Are you looking for recommendations on what to wear after a csection?

After a csection, you are going to want to wear clothing that is not only comfortable but helps make recovery easier.

Here are 16 clothing choices you can wear postpartum, after a c-section.


1. Loose, loose clothing

Loose. Really loose. You’re going to want clothing that doesn’t rub against your incision and doesn’t have elastic that is too tight on that area.

2. Maternity Clothes

The clothes you wore during pregnancy are perfect for after c/section, too.  Even after having the baby, it can take weeks or months to lose the weight, so don’t reach for your pre-pregnancy clothes just yet. Maternity clothes are just what you need.

3. Sweat pants or yoga pants

Both of these items are awesome. In fact, anything which has minimal elastic and doesn’t do up at the front, is great.

4. Avoid pants with buttons

Buttons are one of the worst things you can have after a c/section. You’ll probably want to put away all your jeans for awhile.

5. C-Panties

These undies are are designed specifically for c/section recovery, comfort and support.

6. Tank Tops

A comfortable tank top or nursing top helps hold your belly in while still being comfortable.

7. Nightgowns

A nightgown is a great clothing choice for the first few days (or weeks) after birth. Loose, flowing and most importantly – not tight on your belly.

8. Robes

A robe or dressing gown is another great choice for keeping comfortable after a c/section.

9. Maxi dresses

Maxi dresses with high princess waist lines (or no waist lines at all) are a great clothing choice if you need something nicer to great visitors in but still maintain comfort.

10. Sports Bras

Sports or nursing bras provide comfort and relief the pressure of swollen breasts.

11. Big slippers

After a c/section, you’re likely to have swollen hands, feet and legs. Big slippers are a good choice for keeping your feet warm without placing too much pressure on them.

12. Flip Flops

Flip flops are the best option if you have to leave the house. Casual and comfortable. And yes, flip flops are safe to wear during pregnancy and postpartum.

13. Cardigans

If it’s cold, cardigans are easy to put on and button. Far easier to get dressed in than a sweater you need to pull over your head or a bulky coat.

14. Gaucho Pants

Comfortable, stretchy, high waisted and with no front button or zipper, gaucho pants are a great addition to your postpartum wardrobe.

15. Avoid tight clothing

Anything that it tight or restrictive around the belly such as non-maternity leggings should be avoided for the short term.

16. Period panties

In preparation for your postpartum bleeding you may want to get yourself a pair.  Whilst you’re period may not come in for some time after giving birth, these comfortable underwear options are great for keeping you dry and fresh.



All information on this site is for informational purposes only and should not be taken as medical advice.


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1 comment

photjana August 30, 2018 - 1:26 pm

I had a C-section with both my Children.
My son arrived 10 years before my daughter and I had so much trouble getting comfortable following the C-section, in fact, nothing seemed to work.
That was until a friend gave me a pair of their wrap fisherman pants, they were awesome because they are real free-size, very light and super comfortable.

Because of that when we were preparing for my daughter I bought 10 pairs in advance, (they are really cheap, I think they were about $10 each). Because I bought them so early I found they were also great for early maternity wear, so I virtually lived in them throughout the pregnancy.
My daughter is now nearing 2 years old and if you visit me at home you will almost always find me in my wrap pants even now, which we bought from Siam Secrets Store online I think, that’s what is on the labels.
They are wonderful and I recommend them to anyone who needs comfort and free movement.


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