Wednesday, March 4, 2015

What to Wear Wednesday: Post-Baby Clothing


Hey y’all! Gentel and I are excited to be back with y’all for another installment of “What to Wear Wednesday!”

This month, we’re going to talk about the always fun subject of post-maternity wear. As in, you just had a baby and now nothing fits – so what do you wear? {Special thanks to Brittany from Perpetually Daydreaming for her suggestion!}

When you’re first pregnant, you can still fit into your cute non-maternity clothes. Then the pants start getting a little tighter, and you finally break down and buy full-panel maternity pants. And then everything starts not fitting the way it should and before you know it, you have about three things you can wear and can only dream of the day you can wear your cute dresses, skinny jeans and shirts – minus the ginormous boobs.

I don’t know about you, but after my baby was born, I {mistakenly} thought I’d be back into pre-baby clothes in no time. But, sadly, that wasn’t the case. Thankfully, you are home on maternity leave – or just home for good as a stay-at-home mom – and you can rock the “homeless” look for a good couple of weeks. {Or at least I did!} I vividly remember thinking it was quite an accomplishment if I changed out of my maternity tank I slept in and into my cute, comfy, cotton pajamas for the day.

But then, I had to quit looking homeless and actually get out of the house – both for fresh air and my sanity – so I couldn’t rock pajamas down to the grocery store. I think I said, “What can I wear?” about 35 times on my first outing. But I found what worked, and in no time I was back into my pre-pregnancy clothes…thanks in part to personal training sessions at the gym and breastfeeding.

So here are some ideas of some post-baby essentials:



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Piko Tops: These are wonderful because they’re loose and comfortable, but they look like you tried to put a little effort into your outfit. You can dress them up or down! And the best part, they are excellent for far after baby, too! And they come in every color of the rainbow.

Nursing Tanks: I lived in these…literally. I slept in them, wore them around the house and would throw a cardigan over the top if I needed to leave the house. They’re perfect for nursing and are super comfy, too.

Nursing Bras: This goes without saying, right? Your milk-filled boobs just won’t fit in your pre-giving-birth bras. This one is the absolute best I found after trying a ton – and I do mean a ton. It’s soft, washes well and is comfortable. I bought five and wore them every day when I went back to work when I was pumping. Even if you don’t buy this particular one, invest in some good nursing bras. You will be sleeping in them and wearing them all day, so make sure they’re comfortable and work well.

Maternity Leggings: I wore these all throughout my pregnancy for obvious reasons, but they’re great for post-baby, too! {Especially if you have a C-section; they feel better on your tummy than something with an elastic waistband or buttons.} You’ll still have a small belly when you leave the hospital, and these maternity leggings are perfect for that. Throw on a Piko and some flats and you have a look!

Yoga Pants: I mean, duh. I live in these on the weekends, and so obviously I wore them quite often on maternity leave. They’re comfy, are perfect for running around and wash easily when you get milk, spit-up or poop on them – and yes, that’s all inevitable!

Denim Shirts: Excuse me, “chambray.” ;) However you want to say it, these are not only in style, they’re great to throw on and look put together. I often paired my chambray shirt with my maternity leggings and leopard print flats when I was going out and about and wanted to look cute, yet still be functional {hello, nursing}.

So there you have it! Post-baby wear!

As a reminder, we will be posting style ideas for a specific event once a month. We plan to do a mix of both special events and everyday occasions from how to mix prints to what to wear to a wedding. Is there a particular look you want ideas on styling? Leave us a comment or shoot either of us an email; we are happy to incorporate it!

2 comments:

  1. Woohoo!! Thanks for all the tips!! I will be looking into those bras and piko tops for sure and the tanks are already on my list. :)

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  2. Taking note of all your tips!! Have a feeling I'll be living in all these things come fall.... :)

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