How to Make Sure You Don’t Start Dressing too ‘Mumsy’

How to Make Sure You Don’t Start Dressing too ‘Mumsy’

February 4, 2015 Off By Adam Kirby

A big worry that many mums have is dressing too ‘mumsy’ once they have their kids. What many women need to realise, is that dressing mumsy doesn’t need to come with the job of being a mum – you can be as stylish as ever, even with a baby. Take a look at these tips and you’ll never have to worry about looking too mumsy:

Don’t Forget Who You Are

Wear clothes that you feel are ‘you’. You shouldn’t lose who you are just because you’ve had a child, so make sure you’re wearing the clothes you really like. Don’t let yourself get into a slump and dress sloppily in clothes just for comfort.

Avoid Wearing Clothes That Are All One Color

Do you have one main color in your wardrobe? Usually, mumsy types have a lot of black and grey. While black and grey can look nice sometimes, you want to avoid dressing in it too much. Add a pop of color to create interest, and even a pattern if you dare!

Don’t Forget to Accessorise

Accessorising can be seen as a lot of hard work by moms, so often they avoid it all together. Don’t fall into this trap! Accessorizing an outfit can make or break it, so make sure you give it what it needs to enhance it. Alexander Wang bags might seem like a splurge, but they’ll last ages and go with everything. Make sure you also add scarves, necklaces, rings, and hair accessories to make a big difference to your look.

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Avoid Wearing Baggy Clothes All Over

A lot of moms opt for baggy jumpers and bottoms just for comfort. This is fine in the house, but never when you plan on leaving the house! Wearing something oversized is OK for fashion purposes, but you must balance it out with something more fitted. Baggy clothes will make you look a lot bigger than you are, and you don’t want that. If you’re worried about your shape after being pregnant, wear shapewear under your outfits.

Choose Stylish Shoes

The first thing many people look at when it comes to outfits is shoes. Choose a stylish pair of shoes and you can’t go far wrong. Don’t make the mistake of thinking you can’t buy comfortable shoes that look stylish, because you can! Make the effort to research the shoes that are ‘in’ and treat yourself to a pair.

Practice Layering

Layering will keep you cosy and warm without making you look frumpy. Practice it to get it right so you don’t end up looking like a homeless person. You can layer shirts, cardigans, scarves, belts, skirts, leggings, and more.

Add a Small Amount of Make Up

Finally, add a small amount of make up to finish off your look and keep you looking polished. A small amount of tinted moisturiser, mascara, and lipgloss should make the world of difference!

These tips shouldn’t take up too much of your time, so you have no excuse for looking mumsy when you go out and spend time with the kiddos!