5 Tips to Create Your 'Mom Uniform'

Pick Easy-care Fabrics
Go with the outfit that's machine washable.
Go with the outfit that's machine washable.
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No matter what your style or personal fashion preference, there's one thing all moms can agree on: You want clothes that are washable, easy to care for and durable. During a typical mom day, your clothes may come into contact with food, milk, spit-up, boogers, other unmentionable things, mud, lollipops and peanut butter. Can your clothes stand up to that kind of combat?

Nobody, especially a new mother, needs to spend precious time driving back and forth to the dry cleaners. When shopping for clothes, keep the following tips in mind:

  • If it says "hand wash only," put it back on the rack.
  • Ditto to "dry clean only."
  • Avoid delicate fabrics like silk or rayon.
  • Stay away from fabrics that wrinkle easily or need ironing.
  • Keep an eye out for words like "wrinkle resistant" or "stain guard."
  • Look for fabric with "give," to allow for your ever-changing mommy figure.

Speaking of your figure, check out our next tip.