35-34-40. What shape am I?

(10 Posts)
crystalgall Wed 13-Apr-16 14:28:40

I've posted before about my post baby body.
DD is now 6 months and I am still a hot mess. I was a happy size 12. Ended putting on over 2 stone.
Had a c section. My body is now flabby and lumpy and just awful.
But te worst part is, which is what I posted about before,
Is having no idea how to dress for my shape anymore.

Anyway I took some measurement. Over boob/waist (what I could find as a waist anyway. It's all rollsconfused) and bum/hips.

So came out as above. What shape does that make me and what should I be wearing?

I'm 35 and used to wearing smart clothes. I loved a pencil skirt but cannot imagine ever wearing one again. Live in my skinnies even when I was a size 12. Now literally all I wear are topshop Joni high waisted jeans and a collection of baggy tops to hide all the rolls of fat.

Any thoughts?

shirkingworking Wed 13-Apr-16 15:18:27

Try standing in front of a long mirror. Are you shoulders narrower than your hips? If so, you sound like a (slim) pear shape. But if you have a good bra on you might be more of an hourglass?! Is that what you mean??

shirkingworking Wed 13-Apr-16 15:21:08

Sorry - the main thing I should have said is, give yourself a break! Your baby is only 6 months old!! It takes a while for most bodies to recover from pregnancy and I bet it's not as bad as you think. You can get out in the sunshine a bit more now Spring is here so that will help perk you up (mentally and physically if you can find a buggy fit class or something like that?).

pileoflaundry Wed 13-Apr-16 15:36:10

I agree with shirking: 6 months is nothing, and the width of your shoulders makes a big difference. It took me 12 months post second DC to start to feel more comfortable in normal trousers rather than maternity ones.

Can you go somewhere where there are women dressed smartly, and see if you can spot some who look good and have your body shape? People watching from a cafe perhaps?

crystalgall Thu 14-Apr-16 22:05:50

Thanks. I feel worse now becaus at least in winter I could layer up. With summer coming round I feel
More exposed and want to look better.

Also bumping for any more thoughtssmile

Fozzleyplum Thu 14-Apr-16 23:44:23

Actually your measurements sound quite average. It's difficult to say without seeing you, but I'd say you might be a slimmish pear. The tummy will be because of the pregnancy and section, which you had only a few months ago.

Are you bfing/ did you bf? I ask because bfing made my boobs very deflated for a while ( after the initial "dead heat in a zeppelin race" effect) and made me look more pear shaped than I normally am. It did sort itself out though once I stopped.

SesameSparkle Fri 15-Apr-16 08:13:31

From your measurements, you're sounding apple shaped, so without a lot of definition in your waist. I'd say look out for dresses rather than 2 pieces to look smart - top skirt combinations can have the effect of cutting you in two in exactly the wrong place. Then look for dresses that either skim your waist or have a bit of stretch to them. Empire line might also be good. As you slim down, these styles should continue to look good. Skater style or something with a seam on your waist would be least flattering.

mayhew Fri 15-Apr-16 14:11:49

After. Cs it's very common to have overstretched abdominal muscles leading to total loss of waist! The best way to tone them is Pilates. It also improves your posture which makes you feel and look much better.

Greengardenpixie Fri 15-Apr-16 16:10:22

Definetly not pear shaped. Sound apple shaped to me. Little definition at the waist gives it away. My waist has mostly always been smaller than my hips. I am a classic pear [ although before I lost weight I was more of an apple shaped myself].
My waist is 29, bust is 34 and my hips are 39.

Greengardenpixie Fri 15-Apr-16 16:11:25

I agree though, 6 months is NO time at all. Give yourself a break!

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