Shopping for pants when your body is postpartum can be intimidating. You may be getting to know your body’s changing shape, and finding a pair that fit both your legs and waist feels like a miss every time.
It’s important to feel like you can wear ‘normal’ clothes again as you step into the phase of finding yourself as an individual outside of mama’s life. Retire those maternity leggings, and let me guide you on what to look for when it comes to bottoms that fit right.
Side note, there is NOTHING wrong with your body. Even without having a baby, your body will shift with time, and I want you to know many options are available. In my podcast episode of The Closet Edit called Your Body Isn’t the Problem, I share quick tips to love on your body. When I work with clients in different phases of their life, there’s a lot of talk about losing weight; let’s focus and care for your body right now. I promise you’ll feel so much better in pants that fit right.
Here are my top favorite postpartum pants of the moment that will feel comfortable and look stylish for you to wear day-to-day or to work:
JCREW // SLIM WIDE-LEG JEAN IN ROCKY BEACH WASH $148
These are comfortable and roomy in the leg and hip area. It’s a great option if you are tired of feeling sucked into skinnies that make running errands and caring for the kids uncomfortable. Plus, wider-leg pants are in style now, so it’s a great time to stock up!
NORDSTROM // NAOMI FAB AB HIGH WAIST CROP SLIM STRAIGHT LEG JEANS $89
If you want the perfect fit for jeans, the Fab Ab Collection by KUT has a ton of shades, distressed, clean-cut, straight, and skinny options. I chose this specific one because the lighter denim is trending. You can wear it with a black sweater for fall for a great contrast look, or you can wear it with your whites and lighter colors for summer.
JCREW // PULL-ON SHORTS IN LIGHTWEIGHT CHINO $59.50
These comfy casual shorts for summertime are in the perfect length. They’re not too short, fit just right, and have the flexibility along the waist for long road trips or out and about. It comes in multiple colors, but sizing is limited because this was a huge summer hit!
NORDSTROM // VINCE EASY FIT CROP PULL-ON PANTS $209.99
Workwear that’s stylish and comfortable seems like it’s not possible, but these pants work perfectly dressed up or down. Wear them with a weekend tee or a beautiful blouse for a zoom call. The options are endless with how you can wear these pants. And let me add, they are a year-round piece!
BANANA REPUBLIC // TENCEL LINEN PANT $100
Linen pants that stretch to your comfort. These run slightly large, so you can size down if you’d like, but if you purchase your true-to-size option, they’ll be fine too. The elastic waistband doesn’t take away from how stylish these are. Wear them to the beach with a sleeveless knit or lightweight pullover sweater and sandals.
ARITZIA // EFFORTLESS PANT $148
These run small so size up one to two, but I promise they are worth it! You’ll feel like a million bucks in these when you go back to work. If you are in a professional environment and need a refresh on pants, don’t get the slim or skinny ankles; try these full-length wide legs and get them hemmed if needed.
Shopping for postpartum pants doesn’t have to be complicated. Pair any of the above pants or short with a casual or professional top, and you’re ready for whatever the day brings.
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