You gave up gluten, passed on sugar, even subsisted on juice for a week. And still, those last pesky pounds of baby weight just won’t budge.
An alternate way to (love) handle the bulge: dreamy, drapey caftans, dresses, and tunics from new, local fashion line Two. The brainchild of a Brooklyn mom who wanted to look chic and feel comfortable in her postbaby skin, the one-of-a-kind pieces are sewn using Indian cotton saris and textiles.
Available in a range of lengths and styles, the light-as-a-feather, highly breathable cotton fabric makes it impossible to overheat. Trend-defying cuts flatter just about any body type (expectant mamas, that means you, too).
So you’ll be covered no matter what summer has in store (beach days, pool parties, trips to the park) — ice cream cone pit stops included.
Available at Erica Tanov, 204 Elizabeth Street, between Prince and Spring Streets (212-334-8020 or ericatanov.com); Rube, 156 Main Street, Amagansett (631-267-6117); online at twonewyork.com, $190-$330. For a private fitting appointment, email email@example.com.
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Kitchen Play Dates
What: Drop in on a whim with your little chef (ages 2 and up) for a la carte cooking projects.
Why: Go early for free story time.
When: Tues. Story time, 4-4:30 p.m.; kitchen time, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Where: Taste Buds, 109 W. 27th St., b/t Sixth & Seventh Aves., 10th flr. (212-242-2248). Each cooking project, $20.
Governors Island Opens
What: Cross the harbor for a smorgasbord of sights and activities including art exhibits, biking, free concerts, and mini golf.
Why: Green spaces with great views.
When: Ferry schedule online at govisland.com.
Where: Manhattan ferry departs from the Battery Maritime Building, 10 South St., b/t Whitehall & Broad Sts.; Brooklyn ferry departs (only Sat. & Sun.) from Pier 6, Atlantic Ave., at Columbia St. Free.
Baby Buggy Bedtime Bash
What: The Seinfelds host a charity carnival with rides, crafts — and celeb sightings.
Why: Proceeds supply needy families with baby essentials.
When: June 1, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: Victorian Gardens at Wollman Rink, Central Park, enter on 59th St., at Sixth Ave. Get tickets (by Fri.) at 212-736-1772. Adults, $175; children, $75.
Photo: Courtesy of Two