Now that I’m in my third trimester, I’m shifting my wardrobe focus from maternity and bump-friendly pieces to items that will work for nursing and postpartum. Specifically, I wanted to find pieces that had the following elements:
- Buttons that at least reach the waist
- Front zippers that at least reach the waist
- Stretchy, layered items
- Smocked tops
These functional elements give moms the flexibility we need to easily feed on demand.
Throughout my pregnancy, I’ve had a lot of luck finding comfortable, bump-friendly items at American Eagle and Aerie. I figured if I had success dressing the bump, I could for sure find trendy, functional postpartum pieces as well.
Needless to say, American Eagle and Aerie came through! Below are my top nursing-friendly finds my recent try-on:
Aerie Chill Cotton Bralette
(Sorry about the mirror y’all….it was quite dusty!)
Aerie Smocked Button Down Dress – Navy
(My favorite of the day!)
Looking for other bump-friendly items to add to your wardrobe? Check out: