Fashion and Style Advice For New Mummas*
When you’ve just had a new baby, the whole world feels like it has turned on it’s head. Your whole life has been thrown upside down, shaken around, and put back down and although everything is the same, it’s also very different. Your priorities change – your new baby becomes your priority, and that is exactly how it should be.
However, what a lot of new mums find is that with little time for themselves, their appearance starts to suffer. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with this fact and living in sweatpants and a PJ top is perfectly fine with a new baby, but the fact is that if you don’t look well put together, you don’t feel well put together.
Studies have shown that when we dress in a way that makes us look good, we feel good. That’s why it can be worth being smart about what you wear when you’re a new mum, as it can boost your confidence and make you feel happier in yourself.
Bearing that in mind, below are some fashion and style tips for new mummies. These are simple hacks that should help you to feel a little happier and more confident in your postnatal appearance, which should in turn help to improve your mindset.
Keep it comfortable but stylish
When it comes to what you wear as a new mum, the key is comfort. Your body has been through a lot and it needs time to heal, which is why it’s essential that you aim to stick to clothing that is as comfortable as it is stylish, as your body needs time to heal.
The best clothing to wear is leggings with an oversized jumper or a casual dress over the top. Leggings work well because they allow you all the comfort of sweatpants or PJs but without looking like you’re still in what you wore to bed. Putting on fresh clothes can have a huge impact on how well put together you feel, which is why it’s worth making the effort to get dressed as your mental health is important.
Shop breastfeeding clothing ranges
If you’re breastfeeding, it can often be difficult to find clothing that allows you to breastfeed in a comfortable way, which is why it’s important to shop specific breastfeeding clothing ranges. You’ll find plenty of fantastic brands, like Milk Tops, that sell a wide range of stylish yet comfortable breastfeeding clothing, from smart tops and t-shirts to dresses, so you’re sure to find something that suits your needs perfectly.
Forget the makeup, focus on the hair
When you’ve just had a baby, makeup is unnecessary. Unless it helps you to feel more put together, don’t worry about going makeup-free or wearing minimal makeup. Instead, focus on your hair. It’s not about fancy updos or anything like that, it’s simply about keeping it brushed and neatly put up so that it’s out of the way and doesn’t end up in a tangle. A bun or a French braid – or two French braids – can be a great option for keeping your hair up and out of the way, and these styles also help to prevent tangling, which is essential.
As a new mum, it’s all about being comfortable – that’s the most important thing – but it’s also nice to feel well put together, which is why the tips above could be worth taking note of.