What to wear if you’re a New Mum
I absolutely love clothes – love them. I love shopping. I love fashion. I love it all!
I’ve never been particularly fashionable or stylish myself but I do feel more confident when I’m happy in the clothes I’m wearing.
One thing I am really guilty of is finding a style I like and wearing it to death in a variety of colours and prints. Yes, harem pants, I’m talking about you.
So this week I was thrilled to have the opportunity to ask Wardrobe Coach Alicia Kay for some of her top tips on style for new mums like me. Something practical, yet still stylish.
Here’s what she came up with for what to wear if you’re a new mum!
“When you are a Mum it’s important to keep your identity. Your styling shouldn’t change that much and you should still be confident in your clothes. Choose styles of clothes that make you feel good, don’t make comfort your only priority. You can still be comfy and stylish.
Maybe you ditch the heels for wedges or a glam trainer? Your accessories should become less long and dangerous and more neat and practical but you can still wear them. Stretch bracelets with rounded beads, those fab tiny chained ones or leather strap bracelets will be a great addition to your wardrobe. A funky stud earring will work better than a hoop (and can’t be pulled by inquisitive hands!). * Remember to always be careful when wearing any jewellery around your baby to avoid any risk of them choking on small parts. *
One thing we would say is avoid the temptation of leggings! We know lots of mums love leggings and we know they’re really comfortable. But what you should look for is a more structured garment with a structured waistband, not elastic. There are some great ones out there and whilst still comfortable they are more robust and tend not lose shape as you wear them. This means they won’t end up in that stretched and distorted state that leggings sometimes can. Jeggings or more structured trousers may cost a little more, but with more structuring, they should last longer and work harder for you!
Small printed fabrics work really well for new mums, as they hide the unavoidable stains that come with babies and young children, unlike plain coloured fabrics.
If you’re buying anything new, always check how items should be washed. Dry-cleanable garments are not really recommended as you’ll spend a small fortune getting them cleaned every week! Also stay away from linen, it creases too easily and isn’t practical for women on the go!
Finally, we recommend to all women that a good fitting smooth cup and preferably moulded cup bra will make all your outfits look great. We suggest moulded they are the best bras for giving you shape.”
Based on Alicia’s advice, here are some current products I love the look of! Links are ASOS affiliate links.
1. TOMS Diamond Print Cork Wedge Heeled Sandals Similar here
2. Lipsy Stone Stretch Rose Bracelet
If you’re looking for some style tips as a new mum, I hope this helps!
I’d love to hear your tips too – what clothes do you find both practical and stylish?
One very fashionable new mum is my fellow Huggies Wipes Brand Ambassador, Fearne Cotton! You can read more about how we’re working together here.