The fourth-trimester refers to the first few months after birth. A time when a mom is physically healing, bonding with her new baby, and trying to adjust to life with her new addition. With this "trimester" comes little-to-no sleep, change in routines, the risk of PPD, change in dynamic, change in hormones...basically a WHOLE LOT of change at once. These changes also include a woman's change in body shape. That alone can be stressful. Your current maternity clothes don't quite fit correctly, but there is no way you're ready for your pre-pregnancy wardrobe just yet...It can have you exclaiming "How do I even get dressed anymore?!" Zulily is here for you, girl!
The Zulily experts will also be there to launch mom-friendly collections that will please those looking for a flattering, fashionable wardrobe, those looking for breast-feeding-friendly clothing, and more. The 4th Trimester Concierge team is there to help moms find a wardrobe that will not only suit their daily needs but also suit their own individual style.
The BFFs also have some general tips that can help every fourth-trimester mama. They include being on the lookout for the following in your wardrobe:
- Streamlined silhouettes - It's common to want to hide behind bulky clothing when a body is changing after a baby is born. Avoid chunky fabric, big prints, and super shiny styles as these can give the illusion of a bulkier frame. Instead, stick to solids and dark colored tops and dresses.
- Functional nursing apparel (if needed) – Make sure to select products that are easy to care for and comfortable to wear. For moms who chose to nurse or pump, aim to have a few staple bra options during this time, as your bust size will most-likely fluctuate. Surplice tops, nursing tanks, and tops are great options since these garments make it easier to breastfeed in public or pump while you're back in your busy routine.
- Adjustable apparel styles – Look for styles such as wrap dresses and tops, which are closet essentials, and flattering for most body types. As a new mom's body continues to change, these garments can easily be adjusted.
Find Zulily's 4th Trimester concierge at Facebook.com/zulily.
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This post was written in collaboration with Zulily.