Being a new mum can be tough. You are sleep deprived, struggling to get your head around feeding this new baby in a body you don't recognise - throw in what to wear to accommodate both and it can be a minefield. The trick is to build an easy capsule wardrobe that will take all the stress out of dressing.
Being a previous dress wearer, this was essential for me. I just didn't own anything that was suitable for feeding that didn't involve flashing things I would prefer not to. Couple that with a body that didn't fit into my pre pregnancy clothes it involved a wardrobe over haul.
The key to building the perfect breastfeeding capsule wardrobe consists of two things - Foundation pieces and Separates!!!
The nursing singlet is the key to breastfeeding friendly dressing. It acts as a bra and singlet in one, covers your stomach when lifting your shirt to feed and basically allows you to feed discreetly at all times. Trust me on this and buy one in every colour. I loved BONDS but Target also make a good one and there are many other brands found on maternity websites.
Good underwear is essential. If its moisture wicking, breathable, comfortable and looks good then buy in bulk! I love the new brand MODIBODI. Its designed and made in Australia and features amazing technology that absorbs any moisture and did I mention comfortable? You can view the complete collection HERE.
Start with these basic pieces and dress up or down for any occasion.
The Elastic waist pant was sent down from heaven for all breastfeeding mothers. No longer do you have to wear your track suit or yoga pants for comfort, these beauties are by Bohemian Traders and are a game changer. I have them in every colour and base every outfit around them. They look as great with a heel or converse making them the perfect day to night pant. No wonder they are a blogger favourite.
Floaty Tops hide every lump and bump and with such pretty versions such as this one by Country Road you will always look stylish. Team with every wardrobes must have skinny black pant to balance out the upper volume and you are sorted. This pant is super stretchy and feels like a legging - you cant go wrong.
If like me you are a dress girl then this is the hardest thing to give up. Dresses - the perfect one piece dressing staple just doesn't work when breastfeeding unless of course its a button front version. They key to making this work whilst feeding is to team with a nursing singlet underneath so when the dress is open your tummy is concealed. This pretty abstract print version is by Country Road.
The Chambray shirt is one piece that is needed in every capsule wardrobe and this one by Sussan is a winner. Teamed with the elastic waist pant by day or dressed up with the black skinnies by night, it will take you everywhere.
No outfit is complete without a killer leather baby bag and this one by Il Tutto is baby bag functionality wrapped up in a stylish leather handbag that will conceal your baby gear with ease.