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 an ideal clothing option to buy for pregnant moms because it has enormous room for movement and expansion. And the best thing? You can wear your Kaftan throughout pregnancy to post delivery and even beyond. It will provide enough space for your growing baby bump and make it look chic and stylish without digging or pinching.
2. Nursing Friendly
Generally nursing kaftans comes with a drawstring that adjusts well to the size of your waistline to offer you a more captivating look with a comfortable fit. They also have a hidden front zipper that makes breastfeeding amazingly convenient. 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 peps up your fashion game instantly and keeps you relaxed 24/7 with no hassle. You look perfectly chic wherever you go 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 Maternity Kaftan?
Maternity Kaftans are loose-fitted, airy garments designed to keep pregnant women relaxed and stylish from day to night. Once you wear them, you won't take them off. Following the tips given below, you can ace this unique pregnancy garment:
1. Dress for the occasion - Maternity Kaftans are available in various lengths. So wear them according to the occasion. For example, if you're wearing Kaftans for the office, team them up with stretchy maternity leggings or pants for a professional look. Likewise, you can choose to wear floor-length maternity kaftans for evening events.
2. Accessorize - The right set of accessories make the outfit shine, and the same is true with Maternity Kaftans. Don't forget to wear some exquisite accessories for a classier look.
3. The Right Bag - Lastly, don't forget to hang a small purse or bag to compliment the free-flowing nature of the dress and balance your overall look.
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!