Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Guest Post: New Mummy Style Tips

Mummy's Step Out In Style

Getting back to your old style can be a big challenge for new mothers; your changing body may mean your pre-pregnancy clothes no longer fit, making you feel a little uncertain or self-conscious about what you should wear. If you’re in desperate need of fashion advice, use this article as a guide to choosing the right pieces to help you look and feel great once again:

Oversized Tops and Leggings

Most new mums cite stubborn belly fat as the biggest problem with their post-pregnancy belly. You can direct attention away from this problem area by wearing oversized tops, blouses, and tunics. Choose one with a scoop or V-neckline to emphasise your larger chest area, and pair it with black leggings to help shape your legs and slim down the entire look. Both pieces will provide you with greater comfort and flexibility while helping you to ramp up your style.

Patterns

Another trick for minimising problem areas on your post-pregnancy body is to wear bold, eye-catching patterns. A free-flowing patterned dress is a great choice for the new mum, while a patterned top combined with a pair of dark-wash jeans will help slim down your entire look. Patterns that are on trend for spring/summer 2013 include geometric,  tribal, and floral prints, so make sure to scoop up a few of these pieces to add to your wardrobe this season.

Loose Shorts or Skirts with an Elastic Waistband

With spring just around the corner, you may be looking for a few items that will help you stay cool in the warmer weather. Loose-fitting shorts and skirts with an elastic waistband are just the solution. Make sure you choose pieces that are cut above-the-knee to make your legs look longer, and pair them with a semi-fitted top so as not to overwhelm the look.

Dresses

There’s something undeniably feminine about wearing a dress, making it a must-have item for new mums looking to restore their self-confidence. Empire-waist dresses are an especially good choice for new mums, as they help to de-emphasise your stomach area and provide maximum comfort and mobility. Pair a lightweight summer white dress with a blazer or vest to create a cute and fresh look this season that will make you feel great.

Accessories: Statement Pieces and Shoes

Last but not least, the selection of a few great accessories and the right pair of shoes will help complete your look. Statement accessories like pendant necklaces, dangly earrings, and scarves will help draw attention away from your problem areas. As for shoes, comfort is key: cute sandals and ballet flats are a go-to for new mums, while a pair of mid-heeled boots or wedge sandals will help elongate your figure to create a high fashion look.

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