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Looking stylish with a baby

(5 Posts)
PetrovaFossil1 Wed 05-Apr-17 14:28:58

I have a 12 month old and while I'm almost back to Pre pregnancy weight (size 10) I do have a tummy.
What I'm struggling with is finding clothes that look stylish but are also practical.
Pre baby I wore a lot of silk shirts, tanks and dresses but that obviously doesn't work now and I'm a bit lost.
I loved all the 'help me look expensive' threads. Any suggestions?

Excitement2017 Wed 05-Apr-17 20:53:03

Well fitting jeans
Clean hair in a ponytail if v busy/rushing about
Eyebrows done
Sunglasses if tired/no time for make up
Nice bag (a big leather bag will fit all baby's essentials in too)
Scarf if you like them, I prefer a size too big shirt though that's loose and flowing and covers up a bit of a tummy
Ballet flats or converse. I love nude or navy ballet flats with jeans

stoplickingthetelly Wed 05-Apr-17 21:34:30

Ooh I loved the 'expensive' threads too. I've recently discovered corrector which you use before conceler to cover dark circles. Really helps me to look less knackered 😂 As for clothes I can't really help you. I'm pretty useless TBH

gaaahhhh Wed 05-Apr-17 23:06:55

I had a vintage coat which covered everything over the winter. Now it's getting warmer,I'm starting to panic.

Congrats on the weight loss!

I think small details like a classic watch or a big men's watch, and small earrings will always look stylish and not too try hard fashion.

Agree with the manicure and hair.

Also I always feel better with lightly filled eyebrows, even skin (thank you foundation) and a bit of lipstick.

No-one looks at me anymore though so I don't know why I care how I look...they all stare at my beautiful noisy child!

fiorentina Thu 06-Apr-17 13:21:55

I love shops such as Other Stories or Cos for tops that are practical e.g. easy wash but still stylish.
Worn with skinny or girlfriend type jeans or wide legged trousers for summer and wedge sandals or adidas trainers and sometimes funky necklaces. I like a leather biker but that is a bit of a mum uniform amongst my friends so I have a few alternative casual jackets or blazers. The above advice re looking polished is also great. I always found sorting an outfit including accessories the night before to put on helped me feel 'together' when rushing about in the morning.

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