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Must-Have Wardrobe Essentials for New Moms

We are sure everyone must be telling you that being a mom is a joyous experience and that things will change from now on. And we agree to a certain extent. However, between caring for your child and handling other responsibilities, you feel anxious, sore, and tired, leaving you no time and energy to look after yourself. Even a simple task like dressing up seems daunting as a new mom, and this is where having some wardrobe essentials comes in handy.

New moms generally grab what they see and get going. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Dressing up should stay easy and fit your new lifestyle and new mom body. That is why we have curated a list of wardrobe essentials for new moms to make their mornings easy and functional for the rest of the day. 

Coming from a fellow mom, here is a small advice. Always look for clothes that are easy to maintain so they can be washed in the laundry and survive several washes without fading. This will save you a trip to the dry cleaners (which new moms don’t have the time for). Also, make sure you choose materials you feel comfortable in (with a new baby, comfortable clothing is all you want).

Lastly, invest in just a few fancy dresses, ensuring they can be handled easily with the baby in hand (avoid sequin dresses at all costs because your newborn’s skin is too delicate for that). Remember that you might be feeding your baby in between, so pick a dress that is easy to wear and is breastfeeding-friendly (if you breastfeed your bundle of joy, of course).

1. Nursing tops

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This is a must-have wardrobe essential for new moms. They are your best friends through the feeding days. Due to the practical design of these breastfeeding-friendly tops, feeding newborns at home or in public becomes much easier. Just snap open a button or open the zip (some even have a trendy wrap design at the front), and you are good to go. Moreover, these come in various designs to suit your taste. So, pick the one that fits your fashion sense and lifestyle best.

However, if you are not keen on purchasing nursing tops, consider buying classic button-down tops. They look flattering on every body type, especially when tucked into well-fitted pants and shoes. However, don’t get tops with crew or turtle necklines, as you will have a hard time pumping or breastfeeding. 

2. Elastic bottoms

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Instead of trying to squeeze into buttoned pants, grab some elastic waist bottoms. They are comfortable yet chic. Plus, with an elastic waist, it’s adaptable to your changing body. From juggling a newborn at home to attending meetings at the office and/or running errands, you can do it all in these.

This wardrobe essential comes in various lengths and materials, making it easy for new moms to take their pick. Pair them with boots, sneakers, or simply with flats along with a t-shirt for a casual look or a blazer for a formal look, and you will be all dressed and ready to go in no time. 

3. Wrap dresses

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Instead of opting for other dresses, pick wrap dresses. It fits perfectly to your changing body and is also quite breastfeeding-friendly compared to most dresses. To glam it up, mamas can pair it with some bling and stunning sandals that are easy to slip into, and voila, you are ready to take on the day.

Pair it with flats, studs, and a simple necklace for a casual look. This is a versatile option and a must-have wardrobe essential for new moms. You can create a variety of looks with these without much effort and keep looking gorgeous in them past your postpartum period.

Apart from these, don’t forget to get comfortable shoes, basic tank tops, and jackets for layering up. If you are new to your mama duties, grab these wardrobe essentials and make getting dressed easy and stress-free.

Always pick pieces that make you feel confident, especially the ones that make you feel like twirling. As new moms, we can sometimes be a tad bit too hard on our bodies and how they look, so make fashion choices that you find appealing and forget about pleasing the rest of the world. You got this!

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