Postpartum Fashion: How To Dress Your Post-Baby Body

Now that you are slowly recovering and healing, you are slowly finding out that you have limited options on what to wear. The maternity clothes are probably too loose for you and your clothes before you got pregnant are too small for you.

First of all, don’t panic. It took you nine months to gain all the weight and it will probably take you the same amount of time or even more to return to your original weight. There’s nothing wrong with wearing some of your maternity dress around the house especially if you’re still recovering. It is comfortable after all.

But of course, you need to get out of the house at some point. This is your chance to focus on yourself for a moment and enjoy diving into the world of postpartum fashion. 

Tips For Choosing The Right Postpartum Clothing

Budget Friendly

This is not the right time to splurge. Make sure that you will buy clothes that are affordable because chances are you are not going to be wearing your postpartum clothes for a long time.

Patterns and Printed Design

Patterns and prints can do wonders. A little bit of color can be good from time to time. Patterns can help disguise your postpartum belly and the design can actually take away some of the unwanted attention from your abdomen.

Repurpose

Sort your wardrobe and check if there are some clothes that you can still use. Maybe there’s a flowy skirt that you can use or a shirt dress that you can pair with your leggings.

Nursing Scarf

This is one of our favorite mom fashion accessories here at Katherine Rosman. While it is specially designed for nursing you would never know just by looking at it. With a range of great colors and designs, you can match these to your OOTD and brighten up your look with a minimum of effort.

The Now Born range of Nursing Scarfs gets the balance right between fashion and functionality. The cloth is silky smooth on the skin, and can be doubled over and wrapped around just like a regular comfy scarf.

When you unfold the scarf you will have plenty of fabric to cover your baby while feeding, and have buttons to clip the fabric into place so that you remain comfortably covered at all times.

>> Check out the Now Born Nursing Scarf – Plus Features and Reviews at Amazon

Nursing Wear

This is a must for mothers especially if you’re breastfeeding. Having clothes that are really made for mothers can ease your journey through motherhood. Nursing wear has different styles and access. Check out the list below:

  • Zipper.  Invisible zipper to be exact. This can give you easy access if you need to feed your baby. Just zip it down and your good to go.
  • Pull Down. Some nursing wear are simple enough to use. Usually, these fabrics are stretchable and lightweight. With some creativity in the design, it can provide coverage for you when you are not breastfeeding but it is also accessible.
  • Side Access/Envelope Access.  There are some nursing wears that integrates into their design the opening for breastfeeding.

Shirt/Tank Top

Bearsland Women’s Breastfeeding and Nursing Tank Top and Cami Shirt

This tank top that comes in a variety of colors and designs is great for nursing mothers. It features a front double layer design that’s quite ideal for discrete breastfeeding. You simply lift the top and you are ready to feed your baby.

>> Check out the Bearsland Breastfeeding Top – Plus Features and Reviews at Amazon

LANFEI Maternity Nursing Cami Tops Adjustable Strap Breastfeeding Bras Camisol

This nursing camisole is as comfortable as it gets. It is made from cotton fabric that’s soft and stretchable. You can use this around the house while nursing or as a layer inside your blazer, coat or cardigan.

The straps are adjustable so it can fit you perfectly and comfortably. It comes in attractive pastel colors that suit every style.

>> Check out the Lanfei Nursing Top – Plus Features and Reviews at Amazon

Happy Mama, Womens Maternity Nursing Wrap Top Cap Sleeves

This is a great option if you want something that you can use from the time you got pregnant up to the time that you are already nursing your baby. It is versatile and stylish. It has a well-concealed layering that you can lift when breastfeeding.

>> Check out the Happy Mama Nursing Top – Plus Features and Reviews at Amazon

Pants

Tummy Trimmer Denim Women’s Bootcut Shapewear Jean

What’s not to love about this jean? It has everything that you need. It has a stretchable and adjustable waistband that you can fit according to your waistline.  This means that you can use this even when you lose weight.

Another great thing is this jean comes with an attached shapewear so you can say goodbye to your muffin top.  It is stylish, soft, and machine washable.

>> Check out the Tummy Trimmer Shapewear – Plus Features and Reviews at Amazon

Frenato Women’s Seamless Full Length Leggings

This legging is a great addition to your wardrobe. It is high-waist and can definitely eliminate any bulging in the stomach region.  It can also shape your thighs and legs which can make them look thinner.

The combination of Nylon and Spandex gives support and comfort.  You can even wear these under your clothes like pajamas. You can use these for working out or even when walking out around the neighbourhood.

>> Check out the Frenato Seamless Leggings – Plus Features and Reviews at Amazon

Sleepwear

Maternity Sleepwear Set Nursing Thermal Underwear Set Winter Nursing Pajamas

If you are living in a cold place, you will love this sleepwear. You can use this from the time that you’re pregnant up to the time that you have given birth. 

It has elastic bands that you can adjust according to the size of your waist. It is made from very soft fabric  that comes in different colors and adorable designs. You can choose the type of opening that you want when it comes to nursing your baby – there’s an opening on the front and on the side.

>> Check out the Warmword Maternity Sleepwear Set – Plus Features and Reviews at Amazon

Kindred Bravely The Amelia Ultra Soft Maternity & Nursing Pajamas – Shorts Set

This is a simple but comfortable postpartum sleepwear.  The elastic waistband can help you transition from being pregnant to being a mother. It is made from Modal fabric and Spandex which is soft and gentle for you and your baby.

Nursing your baby while wearing The Amelia is easy because you just need to pull the stretchable neckline for easy access while breastfeeding.

>> Check out the Kindred Bravely Nursing Pajamas – Plus Features and Reviews at Amazon

NINGMI Nursing V Neck Nightgown Breastfeeding Sleepwear Maternity

Who says motherhood is not sexy? Designed with style and function, this nightgown is quite easy to wear. It is made from nylon and silk making it really soft and comfortable.  It is wireless so it means that you can use this when you’re pregnant until you are nursing your baby. It has adjustable straps makes it easier to breastfeed.   

>> Check out the Ningmi Nursing Nightgown – Plus Features and Reviews at Amazon

Dresses

Latched Mama Women’s Nursing Wrap Dress

This is a wrap-around dress without the wrap and the very annoying ties. This dress took advantage of the “wrap around” design to make nursing your baby easy and accessible. This dress is great for attending casual affairs or even at work. Moms like wearing it as a dress or together with your leggings or skinny jeans if you need more support.

>> Check out the Latched Mama Nursing Dress – Plus Features and Reviews at Amazon

Sweet Mommy Maternity and Nursing Tuck Front Stripe Half Sleeve Dress

This dress is elegantly designed dress –simple and versatile. You can wear this dress while you are still pregnant. It is cool and flowy and will fit you up to the last term of your pregnancy. And after giving birth, this you can still use this dress while nursing your baby.

>> Check out the Sweet Mommy Nursing Dress – Plus Features and Reviews at Amazon

Unimommy Striped Loose Maternity Postpartum Nursing Maxi Dress

This maxi-dress is great for pregnant and nursing mothers. You can use this while your relaxing inside your house or maybe when your cruising around town. The dress is made from 95% cotton making it cool and breathable.

The front is double layered to allow for easy access during breastfeeding.  It comes in two colors: Black and Light Gray.

>> Check out the Unimommy Nursing Dress – Plus Features and Reviews at Amazon

Workout Outfit

Bao Bei CORE Support Yoga Shorts

This Yoga shorts can really help you to get back in shape. You do not have to worry about muffin top or be conscious with diastasis recti because there’s an attached CORE Recovery Panel.  It gives the right support for your abdomen.

It can also give light compression to your legs and pelvic region. With this Yoga shorts, you have the support and compression while doing your exercises. You’ll be back in shape in no time at all.

>> Check out the Bao Bei Yoga Shorts – Plus Features and Reviews at Amazon

KOOYOL 3PACK/2 PACK Women’s Seamless Softcup Breastfeeding Maternity Nursing Bra

This nursing sports bra is a great addition to your workout gear as you work your way back to getting shape.  It is multifunction. This can be your workout bra, sleeping bra and nursing bra of course.

What’s great about this sports bra is that it has removable foam cups that can absorb unwanted leakage while you exercise. It also has a nursing clip that’s easy to clip and unclip when it’s time to nurse your child.

It is breathable, comfortable and elastic and it can adapt to the changes a mother’s body undergoes from pregnancy up to the time they gave birth./

>> Check out the Kooyol Nursing Bra – Plus Features and Reviews at Amazon

Have Fun

This is just the tip of the iceberg for postpartum fashion. There is a mecca of functional items designed for moms that also look amazing. So enjoy the process of putting together your postpartum wardrobe, and above all else have fun!