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>Fashion advice for a frumpy mummy


Ok I give up – I am in the throes of a major clothing crisis.  Which I admit is not big or clever when there are bigger worries in the world – global warming, the crisis in Haiti, parliamentary expenses, bankers bonuses.  But yet I’m still stuck.

Its my birthday dinner tomorrow night.  Last year I had to cancel because I had to be in Copenhagen and then didn’t reschedule because I got pregnant with Babygirl and, well, was vomiting all the time and then we got into the pregnancy from hell thing.

So I REALLY want to look wonderful infront of all my friends to show that after having dropped off the face of the earth last year I am still me and back and despite the babyweight and the breastfeeding boobs (yup I think I’m now up to a 34H … !) I am still me.

So I rummaged in my wardrobe and found clothes from before I got pregnant with Toddlergirl, maternity clothes and a hotchpotch of random stuff I’ve been keeping because it has sentimental associations.

But what on earth am I to wear tomorrow for drinks and dinner out somewhere nice?

On the plus side I have finally fitted into a pair of pre-pregnancy skinny-ish jeans but not sure they are smart enough…


Photo credit: Righteous Restyle

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18 comments to >Fashion advice for a frumpy mummy

  • George's Mum

    >if it helps there is a huuuge sale in Monsoon at the moment. I got a top the other day for £9 reduced from £49.99!! Have you got one near you? Good Luck! I never have anything appropriate to wear so I know how you feel.

    Just double check for baby sick on your shoulder as you leave the house!!

    Have a lovely time x x

  • make do mum

    >Happy birthday!
    I would go for the jeans with a glam top (to show off those 34H assets!) and heels. Got our anniversary meal tomorrow so will be desperately raiding my wardrobe too!

  • Working Mum

    >I think you deserve something new! And we all know that we need new wardrobes after having a baby because your body never goes back to the same shape – well that was my excuse and I'm sticking to it!

  • Notes to self plus two and the need for red shoes

    >Happy birthday!
    Something new I say too!

    The jeans fit, if they make you feel good, wear them just dress them up.
    Skinny jeans, a killer jacket and heels (thinking ankle boots) … I am thinking.

    Have fun, shopping and at dinner xx

  • scribblingmum

    >Jeans and treat yourself to something new to go with it. I am not big on make up but a new blusher always makes me feel lovely and fresh faced too. Enjoy !

  • Muddling Along Mummy

    >Right we are – skinny jeans, sucky in pants and off shopping for something to wear up to (do have a good one in my wardrobe but is always nice)

    Thank you !

  • Notes to self plus two and the need for red shoes


  • Gail

    >Just wear stonking high heels! Always works with jeans.
    Thanks for your comment. Am online working out flights and how to get back – direct flights on Tues and Sats only. Otherwise he has to change – might have to send mother to Amsterdam to get him! eek!

  • Brit in Bosnia / Fraught Mummy

    >Definitely the jeans! Some good heels and a lovely top. Toast still has a sale on up to 90% off – which just about makes their clothes affordable! Enjoy it!

  • solveig

    >I was going to comment last night but got distracted – I was also going to say go with the skinny jeans, heels to dress them up, a sparkly t-shirt and a long cardigan. But looks like everyone has beaten me to it!

    Although while I was still in bed this morning, I was pondering your dilemma (!!) and wondered if one of those wrap dresses would be good? I think they look ace but I can't wear them as I have the opposite issue in the boob department, but they look fab if you can fill them out up top!!

    Anyway, enjoy your night out.

    S x

  • Muddling Along Mummy

    >Solveig – I live in wrap dresses for work so that's an idea but think skinny jeans, heels (I have a pair that are comfortable) and a sparkly top (seen one in the sale in town so off to have a look see this morning)

    Thanks all – nice to know that I'm not totally and completely out of touch with what I should be wearing !

  • A Modern Mother

    >You can dress up a nice fitting pair of jean with a good top and necklace, etc. I do that all the time. So what did you wear?

  • angelsandurchinsblog

    >Great boobs – jealous! Think the skinny jeans and top mooted by others a great idea. Something black and chiffon and wispy would be fab, especially worn with sky-high heels. Always worth looking at Top Shop, even though their sizes tend to be a bit, er, realistic. How about a Reiss pleated number? Happy Birthday, btw.

  • Frog in the Field

    >You know what…your friends will be coming to see you silly!
    Take a nice long bath and wash your hair, wear something comfortable and you'll glow with happiness. Clothes never out do radiance and a smile.
    Have a lovely evening

  • Claire

    >Oooh skinny jeans are posh enough, team them with heals, and a top that finishes on your upper thigh. To calm down those big boobs of yours, where a slight V nexk top, not one that goes too deep, or if you have a deep V neck, then layer with a contrasting vest. Keep you neck bare, instead wear 3/4 length sleaves and a a statement piece of dress jewellery around your wrist …. I am saying all of this without knowing your body shape, so you can just say shut up! ha! xx

  • Kim@EnjoyTheRide

    >Happy Birthday!

    I agree with everyone else on the skinny jeans being smart enough.

    You'll have an awesome time!

  • Karin @ Cafe Bebe

    Claire (The Good, The Bad & The Ugly; @lolas_mum) is a genius with fashion and style (The Bump Wear Project). I would turn to her with all of this! 😉


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