Navigating your life after birth is a rollercoaster ride. Not only do you have to deal with taking care of a baby, but you also have to deal with your own changes, such as that of your body and mind.
Managing a post-pregnancy body is something that a large section of women struggle with. The kind of clothes you wear postpartum has to change, at least for a while, which is something that a lot of people find very difficult to navigate. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Even after pregnancy, you can look your best and be comfortable while dressing according to your new shape. You don’t have to sacrifice comfort and utility for beauty. You can have it all.
If you want to know about the best postpartum clothes and outfits, keep reading to know our suggestions. For more ideas about what to wear after giving birth, you can consult reviews and blogs as well.
The first article of clothing that we suggest is sweatpants. Now, you might be thinking that sweatpants make you look like a slob. So why should you wear them, right? Well, you’re wrong. When styled correctly, something as simple as grey sweatpants can look great. One of the best and trendiest ways to style sweatpants are pairing them with a solid-colored hoodie and a pair of white sneakers. Wear a couple of thin gold chains or golden hoops for some added oomph. Sweatpants are the latest trend in athleisure and they flatter all body shapes. They are the perfect clothes for a postpartum mom.
As we all know, undergarments are essential to a good outfit. If you’re not wearing the right kind of undergarments, you’ll just not be comfortable regardless of what you’re wearing outside. That is why another essential piece that you must have is a nursing bra. A nursing bra is similar to a sports bra, but the difference is that there usually aren’t any finicky hooks and the cups are easily removable for breastfeeding. They’re generally made of comfortable and breathable jersey material as well. Remember that before you purchase a nursing bra, make sure to check your cup and chest size.
People might tell you otherwise, but the truth is, sweaters are a magical garment. It’s one of the few pieces of clothing which looks better when worn slightly loose and oversized, which makes it perfect for a post-pregnancy outfit. Sweaters come in various materials as well. So even if you’re in a hotter climate, or it’s still summer where you’re living, you can wear some type of sweater without sweating buckets. Styling sweaters is a piece of cake, and you can elevate your outfit with a few pieces of jewelry or a nice bag. For the perfect comfy and casual yet chic look, wear your sweater with a pair of leggings, sneakers, golden hoops, and put your hair in a sleek, slicked-back bun.
Speaking of leggings, there was no way we could skip out from putting leggings on our list, right? Leggings are a godsend, and they are the epitome of comfort with style. Make sure that you have a good range of flexible leggings on hand. Now, although most women prefer low waisted leggings as it keeps pressure off the stomach, you can opt for high waisted as well. Especially if you’re looking for a bit of a “Spanx” effect and you want to cinch in your tummy and waist. Pairing the leggings with a strappy top and sandals will give you the perfect summer fit. On the other hand, you can match them up with a plain sweatshirt or sweater for a fall look.
An amazing piece of clothing that hardly gets the love it deserves is wrap tops, and they are perfect for the postpartum body. Wrap tops, as the name implies, are two-part tops that you can wrap on your torso with a belt. The reason as to why they’re perfect for the postpartum period is because it allows for easy breastfeeding. These tops are also made in flexible materials, so you don’t have to struggle with tight straps or clothing that doesn’t give you any breathing space. Coincidentally, wrap tops are very much “in” right now and you can wear them with a loose mid-length skirt and low heeled sandals for a super chic but extremely comfortable look.
Our final pick is a nice pair of pajamas. There is no mistaking that a large chunk of your postpartum period will be spent at home, recovering and resting. That is why you need a pair of comfy pajamas that give you ample space to breathe and do not make you feel constricted. Although you can make do with ordinary pajamas, purchasing maternity pajamas are better because, again, it allows for easy breastfeeding. Nowadays, maternity pajamas are available in a variety of beautiful and elegant designs which will make you look great even with your jammies on. Make sure that regardless of whichever pair you buy, they should be lightweight and soft.
Finding the right clothes for the postpartum period doesn’t need to be difficult. With comfort as your first priority, you shouldn’t have to be frumpy all the time either. Feeling confident in your postpartum body can help boost your mood and improve your confidence, which is especially important for new moms. Looking good can help you feel good and that’s what’s most important.
I’m Diana Forest, a working mother and a writer, who likes to share her journey as a mom. I have been working with the healthcare industry for a decade.