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Tips for How to Dress as a New Mom

Becoming a new mom brings with it plenty of challenges, with one of those being an entire reconsideration of what to wear. We’ve put together a few favorite tips for how to dress as a new mom.

Broaden Your Horizons

Now might be the time to leave some of your tried and true apparel traditions behind, and try branching out a bit. A lot has changed recently in your life, and there is no reason not to give your wardrobe the same opportunities.

While a changing body might be necessitating a few outfit changes, look at it as a new opportunity to try some new styles out. You don’t have to stretch yourself really far outside of your comfort zone, but broadening your horizons is great at this time of your life.

Looser, flowy tops work great for this season in life and, luckily, are in style right now. Pick up a bra that helps with smoothening out your back, and try going with a belt to tie it all together.

Brighter colors are also great to introduce right now. You might not be overjoyed about your figure right now, but brighter colors takes the emphasis off your physique and onto your outfit.

Stay True To Your Core Style

While it’s a great time to broaden your style horizons, don’t sacrifice your core style in the process. Being a new mom brings plenty of insecurities along with it, and adding a few style crisis’ to the mix isn’t necessary.

For many, though, it can be hard to determine what is core to their style vs what isn’t. Spend some time determining what your style really is, as opposed to an outfit or fashion selection that happens more by default.

Do you really embrace jeans as a part of your core style, or do they just always end up being the default to wear with all of your tops? Just because you consistently wear an item doesn’t mean that it is core to your style.

Once decided, you can confidently stick to your core style while simultaneously branching out into other areas.

Accessorize For Success

If you aren’t feeling overly risky or adventurous with your newfound style opportunities, always remember that you can accessorize your current outfits over and over again.

Accessorizing is cheap, easy, and fun. You don’t need to reinvent the wheel and pick up a bunch of new outfits. Instead, you can focus on little elements that add a new look and feel to existing outfits you’re already happy with.

Earrings, necklaces, bracelets, belts, boots, scarfs, hats, sunglasses – these are all great opportunities to add color, flair, and style to a pre-existing fashion choice.

Don’t stop there. With technology being such an integral part of our lives, you can also accessorize your wearables, such as a smart watch. Even your phone can have a new, fresh, and fun case to spice it up.

Understated Can Win

At the end of the day, focusing on an understated fashion will always win at this stage of your life. No one is expecting you to make an appearance decked out to the nine’s, and you shouldn’t feel any pressure to over-complicate your style at this point in your life.

If you’re feeling adventurous, go for it. If not, focusing how you dress on an understated look will always work. Let your new mom glow shine through and be the focus, rather the perfect pair of jeans.

Understated doesn’t have to be drab and boring either. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.


Becoming a new mom is a new and exciting time, and it can be the same for your style choices. With that being said, you don’t need to feel any pressure to venture out into new fashion waters. Focus on your core style, and then accessorize to add some new sparks of fun and creativity. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, its also a great time to try something new.

About the Author

Amanda Acuña an influential Mom Blogger created MommyMandy as an online resource to the parenting community. She has four children and they currently reside in Texas.

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