My Postpartum Style: Nursing-Friendly & Relaxed


Almost four months postpartum, there are definitely a few outfit pieces I’ve found myself gravitating to more than others — namely, all things comfy for both me and the babe when she’s nestled close. That means exceptionally soft fabrics, classic tees that manage to look sharp while still camouflaging alllll the spit-up, comfortably waisted denim that doesn’t dig or pinch when you’re seated, and easy-access nursing tops. 

SO, I made a handy little video about my most-worn faves for this postpartum round. Check it out!

Fit notes: I’m 5’5″ and a 34C (though my bust fluctuates at the moment with nursing), pretty straight-middled with some postpartum softness and a bit of a bum. Typically between a 0-2 and an XS-S. Sizes for all the items worn in this video are listed below.

Postpartum Gold: Nursing-Friendly Outfit Pieces I’m Living In Now

Below, the full scoop on some of the foundation pieces mentioned in the video above:

Vuori Performance Joggers (wearing a S): These are the joggers that put Vuori on everyone’s radar, and now I know why. Exceptionally soft and cozy, so I can lounge around in them all the day long, and I’m confident that if the babe is nestled in my lap, there’s nothing stiff or scratchy rubbing against her. Somehow the fit and drape makes them look almost chic, too — never sloppy — and even dress-uppable (totally a word), especially in more of a neutral color.

Vuori Halo Vintage Shorts (wearing a S): The same fabric as the joggers but in a stretchy, skimming silhouette that makes them so dang flattering. That’s right, I said it: flattering bike shorts. I’ve taken to wearing these both to bed…aaaaand most of the following day, too. Worth getting in a couple colors. Trust me on this one.

Vuori Jumpsuit (wearing a S; also similar here): One of my favorite jumpsuits of late, and not just because it’s supremely soft. It’s also so easy to dress up or down, and a welcome change from a basic black jumpsuit (yet just as versatile). Matter of fact, I dedicated an entire post to it here.

Caslon White Tee (wearing an XS): My most-worn white t-shirt — ever. The proportions are just ideal, from the sleeve length to the scoopy neck that shows just enough skin. The pocket styling is classic, and it’s long enough to tuck or knot. And at under $20, the price can’t be beat.

Gap Linen White Tee (wearing an XS): I love the slubby, elevated texture of a linen tee, and this one is so very good. Out of the package it looks almost oversized, but when it’s on, it drapes just perfectly. Ever-so-slightly sheer (nothing a nude bra can’t handle, or if you’re into intentionally letting a little bra peek through, go with black).

Old Navy Wide-Leg Jeans (wearing a 2): I can’t stop reaching for these jeans, which remind me so much of the jeans I wore in high school and college (without being as obscenely low rise). The wash is just right — light and summery, not too blue. They’re easily the jeans that receive the most comments when we’re out and about, too, and it’s always fun to reveal that they’re such a great buy. I’m typically between a 0-2 and went with the 2 so that they’d be ideally hip slung.

Cropped Tanks (wearing a S Tall, not that I’m tall — just wanted a little scoopier neck): Easy little tanks perfect for nursing, especially at night (there’s no awkward fabric to gather up under your chin, just lift and go!). They also make for a great base layer under sweaters and sweatshirts. I also have a bunch of these super-soft, lettuce-edged cropped tanks, which are a really similar fit (super-cute with jeans, too).


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  1. Love these! Preparing to be postpartum during a cold Chicago winter, I’d really appreciate seeing how to translate these looks for cold weather. Just throw a cardigan on top, pull on fuzzy socks, and call it a day? Thanks Emily!

  2. Hi Emily! These are awesome suggestions! I’m expecting baby 3 soon, and even after having gone through this a few times, I still haven’t gotten down a postpartum look that is both functional and somewhat put together. So this is super helpful! Question – are you able to breastfeed in the Vuori jumpsuit? Looks like you might stretch out the top trying to take your arm/boob out… but maybe there is enough stretch to do that?

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