Most women can’t wait to throw open their wardrobe doors once their baby is born. The reality is that your body will take at least a few weeks to recover (remember the old adage, nine months on, nine months off) so your skinny jeans might have to wait. You also might have discomfort from a c-section or tender breasts. So, for the first few weeks what you’ll need are clothes that are comfortable, easy to wear - and make you feel pretty amazing, too. Want to ditch the maternity smocks but can’t face trying to shoehorn yourself into your pre-pregnancy skinnies? Meet the items that will be your new best friends…
Shoes, £85, Shoetherapy.com
These pumps have a special sole that gives you better posture and minimise muscle strain. Perfect for those early ‘getting your baby to sleep’ walks.
Joggers, £40, riverisland.com
On trend and gentle on post birth tums too.
Sweatshirt, £28, Miss Selfridge
Perfect for lounging around for the first few days after your baby’s born. The floral print makes it look like you’ve made an effort when vistors show up, too. Bonus.
Blouse, £14.95, hm.com
A great buy. Loose, comfortable and perfect for breastfeeding. An investment piece that’ll work well as part of your back to work wardrobe too.
Dress, £40, topshop.com
Invest in one dress that makes you feel great - a tunic style works well and will hide any remaining mum tum.
Breastfeeding shawl, £42, seraphine .com
If nursing tops aren’t your thing, this shawl is a stylish way to discreetly breastfeed .