October 12, 2011

Four Perfect, Pooch-Hiding, Nursing-Friendly Outfits For Fall (Including Date Night!)

Poochy mamas, rejoice!  This season has a ton of adorable, pooch-hiding tops in store…and the best news?  Not an empire-waist in sight!  

Outfit 1 – Playing at the Park

I tried on the BB Dakota top.  It's like a strange, but sophisticated hoodie that is crazy-comfortable and totally pooch-hiding.  So comfy, in fact, it could easily double as loungewear with these.  Nursing girls, this top easily pulls down for nursing access.


Post-Partum, Nursing Park Outfit




$10 - topshop.com


Minnetonka boots
$90 - piperlime.gap.com


Old Navy floppy felt hat
$20 - oldnavy.gap.com




Outfit 2 – Going to See the T-Rex at the Science & Nature Museum….

This vest does hit at the widest part of a post-partum stomach.  Yes.  I get that.  However, I found, more often than not, that the all-kinds-o-crazy-draping actually camouflages the pooch.  The trick is that vest should hit you high enough to cover the pooch…so shorter gals beware.  Nursing?  Layer this vest over a nursing tee – love that it will help to hide the tell-tale nursing tee lines.


PostPartum, Nursing, Museum Outfit


Old navy coat
$39 - oldnavy.gap.com


Nursing top v-neck – BoobDesign
395 SEK - boobdesign.com


Mother jeans
$195 - kirnazabete.com


Madewell color block shoes
$65 - madewell.com


Memoir Writing Top
$40 - modcloth.com




Outfit 3 – Playdate!

This sweater is perfect for disguising a post-partum pooch.  And on?  60's mod fabulous.  It looks a wee bit like my favorite pooch-hiding, black dolman sleeve sweater.  Urban Outfitters carries this sweater, as well as Shopbop.

And the high-waisted denim is so post-partum friendly.  Just zip that pooch right up.  



Postpartum, Nursing Fav Outfit



Cheap Monday grey sweater
€70 - weekday.com


Madewell flare pants
$145 - madewell.com


Cable beanie
$28 - topshop.com




Outfit 4 – Date Night

Date nights were always the worst, post-partum.  It's one thing to don an oversized sweater and call it good during the day, but at night?  I always wanted something a littler sexier.  This top, I think, is perfect.  Wear it over a pretty (nursing) bra and let the straps peek out.  The model is wearing this top awkwardly – the band should rest on your hips, allowing the top to "blouse" and hide the pooch.

(remember "blousing" your tops?)


Postpartum, Nursing Date Night



PRPS denim jeans
$180 - stylebop.com


Cake Lingerie maternity
$35 - asos.com



Zara snakeskin handbag
$169 - zara.com


Gemstone drop earrings
$59 - stelladot.com




Not bad, right?  Hunh.  Almost makes me want to get pregnant again…



ps.  This post is dedicated to Rookie Mom Heather. :)

  • Michelle
    October 12, 2011

    you made me do a double take with the american eagle long sleeve tee at $1950, I was like, whaaat?? hehe, I had to go to their site and do some double checking and of course some online shopping. Love, love, love the Cheap Monday grey sweater.

  • Beth
    October 12, 2011

    LOVE. LOVE the first outfit – it was going to be my head to toe look to buy. Alas the BB Dakota top is sold out. Sigh…
    Question about the “blousing” if I do that with the French Connection sweater, will it then emphasize my hips with the skinnier jeans?
    You guys are on a roll – love the posts and they are helping this mama rebuild her wardrobe one outfit at a time…Thanks!

  • Jen
    October 13, 2011

    I’ve been reading consistently for the past few months now and I just wanted to say that I love these looks and love all the posts!

  • Wendy
    October 13, 2011

    Great post! And I have that bra :) I love it. It’s so pretty… hot even, and it’s really comfy too. Win, win.

  • Em
    October 13, 2011

    Just wanted to say thanks again for emphasizing the nursing-friendly aspect of searching for clothes. You ladies rock :)

  • Gretchen
    October 13, 2011

    Oh yay! Perfect timing! My baby girl is 7+ weeks old and it’s time to shop for nursing friendly tops (and my modified bod). Haven’t even read it yet — so excited about the topic! Always love your advice (loved the shopping guidelines from earlier in the week), so know I’ll love this post too.

  • Annika
    October 16, 2011

    Those outfits are great! I just might buy the two modcloth tops.

  • cheralyn
    October 16, 2011

    All of these looks are fantastic! And so kid friendly! Great post!

  • Kamagra
    January 30, 2012

    Grand sujet pour un mode de vie sain, Merci pour le partage de la grande question sur ce sujet

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