Why Kaftans are the Ultimate Nursing Wear and How to Style Them
Have you ever wondered how to look good while breastfeeding? I'm sure most moms-to-be have fielded this question quite a few times, even though they might be reluctant to admit it. I know I did, and I don't think there's any shame in wanting to look good even with only 3 hours of sleep every week
In fact, it's quite a feat. I think all of us should get some kind of medal for even finding the time to bathe or smell nice or say a kind word. Because frankly, our patience, both pre, and post-pregnancy, is stretched so thin we could start unraveling any moment. So, if you are a new mom, I only want to tell you that it gets far worse before it gets any better. But it will get better. Until then, hold tight.
Ok, let's get back to the topic after that brief emotional escape. I hope we all feel better.
About dressing well as a nursing mom, the only meaningful advice I can give you is, choose comfort over everything else. This might not be the first thing on your mind when you went shopping for your pre-pregnancy body. And honestly, this is also the mistake I made like countless other moms. No one warned me, for instance, that summers are going to be harder immediately after pregnancy. Add to that a sticky, sulky baby, continuously gnawing at your breast, and you have got a recipe for disaster.
For what it's worth, I ended up not wearing the nursing wear I bought for a few more months and switched to nursing kaftans instead. If you have still not bought your nursing wear, I strongly suggest you read through the points below. I'm sure you will be won over by the end of it.
You Can't Go Wrong With Nursing Kaftans
1. From Maternity to Postpartum
A Kaftan is a balloon-like variant of the robe or tunic and has been worn by various cultures worldwide for thousands of years. The Kaftan is the perfect clothing piece to buy for pregnant moms because it has enormous room for movement and expansion. You can carry your Kaftan from your maternity days to postpartum and well beyond that. It will accommodate your growing bump and make it look good without ever causing you any discomfort, like pants or leggings.
2. Nursing Friendly
Most kaftans come with a sash to tie around the midriff or a drawstring that tightens around your natural waist. However, WobblyWalk's nursing kaftans come with a drawstring that cinches the waist to give you a more appealing silhouette, as well as a hidden zipper at the front that is amazingly convenient to breastfeed your baby wherever you might be. The open flap can also be used as a nursing cover if you have guests over or are feeding in public.
I still don't understand why most nursing wear feature frumpy, baggy, and oversized t-shirts for women when they could be advocating easy, breezy, and beautifully feminine kaftans with gorgeous prints and textures. Wearing kaftan ups your style quotient immediately and can be taken from day to night without any hassle. You will look effortlessly stylish at all times wearing a kaftan.
4. A versatile piece of clothing
You can style a kaftan any way you want. If you have a baby in the summers' oppressive heat, go for a cotton kaftan, allowing breathability and keeping you cool throughout the day.
On the other hand, if you are having a winter baby, choose fabrics like satin and silk and layer your satin kaftan on top of your favorite winter wear. This will not only keep you snug but also make you look chic.
How to style a Kaftan
Kaftans are loosely-fit, free-flowing garments that flatter every body type. But due to their relaxed nature, they might come off as a bit inappropriate for work. Keeping a few things in mind will help you ace this garment. Once you are there, you will never want to wear anything else.
1. Dress for the occasion - Kaftans come in various lengths. For office wear, team your Kaftan with a pair of leggings or pants for a crisper look. For evening events, go for dressier floor-length ones to set the mood.
2. Accessorize - Accessories make everything classier. The same goes with kaftans. Remember to add some elegant accessories if your Kaftan is not too flashy.
3. The Right Bag - Dressing well is all about balance. Pair a small bag or purse to compliment the flowy nature of the garment and bring everything together.
That's it! I hope now you are fully ready to jump on the kaftan bandwagon with me. Just remember to check if your store offers custom sizing options, like WobblyWalk, before you make the purchase. Trust me, you're going to kill it!