In the spirit of keeping it real with your post-baby body expectations, it’s a good idea to stock up on clothes that are cozy and easy to wear while nursing. You have enough going on with feeding a baby, sneaking in naps, and managing all those baby-tech gadgets that are supposed to help you remain a functional human being. So give yourself a break and snag these pieces to make getting out and about a little bit easier.
1. Gap Pure Body Leggings ($30): A solid rotation of basic black leggings will take you far as your body adjusts to life after baby. Black leggings can be worn in any season and go with just about anything from ponchos and tunics to tees and cardigans.
2. Barefoot Dreams Cardigan ($92): Looking for a cardi that’s soft enough to snuggle in yet versatile enough to wear beyond the walls of your home? This cardigan from Barefoot Dreams ticks all the boxes, and it can double as a nursing cover too!
3. Anthropologie Wintertide Reversible Poncho ($148): Sure, ponchos are loose and flowy, easy to nurse in and always in style, but that’s not the best part of this blanket-like wardrobe staple. The number one poncho highlight is that it covers everything. As a new mom, a good poncho is your best disguise for having your s#!+ together. Just throw it on and go.
4. Zara Poplin Shirt ($50): Button-down shirts have long been a staple of nursing moms, but there’s no need to limit yourself to basic styles. Dress up your wardrobe with some embroidery, fun prints, or different tailored shapes.
5. Madewell Zip-Front Dress in Buffalo Sketch ($128): When you’re waiting for your belly to slowly make its way to a less-pregnant look, dresses can be your best friend, but not all designs are the best fit for breastfeeding. This Madewell dress features a zip front for easy nursing access and a big, roomy design for your changing body.
6. Boden Off Duty Swing Tunic ($89): The sparkly white dots in this Boden tunic take it from cute to wow with no effort on your part. Throw this piece on over leggings and you have a stylish look that was crazy easy to pull together.
7. Merona Women’s Blanket Scarf Neutral Plaid ($20): Big scarves will take you far when you’re struggling to even get a daily shower in. This blanket-style scarf is large enough to wear as an over-the-shoulder wrap, use as a nursing cover, or drape around your neck to dress up a plain long- or short-sleeve shirt.
8. Topshop Maternity Nurse Drape Top ($48): It’s normal for your belly to still look pregnant for some time after the baby is born. That’s why so many “maternity” tops are made with nursing in mind, like this one from Topshop. With a nursing-friendly wrap style and a long hemline to accommodate your post-baby hips, this top will easily be a frequent fave in your outfit lineup.
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