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14 Things to Wear When You're a New Mom

14 staples to go through motherhood in comfort and in style.

14 Things to Wear When You're a New Mom

Becoming a mother comes with a lot of sacrifices. But your style doesn't have to be one! In fact, the right clothes can make you feel like a million bucks, as your body is recovering from birth and you are figuring out who you are as a mom.

Still, dressing yourself can be a major challenge. After all, your body is different, your breasts keeps changing sizes, and your hips are wider. So how do you dress a body in flux? We say, invest in minimalist clothes that can withstand the test of time and your busy new mom life. From a bathrobe to lounge at home to a sweater that will take you from playdate to date night, here are 14 pieces that every mom will love to live in.

1. Mohair-blend Cardigan, H&M, $39.99. This long, soft cardigan goes with almost anything AND is perfect for breastfeeding moms who are hoping for a little privacy during their on-the-go nursing sessions.

2. Linen Jogging Pants, Zara: $22.99. Not ready to get back in those jeans just yet? We get it, mama! Comfort is key when you are caring for a newborn; and joggers are a great way to feel cozy and put together all at once. We love these khaki joggers from Zara with an adjustable elastic waistband, which you can dress down with sneakers or up with comfy flats.

3. 2-Way Stole, Uniqlo: $9.90. Wear it as a scarf, use it as a nursing cover or even as a wrap. This stole is the versatile piece of clothing that you have been waiting for to mom hard... and in style.

4. SNOWE Unisex Honeycomb Bathrobe, Madewell: $98. Get ready to lounge in style, and treat your postpartum body to the ultimate comfort piece. This plush, cushy robe is perfect for day-long hangs at home with baby.

5. Women’s Tree Runners, Allbirds: $95. Show yourself some love with a pair of light, airy sneakers to support those ever-moving mama feet. You don’t have to compromise style with these plain black, wear-with-anything kicks.

6. The Pullover in Sierra, Suunday: $112. Want a lil bang for your buck? This sweater is for you. It's roomy enough to get you through the delicate postpartum transition, but the short cut and oversized bell sleeves are on trend. Plus, the minimalist style paired with a romantic twist, will take you seamlessly from play date to date night!

7. Debbie Dress, Boob Design: $79. This oversized dress with nursing access is a great go-to piece to have on hand after birth. The dolman sleeves are in, too, so you'll be party ready. No one will even know that this is a piece of gear for breastfeeding! Score!

8. The Knit Overall, Hatch: $278. Now we’re really talking comfort. Nursing-friendly self-tie straps and handy back pockets with a relaxed fit make this onesie the ultimate mama lounging piece!

9. Nightie Night Nursing Dress, Love Comma: $118. This adorably striped mini dress is perfect for the breastfeeding mama. Without any snaps, clasps or zippers to mess with, the pumping vents in this dress are a no-nonsense solution to pumping with ease.

10.  Christy- Grey Speckle Long Sleeve Top, Loyal Hana: $105. Perfect for nursing, this sophisticated sweat-shirt piece is flattering with a little extra coverage at the bottom. Wear it with a maxi skirt or your favorite jeans for a fun, casual look!

11. The Day Glove, Everlane: $115. Comfort is key, but we it's nice to feel a little dressed up, sometimes -- even if it's to hang out with baby or your baby daddy. These chic flats practically mold to your foot with a soft leather and cushioned insole.

12. Ready for Anything Long Bomber Coat, Audrey & Olive: $84. Keep warm with this postpartum and pregnancy-friendly oversized coat. We love the slight a-line silhouette, and if you're baby wearing, there's enough room in there to fit baby.

13. Signature Leggings, Storq: $60. Leggings are just a great piece of clothing to add to your postpartum arsenal. They're comfy any outfit more practical. These leggings are so, so soft and provide support around your core.

14. Quilted Slippers, Parachute: $39. You’re going to need the ultimate foot cushions to go along with your plushy robe while you’re busy doing your favorite activity (lounging around with baby). These quilted slippers will keep your toes warm, and they’re equipped with rubber soles, so it’s no biggie if you need to step outside.

Allie Bowman is a social media intern at Well Rounded. After earning a Media Studies degree in her home town at the University of Delaware, she moved to Brooklyn seeking career inspiration, adventure, and delicious food. She loves finding new music, cooking, drawing, and hanging out with her cat Jeffrey.

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Laetitia lipstick

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This red lipstick is perfect for your makeup enthusiast bestie who is looking to spruce up her life in quarantine. Crafted in the United States, these bee and vegan-friendly and cruelty-free lipsticks are created to flatter all complexions. Cupid and Psyche Beauty makes finding the perfect red lip way too easy!

$23

Jigsaw puzzle

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Mamas need to destress now more than ever during quarantine. This adorable jigsaw puzzle is perfect for the mama who needs a brain break! The 500-piece puzzle designed by artist Ray Oranges features an abstract gradient design that fits a standard frame when completed. Bonus: It's printed on recycled paper and the company donates $1 from every puzzle sold to youth mindfulness programs.

$30

Matilda's Bloombox

matilda's bloombox

If we have to be stuck inside, we might as well have some gorgeous florals to brighten up the space. Matilda's Bloombox locally sources blooms, delivers them to her door and provides simple tips on how to arrange it into a beautiful bouquet.

$39

'I Am Enough' bracelet

I Am Enough bracelet

Let this dainty bracelet serve as a constant reminder to your bestie that she is enough. She'll wear this on her wrist and read this daily oath to herself, "I Am Enough."

$35

Glow assorted teas

vahdam low assorted teas

This tea gift box set covers the entire spectrum of flavors from sweet to spicy. Individually packaged in beautiful tins, your gal pal will feel like a queen sipping her morning tea. Originally $40, this set is currently on sale for just $24. We'll take two, please.

$24

Find your voice journal

find your voice journal

Journaling is a great way to ease anxiety and will slow your bestie's racing mind before bed. This gift is perfect for first time journalists and includes prompts, daily quotes and coloring pages to help her unlock her potential and find her voice.

$22

Premium frother

shore magic premium frother

This gift is fitting for your latte-sipping bestie who can't go a day without her coffee. All she has to do is add two scoops of collagen to her favorite drink, and she'll have a perfectly foamy drink ready in seconds. Skipping the drive-thru line has never been so easy!

$25

Bath soak infusion kit

maude bath soak infusion kit

Say hello to hydration! She'll be feeling smooth and relaxed as ever after a long bath soaking in these salts. This vegan + cruelty-free set incorporates dead sea salt and dehydrated coconut milk powder for an ultra hydrating experience.

$32

Tiny Tags 'mama' necklace

Tiny Tags 'mama' necklace

It's a hard-earned title she answers to a hundred times per day. Whether she's new to the club or a seasoned professional, this delicate script 'mama' necklace is guaranteed to be a perfect fit.

$105

Superfood honey

Beekeeper's Naturals B.Powered honey

With a lack of sleep and jam-packed days, getting through the afternoon can be a real challenge. Send her a powerful pick-me-up in the form of a therapeutic blend of royal jelly, bee pollen, propolis and raw honey. It makes the ideal companion for tea, smoothies, yogurt or even on its on.

$17

Calming midnight mask with melatonin

Who doesn't deserve a reminder to pamper themself every once in awhile? Even better, this mask does all its work at night while you're sleeping with no extra effort needed. It's an amazing plant-powered antioxidant-packed mask that has melatonin, wild dandelion leaf and hyaluronic acid to rehydrate, repair and reset facial skin. It's so good, you might want to gift it to yourself. We won't tell, mama.

$68

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