Friday Favorites – Postpartum clothing *musts*

Okay y’all, I’m totally aware that some of you are rolling your eyes at this post.
Mainly because I’ve never had a baby so you’re probably thinking…
“How the hell will you know what you’ll want to wear after you give birth?!”
BUT I’ve had friends have babies, and I’ve done A LOT of research.
With that being said, there’s not a doubt in my mind that the majority of the time I’ll be in my husbands sweatpants and a nasty grungy shirt with breast milk and spit up all over it.
I mean, I’m not an idiot guys…I know motherhood is not all rainbows and butterflies.
BUT I also know, that for me personally, I’m going to want a few items on hand that I can throw on that are still super comfortable, but will also make me feel a little more put together and pretty.

**So that’s what today’s post is all about – comfortable and CUTE items for the new mama who just wants to feel human again**

PS: I’m having my baby in the Spring, so most of these items are for Spring/Summer,
if you love this post and want me to do another one with Fall/Winter postpartum clothing items just leave me a comment letting me know!!

As far as tops go, loose and flowy will be your BFF.
I’m sharing some adorable options for every occasion – and almost all of them are nursing friendly!
1. When you’re chillin’ at home and want to be comfy & simple but have guests coming over
2. You have an event to be at and need something a little dressier
3. You have a family get together and want to be cute but still comfortable
4. You and your man have your very first date night
5. You gotta get to church and praise Jesus and ask him for some patience cause you haven’t slept in 6 weeks.

Now, bottoms are something that are going to take a little longer to fit…mainly jeans/shorts.
So I’m thinking leggings/joggers/sweats are going to be my main choice those first few weeks.
I mean, if I’m completely honest those first few weeks i’ll probably be wearing a diaper and Kyles sweatpants…
BUT I’m sharing some cute items for those days when ya need a little pick me up or have someone stopping by or actually need to leave the house for something and need to look more put together!!
Also including some great jeans/shorts options for when the baby weight starts coming off!

Let’s talk postpartum dresses…I feel like this would be the “easiest” thing as far as just throwing something on and trying to get out the door.
I’ve definitely got a few Tshirt dresses already in my cart and ready to be purchased.
A simple Tshirt dress paired with some comfy tennis shoes will most likely be my “go to” simple look.
However, I do have a few weddings to go too not long after baby is born so I’m including some nicer options as well!

I really really hope y’all actually enjoyed this post and felt like it was helpful and didn’t just roll your eyes the entire time.
I just know myself, and know that i’ll want to have some cute clothing options that will make me feel good no matter how exhausted I am.
So hopefully you were able to find some pieces that you love and can order for after baby arrives. I hope when you look at them hanging in your closet when you’re mid panic/breakdown you think of me and smile and say, damn – she was right!!! πŸ˜‰ haha

Happy Friday y’all!!


  1. Madalyn
    January 25, 2018 / 7:45 pm

    Don’t forget to get lots of shirts with buttons for nursing!!

    • monicaleeee
      January 28, 2018 / 2:13 pm

      YES, I’m a huge lover of all things plaid so I’m already stocked up on tons! Thanks for the reminder girlfriend!!!

  2. Brittney
    February 1, 2018 / 4:06 am

    Hey Monica! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘‹πŸΎ I have been following your pregnancy journey for quite some time now! Congrats! I absolutely love this post asI have a similar mindset as you, there is no need to compromise on style once home with little one! I am expecting a baby boy in the April!

    I was just curious if your friends gave you a recommendation of what size leggings/pants to purchase post partum? Ive heard that I will still have a belly after baby, so I was unsure if I should invest in my usual size or go up one? I plan to (hopefully) return back to my normal excercise routine later in the year once my family and I have adjusted and have a steady work/life balance.

    Thank you!

    • monicaleeee
      February 5, 2018 / 10:21 am

      Hey girl!!

      As far as leggings/joggers I went with my normal size – these typically have a stretchy waist band! For shorts I plan on getting a size bigger than I wore pre pregnancy! I wouldn’t go too crazy with buying shorts/jeans just because you won’t really know for sure what size, but I snagged a cute pair of shorts and just ordered a size up! Hopefully this helps a little bit!!!

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