Transitioning Into Postpartum Clothing

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With only 9 days left with this bump I’ve been thinking more about what I’ll wear after the baby is born. The fourth trimester. During pregnancy I lean toward more fitted clothing to show off my bump. I alway feel that the looser items make me look more frumpy and bigger all around. However, postpartum tight tops are a no-go. Body image wise, it’s a tough time, so I know I prefer looser tops that are still cute and nursing friendly.

In the past couple of weeks between the hot summer and my belly outgrowing a lot of those tighter tops I’ve been shopping looser-fitting maternity clothes I can wear now and after baby arrives. Keeping with the capsule spirit I have either sold or donated items as I’ve outgrown them, so I don’t feel bad adding items mid-season. That was something I knew would happen this time around anyway as I transitioned from maternity to postpartum style.

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I’ve been looking for tops that are long enough to wear at the bitter end of pregnancy, and that have a flowy, forgiving cut for postpartum. I also kept in mind that I may be adding these items to my fall capsule, so nothing too summery.  I found this yellow print tank (availabe in 3 other colors), a striped lightweight sweater tank, and a lace dress that I can wear now and later; all from Pinkblush Maternity (they seriously have possibly the cutest maternity dresses ever).

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Can I just say that I was so thrilled to see 67 degrees as the high today?! Yay for jeans and layers!! Add some leopard sandals to top off what I consider to be a great summer-to-fall transition style. I know tomorrow I’ll be back in my dresses, but for today I enjoyed the cooler weather.pinkblush tank 8

Oh, it felt so good to put on a different color today.  Another capsule lesson – don’t be afraid of color 🙂

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