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  • Jennifer Biswas

how to knot a top for a different look

I'm a big fan of slouchy tops. Maybe it's because I've been pregnant or recovering from pregnancy for almost 2 years and I feel like my stomach will never return to its pre-pregnancy state (although I do welcome the extra ice cream I can eat without anyone really noticing).

Or maybe because I've always liked my strong, runner legs and never really had strong toned arms of a swimmer/tennis player/I don't really know what specific sport gives you amazing arms since I've never had them. ;)

I ran across this Free People top on Instagram and fell in love with it. It happened to be worn by another pregnant person but I thought it would be perfect for my changing body and I'm always looking for clothes that can be worn during and after pregnancy.

I typically wear it loose and flowy but sometimes it gets a little crazy, especially on windy days, so a simple knot comes in handy! You can use this trick on any flowy top or on maxi dresses/skirts too! I knot up my maxi dresses with fun heels or wedges quite a bit - it makes them easier to wear on hot days AND it helps show off adorable shoes if you're wearing them.

To knot a top, simply grab a chunk in the lower part of one side. Be sure to not have this too far in the middle or you'll look pregnant (like me) and not too far to the side where it looks like you have a growth coming out of your side (just kidding, I'm sure people would know it's not actually a growth). ;)

Simply wrap the shirt around itself like you would a regular knot.

Pull it through so just a small amount of the shirt is through the knot. If you pull too much through that side of your top will barely hang out (depending on the length). If you have an extra long top you can pull more through, just make sure it doesn't make the knot look too sloppy!

And wala! An instantly chic way to give your top a bit of a face lift!

Or if you're like me and you live in one top for a few weeks at a time this will easily allow you to switch up the style a bit.

Shop this look!

Bracelet - Simple Statement Cuff

Necklace - Echo Necklace (NEW!!)

Free People Top - Bonus news, this top is on sale for only $33! You can find it here. Find it in black here (black is not on sale).

Pants are Blanqi - pretty much the most comfortable maternity leggings I own. I'm kicking myself I didn't just buy these when I was pregnant with Roy but I didn't want to spend the $64 on pants I could only wear for a short time. Rookie mistake!

Shoes are from Rue La La (and gone now) but you can find them on Amazon

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  • Jennifer Biswas

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  • Aug 10, 2017

    Such a great idea! I’ll definitely be trying this! You’re absolutely STUNNING in these photos too ❤️?

    — Chelsie

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