I recently received a comment that stated my look (specifically a short skirt) was inappropriate for no other reason than the fact that I was now a new mom. What do you think? Does motherhood mean all sex appeal should be removed? Here are my thoughts…
1. Practicality – In most phases of life, and yes certainly the new mom phase, a good amount of practicality in a wardrobe is needed. I figure my readers have enough sense to know that I’m not wearing a mini skirt for walking the dog or going to work, but that those looks are certainly evening attire looks! For times when more practical fashion choices are needed, I often go with jeans or a maxi dress. In addition, I love my heels, but I always keep a pair of flats with me so I can easily get more comfortable if needed. Below are some of my practical mom-on-the-go looks.
2. Appropriateness – I figure those reading a fashion blog would be more concerned with my style and fashion choices than my personal life and what they deem “appropriate”. Personally, appropriateness is something I would never judge for someone else because it depends on so many things, such as location, age, profession, and personal style. Appropriateness also depends on what you’re doing. As mentioned, I have more casual MOTG looks, but I also have evening and work looks. For work, I wear pencil skirts, dresses, and suits. For casual, jeans and maxis. For lounging around the house, you’ll find me in workout wear. And for out on the town evening looks, yes, I often wear short skirts or fitted dresses. In addition, I do share looks on this blog that are just for fashion fun. I love to play around in my closet, mixing and matching different looks – and will share pics of looks I love, but didn’t actually leave the house in that day. Some of my post baby evening looks below.
3. Self-Image – Any woman should know that getting comfortable in your own skin again after pregnancy can be extremely challenging. Instead of hiding and letting insecurity win, I choose to embrace my curves and my body for what it is. I have no interest in becoming a frumpy mom or changing my entire personal style now that I have my daughter. I’m so very proud to have a mother who not only took the best care ever of her family, but also of herself. She is still wonderfully fit and beautiful! I can only hope to be that kind of mother and to show my daughter that she can be a confident, competent, and caring woman and that she should be herself and love herself at any and all stages of life.