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Celebrity Moms Setting the Dress Code for School Drop Offs

Are You a Yummy or a Slummy Mummy?

How dressed-up do you get for the school drop-off line? Mamas taking their kids to a London school are involved in a heated debate about their attire. At opposite ends of the issue are the "yummies" who arrive dressed to impress with coiffed hair and made-up faces and the "slummies," ladies who stick to more casual clothes and natural appearances. Moms at the London school have pointed to Claudia Schiffer, Elle Macpherson and Stella McCartney as examples of how a woman can dress-up without overdoing it and have even created a list of items that warrant a parent being put on the "slummy" list, including maternity clothes, leopard print, sweatsuits, mismatched socks and dirty clothes.

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E-to-the-Third-Power E-to-the-Third-Power 6 years
It depends, if I'm on my way to work then I'm yummy (I think so anyway). But when I was on my maternity leave the six weeks after my baby was born, you better believe I was dropping him off in spit up stained sweats and bed head.
NinaG NinaG 8 years
well, I wouldn't be into the whole hair and makeup but there is nothing wrong with putting on cute clothes (even if it is a pair of jeans and Chucks!) a dab of lip gloss and running a brush through your hair !
vmruby vmruby 8 years
I'm in-between..... I don't wear sweats yet I don't go out dressed to the nines in full makeup either.
psterling psterling 8 years
Claudia Schiffer, Elle Macpherson and Stella McCartney all have closets full of free clothes and nannies to get their kids ready for school. I'm sure we'd all look great with those same circumstances!
Advah Advah 8 years
Sad there are rules about that!
mstrauss mstrauss 8 years
Yummy slummy! Who wants to dress up?!? And people, as actresses and supermodels, it is their job to look better than us. So let them take the time to get their hair and makeup done every day. They HAVE to!
badkitty badkitty 8 years
slummy all the way. I am all about comfort.
Gruberr1 Gruberr1 8 years
I wish I could throw together an outfit as effortlessly as these supermodels do, but I look more like Jennifer Garner here when I do the drop-off! I'm actually more impressed that these women, who I'm sure have plenty of help at home, are actually doing the drop-offs/pick-ups themselves.
babysugar babysugar 8 years
It depends on the day but I definitely never look as fab as Elle or Claudia! And really, who cares?!
backfat backfat 8 years
I'm totally a slummy. All I wear is t-shirts and jeans and chucks.
cheersdarlin916 cheersdarlin916 8 years
I happen to love my hoodies and jeans. So sign me up for the slummies mommy list.
MissSushi MissSushi 8 years
lol, romania. I will never win any awards for how I dress... I can't seem to get away from my jeans, tshirts, and skater shoes beginnings.
rgrl rgrl 8 years
Clearly, they have nothing better to do with their time than make lists for how everyone else should dress. :oy:
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