6 Style Secrets from Real Postpartum Moms
Real moms share their low-maintenance, high-impact tips for when you're short on sleep and showers but ready to rock some style.
Feel Good First
“For me, feeling good produces a sense of looking good, rather than the other way around. Sometimes, all it takes is a hot shower and good communication with my partner, and I’m ready to face the world again.” –Melissa Malm, mom of one, Ashland, OR.
Just Add Scarves
“Wear scarves! They make any outfit look stylish rather than rushed and take attention away from sleepy eyes.” –Cecile Alduy, mom of two, San Francisco, CA
Go Out for a Blowout (Or a Cut)
“If you can sneak out of the house for an hour, treat yourself to a blowout. It will be relaxing and you can make it last for a few days (Because who has time for showers?).” –Allison Dempsey, mom of one, Jersey City, NJ
“Haircuts can make you feel like a million bucks a few months after baby. Bangs are the sh*t. So is a shorter (but still sexy/messy) cut.”– Brooke Michie, mom of two, Austin, TX
Try Basic Makeup
“Some basic concealer, mascara, curled eyelashes, a bit of blush and lip gloss (the 8 hour lasting kind) always makes me feel better!” –Jennifer Lima, mom of one, Smithville, Ontario
Life Hack Like a Pro
“Put a small dab of Preparation H cream (yes, hemorrhoid cream) under your eyes in the morning. Rub it in and let it sit. Apply makeup right on top—no need to rinse. It removes all puffiness from your eyes, making it look like you’re perfectly well rested. Visine is also great for bloodshot eyes. The combo of using both makes you look and feel like a real human in those first few weeks after baby.” –Kristen Bell, mom of one, Austin, TX
All Hail Yoga Pants
“I swear by fitted yoga pants with the top pulled all the way up, instead of folded over. They make my butt and legs look good, while giving some support for the belly jiggle.” –Valerya Rose Baker, mom of four, Tijeras, NM
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