When you’re a new mom, comfort is key! Managing a newborn and keeping up your day-to-day tasks can get challenging and the last thing you’d want is for your wardrobe to get in the way.
As a new mom, you’re most likely going to be constantly on the go with lots to juggle. The trick is to find key wardrobe pieces that work with your new lifestyle changes and still represent your personal style. We've put together our top pieces that will help you develop your new mom wardrobe essentials!
Our Top Mom Wardrobe Essentials
1. Leggings and More Leggings!
Leggings are great for 2 reasons: they’re comfortable and they can be styled in many sophisticated and trendy ways. Dress them up, dress them down, they always seem to do the trick.
What we love most about leggings is that they’re incredibly versatile. You can throw them on under a dress for extra coverage or wear them around the house with last night’s pajama top while you’re running around the house. The opportunities are endless!
We’d recommend investing in a good pair of black leggings. Black leggings go well with just about any piece of clothing. Add a tunic or a longer length button-up shirt for a casual-cool look or wear them with your favorite dress and heels for a chic going out look.
2. Supportive Bras
A supportive bra doesn’t just belong in a mom’s wardrobe but it should be a necessity for all women too. Having the right bra will transform how any outfit will look on you and how you will feel in your clothes as well. We’d recommend investing a little extra in finding the right bra for your body shape for the long term benefits.
The benefits of having a supportive bra include no more backaches, better posture, and better coverage and shape. According to Harpers Bazaar, over 80% of women are wearing the wrong bra size and as a mom, this figure is probably quite accurate.
When you become a mom, your body goes through lots of changes. If you’re breastfeeding, it’s important to find a bra that’s giving you support but also works with your body as it fluctuates. It’s recommended that you go for frequent bra fittings to ensure that you’re getting the right support from your bras.
3. Nursing Friendly Tops
While we’re on the topic of breastfeeding, any new mom will tell you about the importance of finding nursing friendly tops. Maternity t-shirts and blouses will make up the basics of your new mom wardrobe essentials and it’s good to find ones that pair well with any outfit.
There are a few options to choose from when picking your nursing friendly tops. You could consider a nursing tank with a clip strap for easy feeding access. Alternatively, cross-over t-shirt makes for an incredibly smooth transition from outfit to feeding-friendly.
Other options include a button-down shirt or a peasant blouse. Button-down shirts offer easy access and are perfect for when you’re trying to achieve a more professional look. Peasant blouses, on the other hand, add a boho-chic touch to your look while still being comfortable enough for efficient feeds.
4. Practical Jumpsuits
The jumpsuit may not be thought of as a mom’s immediate wardrobe essential but we’re here to prove you wrong! Even though wearing a jumpsuit does pose notable challenges such as bathroom breaks but it has even better benefits.
Choosing a practical jumpsuit to be a part of your wardrobe essentials is perfect for new moms for 3 reasons. They’re easy to feed in, they’re very forgiving around your figure, and they provide an all-in-one outfit! You can just throw on a jumpsuit and be good to go for the day.
Most jumpsuits are made out of comfortable and stretchy material. This makes it easier to stretch the jumpsuit for better feeding access. We’d recommend choosing a jumpsuit with a v-neck or cross-over neckline for even better feeding capabilities.
Now on to how they can shape your figure. Choose a jumpsuit that works with your shape. A cinched in waist will help accentuate your curves while the flowy fabric will brush past and unwanted lumps and bumps.
5. Wrap Dresses
Just like jumpsuits, wrap dresses are very forgiving on your new mom figure and offers great uses. You could even wear your wrap dress while you’re still pregnant and seamlessly transition it into your mom wardrobe.
We love wrap dresses for their comfort and functionality. The cross-over design mixed with the v-neck neckline works wonders for your body and is comfortable enough to wear as you’re running around. If you’re breastfeeding, the v-neck design will have you singing this wardrobe essential’s praises.
Finding the wrap dress will make for a great transitional piece in your wardrobe. You can dress it up for date night or to a summery day out on the town!
6. A Stylish Baby Bag
Just because you’ve swapped out your stylish tote bag for an overflowing baby bag, doesn’t mean that it can’t still be trendy. Your personal style can effortlessly be expressed through your baby bag and with tons of options out there, you are bound to find one that suits your look.
When you’re on the lookout for your stylish baby bag, it’s important to consider these features:
- Storage space
- Protective add-ons
7. Comfortable Shoes
Lastly, comfortable shoes are imperative for new moms. The chances of being constantly on-the-go are high when you have a young child. If you plan on being on your feet for most of the day, best you find shoes that make it more pleasant for you.
We’d recommend finding trendy sneakers or Converse to add to your wardrobe. They pair well with most outfits and offer your feet just enough comfort to get you through the day.
These mom wardrobe essentials are perfect for new moms who are trying to balance style and motherhood.
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