It’s often wonderful being a mom, you’ve got this tiny life that you adore to look after and, even if there are always bumps in the road, it’s a fantastic privilege. However, one of those bumps along the way is often the hit in your confidence.
Bearing a child is a huge stress on your body, and can leave its marks years later. While some lucky mothers seem to bounce back to their youthful figures and appearances, many have a new mommy body. This is nothing to be ashamed of and, is really something that you can be proud of.
However, it’s sometimes hard to have that confidence that you once had in the summer months. While it’s not summer yet, it’s never too early to prepare yourself. Here are some ways to be a fashionable mom this summer and to celebrate yourself.
1. Mommy and Me Outfits
Before you turn away, haunted by memories of hideous patterns from your childhood, stop for a moment and remember that children’s fashion has moved on by leaps and bounds in the past few decades. This means that mommy and me outfits can be cute and stylish, rather than simply embarrassing for everyone involved.
This type of outfit is one way to truly embrace your motherhood. Whether you’re matching with a daughter, a son, or as a whole family, you can be an adorable and fashionable set. Matching outfits don’t have to be exactly the same either. If your family wants an injection of individuality, then go for themed outfits instead. Even a signature across each person can have a fantastic effect.
2. Stylish Swimwear
Swimwear is where many mothers feel least confident. However, one mistake that many people make, whether they’re parents or not, is not making as much effort with their swimwear outfits as with their other outfits. Of course, you won’t feel as confident if you just pull out a poorly fitting swimsuit and hope for the best.
Your swimwear should be put together with as much thought as any other casual outfit. A pair of well-fitting cheeky bikini bottoms paired with a matching bikini top can do wonders for your confidence, and inject a little bit of fun into your swimwear as well. Of course, you should always wear something that you feel comfortable in, so pick your swimwear according to what you’re happy wearing.
However, your swimwear outfit should go further than your bikini or swimsuit, depending on your preference. Beach dresses are light and flow elegantly when you wear them draped on top of your swimsuit, and some can even be worn at beachfront cafes so that you don’t need to struggle with changing on the beach.
As well as a light and airy summer dress, shawls, cardigans, and hats will protect you from excessive sun, heat, or even that chilly breeze that sometimes ventures onto the beach. Flip-flops are fine for the beach, and a pair of signature sunglasses will protect your eyes from the sun while making a statement.
If you’re at the beach or by the pool, then you’re there to relax. If you feel confident in comfortable, then relaxing will come far easier to you. That way, the whole family will appreciate their time at the beach or at the pool, as the children will have fun paddling and you will enjoy yourself as well.
3. Summer Elegance
Summer fashions can change as trends come and go, but there are some staples to a summer wardrobe that have stuck around for decades. These timeless summer styles are perfect for summer as they’re comfortable and stunning.
Ideally, you should go for flowing light clothing that drapes elegantly over you, rather than form-fitting clothing. Form-fitting clothes can be unflattering, but even more importantly, they’re uncomfortable in the heat of the summer. If you and your clothes get sweaty, then you’ll find it more difficult to be confident.
Besides, flowing fabrics look wonderful in the summer. Light colors are also more practical, as they reflect the heat of the sun rather than absorbing it and holding it next to your skin. Yes, light colors can stain, but every mom knows how to deal with stains, and it’s worth the risk to be comfortable.
Dresses are a wonderful option in the summer as they’re perfect for any occasion. A dress can be casual, professional, or formal. Dresses are also easy and practical to wear, especially in the summer. Maxi dresses are also returning to trends, which is great news for so many mothers. Pair your summer style with your favorite accessories and complete your look with confidence.