It’s now a couple of months since I finished breastfeeding Amy. My baby is now a year old. Yet my wardrobe is still based on leggings and jersey tops. Having been pregnant or breastfeeding for most of the last 6 years my wardrobe has been severely limited by a growing or deflating tummy and a need for easy and discreet access to the boobs. Not any more.
Of course I’m still Mum to three small children, three small children with whom I am at home most of the time so my wardrobe needs to be practical – to be able to withstand being puked on, covered in food or snot and getting soaked on the school run. ‘Dry clean only’ is not the way forward here.
However I’ve still lost myself in a pit of black jersey. It’s easy, it’s comfortable. Black is slimming right?
|It’s all black . . . black dresses, black leggings, black jersey tops . . .|
So I’m back in wire (although badly fitting at the moment while things settle down and I brave going and getting measured . . . ) I no longer need to expose my boobs in public discreetly (or indiscreetly for that matter). I no longer need to wear maternity clothes though my body still looks decidedly pregnant and wearing clothes with a proper fitted waistband is not an option.
What do I actually want to wear? I don’t know. My Wardrobe Lust board on Pinterest is full to bursting with navy stripes, skirts, dresses . . . not things which necessarily would suit me or fit in with my lifestyle but things I love. There is a definite “style” across the board.
I need some colour, some shape, some accessories, some weight loss. I need to spend some time trying things on, rediscovering my shape, my size, my style. I don’t know what suits me any more. I’m scared to branch out from my “uniform”.
I need a good “Gok-ing! – though perhaps without having to get naked or have my “bangers” manhandled on TV.
I want to make more of my legs – wear more skirts and dresses. I wear dresses with leggings for work and I do have some dresses I wear if we’re going out but I’d like some “day” dresses, something to feel more “dressed” in. So . . . it’s definitely time for a wardrobe rethink . . . time to banish the black jersey (or at least just wear a bit less of it!)