Because it's obviously a law of the universe that your baby will spit up on you five minutes before you leave. Mobile dressing means fewer last-minute wardrobe changes.
On the off-chance an errant marker in your toddler's sweet, dimpled hands does come into contact with your sleek pantsuit, Magic Eraser works wonders in a pinch. (Spot test first, ladies.)
Moms do a lot of laundry. See also: Kids like to play in clean laundry. Sometimes sniffing is the only way to tell if your favorite blouse has gone through the spin cycle lately.
After kids, your organs shift around in such a way — shhhhh, we're convinced that's how it happens — that makes comfy, stretchy bottoms a requisite part of daily fashion decisions. And if you can find a pair that stretches in all the right places and looks fabulous with your curves, you've met your match. (Hello, Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.™ Simply Stretch Denim!)
Whereas you once defaulted to taking all of your slightly soiled garments to the dry cleaner, now you just "try cleaning" it yourself first. Because, time. By the way, club soda and salt knock out wine, er, juice stains.
Despite your best efforts, you'll most likely leave the house wearing clothes that look ever so slightly wrinkled. This goes for your face, too.
Anything short of embracing that wrinkles are a part of parenting life is an exercise in futility. Still, tossing your outfit in the dryer for a few minutes is a quick and easy way to at least partially combat wrinkles. In your clothes, at least.
Anna Wintour? Please. Scrutiny from Vogue's notoriously stern editor doesn't have anything on the feedback your children dole out every day. Goodbye, floral blouse — you've been voted off the island.
Before kids, leaving the house without being dressed to the nines seemed like a foreign concept. Now, you're lucky if your shoes match. Still, it feels great when you do manage to pull polished off.
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