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Fashion Friday: Five Figure Flattering Silhouettes

Fashion Friday:  Five Figure Flattering Silhouettes

by Heather Aulisio

A year ago

I think one of the hardest things for me post pregnancy was getting my pre-baby body back. You don’t exactly have a lot of energy to muster up and workout. Even though I ate well, I learned that it takes time to get back into great shape, and until then, spending quality time with my baby was most important to me. So, I decided to fake it until I make it. Mainly meaning; that I could still look fab by wearing five figure flattering silhouettes. These shapes and styles are a must for your post-baby body.

Empire Waist

My all-time favorite (pregnant or not!), an empire-waist is very forgiving. It cinches just below your bust and a dress or top (or even jacket) flows gently down your form, never clinging. It works on every body, and it really showcases your chest and the upper portion of your form.

Boot Cut

Book cut jeans are your friend! They fit well in all the right places and cut you some slack in the areas you need some room in. Boot cut is a great silhouette because it provides balance. It has a fit and flare shape and is often designed to be generally stretchy rather than stiff. It also makes the legs look longer, which makes your overall shape look slimmer.


The universally flattering cut, an A-line silhouette just works for everyone. It helps create a slim waist by cinching it, and it provides ample coverage across the hips, tummy, and thighs. To get the most out of an A-line silhouette dress or skirt, don’t wear anything that is above the knee and overly form fitting. Opt for something that lightly skims, rather than clings.

High-Lo Hemlines

I loved to wear leggings post-pregnancy because they were so comfortable after my C-section. But I had a hard time pairing them with tops. I found that high-lo hemlines are great to wear with any kind of pants post pregnancy. They provide ample coverage on your rear and just enough in the front. The contrasting hemline also creates a slimming illusion because they make the legs look longer and these tops or dresses skim over the hips rather than grip them.


I learned that the key to taking emphasis off my lower half was the draw the eye upward. One thing that really helped me do this was wearing a V-neck top or dress. It was like an instant lift that makes the focal point on your collarbone and above. I often added shiny necklaces for extra emphasis!

It was really important to me that I looked great and felt great as a new mom. So, I didn’t let getting dressed each day get me down. I dressed for my post-baby bod in a number of ways that helped highlight my smaller areas and conceal the ones that were still a work in progress. Consider these five figure flattering silhouettes as you get dressed each day!


My name is Heather.  In addition to being a writer and mom to my 13 month old son, Matthew; I am elementary teacher.  I also have a deep love for fashion and think that all moms can look and feel their best because it's important to take care of ourselves so we can take the best care of our little ones!


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