The comfortable and stylish clothes you crave from body-positive brands

I’m tired of feeling like a tightly wrapped, slightly overflowing stuffed sausage every time I try to get ready for the day. I need comfortable stylish clothes – clothes from brands that celebrate and design for all bodies. Postpartum is pretty tough on a new mom’s psyche, and frankly, that’s why I opt for no pants most of the time. Unfortunately, I can’t wander the aisles of the supermarket or walk around the office in my underwear, so something has to give. After a well-deserved pep talk with my curves in the mirror, I decided to do a little retail therapy, with comfort being my top priority.

As I browsed the shelves for ultra-soft fabrics and flattering fits to avoid the dreaded (to me, at least) muffin top, I realized something: comfort is sexy. I don’t need to slip into lingerie or trendy fashion pieces to find my groove; I just need to fit my clothes well – and feel comfortable in them. With the right basic items in your wardrobe, it can set and change the tone of your entire day.

Thus, the following list of comfortable yet still stylish clothes that are totally ripped off and body positive was born.

01

Aesthetic Leggings

Think of them as the wrap dress for your legs! Aerie’s crossover leggings are made from 88% nylon and 12% spandex, better known as “Our Real Me Fabric” within the brand. It’s breathable and lightweight, and the crossover feature at the waist creates a “V”-shaped curve that hugs your sides without constricting. The flared bottom makes them perfect for all day to day activities and offers the comfort of activewear with the feel of a put together outfit.

Useful review: “Besides being so flattering, the quality is super soft and not the type of leggings that will fade and get cheap over time! I have several aerie leggings and this is by far my favorite. I I wear it to relax and even to dress!

Sizes available: XXS to XXL

02

A “Go-To” bra

Gone are the days when you had to hide your bulky sports bra under a worktop for more comfort! What started out as something simply trendy to wear under revealing shirts quickly became a staple. This skims bralette is a best seller for a reason, as it has the plunge neckline for high cut highs, is lined with power mesh and is made of 79% nylon. It’s no wonder this is listed as “Kim’s go-to bralette.”

Useful review: “I’m a recent breast cancer survivor – so after my double mastectomy and several surgeries that followed, as well as chemotherapy and radiotherapy, it was nearly impossible for me to find a comfortable bra that fit me. Not only did I find one, but I also regained my self-confidence and strength by dressing up! Thank you!!!”

Sizes available: XXS to 4X

03

A dress that is both loose and structured

A puffy dress that suits all body types and all sizes? Yes please. The Geneva dress has gained popularity for its all-inclusive fit, and it is also available in over 15 colors. The Universal Standard motto “reflects the true bell curve of the average person in the United States”. Their entire line is organized by this measurement, making a medium a size 18-20.

Useful review: “It’s a comfy sack dress that kinda looks good. Amazing. Perfection. A+.”

Sizes available: 4XS to 4XL

04

These jeans described as “Denim Perfection”

Just like those from Abercrombie, these Good American jeans have all the stretch you need. They have also customized their fabric to have a sculptural quality and assure customers that their use of reclaimed fabric gives the jeans a longer shelf life which is well worth it. This chewy hem style is perfect for a night out in your favorite pumps or a baseball game in your low-top Converse.

Helpful notice: “First pair of GA jeans and I’m not crazy about them. This will be the first of a long series. Fits amazing. Tall. Perfect length. Already gone through the washer/dryer with no problem! »

Sizes available: 00 to 26

05

Underwear with thousands of 5-star reviews

This classic bikini style underwear is more than meets the eye. Not only are they Cameron Diaz in charlie’s angels flattering, but they are also ecological and practical. These panties were designed to never “crawl, roll, or sag” and are a total steal at just $14 apiece.

Useful review: “When I wear them, it’s like they’re not even there. They are so comfortable and cool on my skin. I can’t wait to replace all my old underwear with these!

Sizes available: XS to 4XL

06

Barely There Shapewear

Sometimes you want a little compression without running out of air, and these seamless shorts from Lizzo’s new clothing line do just that. The fabric is lightweight and the double-lined waistband provides good tummy support. The fabric is also designed to not roll up, conceal underwear lines and even has a SilverSeam anti-microbial panty liner that “keeps you cool”. Lizzo’s shapewear line also includes bodysuits, bras and underwear.

Useful review: “Y’all, I don’t normally write reviews. But this shapewear is life changing. The things I hated about shapewear – the top rolled up under my boobs – the lines around my thighs – everything! This Yitty is all the contrary. I am in love.”

Sizes available: XS/S to 5X

07

A breathable bodysuit

Looking for something fabulous that you can buy in no time? This chunky strap bodysuit from Old Navy is a great piece to pair with a maxi skirt or jeans. This piece is available in seven colors and is part of the company’s body-positive line, Bodlove, which includes “fitted and figure-hugging dresses, tees and tanks.”

Useful review: “Not in a million years have I ever thought I would or should be a bodysuit person. I am now the proud owner of 5 of this style and am obsessed. They are great quality and the Square neck makes this feel more expensive and structured than a typical old navy t-shirt. So impressed. Get one in every color.

Sizes available: XS to 4X

08

A “Sexy” & “Supportive” Faux-Wrap Swimsuit

This wrap-around one-piece swimsuit shows just enough skin and accentuates the right curves to give your vacation confidence this year. This design comes in 13 fun prints and colors and offers compression to hold all items in place. This is part of Summersalt’s “Summer of Selflove” campaign, where they proclaim that “everyone is a body of Summersalt”.

Useful review: “When I put on this bathing suit, I said ‘Wow!’ I’ve never had this experience with a bathing suit. I thought maybe the color was too bright; it wasn’t. It was comfortable and flattering. The price was right too, when we compare it to department store prices.”

Sizes available: 2 to 26

09

A versatile blouse

A dressy top that won’t burst at the seams of your chest and is flattering on different shapes and sizes?! Eloquii has outdone himself. This silk blouse is ideal for the office and pairs well with jeans for a night out. And since it comes in nine fun designs, there’s a style to suit your mood.

Useful review: “It was my first experience buying Eloquii clothes. I didn’t know their fit and was worried about my XL arms, even for plus size clothes. I usually wear 14-16 and chose size 16. It fits perfectly, and when I wear it with jeans I get compliments all day. Felt really steal AF. Couldn’t ask for more.

Sizes available: 14 to 28

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Jeans with just enough flare

I love anything high-waisted, and these curvy jeans are the reason I don’t have to unbutton my pants at the table anymore — they’re super stretchy. There’s more room in the thighs and back for a snug yet comfortable fit, and you can wear them for any occasion.

Useful review: “These are the most comfortable and flattering jeans I have ever owned. I am a curvy girl and always find jeans such a pain to find ones that fit. I am in love with these The flare is so flattering, I love the ultra high waste. The only downside is the price (I’m broke now haha), but they are 100% worth it. I wear them casually and for going out, they go to everything!”

Sizes available: Waist from 23 inches to 37 inches

Elizabeth J. Harless