Post by Claire from Mums Closet.
I’m sure all you Mums can relate when I say; those first few days/weeks/months of motherhood are far from glamourous! You’re adjusting to the massive changes your body has undergone the past 9 months, and you’re now attempting to adjust to more drastic changes in your shape, size and energy levels. You’re severeley sleep-deprived, emotional and a complete concoction of sheer elatedness mixed with undeniable exhaustion. You’re body needs sufficient time to recover from the birth. If you’re balancing all of this newborn-ness with other small children in tow, a sense of overwhelm is normal!
What to wear during this time is a whole nother issue. We need to be comfortable and practical so we can get on with our mothering role, but we also want to feel good about ourselves and look slightly decent when the masses of visitors drop in to meet the new baby. Tanya; a regular reader put a call out, needing some affordable ideas on ‘comfortable tracksuit type’ clothing she can wear at home whilst recovering from her c-section with her third baby.
I’ve sought 10 fabulously comfortable, practical & versatile pieces that will get any Mum through this messy, crazy, yet magical time, and the best bit…they’re all under $100….
PINK PUNK – PASTEL BLOOM MUMMY & MINI SET
PRICE – $79.95 for 2 pairs – BUY NOW!
Pink punk tights are made using a spandex blend fabric that has a very high stretch and recovery factor. The best news for post caesarean women is that the waistbands are constructed with no elastic whatsoever, which is an unusual feature in commercially produced tights. A double layer of tapered fabric creates a waistband that is stretchy and smooth, that will never dig in and has a very mild compression effect.
TARGET – ¾ LENGTH HAREM PANTS BLACK
PRICE – $20 – BUY NOW!
DRESS TEMPLE – LILY WHYT LEOPARD PRINT PANT
PRICE – $59.95 – BUY NOW!
ALLY FASHION – STRIPE JERSEY JOGGER
PRICE – $25.99 – BUY NOW!
TARGET – ACTIVE WOVEN LEISURE PANTS NAVY
PRICE – $35 – BUY NOW!
TARGET – STRIPE ZIP FRONT HOODIE
PRICE – $30 – BUY NOW!
Ensure your jumpers/cardigans have buttons or a zip – to ensure they’re easy to wear & flattering, but also breastfeeding friendly.
COTTON ON – TREK PUFFER VEST
PRICE – $49.95 (current promo: $29.95) – BUY NOW!
Vests are great for adding layers, warmth and interest to a basic outfit. Good for bloated days when you want to cover up a bit.
SUPRE – FESTIVAL KIMONO IN CHEVRON
PRICE – $25 – BUY NOW!
A kimono is a fabulous cover up for breastfeeding, as well as a snuggler for cozy baby cuddles.
CROSSROADS FASHION – ANIMAL BLANKET SCARF
PRICE – $24.95 – BUY NOW!
A scarf is one of the easiest ways to lift any basic outfit. And just like a kimono, it can be used as a baby cover or blanket. All Mums NEED a good scarf collection to pull from when they’re on the go.
ZALORA THE ICONIC – CURVE SIDES BOXY T-SHIRT
PRICE – $19.95 – BUY NOW!
Like so many women, Claire found herself in a style rut once Motherhood became her. Adjusting to a new life of: more responsibility, less money, more love, less sleep & massive bodily changes is enough to make any stylish women falter. Claire went on a mission to get her groove back, whilst still being a fabulous Mummy to her 2 little ones. She now blogs about doing Motherhood with a smile and some style over at Mum’s Closet. You’ll find her there talking about affordable and practical fashion trends & beauty tips, whilst drinking truck loads of coffee and creating magical childhood memories for her kids! Mum’s Closet is on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM.