As a woman, there’s always a lot of pressure on you to look good at all times, including as a new mom. Many things change after you have a baby, not just how your body looks on the outside but how you feel on the inside. Although most people’s priorities are their new-born baby, as it should be, you should aim to still look after yourself as an individual. And this includes taking the time to get ready in the morning and feel attractive. Studies suggest that the way you look and feel about yourself makes you more positive and confident, and these are qualities you want to demonstrate as a new mom, particularly around your child.
Going to the beach can be a vulnerable time, after you just had a baby, as you show more skin and there so many strangers around – You may have increased securities about your body when going to the beach, however you should be proud that your body was strong enough to be able to create such a beautiful human being. In this article, we will provide you with simple yet stylish beach outfit ideas for new moms, so that you can look and feel your best.
Know Your Body Type
Before we discuss the outfits, it is important that you know your body type and understand what that means for you. Clothing items are often created to emphasise certain parts of a body, which you may not want for yourself. For this reason, what looks good on someone else may not necessarily look good on you. Not because you are not attractive, but simply because of the body type you have. It is important that you know the different body types and which category you fit in so that you are able to successfully shop for items that will accentuate your figure. Below we briefly discuss the body types:
- Pear Shaped Body – Women with this body type usually have wide hips and waist larger than their bust.
- Hourglass – This body type comes with curves and women often have larger bottoms and thighs with bust with small waist.
- Apple Shaped Body – women with this body type are usually well proportioned and do not have a defined waistline.
- Athletic Body Shape: This may be your body type if you do not have defined curves, if your hips and shoulders have the same measurements and your body weight is evenly distributed.
High Waisted Shorts
After having a bay, it is natural that you may feel more comfortable if your belly is not showing. Wearing high waisted shorts is a great way for moms to feel comfortable at the beach, so that you can feel good and make sure that you enjoy the time with your little one. These types of shorts can make your legs look longer and thinner. Pair it with a fun and colourful top and you will surely turn heads for all the right reasons.
A maxi dress is always an amazing piece to have in your wardrobe. You can wear it to the park or to the beach and it is very simple but will make you look like you have spent a long time on your look before leaving the house. This dress is very long and suits most body types, whether you’re pear shaped or hourglass. You can still ensure that you feel comfortable and are able to move around as needed. You can pick a dress with a simple pattern or something very colourful that will make a great impression and make you feel good and stylish.
Evidently, when you go to the beach, your little one may want to splash away in the water, and even if you go to the beach alone, there is nothing better and more relaxing and refreshing than swimming in the water and feeling the waves on your body. Of course you will need appropriate swimwear to do this. As we mentioned previously, you may feel somewhat conscious about your body or feel that you should cover up because you are a mom. If you want to hide the little baby pooch you have you may want to go for a high waisted bikini or a one piece swimsuit. If you are not sure what to look for, you can read appropriate blogs that review and suggest the best swimsuits for Moms, to facilitate you in finding the perfect outfit. However, it is important that you do whatever makes you happy and always remember that your body has changed but has created a very precious life.
Crochet Cover Up
Going to the beach always requires a good crochet cover up for the moments when you want to put yourself away and just relax on the sand, probably enjoying a good book. This piece of clothing will not only make you look stylish and it is also simple and comfortable and protects you from the sun. This is particularly important if you are planning to spend the whole day at the beach with your children. As a mom this is useful if your child wants to go to the café for some snacks or ice cream. This way you can quickly change from swimwear to being appropriately dressed to go for a walk.
Even when going to the beach, you can look stylish by simply adding a few accessories to your outfit. These can range from a nice sun hat or even a great pair of sunglasses. These are also practical because they provide you with sun protection, which is very much required when you are at the beach.
Footwear is a very important way to complement your outfit and can really make the difference between a stylish outfit and a very plain one. The most appropriate footwear to wear to the beach usually includes flip-flops, although this may not be the best when you have to spend most of the day running after a little child. Therefore, having a simple stylish and comfortable pair of sandals may be the best option for mommies.
Looking good is essential as a woman and as a mother, as it will make you feel good about yourself, even when going to the beach. You can use some of the tips discussed above to put together simple yet stylish outfit ideas, that will make you look and feel great.