New Mom Style: What to Wear Post-Baby

Congratulations! Your new baby has arrived! Your entire life has changed! And now that you’re in your “fourth trimester”, your wardrobe will probably need to change with it….

Yes, we know how appealing yoga pants & cozy sweats are- especially when you’re still carrying some extra weight and your pre-pregnancy clothes don’t fit the same way they used to.

Unfortunately, your “cozies” don’t do much for you in the fashion or self-esteem department.  And because we know you don’t have the time (or energy) to spend thinking about what to wear these days, we’re here to help. Below are seven quick and easy post-pregnancy style tips from our friend & blogger Ruth at Viva Veltoro. Enjoy!

1.) Embrace flowing dresses or tops with an interesting neckline that will draw attention away from your midsection. Dresses and tops that can be cinched at your natural waist create a slimming look. Wrap dresses are also great for new moms.

2.) Button down shirts are fantastic, especially for nursing moms. They’ll hide your tummy and allow easy access for discrete nursing. They will also transition nicely into your regular wardrobe – just tuck the front in, pair it with leggings, or cinch at the waist with a belt.

3.) Camisoles are great for layering.  Wear them around your home for comfort, then simply add a top or sweater and you’re set to go!  There are also camisoles with shapewear integrated right in. Don’t worry— we’re not talking ultra confining, you-can’t-breath “corsets”. Simply, pieces that slim and shape and offer comfortable support.

4.) Embrace stretchy bottoms. Leggings will provide the flexibility and coziness you need at this stage. Pair them with a flowing tunic or larger top for ultimate comfort and a chic look.

5.) Good undergarments are essential. Your body has changed and it’s a good idea to re-evaluate the fit of your bras and underwear. Focus on fit, comfort, and ease-of-use. If you’re breastfeeding, invest in one well fitting, quality nursing bra.

6.) A little makeup goes a long way.  A tinted moisturizer or B B cream is a quick & easy way to freshen your appearance and even out your skin tone. Stock up on your favorite lip gloss as well. Keep one in your purse, diaper bag, car-  so it’s always on hand even when you’re on the go.

7.) Accessorize! As much as we all love beautiful jewelry, dangling earrings and long necklaces are not very practical with a new baby in tow.  Instead, incorporate a statement piece like a fabulous bag or a pair of colorful flats to enhance your overall look.

Do you have any style or fashion tips for new moms that you’d like to share?  Please leave your comment here.

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About the Author:

Ruth is the author of Viva Veltoro, a blog created after leaving the medical field to become a full-time stay at home mom.  She shares about family life, recipes, tips for going “green” and product reviews.

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14 Responses to “New Mom Style: What to Wear Post-Baby”

  1. These are great tips! Especially #5 because a lot of women are wearing the wrong sized bra.

  2. love this, especially the idea of a statement piece! I love big earrings, but have learned they are not so practical with kiddos, so some fun shoes can surely add some fun to any outfit :)

  3. Leggings & Camisoles are a must! Those are great essentials to have & mix & match!

  4. Great tips! I wore, and still wear (for nursing), camisoles and cardigans — so easy!

  5. Thank you for these helpful ideas. I am 5 weeks postpartum and just started fitting into some of my larger pairs of pants. I did embrace the loose-fitting tops in my closet: they are great for nursing.

  6. Thanks for posting this! You have some fantastic tips! I especially agree with the undergarment adjustments required!

  7. Great tips! In the “beauty” department, one of my must have items post-baby has been Dry Shampoo. I am a huge fan of Oscar Blandi’s- you can buy at Sephora. Perfect way to spruce up your look with super minimal effort.

  8. Great tips! Can’t wait to be on the other side of pregnancy to try these out!!

  9. I hated fidgeting with tops when I was nursing. I found if so frustrating as a new mom! thanks for these tips!

  10. Great tips! I love flowy shirts are dresses.

  11. These are such great tips – I loved layering right after baby. My camisoles WERE my favorite accessory!

  12. I’m 3 years post delivery and still struggling with what to wear.
    I lived in my husband’s button down shirts and nursing tanks for the first year though.