I went shopping with my mom a few days postpartum to get some nursing bras. While we were at the mall, we stopped by Banana Republic and Ann Taylor. My shape is all in flux due to being postpartum so it is a little bit tricky to shop, but I found a dress and a couple of tops that might work and was wondering what you think of them.

1-5. I bought this Banana Republic Mad Men Peggy shift dress because I had seen it before online and really liked the print. It's a size 6 which is my usual dress size. My only reservations are that it's not nursing-friendly and it's not that flattering on my postpartum apple tummy right now (the SA gave it the thumbs down...she said "It's not my favorite on you", but the dresses she brought me instead looked worse, and my mom really liked the dress on me so I ended up getting it anyways). I anticipate that my belly will continue to shrink some more (I'm only two weeks postpartum right now), and I would mainly be wearing this dress when I go back to work, so the nursing access will be less important then (I can unzip the top to pump). I bought the dress now because I figured by the time my belly was back to baseline, it would probably be sold out by then.

At Ann Taylor I found two tops that I thought looked OK for my postpartum pooch. They're both size M (I'm usually a S for tops). The first one (6-8) is a trapeeze/peplum shape, the second one (9-12) is more fitted but the lace cutouts distract the eye from the tummy. And they're both long enough to cover the belly. A lot of my old tops are either too short or too fitted and emphasize the tummy too much, so I wanted to get a couple transition tops that looked good on me now.

What do you think--K/R? You can be honest--I won't be offended! Thanks!

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