Monday, 31 August 2009

What not to wear

Without a doubt, having children in tow reduces the amount of 'dressing time' for any woman. Whilst some people care about this far more than others, here's a list of things that should be avoided at all costs:

1. Never, ever, revert to maternity clothes. Ever. Yes, they are comfortable but they will never be flattering for someone that isn't pregnant.
2. Your partners' clothes. Especially rugby / football shirts and jumpers.
3. Leopard print. It may be on trend, but unless you're 15, don't do it.
4. Tracksuits. Juicy has got a lot to answer for.
5. Ecco shoes. They make you look 60 regardless of your actual age.
6. Anything that needs hand washing or special care. You won't do it and it will be dirty within five minutes of putting it on.
7. Clothes that are too tight. They just look bad.
8. Too many bags - you'll just end up looking like a bag lady. Invest in two good quality bags - one for you and one for the children - and make sure both are big enough to hold what you need. Clutch bags are unlikely to work. Then be ruthless - if it doesn't fit in the right bag, it doesn't go.
9. Odd socks. Yes, it might have been dark when you were getting dressed, but a pair of mismatched socks will make you look dappy no matter how many excuses you make. If in doubt, find the socks the night before so there can be no mistakes.
10. Dirty clothes. It might sound obvious, but there's nothing worse than dirty clothes - all composure immediately goes out of the window. If necessary, take spares with you - but certainly never accept it as inevitable. It is not.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, thanks for visiting my blog. I love this post, although I must confess to owning a pair of Ecco sorry.