67% of new or expecting mothers reported concerns about their body image after childbirth. Likewise, 47% of women were concerned about their mental health post-partum.
You don’t need to hear it from us that motherhood is hard, but your appearance should not be contributing to your insecurities.
Thankfully, there are stylish mom clothes options out there that are quick, cheap, and will leave you feeling like Super Mom.
Keep reading to learn how to dress like a mom and rock it, too.
Wear Clothes that Balance Your Body Features
Especially after having a baby, it can be tempting to hide behind baggy clothes. However, you want to wear clothes that will show off the best parts of your body.
If you are more of a pear shape, wear V-necks, A-lines, bell sleeves, and bootcut jeans.
If you have more of an apple shape, find some flowing tops, boyfriend or skinny jeans, and leggings.
No matter your body shape, the shoulder seams should rest against your shoulders. Skirts should sit at or above the knee, and maxi dresses should touch your toes, not the floor.
Skinny jeans should sit at the ankles and bootcut jeans should reach your toes. Don’t be afraid of some stylish mom jeans because high-waisted cuts are in right now!
Curate a Collection of Stylish Mom Clothes
Focus on building two to three looks that you can dress up with layers and accessories. These can be basic things like jeans, simply-patterned shirts, and a couple of cute sneakers.
If you don’t know where to start, use the following as inspiration:
- Blue jeans
- Sensible shorts
- Black leggings
- At least two solid shirts
- One patterned shirt
- One striped shirt
- One pair of flats
- One pair of boots
- One pair of stylish sandals
Wear the simplified version of your outfit at home to stay comfortable. When you need to run errands, dress up the look with something like a jean jacket, cardigan, statement jewelry, or scarf.
Try to wear jeans instead of sweatpants, but we also get it when you want to wear leggings all day. Pair athleticwear with a nice pair of sneakers, like some Balenciaga sneakers. The collection is available at SSENSE.
If you feel good, then you look great. It’s important to stay authentic to your personal brand when shopping for stylish mom clothes.
Don’t Spend a Lot of Money
With an abundance of runny noses and dirty fingers nearby, mom outfits get ruined a lot.
Thankfully, there are tons of cute (and cheap!) clothes at places like Target, TJ Max, and even Amazon. You do not need to spend a lot of money on clothes that look great and are practical for chasing little ones around all day.
We do recommend splurging a little on things like shoes, bags, bras, and denim. You want these to last longer than a year, so the investment is worth it.
Be a Stylish Mom
Now you’re ready to show the world how to dress like a mom with these stylish mom clothes ideas.
What’s your top tip for looking and feeling fabulous? Let us know in the comments!