Unless you enjoy spending money on maternity clothes, that for one are expensive, and two you won’t wear for very long, you begin to lose touch with any sense of fashion during the time of your pregnancy. And then there is the time after pregnancy, when you are so excited to ditch the uncomfortable preggo jeans (Why is it that even the super expensive designer maternity jeans itch, get baggy, fall off?), stretched out tank tops, and worn out maxi dresses, and try to find new clothes to wear.
There is a weird window of time between delivering the baby, to the months (and more months, and even years) until your body is back to its normal self (or more like, revised self). So what can you wear? After my first pregnancy, I went into Gap to try and find shorts and dresses to wear. I went into the dressing room with a mountain of options. I left with a single pair of pajama pants. Nothing that I could actually wear out of the house. I was bummed.
It’s not a pleasurable task to find postpartum clothing to wear, but Nordstrom has many great options.
If you are going to nurse your baby, these are the way to go. You won’t have to lift up your whole shirt, and have a cold breeze on your back. These are a bit more then I wanted to spend on a tank top, but they are totally worth it. This comes in solid colors too.
Black Maxi Dress
I love this dress! It is so comfortable and its 25% off!
Maxi Skirt (with a tank or t-shirt)
For some reason, when I was on the hunt for maxi skirts, I struggled to find much. At first I thought because I hadn’t shopped in so long while being pregnant, they went out of style without me even noticing. Then I found this one. SO comfortable and so well priced.
The weather is warming up, so a sweatshirt might not be needed, but I thought this one was cute and cozy. It goes well with the maxi skirt and over the maxi dress. Win!
Rainbow Flip Flops
I’ve been wearing these since I was in high school. I will always love them and have loved them even more after having a baby and not wanting to put my postpartum feet in anything but a comfortable flip flop that molds to your foot.
For the Hair (that you don’t have time to make pretty right now)
I’ve tried many of these headbands over the years, and there is something so great about this one. For the most part, it actually stays on without slipping. The double band gives your hair a bit more style. And most importantly, it does a great job keeping the fly-aways in place (Once your amazing pregnancy hair decides to say adieu….your hair fills up the shower drain, and then begins to grow back in the most awkward of ways).
And yes, yoga pants. Lots and lots of yoga pants, athletic wear. Whatever you want to call your go-to pants.
I wore these Zella leggings before baby and loved them. Then after baby, I discovered the high-waist version. Perfect!
Shopping post-baby can be a bit overwhelming and might feel like an off-road adventure, filled with some success and many do-overs. But Nordstrom continues to be amazing, with choices that not only work postpartum, but these items can continue to be worn well beyond.