Style file: First time mum Stephanie
Style and mummy blogger, Louisa Bell, interviews Stephanie Hutt, on how her style has changed since becoming a mum for the first time.
In today’s society there is an enormous amount of pressure put on women to look a certain way after giving birth. Too big, a woman is deemed as lazy and having let herself go. Too small, and she must be starving herself, caring more about herself than her new born baby. It is important to remember that women come in all shapes and sizes and that pregnancy affects us all and our bodies differently.
Here I speak to first time mum Stephanie Hutt (30), and find out how her appearance has changed since having 11 week old Emilie Mae.
How has your body changed since giving birth?
I have gone up a dress size, my back is broader and my hips are wider.
Have you adapted your style to suit your new shape
Yes definitely, I tend to wear looser clothing on my top half now. Long chiffon blouses are my best friend.
Do you have a favourite pre-pregnancy outfit that you want to get into?
There isn’t one particular item but I would like to get back into my tight fitting, going out dresses at some point.
Has your beauty regime changed?
I no longer have time for a full face of make-up but I manage some concealer, mascara and bronzer in between feeds and nappy changes.
Is there any regime you have managed to keep up?
I still have my nails done. I use that time to take a moment for myself and having nice nails makes me feel good.
Are there any products that you swear by?
I have started using L’Oreal Collagen Micro-Vibration Eye Cream, as I am now very conscious of under eye bags.
Do you have any style advice for new mothers?
Stay away from clothes you relate to your pregnancy. I wore leggings all throughout my pregnancy and now I can’t even look at them!
Is there anything else you wish to share with new mothers out there?
Don’t beat yourself up over your baby bulge and don’t compare yourself to others. You have to be realistic and I believe in the saying, nine months on, nine months off.
What others see on the outside does not always reflect how we look and feel underneath. Clever dressing and doing small things for our appearance can help us to appreciate ourselves. Your body has done an amazing thing so remember to applaud yourself and other new mothers, and try to enjoy this precious time with your new baby. Your body will do its own thing, in its own time.
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