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burningahole Tue 11-Oct-16 10:13:28

My clothes are a mismatched collection of charity shop and hand me downs. Nothing goes; I've no great outfits; I don't love any of it. I don't know what my style is.

I've been doing that thing where I promise myself I'll buy nice stuff when I lose weight but I think that's becoming an unhelpful strategy.

So, I have £100 to inject some life into my wardrobe. I'd rather buy a few cheap things than one beautiful thing (as I am losing weight so they won't fit in a few months) so I'm thinking supermarket / ASOS...?

I'm 5'8 and size 18-20. Breastfeeding, big boobs, hips, bum and calves. Stupidly long back - I can only wear high waisted trousers; anything else shows my builder's bum.

What should I get? Is this impossible?

PNGirl Tue 11-Oct-16 10:31:04

I would look at ASOS curve and get some of their high-waisted jeans (they're having a sale so these might take up about £20-£35), a couple of tops and a couple of cardigans. Or, Sainsburys TU might be a good place for some basics?

Blueisthemagicnumber Tue 11-Oct-16 16:44:33

To make things simple that go together, choose a colour pallet. My work wardrobe is grey, burgundy and forest green. Choose your base colour - could be navy, grey, beige, black, and then choose three colours to go with that base.

SheldonsSpot Tue 11-Oct-16 16:49:25

I would buy one good pair of jeans, and then a number of H&M or Primark basics - tops, vests and a cardigan.

Thelovecats Tue 11-Oct-16 17:40:12

H&M might be worth a look. Their strappy tops £3.99 are great for under t shirts for breastfeeding as the straps are really stretchy. I go down a size in them so they're nice and smooth under clothes. Have you got a good bra in the right size? Even if you change into something else when you get home it's so nice to put on a decent (underwire) bra after the rubbish support most feeding bras give!

Mrscog Tue 11-Oct-16 18:50:26

I agree about a colour palette - yes it's boring but it makes it so much easier to get a collection of clothes where everything goes. Mine is grey, cream, peach, beige and navy (I also allow blue denim). I've slowly whittled out lots of other colours which although suit me, led to needing too many combinations. I'm so much happier and it makes shopping easier - I can discount whole racks just based on colour.

I second H&M - good stretchy basics which are good for BF.

burningahole Tue 11-Oct-16 18:51:03

Thank you all for the tips. Yeah I know I probably need to get refitted for a decent bra. They're so expensive though. I'm going to get online tonight & order some bits!

Thelovecats Wed 12-Oct-16 14:01:50

Bravissimo now stock a wired feeding bra which was a lifesaver for me (Freya pure). Yes it's expensive but so much better for your shape than non wired. Was a confidence boost I found.

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