We are having a little grunge revival of sorts lately, so I thought it would be fun to adapt this trend for nursing ladies. Urban Outfitters has a wide choice of cool, oversized plaid shirts, roomy enough for the first months of pregnancy and super ideal for those first weeks of constant breastfeeding and mind-numbing sleeplessness. When you find yourself feeling mumsy, grab a comfy flannel shirt and get your edge back (kind of).
I know I’m showing my age here but, what’s with the no-pants thing? Angela wouldn’t approve.
It’s that time of the year again, when nights start getting chilly and early school mornings get fresh! Soft, open and neutral cardigans can get you warm and stylish in two seconds, and they are obviously maternity and nursing friendly too. Here are my fave cozy cardis for fall (top to bottom, left to right):
I am so glad kimonos are on trend right now, because that means that there are lots of them to choose from, and some of them are actually beautiful AND affordable. They give you instant glamour, whether you are in the final swelling months of your pregnancy or exhausted with an absorbing baby.
Here is a selection of my 10 favourite mama-friendly kimonos around the internets (and don’t miss out other mama friendly fashion inspiration on Pinterest!):
Free People is the place to go for funky, floaty tunics and dresses, and it comes to no surprise that some of the clothing is very mama friendly. (The first dress was seen in a stylish California pregnant celeb, for instance). Hope you like my choices!
As a busy nursing mother, I know how time consuming can be searching for a pretty, on-trend and affordable dress that allows breastfeeding my child. Well, I made the hard work so you don’t have to, here is a dozen of breastfeeding friendly dresses from ASOS:
If your pregnancy and post-partum spans the cold months of the year, and your belly and baby weight don’t fit in your coat, it may be wise to think about getting a cape: forgiving cut, cozy warmth and a timeless, classic shape to wear for winters to come.
You don’t need to get a whole new wardrobe when you get pregnant. If you spend your budget wisely, you can acquire garments that you can wear before, during and after your pregnancy. Take these oversized tops for example; or the open cardigans and floaty kimonos.
If you (like me) love the loose top/ skinny bottom silhouette, what better than soft, stretchy and roomy t-shirt? Perfect to wear with a bump and then afterwards really easy (and discreet) to lift for nursing.
Newsflash! A cozy cardigan keeps you warm when it gets chilly like these autumn days. Who would have thought, hu? Well, in all its obviousness, I want to emphasize the goodness of this classic garmet: it’s super mama friendly, like these open versions that envelop the baby bump or give you easy access for nursing.
A graphic style is perfect when you want to add a quirky touch to your outfit, and the neutrals are a safe haven in the crazy daily caos. What’s your pick?
Well, my shoe world, that is. Pregnancy is not the best time to strut around in high heels, as it can cause back problems (and there is a risk of falling flat on your face, which is not as funny as when you are non-pregnant).
And we flat wearers, are now spoilt for choice. There hasn’t been some many different cute flats shoes in the shops ever. You have the preppy loafers, the trendy slippers, the super fashionable d’Orsay flats, the classic brogues, and I could go on and on.
Anyway, this is a small selection of pretty flats that I put together, what do you think of them?