If there’s one thing many of the TME editors are very passionate about, it’s what to wear while nursing. While each has (had?) their own unique versions of a nursing mom-uniform, there was one piece that they all agreed on: a classic, white, V-neck tee is a nursing mama’s closet staple.
I’m no stranger to the simple beauty of a white t-shirt (once upon a time I wrote an article styling a white tee 7 different ways), so I was happy to take on this new challenge: Come up with a week’s worth of outfit inspiration for nursing mamas, all starring a white V-neck tee.
Not only did the experienced mamas on the team have plenty to say on the topic…but my brother also had a beautiful baby boy this year. I’m quickly realizing how everything I’m wearing is affected by this little chunk. He just wants EVERYTHING. If it’s shiny, colorful…forget it. It’s his now.
I basically need to have my hair pulled back, earrings secured (and studded), soft, rounded rings (as opposed to my usual ones w/ jewels sticking out) and any top that won’t fully expose me if he decides my shirt is his next toy. Let’s be real, I’d give up my fashion statements for this guy any day.
7 Postpartum Outfits With 1 Nursing-Friendly White V-Neck
After going through our posts and pondering all of the things I don’t wear around my nephew, I came up with outfits starring Madewell’s nursing-friendly white tee. This exact tee was called out by more than one TME editor as being the V-neck of choice for nursing…with a cute nursing bra layered under. I wanted to keep the pants comfy, but I figured if there are days you’re in the mood for real pants, I’d throw in a couple of maternity jean options that Amy swears by. A few baby-friendly accessories later, and we have seven days of styling a plain white tee for postpartum and nursing mamas.
1. Styling A White V-Neck Tee For Sunday Brunch
When it comes to bras, S generally recommends no nude/light pink colors…they just get stained quickly. Fortunately, there are a lot of pretty nursing bras/bralettes out there that don’t even look like they’re made for nursing. I mean, look at the one below. Ooh la la.
tee | jeans | cardi | boots | socks | bra | bag | stroller | watch
The cardigan did the all the decision-making for me with this brunch-esque outfit. I don’t even wear color really, but all of a sudden I need it! I really love the way the cardi’s colors looked with these blue Madewell maternity jeans that Amy swears by. They have a soft, over-the-belly panel that won’t press into your postpartum belly uncomfortably.
2. Styling A White V-Neck Tee For On The Go
For the mom who’s always on the go or has lots of errands to run, I give you urban, chic comfort. This is what I imagine myself wearing as a city-dwelling mama.
tee | leggings | jacket | sneaks | bra | hat | bag | carrier | lip balm
I LOVE that bralette and, admittedly, want one for myself. The color of it next to the olive green jacket and mustard-colored beanie? With the checkered vans? *Screams in fall tones.* And yes, in case you were like me and didn’t know, Herschel makes really cute diaper bags.
3. Styling A White V-Neck Tee For An Afternoon Stroll
I just need to take a moment to sing the praises of these Athleta pants. I have never in my personal life had better, comfier pants. They feel like a heavy, good quality fabric to touch but once they’re on, it’s like I’m wearing air. And the adjustable waist band is just perfect.
tee | pants | jacket | birks | bra | clip | stroller
I really have a thing for denim jackets with shearling collars. I guess it’s my way of making my denim more fall-esque and slightly more interesting. Again with the pretty bralette color, I love (but it also comes in a ton of other options). Pop on some cozy Birks and you’re ready for a neighborhood stroll with the beeb. PS: That stroller comes with an attached diaper bag.
4. Styling A White V-Neck Tee For A Day In The City
Since moms are the ultimate rockstars, I had to style a rockstar-meets-comfort-mom outfit. Or, an outfit for a day in the city. Both seem appropriate.
tee | joggers | jacket | sneaks | bra | bag | stroller | earrings | sunglasses | hair ties
But really, how cool is this stroller? It’s…city chic. I’ve clearly thought A LOT about this. The stroller with the Comme des Garçons Converse, teddy coat and striped diaper bag…I’m obsessed, guys. Coming back down to earth now. (And as for the earrings… they’re small studs, not giant prongs of danger…promise.)
5. Styling A White V-Neck Tee For Mama’s Night Out
Arguably, this could be a rockstar outfit too, I suppose. Instead, mama’s goin’ out on the town! Or, to a nice dinner at the very least.
tee | jeans | jacket | boots | bra | bag | carrier | liquid lip | ring 1 | ring 2 | headband
I figure this could be another appropriate occasion to break out the other maternity jeans Amy swears by. I was thinkin’ of going with a classic leather jacket till I saw that black leather puffer. And…how gorgeous is that nursing bra? Edge it up with some boots, a red lippie and a cheetah print headband.
6. Styling A White V-Neck Tee For A Picnic In The Park
This jumpsuit looks like one of the coziest things ever. (And it’s specifically made for nursing!)
tee | jumpsuit | sandals | bra | bag | stroller | hairband | earrings | blanket
Layer the jumpsuit over a simple nursing bra and V-neck tee for a casual, comfy outfit that I’d say is perfect for a picnic. Dress it up a bit with those gorgeous Nisolo sandals, a pretty hair accessory and some studded earrings.
7. Styling A White V-Neck Tee For An Outdoor Get-Together
This is such a simple, comfortable look, but appears like much more effort was put in. Ain’t that the dream?
tee | leggings | jacket | boots | bra | bag | stroller | blush | earrings
Leather leggings are the last thing most postpartum moms want to wear. However, we’ve made a case for them in the past and I’m here again to do the same. They’re much more comfortable and flexible than you might think, and thanks to the maternity version, the leather doesn’t go all the way up your belly. The (faux) leather leggings + high-shaft boots + a plaid shacket = a match made in heaven.
Hopefully, I gave you mamas some outfit inspiration (that’s also nursing-friendly.) Let me know what postpartum pieces you’ve been loving!
Oh hey Pinners….