Dressing Up as the Mrs.: Making the Transition

When two people get married, they often merge their lives into one. That includes their wardrobe choices. While it may be fun to dress up in coordinating clothes during your honeymoon phase, eventually, the novelty will wear off, and you’ll want to get back to expressing your style.

But how do you do that without sacrificing your status as a married woman? Check out these tips:

Keep it simple and elegant

Just because you’re married doesn’t mean you need to start dressing like a stuffy old lady. Keeping your look simple and elegant can be incredibly chic, and it will let your personality shine through.

Opt for classic silhouettes in neutral colors, and accessorize with a pop of color or some statement jewelry. This way, you’ll look put-together without looking like you’re trying too hard.

Don’t be afraid to show some skin

Many married women feel like they have to cover up more after they tie the knot. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still show some skin. If you feel comfortable in your skin, then go ahead and wear that plunging neckline or short skirt.

According to fashion experts, looking sexy and feeling confident is always in style, no matter your relationship status. Besides, your husband probably likes seeing you in something revealing now and then.

So, don’t hesitate to show your sexy side once in a while. You might be surprised at how good it makes you feel.

Choose quality over quantity

After you get married, you might find that your spending habits change. You may be more inclined to spend a little extra on something if it means it will last longer. The same goes for your clothes. It’s better to have a few high-quality pieces that you love than a closet full of cheap, trendy clothes.

And when it comes to your existing wardrobe, take the time to mend or alter anything that needs it. This way, you can keep wearing your favorite pieces for years.

You might even want to get rid of anything you don’t love or don’t fit properly. Selling or donating your old clothes is a great way to make room for new, more timeless pieces.

Update your look with new accessories

If you’re not ready to make any significant changes to your wardrobe, then don’t worry. You can still update your look by switching up your accessories. Of course, nothing’s more fashion-forward than showing off your new diamond wedding band. It’s one of the easiest ways to accessorize while letting people know you’re married without saying a word.

But don’t stop there. Experiment with different handbags, scarves, and hats to find new ways to style your old standby pieces. And don’t forget about shoes! A great pair of shoes can make any outfit look more polished. In doing so, you might be surprised at how much of a difference a few new accessories can make.

Get pampered every once in a while

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After you’re married, you might be so busy taking care of your home and family that you forget to take care of yourself. It’s essential to make time for some self-care, even if it’s just getting your nails done or scheduling a massage.

And when it comes to your clothes, don’t be afraid to splurge on something special every once in a while. In a recent study, rewarding yourself with a new piece of clothing increased feelings of happiness and confidence.

So, save up and treat yourself if you’ve been eyeing a designer dress or handbag. Not only will you look great, but you’ll feel great, too.

Find a happy medium

Marriage is all about compromise, and that includes your wardrobe. If you’re married to a more traditional man, he may not be thrilled if you start dressing against his type. And if you’re married to a fashion-savvy man, wearing nothing but sweatpants and T-shirts might not be his style idea, either.

The key is to find a happy medium between your two styles. If you’re unsure where to start, look at your husband’s wardrobe for inspiration. Chances are, you can find some common ground there.

When in doubt, always err on the side of caution. Being safe than sorry about your wardrobe choices as a married woman is better.

Getting married doesn’t mean you have to give up your sense of style. If anything, now is the time to have even more fun with fashion. Experiment with different looks and find what makes you feel most confident. With these tips, you’ll be sure to turn heads — and keep your husband happy — no matter what you wear.

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