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Mummies will know what I mean. Even if you’ve been a fashionista all your life, sometimes style comes second to the baby.
I mean, come on: life’s hard enough whether you’re breastfeeding or weaning while working full-time. I’m lucky if I can wash my hair in the morning, vain as I am. And while I do continue to dream of the new Fall/Winter collections in the stores and how they’d look with my well-worn RAS boots, shopping is a little less of a joy when you no longer have the flat tummy and small hips you used to.
Enter the jersey dress.
What has this got to do with travelling some of you may ask? I say everything.
When you travel, you get to plan and choose how you want to look on holiday. Face it, there is a little bit more care in putting together a travel wardrobe than an everyday one. Day to day, you’re bound to slack off sometimes, but while on vacay, you wanna look good in the easiest-to-pack way, and crease/wrinkle-free to boot.
And don’t forget you are going to have your baby on you.
And so I present to you the style solution for travel (and everyday too): the stylish jersey dress. Select one with an interesting shape and/or style feature.
Exhibit A is a recent buy from Trove at Esplanade Mall.
Let’s do the sartorial component first. For a casual piece, it certainly has a lot of style, the girly puff sleeves contrasted with the raw zipper detail and slightly rugged sweatshirt fabric. Fabbo on its own and Havaiannas or with patterned tights and some high-heeled Loboutin booties.
As for the practical/Mummy-on-the-go factor, this piece is tops as well. While not quite the thing for a nursing Mom, this is great for toting Junior around in, especially with the deep side pockets (to hold your passport, a hairclip and baby’s teether). The fall of the cotton is also way forgiving on the figure.
Major plus: throw a couple of these in the suitcase and they will survive your trip with minimal crease.
The jersey dress is also great for layering up or down. For NYC in winter time, layer over a tight long sleeved cotton tee or turtleneck sweater, leggings and pair with knee boots and a good overcoat. For Macau in the summer, wear with flats and your hair in a deliberately messy topknot.
I also bought another piece from the Trove girls: a dark maroon jersey, double breasted v-neck minidress with button detail from Swedish brand Minimarket.
[pic of dress to come]
So there you have it, an easy style solution for travelling Mummies who want to look good in two seconds: all the time it takes to throw on a jersey dress. It is also easy to launder: just get one of those holey washing bags ($2 at Daiso’s laundry section), throw your dress inside and into the wash. Better if your machine has a handwash function.
By the way, Trove has a really yummy selection of these dresses: so pretty and feminine without the overly cutesy factor. Great for gals who don’t like too many frills but are sick of strictly monochromes. Their carefully curated labels include Built by Wendy, Lover the label, Minimarket (my fave), Karen Walker, Lily + Jae and Lulu Cheung.
Go grab a jersey dress or six!