When the leggings are dirty, you’re sick of the saggy maternity jeans, and you’ve still got a 2nd trimester looking belly- what do you wear for a much needed afternoon out with your girlfriends? Today I’m sharing one of my favorite postpartum outfit that is comfy, flattering, easy to nurse in (I’ve got a great trick!), and makes me feel like I’m put together when in reality things are a hot mess with a new baby!
Keep reading for outfit details and a trick for making any shirt nursing friendly…
What I love about this outfit: An over-sized black sweater paired with skinny black jeans (or leather leggings?), brown booties, and a colorful necklace. Flattering, easy, comfy and it doesn’t hug anything around your waist you aren’t comfortable letting it hug. Those over-sized black sweaters are my saving grace in postpartum months! Here’s a confession: my jeans aren’t even buckled here thanks to a rubber band (another benefit of an over-sized sweater!)
My nursing trick: Button-up shirts are great of course, but who wants to wear one everyday? They’re not casual enough for postpartum lounging and cuddling. And when I’m wearing baby, I always feel bad if their face is pressed up against a button (sounds silly but really!). My trick is that I always wear a tank top underneath my top, like this black sweater I’m in above. I can pull the sweater up with my tank top still down, and then pull the tank top down from the top to nurse discretely without flashing skin and having the sweater to hide any skin on top. Easy, peasy.
Do you have a favorite outfit for postpartum?
Also, in case you missed it: 12 wardrobe essentials for every budget from last week, and thoughts about surviving the first three months of postpartum , and a new series I started: Secrets of Stylish Moms