Postpartum Wardrobe Essentials from The New York Stylist

photo by: Michelle Rose Photo

Liz Teich

Fashion Stylist + mom helping you live your stylishly and shop smarter.

I’ve been a professional commercial and personal stylist for 12 years, but it wasn’t until I became a mom that I started to reevaluate my wardrobe. I used to buy whatever was on sale, on trend and caught my eye. Now that I have kids, I’ve realized the importance of having key pieces that work for your life. Whether I’m shopping for myself or my clients, I always keep this in mind.

It’s even more essential to create a capsule wardrobe for your postpartum life, as you are busy, sleep deprived and need to make your wardrobe work for your new body and life. I wish I knew this instead of trying to make my pre-existing wardrobe work for me the first time I had a baby. I ended up with stretched out shirts from attempting to nurse in them and ripped jeans that didn’t fit.

I recommend sizing up in an affordable pair of jeans if you’re desperate like me to feel like your old self in while you lose the baby weight, which can take quite some time. If you’re like most people, you can’t have too many postpartum leggings (compression, high waisted and comfortable).

You’ll also want timeless pieces that are easy access for breastfeeding and easy to pair together for ease of getting dressed in the morning, even with all the coffee in the world. The last thing most new moms want is to look like they’re wearing maternity or even nursing clothing, so I’ve rounded up some of my favorite postpartum essentials that make you feel like yourself again while you’re busy with a baby on your boob and trying to do it all. The best part is you’ll likely wear these pieces for years to come (yes, even your nursing bras—once you go there, you’ll never want to go back to regular bras!).


Simply Sublime® Lace Racerback Nursing Bra

Sublime style and ultimate comfort!


With super-soft, stretchy fabric, adjustable straps, and clip-down cups, our Lace Racerback is ideal for everyday wear, and the flirty, romantic lace accent makes the everyday feel just a bit cuter.



Martina Maternity & Postpartum Support Crop Pocket Leggings

Who doesn't love pockets?


Your dream leggings have arrived: a sleek silhouette, premium material, and a place to put your phone and keys! So versatile and comfortable you may never want to take them off, these leggings are specifically engineered to support your tummy and hug your curves.



The Noelle Jumper

The slickest jumper in town.


Noelle is a super chic addition to Hatch's newest lineup. Noelle has short sleeves, a v-neck button-down front that's nursing-friendly and a wrap-around sash that’s removable as you begin to grow. Noelle makes for the perfect casual style, or dress it up for evening with a pair of heels or your favorite wedge.



Hatch The Taylor Jumper

A playful take on the workman’s jumpsuit


A chic, crickle soft cotton that feels elevated yet cool. Fashion is first with a chic overlapping V-neck with exposed buttons and geometric pockets. The relaxed, roomy shape is ready for your belly as it grows.



Teat & Cosset Gemma Sweatshirt

The best selling nursing sweatshirt


The Gemma's extremely functional zipper allows for easy and discreet nursing on the go.



M.M. LaFleur The Morandi Sweater

The coziest wool cardigan in the land.


This comfy sweater is great for postpartuma and super comfy. It makes for easy nursing and keeping covered too.



Av Norden Nancy Nursing Dress

Not your basic black dress

$75.65   BUY NOW

This easy black dress, intended for simple and discreet breastfeeding, looks and feels great. The chest opening features an adjustable elasticized band.


Loyal Hana Ali Dress

Tie long sleeve nursing and maternity dress.


This dress transitions well for day to night and in the office or for a social outing. The staple side zippers are hidden for quick access for breastfeeding or pumping.



Loyal Hana Taylor Tank

Hidden zipper nursing tank.


The taylor is a comfy tank top with ribbed band trim and a scoop neckline. The hidden zipper and subtle razor back detail create style and function.



Veja Esplar Low Sneakers

Comfy clean sneakers

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Super comfy low top sneakers great with jeans, leggings and a dress.