In my past life, the one I refer to as “B.C.S,” 60% off and Hervé Leger would be a magically dreamy combination. Just FYI, “B.C.S.” stands for Before C-Section.
Now, those sales only depress me.
Don’t be fooled. Hervé Leger’s iconic “hold you in” bandage dress is NOT a miracle corset, no matter what anyone tells you. They may push your assets up but they don’t hide ANYTHING. If you have any bit of a bulge (and one too many C-sections will most assuredly result in one of those), save yourself the imminent disappointment and find an empire-waisted option.
Normal childbirth didn’t destroy my midsection. I had a slammin’ body after Lulu was born. It’s true, though a little narcissistic. I looked so much better than I ever did before kids. And since I was only 31, I barely had to do anything to maintain my figure. Ahh, the good old days when I actually HAD a metabolism…
But things are very different now. Lulu’s dramatic entrance pretty much guaranteed that C-sections would become my preferred delivery method in the future. Next came Cooper, then came George, whose birth clinched the reality that my pre-C-section body was gone forever. I can do T25 from now until Kingdom come and it has essentially no impact on my stomach. Couple that with age, and Hervé Leger becomes a fond but distant memory.
It’s okay, though. I’ve come to terms with it. I just focus on accentuating other areas now…areas which haven’t been devastated in the aftermath of childbirth and half-hearted attempts to nurse.
I have to admit that every so often, it would be nice to take advantage of those damned sales now that I can actually afford the dresses!
Life’s just full of jagged little pills, you know?