Post Pregnancy Clothes: Tips on How to Dress Up After Pregnancy

Submitted by Pregnancy and Baby Care team on October 10, 2012

There are plenty of clothes options for women during pregnancy, but few after pregnancy. At this stage, your body is not the same as your pre-pregnancy days and to get back in shape will take a while. There are ways in which you can deal with the physical imperfections your body goes through after the baby is born. You will still have a baby belly, larger breasts and lots of extra weight around your body. You will need clothes that will hide these imperfections well. Purchase clothes that will suit your baby as well.


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Nursing clothes that make breastfeeding in public places easier should be priority on your list. Your clothes should also be safe for the baby, so you need to keep away from large beads, sequins etc., that the baby can grab on and start chewing.

Here are a few tips on how to dress up after pregnancy

  • You may think that maternity clothes will last you only till your pregnancy, but you might need them for a bit longer.

    The clothes that will fit best now, are those that you used during your second trimester.
  • Look for cheap nursing clothes.  Invest on nursing bras as it will prevent embarrassment from leakages, avoid milk blockages and make nursing in public, easier.
  • Wear slimming belts and undergarments to give your body shape. Slimming belts also provide support to the abdomen, especially beneficial for women who have had C-sections.
  • Avoid heels and sequined tops, big earrings, necklaces etc. while taking care of your baby. Children love pulling on earrings, broaches etc. Purchase simple outfits that provide comfort. Wearing high heels at this time is dangerous, as you run the risk of slipping and falling.
  • Make an inventory of your wardrobe options and mix and match your pre-pregnancy clothes with maternity pieces you still like. Get creative and keep exploring newer options to suit your figure.  
  • Wear dark shades and small prints. These will make you look slimmer, while you are fighting the last few pregnancy pounds. It will also hide leakages from breast milk and other spillages from your baby.
  • Donate or throw away items that you will not wear but are in good condition. Also, get rid of your stretch pants so that you can fix a goal for yourself to fit into your regular jeans.
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