I thought a lot about what I was going to wear for my postpartum outfit when we brought the baby home from the hospital. I wanted to feel like a human and get dressed, but still be as comfortable as possible. If I’m wearing ratty pjs all day long for weeks, then I know I won’t feel like myself. And that’s heading towards the depression danger zone!
So in anticipation of Sidney’s arrival, I started collecting loungewear and putting my favorite cozies in the front of my closet. I honed in on soft fabrics for my recovering body that will still be appropriate if we want to get some fresh air and go out for a walk with the stroller. I also tried to focus on pieces that are nursing-friendly, just to make my life easier.
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POSTPARTUM OUTFIT IDEAS
I’ll be living in soft, comfy dresses like this one. Terry is one of my favorite fabrics! A low neckline is ideal to make it easy to nurse; no one wants to be flipping their dress up to for feeding time, LOL. I love the gray, and I’m about to order a second one in pink, too. It’ll be really cute belted and with booties in the fall!
With all the hormones raging through my body, I’ll be reaching for lightweight pajamas to stave off hot flashes at night. The button down top makes it so much easier to nurse at night, and the soft fabric feels so good on my recovering body/achy nipples. I prefer the darker colors in case I leak at night. I also have this nightgown in 2 colors.
Clip-Up Nursing Tanks & Bras
I shopped around for good nursing tanks and found that these are inexpensive and effective. They have a built in shelf-bra for a bit of support, and the clip down feature for easy nursing access. I like to wear them to sleep (milk-filled boobs can be heavy and might need some support) and for lounging around during the day. This nesting days twist top pairs really well over the tanks, as well as my vast collection of kimonos! I also really like these nursing bras, which have the same clip-up concept.
Henley & Botton Down Styles
Sorry to sound like a broken record, but the button down style makes it so much easier for nursing. This waffle-knit jumpsuit was a Nordstrom Sale find, but it is still available in both colors! I love the soft fabric and the wide leg detail! This is the jumpsuit I was wearing when we took our long walk before I went into labor!
I certainly have other loungewear, but these pieces have been my favorites so far.
I think these are the last photos that I took with a baby bump! I might have a few more bump photos. It’s so crazy to think that what was in my belly in these photos is now in my arms! I seriously prefer it that way!
What are some of your favorite postpartum outfit basics? Share in a comment below!