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Are you are looking for ideas for what to wear postpartum?
Worried about looking frumpy in your old baggy sweatshirt and pajama pants?
Look no further… help is here!
Keep Scrolling for 4th Trimester Style Tips for Postpartum Mamas!
If you are reading this, you are probably a new mama or mom-to-be. Congratulations!!
As you probably know by now, your post-baby body will take some time to heal and recover from pregnancy and birth.
Your body won’t bounce back that fast and that’s totally okay! Learn what you can expect during those early weeks after baby in this post.
Give yourself at least a 6 week “grace period” and plan on taking a 4th trimester baby moon with your newborn.
Remember that your uterus will take about 6-8 weeks to shrink back to it’s normal pre-pregnancy size and your body may even take longer!
The good news?
There are so many cute trendy postpartum clothing styles that will help you feel pretty and fashionable, even if you can’t get back into your favorite pair of skinny jeans right away!
New Mommy Pep Talk!
Please go easy on yourself during this newborn season, okay?
Your body has just accomplished an amazing thing: It has grown and birthed another human being!
For nine months your body has nourished and supported that life, given birth to your child and now continues to support and nourish that beautiful life!
We moms tend to forget what a HUGE DEAL that is!
Give your body time to heal and recover as pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding takes a lot out of you!
Don’t be so hard on yourself! On top of still needing to heal from pregnancy and childbirth, you are missing sleep to feed your baby.
Instead of looking at your post-baby body with disgust or shame, be proud of what your body has just done!
Wear that “baby belly” proudly, dear mama, and give yourself time to heal!
What to Wear Postpartum: Tummy-Support Leggings!
Nothing beats an over-sized comfy shirt with a stretchy pair of leggings for postpartum comfort.
They can be worn with lounge clothing or dressed up for a night out with friends (and baby!)
Check out these stretchy and stylish options that are specially designed to support your post-baby belly!
What to Wear Postpartum: Over-sized Tops that Style!
Get comfy and cozy with these adorable over-sized trendy shirts. Who says new moms need to look frumpy?
These are super cute and loose-fitting for maximum comfort. Layer them over a nursing tank for more support and easier nursing.
What to Wear Postpartum: Lovely Layering Pieces!
The secret to comfort and style while breastfeeding during your 4th trimester is keeping it layered.
Not only does this layering trend keep your abdomen covered while nursing, it also provides much-needed postpartum belly support.
These are my picks for the best nursing camis! (They have a built-in nursing bra, too!)
They are long enough (really) to cover your baby bump and post-baby belly and they offer comfy support during and after your pregnancy.
And the best part…
They provide gentle but firm support and covering for your tummy and that feels really good!
Multi-Functional Nursing Shawls
This nursing shawl is a nursing cover, shawl, scarf and car seat cover all in one! Score!
Slouchy Cardigans and More!
Cardigans, ponchos, jackets, tanks, tees and kimonos are perfect layering pieces!
When dressing for postpartum, they can double as a nursing wrap too. Win win!
Nursing Dress for Layering
This is my favorite nursing dress for layering or wearing solo. Such an easy style for discreet breastfeeding, too!
Lounge and Sleepwear
This beautiful sleep shirt will pair well with leggings or yoga pants and you’ll look and feel gorgeous in or out of bed!
I like the easy front buttons for breastfeeding mamas, too!
Postpartum Wardrobe Tips
These additional tips will help you as you think about your new clothing needs once baby arrives.
Wear dark coloring
Dark colors are more slimming since they don’t catch the light and won’t accent your shape as much as light colors do.
An added bonus: They are more forgiving when you need to spot clean some baby spit up off your clothes or you experience some postpartum bleeding leaks down under. (Keeping it real!)
Stretchy is Your Friend
Make sure that you have plenty of stretchy bottoms like this stretchy midi skirt.
Keep it Loose!
You’ll feel much more comfortable with looser clothing. But that doesn’t mean you need to feel frumpy!
Re-purpose Your Maternity Clothes
Don’t pack away those maternity clothes just yet!
Many of them will feel really comfortable about now and besides…. most maternity styles are designed for this type of double-duty.
Don’t be ashamed to wear them proudly for a few more weeks… Remember… you’ve earned that postpartum baby belly!
Best Style Tip: Wear Your Baby!
Many moms report that they feel most comfortable out in public when they actually wear their baby!
Baby-wearing is not only good for mother-baby bonding, milk supply, baby sleep etc. etc. but did you know that your baby will hide your postpartum tummy insecurities when you wear him?
Haha…. it’s true!
Mom and baby were meant to be close and you’ll both feel better when you are together! Enjoy those cuddles and wear your baby!
Here’s my favorite baby-wearing wrap.
My Favorite New Mama Clothing Accessories
Here are more of my favorite picks for postpartum and breastfeeding necessities. Don’t forget to stock up on these. You’ll be glad you did!
Washable Nursing Pads
…Because leaks in public WILL happen! (especially if you don’t have them)
This is a trusted brand of washable nursing pads that I love!
Pretty Postpartum Panties
Why postpartum undies, you ask?
Well, first of all, they are dark. That’s important if you want to save your “good” panties from the inevitable.
Also, this style is designed to be super soft and comfy for a healing incision (should you have an unexpected cesarean.)
Soft, Organic Cotton Nursing Bra
Do yourself a favor and get yourself a soft, comfortable nursing bra!
Your breasts will probably be very tender during those first few weeks and you’ll really appreciate a bra like this to give you gentle support without binding or squeezing you!
I also really love that it is 91% organic cotton!
Infinity Nursing Scarf
Make sure that your nursing cover-up is soft and breathable like this beautiful infinity scarf.
Most mamas and babies really appreciate this cooler cover scarf, too!
Not only that, but babies are known for pulling off nursing blankets when they get a bit older. This scarf really helps mamas to nurse discretely in public!
What About You?
What are your favorite postpartum fashion wardrobe pieces? Let us know in the comments!