity mother Kimora Lee, above), but it can easily goÂ awry (see Heidi Klum, above). Although model and mother Heidi Klum usually looks stunning in every outfit (ok, she still looks stunning), the majority of us mothers should shy away from clothing thatÂ are either see through or add bulk to our frames.
Â Â Do the layering look right instead withÂ subtle layersÂ of neutral colors: long, lean denim, soft brown bootsÂ or a cropped tan jacket. Layering a well fitted jacket over a long dark top is ideal for elongating any frame, and shielding our less than perfect stomach regions.
Â Â Try choosing a jacket that is sleek in shape and fit, like the Women’s Belted Twill Jacket in Khaki from Old Navy, or mix it up with a funky grey cape like the Juliette Wool Caplette from Heritage 1981 (which is extremely flattering to all shapes and sizes). Add more dimensionÂ to layeringÂ by addingÂ boots or booties (like the Kate Ankle Boots from Target), looped scarfs, and soft beret hats. Always strive to keep the look winter weather appropriate (like Kimora) by pairing with classic jeans, lean layerings tops, and understated accessories (like sunglasses and a corresponding purse). And when in doubt…leave the sheer stuff out!