There’s been a bit of a furore in the UK press about Kate Moss’s comment that she would never dress like a wife (read about it here). This has gotten me thinking about the idea of dressing like a mum. We’ve all seen them at the supermarket and the playground, attractive ladies in a drab uniform of jersey tops and jeans. Granted, everyone has had days as a mum when just getting out of the house is an effort but I can’t help but wonder if we are expected to forget about style and fashion when we have babies? Is it considered selfish to worry about yourself instead of focussing on your child?
I’ve never been a particularly wild dresser so I don’t think things have changed a lot for me since the birth of my son. From a practical point of view, I think jeans feature a lot more than they used to as jumping around at a play centre in a skirt, dress or even worse, stilettos is just plain silly (unless you want to flash your knickers to a bunch of toddlers.). Having said that though, I do make a concerted effort not to dress too mumsy for two reasons;
1) Mumsy dressing is not stylish and not fun
2) While I love my little boy with all my heart, there is more to me than being a mum and I like to remind myself of that by dressing in a way that reflects my individuality and makes me feel good about myself.
So over to you..
Has your dress sense changed since having babies?