Wednesday, March 5, 2014

BABY'S CLOTHES ARE TORTURE TO BABIES

Being a new mom has opened my eyes to a whole lot of things. I love clothes and some bit of fashion and really enjoy dressing up. Now that I have a little man who has these cute little baby clothes to put on I realised how complicated, painful and stressful it easy for a small person who can't do much for himself to put their little heads through the restricting necks and their fragile little arms through the tiny sleeves.

I do not mind changing baby's diaper but oh no, when the little man's vest is damp from his spit or milk and we must now take out the romper and vest off from a very agitated baby!! I really wish the tops were full buttons down and the sleeves detachable and with sleeves. Ok, no, that does not inspire me to design baby clothes yet.



The easiest baby clothes are button down rompers and pull up pants for newborns. I know it gets better as they grow to maybe 4months or when they can sit up. Anyway, despite the stressful pull outs and pull ons for babies I love how creative designers/ parents have become with baby clothes. 

Below you will see mostly baby boys than baby girls. I tried finding interesting and cute bay girls clothes and found them to be more of the same things which arer frills and tutus. I love the flower shoes though. Their headbands are also cute but can sometimes look too tight. Mummies should not leave those things on for their pretty princesses for too long.



See below the very cute, creative and interesting baby clothes.


Cute As A Teddybear

Suited To Burp and Drool
Sing-u-a-lullaby

Is he just not adorable in his matchin tie and Sneakers?

Little Geek Dressed Up
Mr. Cool
Little Mr. Party


Dressed To Impress

Prince Charming Baby

 Let me share the baby girls fashion pictures I found:

Lady In Red
Ready to go out

A Day From The Mall

                                    Disclaimer: None of the pictures I used I mine. I found them from various websites through Google Image search.

Monday, January 20, 2014

PREGNANT? HOW TO STYLE YOUR BUMP AND STILL STAY FASHIONABLE EVEN POST-BABY

Fashion is not limited when a woman falls pregnant. Being pregnant is not an excuse to look frumpy and out of shape because your body has taken a new shape. It is not also a call to clear your wardrobe for preggy wear or big size clothes because you are only pregnant for 9 months and will most likely go back to your normal weight after baby has come into the physical world.

For me being pregnant had been a challenge for me baecause I have become a weight and size I have never been before. From 48kg to 65kg and size 30 to a size 34 in just 6months. I look at my jeans and tight drresses now and they look like they belong to my 10 years old niece. Well my advantage is that I my bump only started showing in Spring as I am expecting a summer baby so I can get away with summer dresses like Maxi dresses, empire waist dresses and leggings. Being pregnant is also  not an excuse to wear extra small tops that show your belly button and tight fitting shorts or pants. Dress to be comfortable.

Put your high heels on a break if you are a heel funutic like me and swap them for pumps or low rise wedges. Here a 10 other garments to have for pregnancy and post baby.

10 things to wear before, during, and after pregnancy (taken from www.babycenter.com)

1.

Leggings

You can never go wrong with a good pair (or four) of dark, stretchy leggings. Comfortable on your most bloated days, they can also give a streamlined look when tucked into boots. While there are special "maternity" leggings on the market, many moms say there's really no need. You can size up regular leggings for a bit more give, and you'll be able to get more use out of them for those post-baby days when your pooch may still be in effect. When your bump is big, just slouch the waistband below for more comfort.


2.

Tunic

It's hard to say enough fabulous things about these oversize tops that hit below the hip. (Many stop at mid-thigh, but it depends on your height.) They hide and flatter a multitude of body issues and bumps, but often have lovely, slimming details like bracelet-length sleeves, vented sides, and deep V-necklines. Before pregnancy, you may be able to wear one as a dress; as you go through your pregnancy, pair it with leggings or wear it over skinny jeans. After baby, you'll appreciate the extra room – plus, the added fabric can provide a discreet cover while nursing.


3.

Maxi dress

They have become oh so trendy with women of all ages – and with good reasons. To start: Empire waists, flowing skirts, a focus on your collarbone, shoulders, and d├ęcolletage! Choose a soft jersey fabric that can drape easily over your changing body. This is another item you probably don't need to buy in the maternity department, say experts. So long as you find one in a forgiving fabric, these supersize dresses will take you through every stage.



4.

Long tank top

You can never have enough of these staples, but when seeking a tank with staying power and the ability to make the most of your figure, do consider investing in the best one you can find. Look for stretchy microfiber blends, ruching on the sides, and thick straps that can hide a bra (regular or nursing) and accommodate the ebb and flow of your chest. Subtle ruching will give you shape during the first trimester, then whittle your middle after delivery. Wear under everything or alone. The longer length will accommodate a belly and give some coverage to your rear – especially helpful if you're pairing the tank with leggings or skinny jeans.

5.

Unstructured, chunky cardigan

While the classic cardigan will never go out of style, a more unstructured option gives you more flexibility when you're expecting. No buttons to fuss with or strain against, no tissue-thin material revealing more ripples than you'd like. Instead, an unstructured cardigan – perhaps one with an asymmetrical front and a simple one-button or toggle closure near the neckline – allows you to wear it open or loosely closed. You're left with a slouchy, casual elegance that can work season after season. A thicker knit can do double duty as a light coat in fall or spring.



6. 

Shift dress

A classic shift dress with a slight A-line (meaning body skimming around the upper body and then flared out just a smidge at the bottom) has a youthful, deconstructed silhouette that's flattering on nearly everyone, and especially so for new or expectant moms. When you're not pregnant, a shift will lightly skim your curves but have plenty of sass and swing. As you grow, there's still space for your belly to burgeon and your legs to take center stage. A dress with a scoop neck or even spaghetti straps is a particularly great option. Once you've had the baby, you'll be able to shimmy back into a shift right away!



7. 

A great scarf

Sure, they aren't necessarily items of clothing, per se, but experts are united in their love for this most versatile accessory to amp up a variety of looks, add flair to an otherwise monochromatic outfit, or simply stretch a wardrobe you may be quickly growing tired of! It's accessories like silky, patterned scarves – as well as long, chunky necklaces or statement earrings or whatever you love – that help you make each outfit extraordinary. Plus, draping a long necklace over a slightly billowy blouse or tunic before you're pregnant helps rein in the fabric for a leaner look. Another scarf bonus: Once the baby comes, a scarf can morph into an impromptu nursing cover, a blanket for a quick rest in the park, or a makeshift shade for your stroller.

8.

Wrap dress

When baby is not yet on board, a classic wrap dress is elegant and easy. Once your body starts to change, readjust the fit by securing the dress's ties a bit higher (right under your bust) to play up the smallest part of your slowly disappearing waistline. Look for jersey and other stretchy, blended fabrics that will grow with you but snap right back into shape. If dresses aren't your thing, wrap-style tops are a great choice for any stage.
  
9.

Fold-over yoga pants

A pair of black boot-cut yoga pants will be another workhorse of your wardrobe. Wear them from the gym to the store, to a casual lunch with friends, or even to see a midday movie. Find a pair with a wide fold-over waistband, which allows you to either fold it down beneath your belly or extend it up over the bump, when the extra cradling of your belly might feel nice. If you have a c-section, you'll probably live in these pants after delivery, since they won't irritate the incision while it's healing.

10.

Dark, stretchy "skinny jeans"

First things first: The term "skinny jeans" has little to do with how, um, skinny you actually are. Rather, it has become a shorthand that manufacturers use to describe a range of jeans that have one major thing in common – a slim, curve- hugging fit that gives a smooth, elongated look. Go for a dark denim, which is universally flattering, and you can dress it up or down with flats, heels, or knee-high boots. Look for a pair with at least 2 percent Lycra or other stretchy material so it can withstand the growth spurt ahead, as well as spring back once you're in the "fourth trimester" and beyond. A well-sized pair can last you well into your second (and for some women, third) trimester, if you push the waistband beneath your bump, leave the top button undone, and top it with a long stretchy tank.




HOW TO STAY FASHIONABLE DURING PREGNANCY

As the saying goes, a woman looks beautiful when she bears her baby in her womb. The blush and glow out of happiness makes her gorgeous even without make up. However, the sudden bump on the belly make a lot of women conscious. If you are one of them then let me tell you, even during maternity phase you can stay stylish and wear trendy outfit and look amazing. The celebrities have taught us that staying fashionable is not impossible during pregnancy. So, in this coming 9 months get ready to give your best appearance.



Pregnancy Fashion Trends 2013

Pregnancy Fashion Trends 2013

  • If you think, every pregnant woman has the same size, then rephrase your thought. As your body has a shape, along with the baby bump your size further varies. So when you are shopping try out different styles to get the perfect size. Just because your body shape is changing that does not mean you need to transform your wardrobe. If you are thinking of borrowing the maternity dresses of a friend who has recently been through the same phase, then you may be wrong. Buy new dresses and sync with the new flow. Moreover, there are always chances that the outfits may not suit you nature.

  • To spend excessively on maternity outfit is baseless because your shape will be changing with every month. Moreover, after delivery you will be back to your original form. Hence, be speculative while buying any garments. Maxi dresses are a great option in this time. It is comfortable and helps you to move easily. Even lycra dresses can be another option. You can show your baby bump and share the joy of your future motherhood with everyone. If you want to give a taller appearance then simple, single-block colors will the ideal choice. Solid colors, on the other hand, helps you to cover your weight.

  • On many occasion, women face issues like increasing body temperature and their skin become sensitive. It is better to avoid synthetic material rather organic fibers are the best choice for the moment. A lot of women prefer to opt for A-line or empire-waist shirts and dresses. These are breathable and cool; gives plenty of space allowing you to wear it even when your bump has expanded. There are some shirts, which have longer hemlines that gives space to your belly and enough room to support your upper body part.

  • Do not forget to get your belly band. It supports your tummy and at the same time gives you the opportunity to try out stylish wear, trimming your enlarged appearance. This is a stretchy fabric band especially designed to take the strain from your lower back. 


Pregnancy Fashion Trends 2013


Add colors to your life and choose accessories that can enhance your grace and elegance. Along with bright colors, try long earring and necklaces that goes with your appearance. Its better to avoid heels but if you can be careful while walking then go for it. You can even opt for open-toe sandals or sling-backs. Welcome your change and get ready for your motherhood with style and fashion.