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This Spring’s Top Fashion Buys For New Mums

So the day has come when you can think about what you’d really love to wear rather than throwing on the nearest clean (and not dribbled on) item – but where to start? We’ve scoured the latest trends to bring you the key pieces that will breathe new life into your post-baby wardrobe. Guaranteed affordable, washable, and above all wearable.
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Floral, £39.50,

The Floral Sweatshirt

This season the humble sweatshirt has been elevated from workout gear to a bona fide fashion piece. Comfortable and easy to wear, they’re a no-brainer choice for busy mums on-the-go. Here are our favourite four.

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Embroidered sweatshirt, £49,

Avoid anything embellished that can’t be chucked in the washing machine, so choose embroidery rather than sequins. Trust us, you won’t have time to hand wash.
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Short-sleeved sweat, £35,

Folksy-style prints and embroidery are a key trend this spring – so you can nail two trends in one with this sweatshirt. The short sleeves make it a winner in the warmer months, too.
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Oversized print sweat, £39.99,

Wear during the day with your favourite jeans for chasing your toddler round the swing park then team with a pencil skirt, heels and a statement necklace for a night on the town.
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Floral, £60,

The Bomber Jacket

Last years bomber jacket has been reinvented with colour, print and pattern. Easy to throw on, and perfect for chilly mornings on the nursery run, just accessorise with every mum’s essential – a skinny latte.

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Check, £22, F&F at

Giving a nod to the monochrome and graphic trend, this check bomber is a great value way to embrace the look without splashing too much cash.
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Leather, £249,

If you’re looking for something that will last for several seasons and have a bigger budget, this luxe leather bomber is the answer.
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Animal print, £19, for stores see

Perfect for mums who like their patterns a little more subtle, Primark’s low-key animal print jacket makes a grrr-eat alternative to basic black or navy.
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Skirt, £16,

The Full Skirt

This is skirt shape of the season and - yes – it can be flattering. Just be careful to choose a length that doesn’t hit your calf at the widest point – always wear above or below. Great for giving you a waist and hiding any wobbly bits around your tummy.

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Pleated skirt, £45,

Light and airy chiffon pleats were a huge look on the S/S14 catwalks by designers such as Victoria Beckham and Proenza Schouler. The look has trickled down to the high street- we’re loving this lipstick red number.
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Textured skirt, £40,

If you’re worried about pleats and folds making your tummy look bigger, this skirt has a deep waistband that cleverly slims your silhouette, making your waist and hips appear narrower.
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Skirt, £30,

If you’re a devotee of the pencil skirt and crave something more tailored, choose a hybrid– this version with kick pleats marries the two styles. Perfect for your knock ‘em dead back to work outfit.
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Shoe, £35,

The Loafer

This spring heralds the return of the loafer. They’re ideal for mums on the go who need something flat and comfortable, and are a sharper alternative to the ballet pump.

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Shoe, £75,

Wear these cool and chunky classic brown loafers with slouchy boyfriend jeans and a Breton tee for low-key mama style.
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Gold, £59,

Flat enough for comfort, yet the metallic hue makes these a perfect day to night choice that will add glamorous edge to any outfit.
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Black, £32,

Everyone should own a pair of black loafers and these suede flats will add a preppy feel to your look at an affordable price.
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