Finding the right nursing clothing can be challenging especially for a new mom who is unsure where to look.
There are several specialist brands available who design all sorts of nursing apparel that include; tank tops, dresses, swimwear, pajamas, nursing bras to name a few.
Start your search with specialist brands and buy a couple of basics that the rest of your wardrobe can be worked around.
Nursing mums can be fashionable too! Here’s how:
It is important to always be comfortable Choose items of clothing that feel good on the skin. Natural fibers such as cotton will help to keep you cool and it will allow your skin to breath.
Avoid hot itchy synthetics that can feel hot.
Choosing fun accessories is a great way to add a fashion element to your look. Accessories such as scarfs, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, rings, hats, belts and jackets are all wonderful ways of adding a pop of color or adding some bling to what would normally be a basic outfit.
It is always a good idea to start with a few basic items and to build your wardrobe around these. Your wardrobe should include a pair of jeans, leggings, a dress (wrap dresses are very flattering), tank tops and a skirt.
Go for block colors, this way you can mix and match with other items in your wardrobe and add pattern with accessories.
Shoes are another item that should always feel comfortable in. Save your strappy healed sandals for special occasions and opt for some fun flat options. Flat shoes do not need to be boring! Choose shoes with prints; hardware, multiple colors and texture can add a fun element to your wardrobe.
Your undergarments are the foundation to your outfit. Choosing well-fitted garments will not only give your body a good shape but will feel comfortable as well.
A good nursing bra should lift and support your bust giving you a clearly defined waste.
Your breasts should be fully supportive and should not jiggle around or spill out of the cups.
Baby bags do not need to be boring, nor do they need to scream, ‘I am a baby bag’! Choose a baby bag that mimics your style.
7. Loose clothing
You may still be a little conscious about your post-partum body. Wearing tight fitting clothing may feel right for you, however, for others it is just too soon.
Choosing clothing that fits you well, but shapes that flatters your figure is something to look out for.
Avoid over sized garments that hang off your body and give no shape. They will make you look twice your size.
Styles that sit on your waist and then fall off the hips work well to help define your shape.
8. Button ups
Wearing dresses and tops with buttons down the front are wonderful for easy access when feeding your baby. This is particularly helpful when out and about in public when you do not want to lift your entire shirt.
9. Nursing tanks
Nursing tanks are wonderful and very versatile. They can be worn as undergarments or as outer garments. Most will contain a drop down clip for ease of feeding and some type of sling for discretion.
10. Nursing PJ’s
Wearing appropriate PJ’s at bedtime is just as important as what you wear during the day.
Choose nursing PJ’s that are cute and make you feel like a woman. They will help to lift your mood; especially during those late night feeds.
Nursing PJ’s should also be comfortable and provide some level of support. They should contain drop down cups for feeding, a supportive shelf for support and be made of a soft breathable fabric that does not itch or overheat the body.
Like many women out there, Tracey Montford is an exceptional multi-tasker! Apart from steering a global business, managing 2 young boys & keeping the clan clean and fed, Tracey still finds time to provide creative inspiration and direction to the exceptional designs of Cake Maternity. From the branding, presentation and delivery, creativity is a big part of what Tracey does so naturally and effectively. Find out more at https://www.cakematernity.com or catch up with her on social @cakematernity