- Gray crop cardi: Target
- Purple tank: H&M
- Denim skirt: ON Maternity
- Patterned wedges: Kenneth Cole Reaction, via DSW
I picked up this fluttery little swing cardigan from the Target clearance rack for $4 last year. I wasn’t sure if I could wear it while preggers since it adds extra volume, but turns out it’s soft and drapey enough that it actually works. As an added bonus, its shorter length helps to break up my endlessly long torso. Winner.
At my “birthing class” last night, we talked about the postpartum period and, interestingly, one of the things we covered specifically was the need for a new mom to take some time out to care for herself and her own appearance. (I cannot, however, say that any of the women in the video were looking particularly stylish. Ah, hospital educator videos.) Back in April, many of you gave me fantastic advice on caring for your own appearance in those early days of mommyhood and I continue to be so grateful for the affirmation and encouragement to get out of pajamas each day and put on “real clothes,” even if those real clothes are very soft, very comfortable ones.
So now I’m asking for names, people. Where can I find a cuddly, light open-front cardi or chic hoodie? Who, in your opinion, makes the softest tanks or camis in the whole world? What are your best recommendations for comfortable but still parents-in-law-visiting appropriate bottoms? Who knows where I can get a button down shirt dress that doesn’t wrinkle? What is an item of clothing you have that you would totally be happy sleeping in — it’s that snuggly soft — but is still a “real” garment?