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come and snigger with me at what Eve magazine thinks new mums should wear

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Cappuccino Mon 12-Feb-07 09:56:59

okay the fun starts with:

'A super-stylish maternity leave' - after the birth buy 'an oh-so-soft tracksuit in velour or cashmere (go on - it's an investment buy'

okay so when can a velour tracksuit ever be right?

and how is buying a piece of clothing in a size you hope you'll never be again an 'investment'

it goes on

'wear your jeans with a 'wow' top that you can dress down with a vest underneath'

and there is a picture of a woman in a white top costing £95 for her baby to puke down

doesn't look particularly washable either

by the second page we are wesring the most hideous dress imaginable in a vile print because it 'hides a multitude of sins' (?!) and then we see a lovely woman in her trenchcoat and Mulberry bag which doesn't look a) like it is holding any nappies or b) like it is going to be looped over the handle of any pushchair anytime soon as she doesn't have one with her

oh and as if we hadn't thought of this, in the summer we should 'wear a sundress'

and buy waterproof mascara for the 'baby blues'

anniemac Tue 13-Feb-07 12:10:27

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Pannacotta Tue 13-Feb-07 11:59:51

Will check all these out, hadnt thought of White Co for clothes, and Primark too! Anniemac why no tracksuits? I have a plum one from H&M with loose fitting bottom with low waist plus hooded top which I think looks quite nice! Pjs poss bit too much like nightwear, is nice to feel like you're not wearing the same stuff 24 hours in a row - or maybe I won't care when it comes to it, am sure I will be less fussy this time round due to lack of time/energy....

anniemac Tue 13-Feb-07 11:36:45

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JackieNo Tue 13-Feb-07 11:35:47

The White Company do nice stuff, though their sale ends tomorrow, I think - might want to check out what's in the sale, then go back and see what the new Spring range is like once it's launched. Also, Lands End have some OK-looking stuff, if you pick and choose a bit (a lot of it can be a bit mumsy).

Pannacotta Tue 13-Feb-07 11:26:34

Good ideas re the b-feeding tops thanks, will check out H&M and also look for some stretchy camis. Anyone got any suggestions for where to buy decent "lounge about the house" type clothes (NOT Boden though!)? My plan this time round is to avoid getting properly dressed for a couple of weeks in the hope I may get more help this way, but I dont want to look too grungy!

anniemac Tue 13-Feb-07 10:57:19

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JackieNo Tue 13-Feb-07 10:49:34

YOu could have something like this - I think something similar was recommended on here by someone a while ago - kind of like a boob tube that goves over your stomach rather than over your boobs, iyswim, so no exposed tummy when bf.

DebitheScot Tue 13-Feb-07 10:38:06

I had a good top from H&M that had an overlapping bit over the boobs so you could pull it down rather than up.

kittylette Tue 13-Feb-07 09:55:06

100th post woooooooooo


anniemac Tue 13-Feb-07 09:54:14

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Pann Tue 13-Feb-07 01:35:19

Good Housekeeping......yay. Worthy but dull, yes.

ghosty Tue 13-Feb-07 01:28:50

That kind of article would make me want to tear the whole magazine into small pieces then burn them.

Stiller Tue 13-Feb-07 01:17:08


lou33 Tue 13-Feb-07 00:28:24

but only in the mornings....

lou33 Tue 13-Feb-07 00:27:43

my kids are all school age now and i still do the school run in my pyjamas sometimes

Stiller Tue 13-Feb-07 00:27:19

PMSL at cashmere trackies - who the hell would think that might be a good idea?

How refreshing it would be to find an honest article that doesn't make new mums feel inferior. My DS's 5 and I STILL don't give a shit about my appearance. wonder if that's why I'm single...

welliemum Tue 13-Feb-07 00:21:33

Pannacotta (yummy name)

I find for breastfeeding, layering is good. So, a t-shirt with a cardigan/fleece/cotton shirt over - anything which opens in front.

Then you can unbutton the top layer a bit, pull up the T-shirt and feed comfortably without displaying acres of postnatal tummy!

I like cotton pyjamas to slob in.

Pannacotta Mon 12-Feb-07 23:54:05

I agree there were lots of very impractical clothes in this article, but I really liked the idea of an article focusing on pregnancy & post baby style. Does anyone have any suggestions of USEFUL post baby outfits? I am 27 weeks pregnant with second baby and can't remember what I found useful last time, was also different time of year, but do remember finding it hard to find things I could breastfeed in without exposing my tummy (not a good feeling). Any ideas? Think it is best to do some shopping before the baby arrives... Also would like to get some decent slobbing out clothes (but maybe not a cashmere tracksuit!!!), any thoughts?

Queenmummy Mon 12-Feb-07 19:05:13

twinsetandpearls - LOL at your white slip nightie and matching dressing gown

JoshandJamie - agree with your stance on glossy mags (though doesn't stop me buying masses of the stupid things). Whenever I look at the fashion pages I wonder who the hell (a) really goes out looking like that and (b) can really afford things like that. Quite often one of their outfits can cost about £1000 when all added up!

As for cashmere tracksuits as a post-partum outfit someone is having a laugh...

JoshandJamie Mon 12-Feb-07 16:39:38

Whenever I read one of these magazines I feel utterly deflated afterwards. I'm sure they're supposed to inspire and motivate but they just make me feel exhausted.

I always come away thinking:
- I need to diet
- I need more exercise
- I need to be more fashionable
- I need to achieve more
- I need to care more for the evironment
- I need to be a better parent
- I need to have more sex
- Need to be a better friend/daughter/sister

And I get semi motivated - sort of in a new year resolution type way - to do all of the above, and then life starts up and I return to my normal average achievement self (who incidentally I'm not unhappy with until I read who i should be) and I vow not to buy another one.

Aloha Mon 12-Feb-07 16:23:13

Yes, you could wash at 60degrees....and then it would make a perfect babygro

TinyGang Mon 12-Feb-07 16:21:59

Don't panic - I've found one and it's reduced too!

To £245..........

so that's all right then.

Wonder if you can wash it at 60 degrees

twinsetandpearls Mon 12-Feb-07 14:39:37

THis reminds me of my case that I packed for the hospital. After I had dd and had been cleaned up the midwife asked if I had a nightie " I had packed a Janet Reger white silk slip with matching gown- she looked at me and said this is your first isn;t it. my other option was a white cotton embroidered mother earth type gown with matching robe!

beansprout Mon 12-Feb-07 14:34:51

I hate this crap. We are women so we can give birth and look after our young, not so we can be easy on the eye for all the men out there. We look like we are supposed to when we have given birth. If any mummy was seriously reading this book instead of getting to know her newborn, I would be concerned.

Enid Mon 12-Feb-07 14:34:37

nott he eve posh fashion the easy living stuff

I do not posses a tracksuit cashmere or otherwise

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