I’m one of those people who loved being pregnant. I liked dressing the bump and revelled in the beauty of my body as it grew. I loved that my body had a purpose. I felt like a kid again, growing more every month and feeling proud of that growth.
Post-birth, I’m learning to embrace the “fourth trimester” and my post-baby body. I’m breastfeeding, so maternity style has been replaced with breastfeeding style, and I’m two months postpartum now, so I’m trying to dress in a flattering way that doesn’t prompt any questions from strangers wondering if I’m just recently pregnant. I don’t know about other places in the world, but this is a much more common question in Thailand than you’d expect!
We also like to take our daughter out and show her the natural and built environments she was born into. Plus we want to soak up all of our time living here, so I need to be able to feed her on the go. This has led me in search of breastfeeding-friendly wardrobe.
Just like moving houses is a great time to purge your home, a changing body is a great time to rethink and simplify your wardrobe. I loved pulling all my pre-pregnancy clothes out of storage and essentially shopping in my own closet, creating a new wardrobe from my old items, discarding things I didn’t want to wear again, and then getting a few new basics that were a better fit for my new curves.
My closet. I’m a big fan of prints!
Here are some similar items to my new go-to’s: