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A Postpartum Style Guide for Cool Moms


Photo Credit: @lullabyclub

As a new mom, you'll quickly learn that when it comes to fashion comfort now reigns supreme. With so much going on in the coming weeks you’ll want one less thing to worry about. Thankfully, most of the latest trends are leaning in your favor, which means you won’t have to sacrifice style for comfort. That said, there's never been a better time to be a stylish mom.

Where to Shop

Our favorite retailers and brands for putting together a new-mom uniform include Nordstrom, Net-A-Porter, Shopbop, H&M, Zara, Dôen, Vince, and more.

Key Pieces

  • Basic Tops: Go for comfortable, breathable styles like t-shirts, easy tank tops, and button-down shirts. These can be paired with everything from jeans to leggings to skirts.
  • High-Waist Leggings: These are a major must-have during and after pregnancy. They’re super easy to move around in, go with everything, and a high-waist design offers great belly coverage if you’re breastfeeding.

  • Stretch-Denim: If you’re loyal to jeans, secure pairs that offer some wiggle room. It's just not comfortable to sit for long periods of time feeding a baby or playing on the floor with your baby while having a waistband dig into your stomach.
    • Comfortable Shoes: Whether you're pacing trying to get your baby to sleep or chasing little ones around the house, you’re going to want comfy shoes like slippers, sneakers, flats, or slide sandals.

    • Easy-Access Options: If you’re breastfeeding, you’ll want to focus on pieces that allow you to quickly and comfortably access your chest on demand. Think button-down shirts, button-front dresses, wrap dresses, loose-fitting tops, as well as breastfeeding bras and camis.

    • Pajama Set: A luxe or fun pair of pajamas bring a touch of style to those long nights with newborns.

    • Chic Tote: Opt for roomier picks that make it easy to carry around your everyday things as well as your baby's main essentials like wipes and diapers. We love these Cuyana totes which can be monogrammed. Plus, you can add a sleek organizer insert to keep everything in place.

    Tips & Hacks

    • Pay Attention to Fabrics: The baby spit-up struggle is real. Avoid delicate pieces that are dry-clean only and anything that will be more labor-intensive to clean. Opt for cotton, denim or polyester blends that can be easily thrown into the wash.

    • Keep Jewelry Simple: Curious baby hands mean keeping earrings and necklaces pared-down and close to the skin. Look for classic huggie earrings or fitted chokers.

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