Guest Blog: Gayle from Hustle & Fox on Mum Style

by Team Revival June 19, 2017

Feeling good about myself in the right clothes makes me happy. My daughter Roxy just turned 1, on June 17th. Before becoming pregnant, my style was a mix of things. Think high street accessible fashion, classic pieces that suited my body type, and special finds no one else had. Eclectic, sassy, and modern. 

I loved this fab dress for the Revival Get Together lunch because the colours are glorious!

I actually loved dressing when I was pregnant, I only bought 2 'maternity' items, jeans and leggings. I made my clothes work for me and my changing body shape, and I loved to wear stretchy dresses to show of my bump. My only real issue I had was my swelling feet, so at the end it meant I couldn't wear my pretty shoes!

Post pregnancy my style is the same I think, though I have had to wear and buy more skirts and tops rather than dresses as I am breast feeding. Unexpectedly, I have completely embraced dungarees!  I still love to buy clothes and I've bought loads since having Roxy. She looks great in everything too...

I got super into stretchy fabrics for maximum bump showing!

I'm fortunate in that being a mum hasn't really changed my style, but a change in job has had more of an affect, and by that I mean I seem to have more time to buy more clothes!

You can't underestimate how important it is to feel good about what you wear. I'm very independent and I didn't want to lose myself in the mum role. I think that being you is really important. Sometimes it means spending a little bit more on a dress, but as long as I feel special in it and it's well made, as far as I'm concerned it's a priceless investment.

I know mums-to-be and new mums would find the stretchy fabric of this red dress super comfortable.

I loved the watercolour dress even though I don't normally wear those colours, but already owning a dress by the same brand meant I knew it would be a comfortable and flattering fit. Plus, I can wear this one with so many different colour accessories I'll be able to get a lot of wear from it. The dress fits well over my curves and the material moves beautifully. Exactly what I need for chasing around after Roxy!

This is me with my partner Dean. The spotty dress is the first dress I ever bought from Revival and it's still going strong all these years later!

The dresses at Revival are great , that you can dress them up with heels or layer them, vest underneath... you can really go for it! I like to wear different style belts and accessories and make the dress feel like a completely different look. I have worn mine with brogues , trainers, heels and even a sweatshirt.

The key is finding clothes that suit your shape and feel good.  Remember to spoil yourself and treat yourself!  Being a mum is the best thing in the world to me but being myself is also just as important. 
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Gayle is director of Hustle & Fox and Carry Me Home childrenswear, and around capable super woman. We love her personal instagram which is full of Roxy being adorable, and the Hustle & Fox instagram

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