Fashion Sense for The New Mom
Just because you’re on the mommy wagon now doesn’t mean you have license to look frumpy. You have every reason to look fabulous!
Becoming a mom for the first time is a milestone. Looking like a fabulous mom is an art. There are some women who resign to the idea that their new uniforms as moms are limited to sweats and a pair of faded jeans. The faded jeans we can work with, but please, moms: No more sweats. You’ve just conquered the apex of womanhood, and that deserves to be celebrated, most especially in the way you dress and carry yourself!
For all those on the mommy trail, take heart. Here are some ideas on how to look diva-licious in your new bod, and your new life!
1. Flaunt your baby. Babywearing is fast becoming a trend, though it has been practiced for centuries by different cultures all over the world. As part of the practice of attachment parenting, babywearing subscribes to the idea that having your baby close to you as you do your tasks will be beneficial for him on many levels: emotionally, psychologically, mentally and socially. Babywearing has been made even more fabulous by the availability of baby slings to match every outfit or look possible! What’s more, they’re far less expensive than fancy carriers and are a great complement to your yummy mummy outfits.
2. Get some new, yummy clothes. Now that your body’s gone through a whole new transformation, you deserve to celebrate everything about it. If you’re breastfeeding, head out for some stylish breastfeeding clothes. Many maternity and nursing stores carry breastfeeding lines that keep up to date with current trends. Go for clothes that will give room for the extra pounds you’ve gained, but select fabrics that will adjust to whatever shape your body will be in. If you’re breastfeeding, you may lose a lot of that extra weight fast, so invest in clothes made from stretchable, breathable fabrics, like cotton jersey.
3. Pamper your body. After all those months of that big belly, those swollen feet and that aching back, you deserve to head to the spa for a full-on head-to-toe treatment. Consider going for a post-natal massage, which is specifically designed to treat your post-pregnancy body. Get a pedicure and foot spa on a weekly basis to keep yourself perked up, especially when you feel stressed tending to the baby. Don’t forget to still put on makeup, but go for a look that accents your natural color.
4. Take a break. You’ve got a baby to care for, but you still owe it to yourself to take a break once in a while. Set aside a daily time alone for yourself. During this time, hire a babysitter or let the hubby spend an hour with the baby. Then do the things you love, like take a slow walk, do some meditating, read your favorite book or magazine, cream yourself all over, take a relaxing bath. Giving time to yourself for the things that matter to you will help keep you level-headed and restore your calm.