Dressing your postpartum body can get tricky. You don’t have your full belly, but your not back to your old self. The key to dressing your body for the first few weeks is to keep it comfortable and easy. You can still look put together but take it easy your body is healing and you just need to be comfortable and heal.
Let’s get started.
Loungewear/Around the house
This is for the first few weeks of healing time. Sweats, leggings and joggers will be your best friends. Like I said you can still look put together in sweats. Not that looking cute matters but a lot of times after having a baby you still want to feel normal, or you have other kids to take care of and going around topless and in shorts isn’t an option.
My favorite loungewear outfit is a pair of joggers, a tee and a denim jacket. There are lots of tops nursing friendly for this outfit, but if your just around the house it’s not biggie just lifting your shirt to feed.
This is a perfect outfit for around the house, can be transitioned to going out on walks or running errands.
Left Outfit: Top: Jane | Joggers: Fabletics (gifted) | Shoes: Payless (old) (similar)| Jacket: Old Navy
Right outfit: Sweater: Shop Stevie (old) (similar) | Leggings: Fabletics (gifted)
My favorite places to get loungewear are:
Normal wear/ Dressing in jeans
After a few weeks your body may or may not be able to slip back into your jeans. I am still in the not part of that scenario. I don’t mind slipping into my maternity jeans, or you can use the rubber band trick if you have to get into a pair.
I love jeans and an oversized sweater. I found some really cute nursing friendly ones (here). Add a pair of booties and a hat and you’re good to go.
Sweater: My Sisters Closet (gifted) | Jeans: American Eagle | Shoes: DSW
Some of my favorite places to shop for Normal Wear:
We literally go nowhere right now because of Covid but if your attending church, weddings, or meetings for work you need a dressing up option. There are a lot of trousers right now that double as comfortable joggers. Tuck in a blouse and blazer and you have a really cute outfit that allows for the comfort of your lower half, and being work appropriate.
Skirts and dresses are another go to for postpartum wear. Look for ones that are structured but fall away from the body if your self conscious about your post baby bump. Your boobs are also going to need room to breath if you are breastfeeding so make sure you’re not suffocating those. Nursing friendly (here).
Shoes: Kohls | Skirt: Amazon | Top: Jane | Jacket: Forever 21 (old) (similar)
My favorite places to get dresses:
Let’s not forget about comfortable underwear. Find a pair that supports your abdominal area without pressing too tightly on the area especially if you had a c-section.
I hope this helps in styling your post baby bump! Take it easy mamma. You just delivered a sweet baby, you deserve some rest.