The First-Time Mom’s Guide to a Functional and Fashionable Wardrobe

In between the cycle of diaper changes, mini-panic attacks, and endless list of other tasks, also known as motherhood, what to wear is the last thing on a first-time mother’s mind. The one thing in common among online articles and social media mom-fluencers is that when it comes to postpartum dressing, comfort is king. We are fortunate enough to live in a time where athleisure is considered stylish and clothing specifically designed for motherhood are easily accessible. The challenge is finding quality pieces that balance function and fashion. Although much of your pre-maternity wear are still very much usable and you definitely don’t need to reinvent your style to suit motherhood, there are a few items that when made available to you, could make new-mom life a little easier. We listed 7 pieces from local brands (yes to supporting Filipino businesses!) which we think you should add to your closet. Keep on scrolling to see more of the essentials!

The First-Time Mom's Guide to a Functional and Fashionable Wardrobe

[LAYOUT 1 - Nursing and Pumping Bra]

Photo: Milk Easy | Product: Nurse and Pump Easy Bra | Price: PHP 1,700.00


The Nurse and Pump Easy Bra is the “first combined nursing and hands-free pumping bra that provides support with sacrificing comfort and adding bulk.” The adjustable straps and sturdy snap hooks enable you to multi-task and even pump on the go. Made with a unique blend of materials that make it look and feel like a regular bra, it will easily become one of your daily go-to’s!


[LAYOUT 2 - Tops with Easy Nursing Access]

Photo: shoplovemama | Product: Joane | Price: PHP 895.00


A favorite of moms who frequently step out with their babies are tops with easy nursing access and full coverage. Whether you’re at the family dinner table or in a public space, these features were made to enable you to feed anytime, anywhere. This top from shoplovemama looks so fresh and elegant with its boat neckline and navy and white stripes—when the flap is pulled down, it could easily pass as a regular, classic 3/4 sleeved top!


[LAYOUT 3 - Maxi Dress]

Photo: | Product: Maternity and Nursing Maxi Dress | Price: PHP 949.00


A maxi dresses is a piece that can be used from pregnancy to motherhood. The soft, stretchy fabric is meant to keep you comfortable and adjust to the size of your growing (or shrinking) belly and breasts. Maxi dresses come in various fun and flirty colors and prints, and they are versatile enough for a special occasion or simply when you feel like dressing it up at home.


[LAYOUT 4 - Jumpsuit]

Photo: Elin | Product: Lantana Nursing Jumpsuit | Price: PHP 2,395.00


This jumpsuit was made for moms who love to lounge or run errands in style. The top is equipped with easy nursing access, while the bottoms feature low pockets on both sides to keep your essentials close. Made from 100% cotton spandex to keep you cool and comfortable, you also won’t have to worry much about wrinkles and creases.


[LAYOUT 5 - Yoga Pants / Leggings]

Photo: Mamaway | Product: Cotton Comfort Maternity Yoga Pants | Price: PHP 1,688.00


Yoga pants have created quite a following inside and outside yoga studios because of their flattering and non-restrictive fit. Their breathable, light-weight fabric provide sufficient support for your belly and much needed mobility. You can definitely find one that matches your style since they come in almost all colors and prints, full-length and cropped, high-waisted or low-waisted. Be sure to include black and gray pants in your rotation for maximized versatility.


[LAYOUT 6 - Wrap Dress]

Photo: Bub and Weave | Product: Lillie | Price: PHP 1,850.00


A wrap dress is another flexible piece you can wear during and after your pregnancy. The crossover body and the adjustable strap allow the dress to fit a range of sizes. The dainty print and feminine ruffles on this wrap dress from Bub and Weave will be sure stunner and accentuate your new “assets.”


[LAYOUT 7 - Postpartum Body Shaper/Belly Support Wrap]

Photo: Urban Essentials | Product: Wink Postpartum Ultra Bikini | Price: PHP 4,990.00


This postpartum body shaper from Wink is a best-seller and baby shower favorite for a reason! The silky strong compression garment is designed to support postpartum recovery and help eliminate the loose skin and baby pooch following delivery. It can later be used like regular shape-wear, smoothing out back fat and love handles.

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