Being a mum is not the easiest job in the world, and looking great whilst also being a mum is even harder. We all want to be yummy mummies but what does that mean? Well, in most cases a yummy mummy is an attractive, middle-aged Mother who likes to follow the latest trends in fashion. They also have great hair that doesn’t look out of place and wear makeup that doesn’t look overdone. This is no easy task and it can be a lot of pressure and to be honest, everyone’s definition of a yummy mummy is different so it’s unfair for us women to feel this way. It can be difficult to look and feel good all day every day so in this article, you will find some helpful tips on being a yummy mummy without feeling the pressure.
Dress For Your Current Body, Shape & Size
There is nothing worse than going into your wardrobe as a mum and realising that you have a pile of clothes that don’t fit you anymore or wearing clothes that don’t give you the same look as it once did. This is completely normal, I know, not fair but our bundles of joy are worth it right? Some people exercise through pregnancy whilst others don’t, and some get back to exercise a few months after giving birth and for others it just isn’t right for them. So, don’t put pressure on yourself and instead, start by looking at clothes that fit your new normal body rather than living in the past. This way you don’t have to worry about what you used to look like and start enjoying the reality of things. You are just as beautiful as you were when you didn’t have children, you just need to wear what fits your body now. Don’t get fixated on sizes as we all know, everywhere has their own sizes and it’s a nightmare at the best of times.
Get Out Of The Comfort Clothing
Especially with the lockdown, everyone has been wearing the same comfy clothes. But it’s now time to get back to the real world. It can be easy finding something that is comfy from your wardrobe and not making an effort for yourself. It’s best to leave the joggers and hoodies in the wardrobe or the gym and opt for something more attractive. Many people have been feeling depressed and just not that great about themselves so this will ensure that you feel great once you have had a groom and dress in something that makes you feel great. This could be as simple as wearing a flattering top or a pair of heels etc. As long as you feel good, that’s all that matters.
Don’t Feel The Need To Dress Middle Aged
There are so many rules out there when you hit the middle age mark when it comes to how to dress and look a certain way. You don’t need to cut all your hair short and no, a short skirt isn’t a bad thing. At the end of the day, you’re a mum, you don’t need to feel the need to be sexy, but yummy, certainly. If you don’t want to follow the stereotypical age reformed clothes, then go for something you feel great in without feeling like mutton. This can be anything from a pair of jeans and tee for the school run or a skirt or dress with heels, it’s completely up to you how you feel good. The only thing we would say is to opt for better quality clothing that looks and feels more premium.
Pay Attention To Detail
When you’re a mum, the amount of detail we have to think of on a daily basis is ridiculous. What goes into the kid’s lunchbox, what they are going to wear, what we are going to have for dinner are everyday occurrences for a mum and it can be easy to forget about ourselves and what we need for ourselves. Well, if you think a little more about the fit of your tops, or adding accessories to your outfit. You could even look at adding a designer baby changing bag to the mix and this can tie in well with the rest of your outfits and the pram.
You Don’t Need To Buy A Whole New Wardrobe For A Look
When you are wanting to try something new and go for a new outfit, it’s not always viable to pick up a whole new wardrobe. Why not just add some accessories to your existing outfit to make it that little bit more special. If not, why not pick up a few basics and dress them up. This is a huge trend at the moment with minimalism with added accessories. This way, you can save some money on clothes and invest in some more accessories or jewellery, handbags, shoes or even a scarf. You could even start to create a lookbook so you can get some inspiration for the rest of the year.
Face Your Fashion Fears
Another huge trend at the moment is bold and colourful. With that being said, don’t be afraid of trying new styles or patterns for your outfit. If you are the type of person who wears minimalist clothing or nude coloured makeup, then opt for a statement piece of clothing or some red lipstick to make the outfit pop. If you have never used fake tan, why not? The summer months are here and this is the best time of the year to be wearing it. This can make you feel so much better with a summer glow so give it a try.
Stop Looking Nice
Looking nice is not the most flattering of compliments and it’s certainly not ‘yummy mummy’. Opt-in for another word like sexy, youthful, attractive, adding the different adjective even sounds better so why not own it and dress to feel the best you. This doesn’t mean you have to dress like a teen, but you can still dress to impress and show off their style. This can be a great excuse to pick up a steamer that requires minimum effort and time.
Now you have some tips on how to look like a yummy mummy, you can now start to get rid of your old clothes that don’t fit and give them to charity. Like I said, you don’t need a whole new wardrobe but if you haven’t got any clothes after the big sort out, well that’s just a happy coincidence to go shopping.