Before having your baby you may want to turn your attention to your wardrobe and what it needs to look like postpartum.

It’s ok to spend a little time putting a basic postpartum capsule wardrobe together. By getting things organised before you give birth, it means you don’t need to head out to the shops right after your baby arrives.


What will my postpartum body look like?

Every women looks completely different after having a baby so first things first, don’t start comparing. You definitely will not look 9 months pregnant but you certainly might be a little more curvy, wider, broader and certainly bigger in the breast area. Don’t expect to jump back into your skinny jeans or regular clothes… just yet


What should a postpartum wardrobe include?

Even though you won’t know exactly what your body will look like postpartum, it is a given that you will be reaching for easy to wear and easy to care for items that can be mixed and matched. One big tip is to get multiples of the same thing.


8 Characteristics of must-have postpartum clothing


Tips To Taking Control Of Laundry

  1. Machine washable – Everything you wear will need to be able to be thrown into the wash without the need to do label checking, hand washing or dry-cleaning
  2. Dryer friendly – And then everything will need to be able to be thrown directly into the dryer
  3. Disguise stains – Chances are you are going to get vomited on, possibly have breast milk leaks and even food stains daily, so get yourself some patterned clothes that cleverly disguise those marks until you are ready to do a load of washing

    12 Materials To Avoid (and wear) When Breastfeeding

    Fabrics To Avoid If Breastfeeding

  4. Elastic – Stretch and comfort is essential so make sure everything you wear has elastic and not tight in all the wrong places
  5. Adjustable – Chances are your weight will fluctuate so you’ll want items that can accommodate your body changes yet still fit you well
  6. Breathable – You’ll be on the go non stop so you’ll need natural fabrics that breathe like cotton, rayon and bamboo

    16 Clothing Choices To Wear After a Csection Postpartum

    Tips To Recovering Faster After a C-Section

  7. C-Section supportive – And if you are having a planned c-section, you’ll want to some  supportive garments designed to help you recover faster and even if you’re not having a c-section, have a couple of items on hand, just in case that happens
  8. Comfortable – Everything you wear from your nursing bra, to your tops and pants and even your footwear must have comfort in mind

So now that we know what postpartum clothing traits you should be looking out for, what is next?

7 Tips: Postpartum clothing to avoid

  1. Delicate – When stains become a daily occurrence, delicate silks and fancy accessories should not be part of your regular wardrobe
  2. Fussy – You’ll have no time for fuss – the easier the better
  3. Tight – Just like in your pregnancy, tight clothing is really something you should avoid and when you’ve just had a baby you won’t want anything restrictive on
  4. Big – Whilst comfort is key, going overboard and wearing extra-large items that are too baggy will make you feel drab
  5. Fiddly – If you are breastfeeding or expressing, you are going to want to avoid anything that takes too long to pull up or push down.  Having fast easy access to your breasts is essential.
  6. Embellishments – Avoid beads, jewels or any embellishments as your baby could grab it and worse still, swallow it
  7. Ironing needed – And most of all, avoid wearing anything that needs an iron or gets wrinkled too easily

Creating a Postpartum Capsule Wardrobe On a Budget

Now that you know what features to look out for and what to avoid, it is time to create your postpartum capsule wardrobe!

Take a look at our budget tips!


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


Subscribe my Newsletter for new blog posts, tips & new photos. Let's stay updated!

1 comment

6 Tips To Create a Postpartum Capsule Wardrobe On a Budget - Trimester Fashion September 15, 2022 - 7:51 pm

[…] our tips from our Postpartum Wardrobe – A Beginner’s Guide, we discussed ensuring that everything you wear during this time needs to be able to be thrown […]


Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


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

@2022 Trimester Fashion All Right Reserved.