The post pregnancy wardrobe. It’s so funny because if you are anything like me during your pregnancy you wear outfits that show your bump off with pride. Then your bundle of joy is born and you just would like that little bump to hide straight away – a girl can dream right?! There is also the I don’t want my stomach skin to pop out and show itself to the world- My stomach right now (5 weeks post pregnancy) looks like a…. how did I put this in a text to my friend the other day “my belly pouch looks like it has been chewed on for several hours by a wild dog” and whilst I totally have no problems with the way my body looks right now because I have 2 absolutely amazing little souls to show for it… I don’t particularly want it out on show to the public right this very second.
So dressing to feel comfortable and be able to get the boobies out for when you head out is a bit tough.
I’ve been on a shopping MISSION- and I mean mission, I’ve searched online, been out with the 2 kiddies and Mum and have been out to the shops just Harvey and myself…I managed to find a few things that I liked.
Obviously lounge wear is a lot easier to find in terms of stuff to wear.
My current faves are the Sheridan Aubrey pants which I purchased from the Sheridan Outlet. Since buying my first pair I have gotten another pair in grey. Holy comfort on a stick these pants are luxury lounge wear- Which I have to say I have worn out of the house on more than one occassion.
This top and shorts maternity PJ set from Cotton On is super comfy and the top I have worn out a few times with jeans (to the hospital for checkups so maybe forgive me a little bit!), it doesn’t look quite as pajamatastic when paired with jeans (at least I kept telling myself that) The set also comes in a really nice charcoal grey which I would have indulged in but since summer is over I decided that one pair would just have to suffice.
Feeding singlets that click down can be purchased from just about anywhere- I’ve found Kmart has a really nice black one for about $15 that has a little bit of extra length to it which is great from stopping your belly from popping out the bottom to say hello! If you are in the DIY frame of mind before bub is born then here is a cute little tutorial on how to make breastfeeding singlets to wear with a maternity bra.
The Isla Jeggings from Blossom & Glow have been an absolute staple for me during both my pregnancy and post pregnancy, they are so comfy and no where near as frumpy as a lot of maternity jeans on the market. They also come in black which in hind sight I wish I bought as well because an extra pair would have come in so handy – I wore these, and I am still wearing these to death!
The ‘Cute Kitty’ Blouse from Dotti, This super cute little button up blouse is nice and long and not too fitted which I absolutely love. I purchased it in black and would have bought the blush as well except they didn’t have it in my size in the shop when I went in. If I remember I will have to check out the other store because I really do love a touch of blush in my wardrobe.
The Chloe Midi skirt from Bardot is a nice and stretchy skirt that has a bit of length to it without being a full length skirt, paired with the Kitty Blouse from Dotti I felt a little more dressed up than I do in my daily lounge wear but still comfortable and I was able to breast feed. (original image is this outfit)
After looking around the mall for ages without any luck I decided to pop in to Target and they came through with the goods. I’ve never really bought clothes for myself from target and I was so pleasantly surprised!
I found a peplum top that buttons up- The problem with a lot of blouses or button ups are that they are so fitted, these peplums jut out at just the right spot to conceal my little post baby bump and obviously the button down for breast feeding is a must.
I love the grid print. So my style! There is another print available but with the warm weather coming to an end I figured one of these tops would do the trick.
I wasn’t really in the market for a dress but when I saw this beauty I knew it would be the perfect addition to my breast feeding wardrobe- its always handy to have a LBD in your wardrobe arsenal. This baby is not too fitted and has a nice long zip down the front and was $49. it’s a little more dressy than what I was looking for but could totally be dressed down or up (for that romantic date to the fancy restaurant with the husband… haha dreaming!)
I didn’t buy anything formal because I have no events coming up but I did see some really nice tops and dresses with zips from