I learned a lot during my pregnancy. Among the many new experiences were the changes to my body during pregnancy and learning how to dress myself afterward.
This is perfectly natural and normal. It’s important to be kind to yourself and not worry about a number of the scale or the pressure to “bounce back.”
Your body may not look as it once did, and that’s OK! I learned that it’s perfectly normal to re-think how you dress yourself after pregnancy; all that matters is feeling confident in your skin.
Giving birth and being pregnant before that made me crave comfort. Comfort and function were my top priorities when getting dressed, and I only wore the most comfortable nursing bras and underwear. It might be worth becoming resized in staples such as your bras, so that when you buy bras online you can be sure they fit and are comfortable. I recently tried a couple of newer-to-me brands that I found to have soft and comfortable undergarments. You may also decide to opt for more comfortable everyday clothes, such as lougewear.
Comfortable postpartum clothes
It can feel nicer to dress in more free-flowing and comfortable postpartum clothes rather than restrictive high-wasted jeans, tight-fitting dresses, and other similar clothing.
You can plan these outfits around other stand-out pieces that help you express yourself, such as a larger leather or denim jacket, new accessories, or a nice purse. Comfort is key — when you’re caring for your child, heading out on walks, and trying to relax, comfy postpartum clothes can help you feel much more supported.
Embracing your mom style
There are no rules that say new mothers have to lose their fashion sense or style. However, you might find that you don’t have the time, energy or budget to wear the latest fashion trends. Or you might continue being a trendy dresser. It’s up to you to make “mom style” your own. This might involve purchasing more comfortable shoes or using a larger maternity backpack or bag instead of a crossbody bag. Or you can continue dressing how you did pre-pregnancy if that works for you.
All that matters is your confidence and well-being.
Marette Flora is the founder of Floradise blog and personalized gift shop. Marette is a passionate storyteller and creator. She attended the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication.
She is passionate about creating helpful and meaningful things.