Whether you’re a beauty novice or a confirmed fashionista, this topic is for consulting Mumsnetters on all things style-related. Plus, check out our Swears By page for the inside track on the next Mumsnet must-have.
I'm having lunch today with someone who might one day give me a job. I'm currently on maternity leave so have a limited wardrobe that is half decent and fits.
I'm leaving the baby behind but it will go over one of his feeds so I'm paranoid about my breasts exploding half way through!
The outfit I'm planning (fine knit cardigan) means that you can see the outline of my breastpads (which I don't normally wear) if you look really hard. It's a plain colour so if I did leak it would be noticable.
Do I - wear something less good that wouldn't show either breastpad or leakage. - wear breastpads and hope he doesn't look too closely. - not wear breastpads and hope for the best.
Will a scarf solve all my problems?
I probably should be concentrating more on what I am actually going to talk about!
I think you need to feel comfortable and professional. Presumably the person you are seeing knows you have recently had a baby?
I'd go for either wearing something a little less smart (but still nice) or wearing a scarf. As a v large-norked gal I am a fan of summer scarves as they disguise my mahooters and allow me to wear tighter fitting tshirts that show my waist off.
Don't leave the breast pads at home.You just know you will spray if you do that )sod's law)
Yes, definitely wear breast pads. Leakage would be much worse than seeing a bit of breast pad outline. Hopefully the person you are meeting will not be looking at your breasts (unless you work in a erm, non traditional industry?) but I think a scarf is a great idea.