Guest Post : The Do’s and Don’ts of Fashion in Thirty-Something Mums

This is a collaborative guest post bought to you by Bill Clark,s a freelance journalist who specialises in writing about culture and the arts, however will write about anything that piques his interest including business, travel and lifestyle.

Everywhere you look the tabloids are full of pictures of celebs wearing styles that some would say are better suited to their teenage daughters. Women are living longer, looking younger longer and living a fast paced life like never before, so is there really anything wrong with dressing in fashions designed for models often half their age and sometimes half their size? Actually, maybe not! It all depends on the lady wearing the dress and how she feels in it. That’s the important thing and if you feel comfortable in your attire, it’s a time of anything goes. However, that being said, here are some do’s and don’ts of fashion for the thirty-something mum.


A Look at What’s Trending

If you look at this year’s styles, the midi-length skirt has made a dramatic resurgence on the fashion scene. Sites like have a wide offering of the latest trends in dresses and skirts that come just below the knees and women in their thirties look absolutely stunning in this particular length. It’s short enough to show some leg but suitably long enough to be ‘classy’ for the lady who cares about her image.


Is Multi-Coloured Hair Acceptable?

Today you can see women (and men!) in multi-coloured hair and it has, to some extent, become acceptable. However, if you are a thirty-something professional woman as so many mums of today are, you may want to think twice about the image this portrays. Whilst being in your thirties could lend itself very well to bleaching out sections of your hair to be done in brilliant colours of the rainbow, this may not be a style that lends itself well to working in an office or as a sales rep for a large corporation where image is everything to their brand. The bottom line is that while it is totally acceptable for women and men of all ages to wear outlandish hairstyles, those styles need to be in keeping with their lifestyles.

Full-Figured Women Are Beautiful

One of the most recent trends in beauty has been a bent towards full-figured women. Look at all the most prized statues throughout the ages and you will see that the concept of a womanly figure was a curvaceous body in all the right places. Whether you are slim or thickset, there are clothes that can flatter your figure so you shouldn’t be afraid to highlight your body as it is. Today slim and heavier women are both seen as beautiful which makes it easier on thirty-something mums to find clothes they can wear to their advantage.

So in the end, it’s all about how you feel comfortable when leaving the house. It’s a day of ‘anything goes’ and some of the fashions of today are totally outlandish. Are you comfortable wearing those styles? Then by all means go for it. However, remember that as a working professional you have an image to uphold so dress accordingly. The fashion ‘do’s’ involve wearing what suits you and your comfort level. The ‘don’ts’ would be to remember that you will be judged by your cover, as any good book is, and you probably have a boss to answer to. If you are willing to face the music, by all means go wild. If not, dress a bit more conservatively. Simply put, those are the do’s and don’ts of fashion in the 21st Century.


*Collaborative Guest Post*


  1. May 13, 2016 / 12:23 pm

    Although I'm not a mum, I'm in my late 30s and do struggle with the concept of what I should or shouldn't be wearing. In my mind I am the same size and shape as I was 20 years ago, but in reality I'm really not! I agree here that while people can dress as they want, we certainly need to uphold a more professional and classier image and clothes are an important part of that.

    • May 13, 2016 / 10:00 pm

      It is a difficult age isn't it? I don't want to dress old and mumsy but I also don't want to look as though I'm dressing too young for my age!

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