No mom wants to look dumpy, but after having kids it’s hard not to look short, stout and worn out. There are some things that any mom can do to look her best that don’t cost an arm and a leg. Many times a mom will let herself go after having kids. It’s mostly a mental thing, she thinks that since she’s had kids she’s done and doesn’t need to make herself look good anymore. Also, she could be depressed that the pregnancy made her fat and saggy. Money is also sometimes short after having a kid, and many women sacrifice their own sense of fashion to afford all of the products necessary for baby. Here are some tips to remember so that you’ll always look as good as you can.
Work With What You Have – While it may be true that you can’t fit into your pre-pregnancy clothes you can still rock what you have. Looking your best is a matter of confidence and how you feel. If you feel down in the dumps your appearance is close behind. You can be that smart and sassy looking mom that everyone raves about, or you can be the downtrodden mom that is just going through the motions when it comes to fashion.
Start Exercising – Chances are you used being pregnant as an excuse to let yourself go a bit. Eating for two is a great way to pack on the pounds. Even though you should have been exercising throughout most of your pregnancy, most women don’t and the combination of eating anything in their way and not exercising leads to a large amount of weight gain. The good news is you can start getting back to your previous weight with consistent exercise and a diet of moderation. Hopefully being pregnant didn’t ingrain bad eating habits into you.
Be Creative – Don’t be afraid to try a new style out. Perhaps it could be something that you’ve always wanted to try but for whatever reason you didn’t. Find a new style in your favorite fashion magazine and try to replicate it using economy priced clothing. This is a time for you to re-invent yourself. Maybe you’re short on time and use that as an excuse to not try new looks, but you have to make time for yourself and your psyche and well-being.
Give It Your Best – Many women tend to give up on fashion and their appearance and end up looking dumpy out of lack of trying. If you just give it your all the world will respond in kind. It will make you feel great and these feelings will create a nice environment for your kids to be in. Plus no kid wants to be the one with the drab mom that phones it in.