How to Find Great Nursing Clothing on a Budget

Many new moms find themselves fashion-challenged during their postpartum days. When your maternity clothes are too large for your post-baby bod and you’re not quite small enough for your pre-pregnancy clothes, it can be a real stickler having to get ready in the morning. Some women are able to get back in shape within a couple of months, but others may take longer. Regardless which end of the spectrum you may fall, it’s great to have clothing options beyond your oversized shirts and leggings. Below are some chic tips to help you through your transitional phase, which will work even when you are shopping on a budget:

  • Temp jeans –Buy jeans that are slightly larger than normal for a comfortable fit around the waist. Your old jeans are probably the toughest items to try and get back into. If your maternity jeans are too big, invest in a pair or two of for now jeans you can wear on errands. Stretchy denims are recommended during this time of transition.
  • Tops – Choose styles with wider necklines along with off-shoulder cuts. Wearing these is a subtle way of showing a little skin while concealing trouble spots like your belly. Wrap shirts are also great choices for concealing that belly bulge while highlighting your front. They also make nursing a breeze.
  • Black stuff – If you want pieces that are slimming, you can never go wrong with black. What’s great about black clothes is that they are also very easy to accessorize and match with most anything you already have in your closet.

Buying nursing-specific clothing is one way to save money on clothing. There are also styles that are perfectly great to wear even after you’re done with your transition period, making them great investments not only for now, but for the future.