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DEAR COUGAR: Can you recommend a look for everyday that doesn’t look like a frumpy mom? – Grumpy Frumps in Indiana
Dear Frumps: Everyone, mom or not, should have the right to reject frumpy. So, if being a mom is making you bored with your everyday attire, what can you do to breathe new life into your closet?
Well I scoured the net for examples of non-frumpy moms, and you wouldn’t believe how many articles, tips and tricks, and advice columns there are out there on this very subject.
Let me just start off by saying that I am NOT an expert in womenswear. I grew up around women, I am a lover of women, but your level of options far exceeds my level of attention span. That being said, I do have some general thoughts that can help get you out of your fashion slump as an attractive young mother:
- Don’t dress like you did in college. Plain and simple, whether that meant sweats, booty shorts, hooker heels, trashy Forever 21 weekend wardrobe…just don’t do it. You’re a mom now and should not embarrass your children, or yourself.
- That being said, do be unafraid to be sexy. Just because you’re a mom doesn’t mean you have to stop being a hottie. Accentuate what you love about your body all while keeping it classy.
- Pick something to love about your body. You might not be in the same shape you were pre-mommyhood, but that’s life. If you can’t find something to love about yourself to dress up, then we have a whole other set of problems to deal with.
- Buy a unique statement piece. Find something you love that only you have. If you’re tired of wearing the same types of outfits all of the time, blending in with all the other moms, buy a piece that is unique, classic and sets you apart. For me it is a watch which the shape always catches eyes and compliments. Buy a costume ring or a really eye-catching necklace, but not something you’ll easily get tired of wearing. Make a statement with a statement piece that has meaning and brings you happiness to wear. I happen to know someone who is fantastic at statement pieces…
For visual inspiration on how to be a non-frumpy mom follow the Digital Mom Pinterest account.
I hope this helps!