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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

10 Items to add to your post-partum closet

Fact: Body after baby is different
Fact: Women like to feel good
Fact: Everyone deserves to be clothed in confidence and comfort

Based on the facts above, I think that everyone deserves to feel good in clothing that keeps them confident and comfortable while their body is going through changes after baby. Yes?

Now, I am still 15 pounds heavier than I was before getting pregnant.  I'm okay with this until I try to put on a pair of jeans or a top.  I can get them on, but I can't button them.  It's just not going to work.

And, to be honest, it doesn't make you feel good and it is nothing to be ashamed of.  So, I decided to set aside some money to go purchase items that I can remix during this transition period.  I chose items that make me feel good, are versatile, and are comfortable and easily washable.

I've come up with a list of items that are affordable and can possibly be worn later as well.

post partum bottoms

I purchased 3 bottoms in a size bigger than my pre-pregnancy size.  All of them have lycra in them for added comfort.  Skinny jeans are a staple in every woman's closet (or they should be) and can be dressed up or down, worn with boots or flats, etc.  The cords are a little dressier than denim and the bootcut jeans provide a more laid-back, hanging around the house (but not wearing yoga pants) option.

post-partum tops

I purchased tops that are forgiving, made of quality fabric that doesn't cling, and can possibly be worn once the weight is gone.  My focus was primarily on tops that could transition from work to play since I will be going back to teaching and that permitted me to nurse or pump easily without staining.

post-partum accessories

My husband purchased me a nice size tote bag to carry for Christmas.  It is perfect for the times when I don't need a full diaper bag, but I do want to carry my diaper clutch in case of an impromptu change.  I know at some points I will require a diaper bag, but that is not always necessary so a tote does the job of both, purse and diaper bag, when the situation allows.  

I'm also living in camis.  I'm wearing them under everything.  They give me an extra layer of protection against leakage and coverage in public.

What items would you add to your post-partum closet?

Like I said, I did not spend a lot on these items because there is a big possibility that they will either a. not fit once you get back to your pre-pregnancy weight or b. get ruined by spit-up, poop, or whathaveyou.

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  1. I love that bag. I am always looking for a cute big tote.

  2. I like cami's with built in bras. Those are some of my favorite right now. I had a really flat stomach before pregnancy (because I worked hard to get it) and so having a little squishy stomach is something I'm SO not used to and absolutely hate! None of my old shirts fit me right now so I've just stuck with lose t-shirts until I can get back on my ab lounge.


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