It's such a relief to wish my maternity clothes good-bye and good riddance after giving birth. In fact, I started giving my maternity clothes away even before I was done being pregnant!
I know some people love maternity fashions and adore being pampered because of the bump. I am not among them. I much prefer my svelte, I-can-bend-over-and-tie-my-shoes self.
That said, it's not as if the baby just pops out and I'm back in my skinny jeans right away either. On the contrary, there is a definite transition period.
These days, you'll find me mostly wearing:
Slouchy Shirts. In soft material. One size too big is preferable. Especially for those first few weeks of nursing. I've been wearing my husband's t-shirts around the house a lot lately. I know what you're thinking: I am the epitome of glamour.
Comfy bottoms. Think: yoga/pajama pants and athletic shorts. Elastic waistbands are the key.
Moody Mamas sent me the Posh Mama Pants (pictured below left; $44) and the Sassy Mama Shorts (pictured below right; $31) to review - and they've become wardrobe favorites the last few weeks because they are buttery soft and easy to slip on-and-off. I have the shorts in pink and they're see-through so they're restricted for around-the-house wear only. The pants, on the other hand, are black so they're appropriate for jaunts around the neighborhood, but I would say that both items fall strictly in the loungewear category...which is fine by me since I've been "lounging" around quite a bit with my nursing newborn as of late.
Now, I'd love to try Moody Mama's matching Captivating Cap Sleeve Cami (pictured below; $60). If it's as soft as the pants, I know I'd wear it all of the time. It looks slouchy enough to cover up the post-partum belly too!
You can check out the full Moody Mamas collection here.
I'm actually surprised that more maternity companies haven't created and marketed "transition wear "or "postpartum wear" as part of their lines. I think Liz Lange had a collection called Fourth Trimester at one point, but I haven't seen it recently...
YOUR TURN: What were your favorite items to wear postpartum?