Rock Your Style: Modest & Chic Postpartum Outfit Ideas

March 15, 2024 ยท by Andrea Long

Congratulations on your new arrival! Motherhood is a beautiful journey, but let's be honest, finding comfortable and stylish clothes postpartum can be a challenge, especially for those who prefer modest dressing. Fear not, mama! Here are some outfit ideas that will keep you feeling confident and covered, all while embracing your postpartum body.

The Layering Queen:

  • Maxi Dresses: Flowy maxi dresses are your postpartum BFFs. They're comfortable, forgiving, and perfect for breastfeeding with cleverly placed buttons or ruching. Style a simple maxi with a denim jacket for a casual outing, or elevate your look with a statement handbag and sandals. Try our Off to Italy dress - the perfect Spring floral maxi with functioning buttons for  nursing access. 
  • Tunic Dresses: Tunic dresses are a lifesaver! Pair a simple loose tunic dress with sneakers or sandals for a comfy yet put-together look. The Your Favorite Dress comes in a variety of prints and colors and will be the dress you reach for again and again. 
  • Athleisure: Athleisure-wear is all the rage right now and for good reason! This postpartum season is all about comfort, but being stylish is still an option. Our athleisure dresses are the epitome of comfort and chic! The Girls' Day Out dress is an adorable option for postpartum. 
  • Oversized Dresses: For most new moms the philosophy of "the looser, the better" rings true. A loose fitting, oversized dress can feel like just the thing, but sometimes oversized can look frumpy. Choosing a flowy dress with a fun pattern, feminine details, and functioning buttons will ensure that you still look fresh and lovely as a new mommy. Our Something About Her dress checks all the boxes!

Accessorize with Confidence:

Don't underestimate the power of accessories! A statement scarf can add a pop of color and distract from areas you might feel self-conscious about. A stylish hat or headband can add a touch of personality and hide those "new mom" bedhead days.

Comfort is Key:

Remember, comfort is crucial in the postpartum period. Look for clothes made from soft, stretchy fabrics that move with your body. Don't be afraid of loungewear pieces or oversized styles. 

Embrace Your Style:

Most importantly, embrace your personal style! Whether you prefer classic neutrals or bold prints, there are modest options to flatter your figure and make you feel amazing.

Bonus Tip: Invest in a few key pieces that you can mix and match for endless outfit possibilities.

Rock that beautiful postpartum glow, mama! You've got this!

Andrea Long

About Andrea Long

Andrea Long is editor and manager of The Dainty Jewell's Blog. She is also a Registered Nurse turned stay-at-home mom of 2 precious boys. Her life is full of adventure as she travels with her evangelist husband and little ones in a "tiny home on wheels". She enjoys finding ways to decorate her small space, time with her family, a good book, a strong cup of coffee, and as much time at her piano as possible. Andrea considers herself very blessed to live this life for her Faithful Friend. Follow Andrea on Instagram @andreagrindlelong.