My Top 5 Fashion Hacks for New Mums

I still call myself a new mum because I keep discovering new things everyday and come to think of it, I think I will remain in the #NewMumGang till my baby is 2 years old or beyond๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜‹. Today's post is for all the new mums out there that are struggling with body changes and find it hard to dress up daily due to their new body and especially the famous "mummy pouch".

When I had my baby, my body changed a lot. I have always had big arms but they grew bigger, I now have stretch marks in strange places, I also of course have the famous mummy pouch. I have always been hippy but I think I became way hippier if there is any word like that ๐Ÿ˜„. However, like I always say on my blog, its's okay to be sad sometimes about all these things especially if you are body conscious like me BUT it is also very important not to dwell on these things. Simply because it is just body. Today you can be #SlayMama, tomorrow you can be #NothingJustWorksMama๐Ÿ˜ƒ.That is just life for you, everyday is different and no one is perfect. Everybody is just striving and trying hard to make it work out for them.

That being said, I have some fashion hacks that have helped me through my body changes. These hacks are just the basic things that I have adopted over the past few months and they have worked /still working perfectly for me. Apart from the fact that these hacks have helped boost my confidence and self-esteem, they have also improved my fashion sense. I am getting better daily, I must say because I am still trying hard to adapt to this whole "obodo oyinbo" (abraod) kinda lifestyle. However, I just feel that, I should share the little that I know with you guyz๐Ÿ˜‰

N.B: If you are living in Nigeria or any part of Africa. I think it is very easy for you to get custom made dresses that will fit your shape, size and also very affordable. For those of us living in this western part of the world, dressing up can be a little bit challenging/tricky initially because this is not the kind of fashion sense/lifestyle that we are used to. However, I can assure you that overtime things will get better and easier. So let's dive right into the hacks ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡

1) Know your Body Shape: It is very important for you to know the type of body shape that you have and dress that shape. I don't expect a person with an hourglass shape to dress the same way as a round shape. This is the number 1 mistake I see most mothers make. As an example, a new mum sees her friend wear a particular dress and then she goes ahead to shop for that same dress. On buying it, she discovers that the dress doesn't fit the same way she had envisaged it. Of course, she would probably become sad, angry and may end up ditching the dress. The truth is you and your friend might not have the same body shape. Seeing a cute dress on your friend, doesn't mean that it will be cute on you aswell. So, my first hack is "know your body shape and dress that shape". Mine is Pear-Shaped and as you can see from the image below, pear-shaped ladies are always a lil bit "extra"๐Ÿ˜‚, yes we are *flips hair*๐Ÿ™ˆ

2) Be confident and smile a lot: After discovering your body shape and dressing your shape, my next hack for you would be to build your confidence and smile a lot. This might sound clichรฉ but the truth is not everybody possess this attribute. A lot of times, people might not actually notice what you are wearing, they might just be attracted to "YOU" (your person). What you posses like your confidence, your smile, your carriage, and lots more. I have seen a lot of women that are plus size and I fell in love with their personality right away. So being fashionable doesn't have to always be about your body/physical appearance. You also have to work on your inner self. There is a popular proverb in my language that says "ishe inu lo ma gbe tita jade", which simply means "your inner self boosts your outer self". So to all my fellow new Mamas out there, smile, be confident and stay happy even when it is hard to๐Ÿ‘

God damn confident Mama Bear๐Ÿ˜. You can't tell her "Nada"
3) Wear Leggings: I remember I talked about leggings sometime when I was sharing my bump style here. Leggings are just a life-saver left to me. They make your body look more compact. Overtime, I have compared my appearance in jeans trousers and leggings and I have seen a huge difference. So, if you are a new mum and you are always bothered about mummy pouch, fat legs, etc. Just invest in leggings, combine it with a nice gown top or shirt top. I am very sure you would love the outcome.

Leggings does the Magic always for me๐Ÿ˜‰
4) Invest in Black Outfits: Try this hack and thank me later. Black outfits are also live-savers just like leggings. As people say "when confused, wear black". This is so true because black outfits build your confidence. They just fit all body shapes and they make you look really good. Although, I have noticed that black outfits don't fit me all the time because of my complexion. However, I still manage to rock them and I would say I always like the way it comes out on me 70% of the time.

You can never go wrong with black๐Ÿ˜‰ (March, 2018)
All Black-ish๐Ÿ˜ (Btw, Teniola was a month old here)
5) Wear a dress size up: My final fashion hack would definitely be to invest in a dress size up your usual size. This hack has definitely worked for me because trust me I have always been the dress to fit type of girl but after having my baby, I discovered that I cannot always dress to fit. Firstly because of the mummy pouch thing that won't let me be great๐Ÿ˜…. Secondly dress to fit doesn't just fit my new mummy-life (my opinion). So I started wearing a dress size up and boom that worked perfectly for my body and my arms especially.

This was me 5 months after I gave birth๐Ÿ˜plus that shirt is one size up๐Ÿ˜‰
Not all the time "dress to fit". Btw, this is me now ๐Ÿ˜ (April, 2018)
Overall, all these hacks that I have mentioned here are just the little things that I have added to my day-in, day-out lifestyle/fashion sense and have truly worked for me. However, I am not generalizing nor saying this will work for everybody. My general advice would definitely be know your body shape, try different things, be confident and of course don't be obsessed with body changes.

I hope this article helps a new mum out thereUntil next time...๐Ÿ’‹

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