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Tops/t-shirts for very post baby belly

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Brittabot Wed 05-Mar-14 11:45:49

Although I had my most recent baby over 2 years ago I still have a massive belly. Can anyone recommend a flattering non maternity make of top or t shirt? Thanks!

PrimalLass Wed 05-Mar-14 12:07:16

I often wear White Stuff or Fatface empire line tunics with skinnies. Both get slated quite a bit on here though wink I wear a Primark slimming vest underneath most days.

But have had a look and they don't seem as good this year - a bit voluminous.

PrimalLass Wed 05-Mar-14 12:09:26

However, at the mo I am wearing a lot of boxier tops with a longer vest underneath. These are flattering too.

teta Wed 05-Mar-14 12:56:10

I have a belly too( an IBS one - though often look pregnant).I wear long sleeved t shirts with a very long vest top underneath in a contrasting colour in winter) plus huge scarves wrapped round in Cashmere or Silk( t shirts and vests are from Matalan).In summer I usually wear slightly relaxed t shirts.Wrap and The White Company have several different styles that might be worth looking at.

LadyintheRadiator Wed 05-Mar-14 13:13:44

My youngest is 3 and I lost a lot of weight after her - I exercise a lot but am left with a jelly belly sad

I just wear vests under everything and try to buy high waisted jeans. Or like Primal says put something boxy over a vest. H&M do long stretchy vests for 3.99 and they wash well.

Flangeofmingetown Wed 05-Mar-14 13:18:59

Boden cut well for a bit of a belly. The best ones are their long sleeve Breton tops and their boat neck elbow length sleeve tops. They keep their shape well too. I am apple shaped after children with the Mum apron stomach issue.

I have also had some joy with a Next layered maxi dress this year. It has a floaty attached top layer and is very reasonable. I got it in the black (it is available in red and two toned blue too) and I know it is going to be a good all rounder this summer. The under layer is fitted (size down) so it skims and looks really flattering.

Flangeofmingetown Wed 05-Mar-14 13:22:43


PrimalLass Wed 05-Mar-14 14:25:50

Ooh I like the look of that dress.

WholeLottaRosie Wed 05-Mar-14 16:37:33

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formerdiva Wed 05-Mar-14 21:19:51

Agree with Rosie on the Phase Eight top - a lot of their tops and dresses do a miraculous job of hiding my belly.

Madamecastafiore Thu 06-Mar-14 03:27:33

I have loads from the White Co that hide a multitude if sins after having DC.

whereisshe Thu 06-Mar-14 07:10:30

Do you still have an abdominal muscle separation? If you have diastasis recti that might be causing the mum tum problem,.. A physio can recommend exercises to knit the muscles back together. In the interim m&s do control vests that are quite good.

Brittabot Thu 06-Mar-14 18:42:31

Some great suggestions - I do wear quite a bit of Fat Face and some Mantaray already, and am off to browse the rest. Thank you!

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