I am a jean snob. A complete, utter jean snob. I am all about my denim – it's the currency I think in. For example, when…
The 2000s have been an interesting decade from a fashion perspective. In recent years, the look of the moment was “anything goes”. We paired military trends…
So, we at Ain’t No Mom Jeans went to the experts. We asked two owners of very fabulous, drool-worthy lingerie stores – both known for amazing customer service and specializing in bra fittings – to weigh in on this problem.
after Memorial Day, the weather turns warmer, the days seem so much longer and old people all start wearing white. Ah, summer. And with summer comes barbecues – kicked off nicely by the million or so BBQs on Memorial Day weekend. (And in this case, there might actually be a million). So what to wear to the millions of BBQs? Let’s start with a list of considerations for Moms:
If your post-pregnancy or – even worse – post-nursing boobs reduce you to tears….turn away from the mirror. We just need to do a little camouflage. Most post-preggo/nursing boobs can be supported with a good bra (even if it’s strapless). So make sure you have a good strapless bra that fits. The problem becomes the cleavage. It’s the cleavage that gives away the sag. So avoid maxi dresses with deep v-necks (I know, I know – that rules out most of them) and try a couple of different options:
We have two goals here: Make the girls look good, and support ’em. So. You want to find a maxi dress that will allow you to wear a nice supportive bra underneath, AND one with a deep v-neck. A V-neck cut is more slimming for those “extra lucky” in the boob department. The deep V-neck will also show enough skin to keep the whole look slimming and sexy
Don’t be afraid of the maxi dress – I actually think there is a maxi dress out there for all body types. It helps to hide flaws, adds a certain elegance to all who wear it, is easy and comfy. It may not be an optimal choice for kickball day at the playground, but I’ve worn mine running errands with the babe, going to the zoo, museums, etc. To make this look work for moms, here are a few guidelines:
Sorta kid proof sunglasses, and by that I mean they are likely (no promises) to stay in one piece while your little one tries them on, eats them, throws them on the floor, etc!
First, always a favorite of mine, Oakley “Active” Sunglasses. I have seriously been an Oakley junkie for almost 2 decades!
The first annual Hopscotch Hustle, a hip mom and baby fashion show for the benefit of WeeCycle, was a huge success! Most importantly it raised money and awareness to help Colorado’s in-need families, and…now for the fun part, the fashions were spot-on. We pulled styles from some of Denver’s coolest boutiques with the challenge of creating hip outfits that are comfortable, flattering and easy enough to appeal to moms. A challenge that was met in full force. Here are my favorites from the show: