How not getting dressed every day caused my postpartum depression

Before I had my daughter, I wore a new outfit every day for almost a decade. It was part of my job (and a perk) as a Fashion PR Director. At the time I conceived, I was transitioning to working for myself and from home. Two major life changes.

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I had this vision of dressing like a chic tomboy my entire pregnancy. That didn’t happen. Instead, I dressed in Adidas trackpants and oversized vintage tees six days out of the week.

Then I had a vision of dressing up again, post-pregnancy. That didn’t happen due to my emergency c-section and having to wear clothing that comforted my incision.

What I did wear was postpartum depression, and well. I cried a lot. My anxiety heightened. Dropped my baby weight immediately. I would peak in happiness and pit in sorrows. I had a baby, a new business and a live-in boyfriend all at once. I gained a lot. But if I’m being honest, I lost some of myself.

I’m happy to say I’m on the other side of PPD. How did I manage? I saw a therapist. I found my footing. Refocused on the Law of Attraction and manifestation. Saged until the house was clouded with smoke. Hid crystals around the house like Easter eggs.

And I get dressed at least two days a week now. Baby steps…

About the author

Aneesha DuBois

Aneesha DuBois' professional career spans across music, sports, pop culture and fashion. She held roles at Music Choice in New York City, Comcast Sportsnet in Washington, DC, she was an Associate Producer at E! News Now and the former Fashion PR Director, Americas for all brands under Australian Fashion Labels. 

In 2019 she launched luxe ecommerce company Well(un)known which focuses on emerging brands. She also serves as the site's Creative Director. The same year she also became a mother to a baby girl named Poppy.

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