Katherine - posted on 06/14/2012 ( 8 moms have responded )
The women who say that nothing changed once they became a mom are pretty little liars. I'm 21 months into motherhood and not only have some of my kid-less friends disappeared just like my once happily plump rear-end, but there are things I used to wear all the time that have been pushed to the back of the closet.
I'm not saying moms can't be stylish. They sure can. Nor am I saying that we have to now only be seen in some really antiquated view of what 'mom clothes' should be. Not saying that at all. What I am saying is that some things are ... well ... just more challenging to wear once you become a mama.
See if you agree ...
Moms can no longer wear:
1. Strapless anything. Unless of course you don't mind your kid pulling down your top when you least expect it for the whole playground to see your breasts as your little one screams "MILKIES!"
2. Low cut shirts. See above. Kids hands are quick!
3. High heels. Specifically the stiletto heel. Unless you want to break an ankle. I did wear them all through my pregnancy (until the end when no pair of shoes even fit anymore). But once my twins arrived, those sex kitten heels only come out on adult nights out. Wedges however, totally do-able ... unless they are on a high platform.
4. Lipstick. I love me some berry tinted lips. But I don't love that berry tint all over my baby's cheeks. So I avoid when with the kids because I can't avoid kissing them!
5. Perfume. Honestly it's no longer needed especially when you have that new baby scent all over you.
6. Short skirts. Mini skirts + bending over to pick up your kid's lovie in the supermarket = X-Rated mommy.
7. Non-stretch jeans. You know the kind you have to wiggle into and then lay down on the bed to get zipped up? Uh, yeah. Try running after your toddler in those. I have agita just thinking about it.
8. Things with sequins. Kids think it's dessert.
9. Pants with too many buttons and snaps and requires a belt. Have you ever tried to pee with a baby in your arms? It takes the skill of one arm and an elastic waist.
10. Dangling earrings. Unless you are going for a barbaric way of stretching to a 0 gauge.
11. Really tight shirts. Not conducive to nursing moms.
12. Hair down. You don't have to cut it all if you don't want to, but you may want to get it out of your kid's reach unless you enjoy torture and practicing face contortions.
13. Necklaces. Can be a chocking hazard for the kid and you. Also, most likely to break. Just like ...
14. Glasses. Little hands love spectacles. They snatch 'em off your face and run away. My husband's pair are taped together.
15. White. Unless you don't mind it being the day's canvas with stains that will never come out.
16. Dry-clean only clothes. Unless you are rich.
Of course you can wear any and all of these things when out without the kids. But wear that really tight shirt, mini skirt, and heels all together with caution, mama, because dayum you still look good.
What items do you find are more challenging to wear once becoming a mom?
Clothes in general. My kids ALWAYS get me dirty!!!!