Following on from the mama and me post (which by the way got a resounding ‘Yes’ for the cute factor and not a suggestion of naff-ness!) what better mother/daughter style to inspire than Victoria and Harper Beckham. As Victoria tweets pictures of their coordinated (not matching!) outfits laid out together ready for the day you start to notice a theme; interesting cuts in block colours for mummy and pretty prints with girly detail for baby.
Of course, squeezing ourselves into figure-hugging dresses and vertiginous heels for a day with our little lady when we have to push a buggy and go to the park isn’t ideal. But taking key aspects of Mrs Beckham’s styling we can inspire our own mummy/baby wardrobes, suit our figures and be practical too.
Look 1: Accent neutrals with a neon or zesty pop of colour
A collar smartens up your look but the drape of this dress will skim your mummy tummy and hips. Team with a blazer for lunch out or a garden party and a draped fine knit cardi for daywear.
Grey dress, Cos; Turquoise sandals, H&M; Print dress, John Lewis
Look 2: Contrast a black dress for mummy with a bright girly print
This two layer black dress gives an element of body-con with the loose top to disguise your tummy and break up the hip area. Dress an LBD down for day with cork wedges.
Look 3: Go tonal. Choose a darker shade for you and the lighter paler version for your daughter
Nip in your waist and flatter your curves with this Cos dress and add a slim belt for detail. Avoid a wide belt as it will distract from the subtle texture on the dress. A jewelled pump is practical but adds a bit of glitz.
Burgundy dress, Cos; Ballet flats, Kurt Geiger; Pink dress, Kissy Kissy @ Alex and Alexa
- Stick to block colour for you and prints for your little lady.
- Nudes in place of the grey dress would work well with a bright peachy coral print on your mini me.
- Try an emerald green for mummy with a pastel mint for tots, or cobalt with powder blue.
- Avoid looking too dressy as a pair by choosing a casual look for your daughter if you’re donning an LBD.
- Simply shaped dresses with interesting cuts look elegant and add an expensive-looking edge to your mum wardrobe.
Where to shop:
- Zara and Cos are your go-to brands for clean lines and block colour dresses for you.
- For pretty prints and smart dresses look to Petit Bateau, Alex and Alexa, Zara and John Lewis and House of Fraser for a great selection of branded childrenswear.
What do you think of The Beckhams’ looks, and the ever-so-slightly more dressed down alternatives? What are your staple brands for you and your tots? Leave a comment below and share your tips.