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10 Fashion Staples You Should Own Now That You're a Mom


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Anti-mom Jeans
Katie Holmes (with her equally fashionable daughter Suri) wears a flattering pair of dark jeans.
Katie Holmes (with her equally fashionable daughter Suri) wears a flattering pair of dark jeans.
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Fight the stereotype. Not all moms wear mom jeans, and you shouldn't either. Instead, coerce yourself into spending a small fortune for a truly figure-flattering pair of well-fitting dark wash jeans. Your reputation will thank you for it.

For a sure thing, shop for stretch denim. Instead of squeezing your post-baby curves into unforgiving jeans, opt for denim with 2 percent Lycra. These jeans will retain their shape -- and yours -- in a much more flattering way.

Plus, the darker the denim, the more slimming the jean becomes. Truly a foundational item, you can pair your new jean with a sexy T-shirt perfect for running errands or a cashmere twin set that's just right for a ladies' luncheon.


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