01/13/2012 08:46 am ET

Carla Bruni's Post-Baby Style: Sweaters, Pants & Flats! (PHOTOS)

Carla Bruni's new fashion trend: schlumpy.

Now don't take that the wrong way -- we still consider France's first lady to be quite chic and pulled-together. But since giving birth to her daughter Giulia this past October, Bruni's style has transformed, as she replaces her slim-cut Dior sheathes and kitten heels with loose sweaters and flats.

We first noticed the shift when we saw her in stretchy yoga pants and a hoodie, and again on Christmas when she made her first official post-baby appearance in dark skinny pants, a fringed, camel-colored poncho sweater and boots.

Yesterday she solidified the change in a similar outfit: an oversized, cowl neck sweater in a neutral camel color, layered over a black long-sleeve tee, paired with flat boots and slim dark trousers.

For Carla, whom we'd grown accustomed to seeing in form-fitting formalwear, it's a big change. But we love the relaxed, carefree post-baby look. And she, for one, has never looked happier.

See France's first lady below -- do you like her new casual style?

Carla Bruni Post-Baby Style