Turn drab into fab! Fashion stylist gives her tips on how to revamp your 'mumdrobe' this summer - and some of them might surprise you

  • Australian styling guru shared her top tips for revamping the drab 'mumdrobe'
  • Wendy Max dressed up mum-of-two Dee in new clothes in Today Extra segment?
  • Her tips for refreshing a woman's wardrobe is bling and pieces which add shape
  • Some ensembles she handpicked included a summer dress and tailored shorts

It's a problem many busy mothers can all agree on: there's not a lot of time for fashion when there are kids to be raised.

But there are a few tips and tricks women can follow to overhaul their shapeless and boring 'mumdrobes' and turn drab into fab.

Super stylist Wendy Max shared with Today Extra her advice for revamping a summer wardrobe, and enlisted 37-year-old mum-of-two Dee to try on the outfits.

Her most surprising top tips? Cinch your waist, wear white and cover 'problem areas' elegantly with a maxi dress. You can also add shape with jewellery.

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There are a few tips and tricks women can follow to overhaul their shapeless and boring 'mumdrobes' and turn drab into fab

There are a few tips and tricks women can follow to overhaul their shapeless and boring 'mumdrobes' and turn drab into fab

Super stylist Wendy Max shared with Today Extra her advice for revamping a summer wardrobe, and enlisted 37-year-old mum-of-two Dee to try on the outfits

Super stylist Wendy Max shared with Today Extra her advice for revamping a summer wardrobe, and enlisted 37-year-old mum-of-two Dee to try on the outfits

Dee admitted her personal wardrobe is mismatched and cluttered with an array of items she wore pre-children, but just doesn't have the confidence to flaunt now.

Wendy took Dee to a clothing shop and handpicked four flattering ensembles which taught the Australian mother how to dress for her shape with both practicality and style.

The first outfit Wendy chose was a simple yet flirty outfit consisting of a loose t-shirt, tailored black shorts and light blazer-style jacket.

'It's a great little summer outfit, with shorts perfect to run around with and it's great for in-between season days and for summer nights,' Wendy explained.?

Dee (pictured left and right) admitted her personal wardrobe is mismatched and cluttered with an array of items she wore pre-children but just doesn't have the confidence to flaunt now
Dee (pictured left and right) admitted her personal wardrobe is mismatched and cluttered with an array of items she wore pre-children but just doesn't have the confidence to flaunt now

Dee (pictured left and right) admitted her personal wardrobe is mismatched and cluttered with an array of items she wore pre-children but just doesn't have the confidence to flaunt now

Wendy took Dee to a clothing shop and handpicked four flattering ensembles which taught the Australian mother how to dress for her shape with both practicality and style

Wendy took Dee to a clothing shop and handpicked four flattering ensembles which taught the Australian mother how to dress for her shape with both practicality and style

The styling guru said the perfect shorts for mums have enough fabric to cover up perceived 'problem areas' such as the inner-thigh, but are short enough and tailored so the legs don't lose length. ?

Wendy's next choice for Dee was a long, flowing maxi dress with a bold pattern and stretchy fabric.

'It's something a little bit more glam but still really comfortable and relaxed,' she said.

Dee also dressed her frock down with the simple addition of a denim jacket which can turn a dress from day-wear to evening-wear.?

Next up was another summery frock which cinched at the waist with a tie to give Dee an hourglass figure and a bit of shape - a problem many 'mum clothes' have.

The styling guru said the perfect shorts (pictured) for mums have enough fabric to cover up perceived 'problem areas' such as the inner-thigh but are short enough and tailored so the legs don't lose length

The styling guru said the perfect shorts (pictured) for mums have enough fabric to cover up perceived 'problem areas' such as the inner-thigh but are short enough and tailored so the legs don't lose length

'It covers all of the problem areas which is quite common for a lot women which is usually around the tummy and the hip area, but because it has this lovely little tie here we are able to cinch in the waist and give Dee a little bit more shape,' Wendy (pictured) said

'It covers all of the problem areas which is quite common for a lot women which is usually around the tummy and the hip area, but because it has this lovely little tie here we are able to cinch in the waist and give Dee a little bit more shape,' Wendy (pictured) said

The fashion-forward frock was described by Wendy as 'easy to throw on and easy to wear' but still stylish.

'It covers all of the problem areas which is quite common for a lot women which is usually around the tummy and the hip area, but because it has this lovely little tie here we are able to cinch in the waist and give Dee a little bit more shape,' Wendy said.

Another way to breathe life into an old wardrobe is to find a few pieces of statement jewellery which can dress up any outfit.

'Bling doesn't have to be expensive you just need to find a couple of great pieces you can inject into an outfit just to life it a little bit,' she added.?

Dee also dressed her frock (pictured) down with the simple addition of a denim jacket which can turn a dress from day-wear to evening-wear

Dee also dressed her frock (pictured) down with the simple addition of a denim jacket which can turn a dress from day-wear to evening-wear

Lastly, Dee was dressed up in a 'retro' summer look with a sleeveless denim blouse and a pair of long white shorts.

And unlike many other monotonous 'mum' ?blouses on the market, this one was given a splash of shape with a tie in the middle.?

'I love white, it's crisp, it's beautiful for summer and looks good with so many colours,' Wendy added.

When asked how she felt wearing her handpicked summer clothes, Dee said she 'felt fantastic' and nothing like her old self. ?

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