As a new mother, you might be reconsidering your wardrobe and asking yourself, how should I dress as a mom? Surprise, surprise, we’re in a new age that doesn’t demand that mothers dress a certain way at all! If anything, you’ll find yourself needing more clothes that are forgiving, mobile, breathable, and tough enough to withstand the ups and downs of carrying an infant on your arm. We’re happy to announce that being a mother does not mean you have to compromise your personal style. We’ve rounded up a few mom-friendly selects below to incorporate into your newfound motherhood!
Once seen as a shapeless, drab silhouette, the shift dress has seen some beautiful new updates in the coming seasons. Subtle ladder trellises, flattering short sleeves, modern necklines, and intriguing new cut outs are just some of the details that are flattering this otherwise basic style. For mothers, the shift dress offers a forgiving shape and ease of mobility while still giving you a chance to showcase some admirable features like long lines, stemmy legs, shoulders, and the allusive back. Opt for an interesting hue like a feminine but mysterious plum purple, or a light metallic gold for a fancier occasion.
While new moms aren’t any less in love with the pool, beach, or lake front, they do require a little more. If you’re patiently waiting (read: lotioning) for your stretch marks to reduce, risking sun exposure is a sure way to reverse any of the hard work you’ve been putting in. A lightweight cover up to throw over your swimwear is essential, but this doesn’t mean you have to throw just anything over your swimsuit. A sheer cover up with lace insets, mild ruffles, or geometric netting in white variations are perfect for a day out in the sun, and they’ll still show off that cute bikini you have on underneath!
Who says a mom can’t look flirtatious and whimsical? The perfect way to dress for a casual day out includes an easy swing dress that moves with you when you’re on the go. Add a pair of dainty-thin spaghetti straps and you’re all set to go with an ensemble that’s simple, quick to throw on, and ultra forgiving. Take this feminine shape in a clean neutral that can be worn for any occasion.
Being a mother is a hard job, but is also tremendously rewarding and uplifting. Like motherhood, a shirt dress does double duty and carries a working woman’s aesthetic while staying classic, versatile, and all-around cute. A full button down option gives you easy access when breastfeeding, and lets you air out a little when the temperatures spike. Try a modern black style with utility features like front pockets and roll up tabs, or an updated halter silhouette with an open back.