f you have just had a baby, and feel that you can't recognise yourself anymore in the mirror any more. The body is different; you look tired, the stretch marks – Ahhh! In short, as a new mom you tend to forget about your style, on most days, you even forget the definition of well-turned out! That's where I step in, because mommy or not, everyone needs just that little bit of help to go from crass to sass and here I have rounded up style tips for new moms, that wont cost the earth and are super easy and quick too. A win-win for all I say!
So let's dive right in:
1. Sort out your : Maternity wear
It's high time you let go of clothes that are too loose and do not flatter your body any more. Period!
2. Invest in Right Lingerie and Shape Wear:
Your body has changed and will continue to do so for some time at least, so its time to invest in the right lingerie. Do not be afraid to try granny knickers and spanx on occasions. It will help the excess flab in check.
3. Do not wear Oversized Clothes:
It is a myth that an oversized tee will hide your bulge, instead it will make you look sloppy and maybe a size or two bigger....so no oversized or ill fitting clothing....please!
Those were some of the don'ts now lets look at how you can work up your quotient:
1. Invest in leggings:
(ankle length is good but never ever 3/4 length they make you look short and are never flattering) and long shirts, well fitted denims, culottes, body flattering dresses (you may want to avoid knit fabric).... wear monochrome, avoid big prints
2. Necklines and Sleeve Lengths:
V Necks are the most flattering necklines (but be careful that they are not cut too deep). If you feel your arms look flabby you m problem.
Structured Jackets, Summer Shrugs or a Denim / Chambray shirt over a Tank should instantly make you look well dressed without having to put in too much effort.
Avoid long necklaces or dangling earrings (the babies can hold them hard and hurt you or themselves), but that doesn't mean you have to be a Plain Jane. You can add that pizzazz with scarves (silk, rich cotton or gauze), belts, cuffs, stud earrings (think coloured stones), sunglasses (they take the quotient high instantly), watches or even smart hairbands. Just remember the golden rule – no more than two accessories at a time.
5. Baby Bag:
The baby bag is going to be your constant companion for sometime to come, so why not invest in a bag that is smart instead of cutie cute? Think of it as an upgrade on your current shoulder bag and get one that takes your meter a notch higher and will be functional at the same time.
Ballerinas, a Blingy and a Basic Thong Sandal and a pair of light weight Cork Heel Wedges are all that you need to mix and match with your wardrobe and you will be good to go any where. Sporty chic is one more way to be comfortable while on the move so think canvas shoes or espadrilles.
Hope these tips help you rev up your and make you look like a million bucks – because that's what you are worth mommy!
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