Full disclosure. Neither Gabrielle or I have hit the motherhood milestone yet but we are proudly in the supportive Auntie category. When we were designing the first pieces for Deidei we wanted them to be the kind of pieces that will see you through all parts of your life. Our bodies change for lots of reasons but the biggest one is inevitably growing a human.
So, you've had a baby. Your whole life has changed - bedtime is now 6pm and an 8 hour sleep is something of a miracle. Throw a few hormones in the mix and a possible identity crisis and getting dressed might not feel quite the same as it did.
For some reason the stereotype of ‘dressing like a mum’ doesn’t usually involve a thigh slit. Practically, a thigh slit makes running around after young kids very easy. Style wise, a flash of leg is always on trend. Bonus points to the fact that Emmeline is breastfeeding friendly too. The tie straps are great for easy access.
A button down dress is a classic go-to for breastfeeding mums. Just undo a few buttons and you’re good to go. However you feed your child - if you’re going out with a baby in tow, you’ll have plenty of things to lug about and wearing anything too tight is just going to feel restrictive. A dress with pockets is a win for anyone but it comes in extra useful if you need a hiding place for dummies.
Hormones have a really great way of making us feel less than our best but a cute dress, paired with a great vintage bag are a sure fire way to fix that.
Rushing out the door seems to be a universally accepted activity of motherhood. For those rush-out-the-door days - Beatrix is a great ‘jeans and a nice’ top option.
We shot this edit with our dream team and Deidei friends.
Thank you to the lovely team at Kathleen's Florist, Burnley for the beautiful location.