3 top style tips for new mums
As this snap of Beyonce and daughter Blue Ivy shows, you can still look good after you’ve had a baby.
Sure, gorgeous celebrity mums like Beyonce find it easier to look presentable, but there’s plenty ordinary mothers can do to lift their appearance and their confidence.
Easy to manage hair
Opting for an easy to manage hairstyle post-baby can do wonders and make those urgent dashes to the shop for more nappies that little bit less stressful and embarrassing.
Short Hale Berry-style haircuts are an obvious choice. Easy to wash, easy to style and (perhaps most importantly) harder for baby to take a painful tug at.
Nicole Richie’s hair was made for motherhood, it would seem. Her tousled, messy-look, pulled out curls may have been her style of choice before she became a mum, but it certainly helped when it came to public appearances with her kiddies, Harlow and Sparrow.
Check out more mummy hair ideas here.
Okay, so make-up is probably the last thing on your mind when you’re coping with a screaming baby first thing in the morning, particularly after a long night of feeds. However, there are plenty of quick-fixes that can make all the difference to your confidence without being labour-intensive.
Hello Magazine recommends getting familiar with concealer to hide bags and blemishes. It’s also worth learning to love cream blusher, which can bring some vibrancy back to even the palest, sleep-deprived complexion, without the need for a mirror.
Don’t toss out those maternity clothes just yet – it may take you some time to lose that baby weight and not every pair of jeans with an elasticated waist-band becomes unwearable just because you’ve popped out your sprog!
You’ll feel all the better if you go for a quick whizz down the high street after having baby. Tops that finish below the hip are recommended, while prints are a god-send for disguising stains.
Have you had a style disaster as a new mum? Should you even worry about your appearance at all?