Maternity clothing you can breastfeed in, move in, feel good in.
So you’ve got your maternity clothing sorted for pregnancy and a growing bump… but what about when the baby actually arrives? That fourth trimester - or the first 12 weeks of your baby’s life - is a big adjustment for you all. Your body’s in recovery mode and you’re getting used to looking after another human, while your baby’s getting to grips with life outside the womb. There’ll be tears, there’ll be tantrums, there’ll be leaks - and that’s just you.
Knowing what to wear for the fourth trimester, especially if this is your first time, can be tricky, so we’ve rounded up our top tips for postpartum dressing. Hint: it’s all about easy, no fuss, feelgood clothing.
Amy is wearing the Milly Jumpsuit in Black
Choose maternity clothing with soft fabrics
While your body’s recovering, you’ll want fabric that feels good next to your skin and feels soft for all those newborn cuddles. Cotton jersey, linen and silky cupro are our fave fabrics for this - they’re soft, they’re comfortable, they’re built to last and if you look after them, they’ll still look great after loads of wears.
Take our sets and co-ords. Each one is designed with a relaxed style that accommodates your bump and comes in one of these body-loving fabrics. So whether you want to spend your fourth trimester in understated, oversized sweats, loose trousers or an easy two-piece, you know you’ll always feel comfortable.
Anais is wearing the Laura Jumpsuit in Navy
Wear a maternity jumpsuit
You can’t beat a jumpsuit. A full outfit in one, it’s one of those effortless, don’t-need-to-think-about-it pieces. It’s perfect for those days when trying to choose what to wear feels a bit much, without thinking about what it goes with or how to create a look with it. We’re not talking about any old jumpsuits though. During your fourth trimester, look for one that’s easy to pop on, gives quick access for breastfeeding, and if there are buttons or zips, make sure you can undo them with one hand (because no doubt your other arm will be occupied by baby).
Laura is our 100% organic cotton maternity jumpsuit, one of our OGs here at Beyond Nine and beloved by new mamas and mamas to be. It’s roomy with no waistband, giving you plenty of space so you don’t feel restricted after giving birth and there’s no touching of your scar area if you’ve had a c-section. Plus, it’s got drop arm holes so you can breastfeed in an instant, and easy-to-roll hems so you can adjust the length and adapt to your changing size.
If you’re looking for a jumpsuit with a bit more access at the front, look to our Poppy. This super comfy maternity jumpsuit has poppas down the front and big patch pockets for carrying and storing anything you’ll pick up during the day. Pop on your favourite top underneath (we love our Breton top with this) and you’ve got a ready-made outfit. Or if you’re the type of person who barely goes a day without wearing denim, Lola’s your gal. It has a simple, relaxed silhouette with enough stretch for a bump, with drop arm holes that make it easy to put on, and take off.
Nuria is wearing the Hallie Coverall in Navy
Have a multi-functional piece
Functional doesn’t have to be boring and our Hallie Coverall proves it. This utilitarian, workwear-inspired piece has six (six!) pockets for storing keys, phone, extra muslin cloths, spare socks… you name it. It comes in a whole host of colours for every mood, and it’s got poppas for quick and easy access. The adjustable tabs let you cinch in or loosen up as needed so it’s perfect to wear now, and later.
Thea is wearing the Ultimate Pj Trousers in Black and White Gingham
If in doubt, go for PJs
You’re going to be spending a lot of your fourth trimester in pyjamas… and we say embrace every minute of it. For cosy nights or days when getting dressed is the last thing on your mind, pop on a pair of our Ultimate PJ Trousers. They’re made from comfy and temperature-regulating linen and have a stretchy waistband and drawcord, so you can wear them high or low on the waist. Warning: these are so comfy, you might not want to wear anything else (you can wear these out and about too so technically, you won’t need to).