Whether you’re a new mom struggling to keep up with nighttime feedings and laundry, or a more seasoned mother juggling your kids’ sports schedules (and yes, still laundry), it is possible to ditch the sweats, feel more confident and dress with style.
It’s important to love your body as it is and for all it’s done. Kiya Tomlin is designed for real women with real lives and real figures. Each piece is drawn, patterned, cut and sewn to fit people, not measurements.
Kiya Tomlin offers versatile, hand-sewn pieces made to fit and flatter women's bodies and all the living they choose to do in them — perfect for busy mothers who want to look stylish.
It’s simple: when you look good, you feel good. Try the following tips to elevate your mom style and feel more confident each day.
Find the Right Fit
From pregnancy to postpartum and the years beyond, your body has been through many changes and you may be unsure what size and style of clothing to wear anymore. The key is to find clothing styles that flatter your body type, accentuate your favorite features and fit correctly.
For example, while you may think that wearing baggy shirts is a way to hide any lumps and bumps, this actually gives the appearance of added pounds. Instead, pick a top that compliments your mom figure; for example, a v-neck in the right size offers a flattering silhouette for most women. Your clothing doesn’t have to be form-fitting, but something that defines your curves is ideal.
If your body type is pear shaped, v-necks, a-lines and bootcut are flattering styles. If you have more of an apple shape, flowy tops, boyfriend cuts, skinny jeans and leggings are all styles that will flatter you.
Buy clothing according to your current size, not necessarily the size you were pre-pregnancy. If you have quality pieces in your wardrobe that almost fit the bill, try tailoring some of the clothes in your closet so that they can fit the new you just right.
Don’t Forget Comfort
Moms are always on the go. Luckily, dressing with style doesn’t mean you have to give up dressing comfortably. Look for soft, cozy fabrics (Kiya Tomlin fabrics contain a luxurious blend of bamboo, cotton and spandex) that offer a fitted look while being versatile enough for comfort at home, at work or at the park.
Add Some Accessories
A pair of earrings and a necklace or a few bracelets can dress up a look in under 30 seconds. Even a plain t-shirt with some basic jeans can be dressed up with the right necklace, earrings and jacket. You don’t need to own an entire collection of jewelry, but keeping a few staple pieces — necklaces, earrings, bracelets, belts and jackets — will help you dress up any outfit.
Some modern diaper bags are just as stylish as designer purses. Find one in a color and pattern you enjoy and instantly feel more stylish while still carrying around all the baby essentials you’ll need.
Take Time for Self-Care
Finally, as a mother, it’s important to carve out time for yourself. Some popular pampering activities double as style-enhancers, including a haircut, mani/pedi or a facial. If you enjoy these things, make sure to include them as part of your routine to give your style — and your mindset — a boost.Ready to find your next favorite piece? Browse our collection.