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S'pose I'd better start thinking about post-baby wardrobe...

(15 Posts)
LetThemEatCake Fri 21-Aug-09 19:03:35

I'm due in less than 5 weeks and need clothes to see me through the initial months - breastfeeding, carrying extra weight, colder weather etc

I've got two toddlers and we're always out and about so loungewear/ yoga clothes aren't an option, really.

Easy access to boobs is a must!!

any ideas? thanks

MamaKaty Fri 21-Aug-09 19:12:22

mothercare, jojo maman, bella mama... check out any online maternity/baby store and most will have breastfeeding options.

I would stock up online on basics such as drop cup vest tops and plain double layer t-shirts, and then buy lovely high street cardigans, etc

Stick to your maternity jeans for the first few weeks and then hit the high street!

LetThemEatCake Fri 21-Aug-09 19:16:50

I should mention ... I don't like any 'maternity' clothes from any of the maternity/ baby retailers and have made it through pregnancy without buying anything of this nature blush

and I tend to dress up rather than casual.

am a pain in the butt, I know.

Jewelsandgems Fri 21-Aug-09 20:30:24

How about long leggings, and some dresses with buttons on front (for access to boobs) maybe a cashwere sloppy cardigan, long snuggle scarf, and some biker boots?

LetThemEatCake Fri 21-Aug-09 21:37:04

that sounds more like me .... have you seen anything like this anywhere? any ideas where I might look?

have leggings, boots, long line cashmere/ silk blend cardis already - but can always do with more!!

thank you smile

Jewelsandgems Fri 21-Aug-09 21:50:46

Well there is this:

I just like this anyway, so thought I'd throw it in, however no boob access

Cardigan-wise, there are lots of the 'waterfall' ones around. What kind of cardigan would you go for? Belted, drapey? Waterfall? Chunky knit?
For example, this has a hood, but I think looks ok

But there is always something like this:
or this

Leggings-wise, topshop do fab high-waisted ones, great for post-birth and comfy too.

dairymoo Fri 21-Aug-09 21:55:06

Agree with Jewelsandgems - what about something like a shirt dress with the leggings and cardi? Easy access to boobs and the tie at the waist gives you a bit of shape, but can be loosened for more...erm...comfortable days. This Boden one isn't too bad either, would look good with a chunky scarf and boots.

dairymoo Fri 21-Aug-09 22:00:29

Love this cardi from Athropologie and this one too layered with long sleeve t's underneath.

janeite Fri 21-Aug-09 22:04:31

LOVE that Gap shirt dress. Do you know if it's available in the UK stores too?

Long-line cashmere cardigans over dresses sound lovely.

dairymoo Fri 21-Aug-09 22:04:48

Another nice shirtdress - not sure how far down the buttons go though...

dairymoo Fri 21-Aug-09 22:07:52

Not sure - haven't been into Gap for a while. Hope so though as I quite like it too!

Really like this jacket too...

janeite Fri 21-Aug-09 22:11:21


Argh - please warn me if it's an Anthropologie link, as I love so much on there and can't afford it!

dairymoo Fri 21-Aug-09 22:19:31 is......grin Go know you want to!!

LetThemEatCake Fri 21-Aug-09 22:38:25

Thanks ladies

lookit - zip front, even easier access than buttons!!

LetThemEatCake Fri 21-Aug-09 22:40:06

looks like this neckline would pull down easy enough

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