DYG’s Chic Mommy Guide: What you’ll feel stylish wearing out and about as a new mom

Congratulations if you are a new mom or mom to be! We wanted to provide you with a few tips on how to keep it chic (or at least try to!) after the baby arrives.

Dress Your Guests Spring New Mom or Maternity Outfits Comfy and Chic

Isabel and Kate Mommy Chic OutfitsOutfits to wear to events and parties after the baby!

A stylish momma is a happy momma, so here is some outfit inspiration for whenever you want to get out of the house and head to a party or some other kind of event!

From the perfect comfy bright dress for weddings, or the best slouchy pants for a delicious brunch out, here are the best outfits for new moms looking to be chic on their day (or night!) out.

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How to Pack a Hospital Bag

If I had the opportunity to pack a hospital bag, here are the items I would have included! Keep it to a minimum as the hospital will provide you with so many essentials. Plus, remember you will be leaving the hospital with a very important bundle so you will not want to be lugging a gigantic suitcase with you. Always remember the most important thing to pack for any new parents: a sense of humor.

Chic Mommy Guide

  1. Josie ‘Essentials’ RobeChoose a robe that is soft and comfortable.
  2. Tumi ‘Vapor™ – Jonathan Adler’ Continental Carry-On: The Suitcase! Remember you will be leaving the hospital with a baby! Do not overpack and keep the bag carry-on size or smaller. I highly suggest one that rolls because your hands will be carrying a baby and a car seat out of the hospital and you want something that moves easily and is not a hassle.
  3. Maternity Hospital Delivery Gown in Lisa: In my dream scenario I would have been wearing this post baby! So cute, practical and great for the many potential photos you will be taking post delivery.
  4. PJ Salvage ‘Sweat It Out’ French Terry Hoodie: An outfit to wear at the hospital: I suggest a zip front top and drawstring pants. What could be a more perfect pattern?
  5. SOCKWELL ‘Circulator Chevron’ Compression Socks: to help reduce swelling.
  6. UGG® Australia ‘Dakota Swirl’ Slipper: Slippers with grips on the bottom like these UGGs are a great choice.
  7. CLINIQUE Great SkinSimple Cleansing Facial Wipes3-in-1 Travel KitDove Anti-Perspirant, & Aquaphor Healing Skin Ointment: For toiletries, always stick with the products you typically use. I also like face cleansing wipes as an alternative to face wash as they are easy to use. Aquaphor is great for lips and hands if they become chapped from washing them often – this is a must have!
  8. Nine Naturals Pregnancy Travel Gift Set: Perfect size to pack and the products are mommy and baby safe. You don’t want anything that has a strong odor.
  9. Bobbi Brown Lip Balm: Bring your favorite lip moisturizer and keep it close to keep away dry lips!
  10. Bravado Designs Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra: My favorite brand and the most comfortable. Bring 2 – 3.
  11. Hanes® Women’s ComfortSoft® Waistband Cotton Stretch 3-Pack Boy Brief: Coverage and softness are key.
  12. Clinique ‘Color Cravings’ Set: This set is perfect if you want to wear makeup while at the hospital. But believe us, packing your travel make-up will be the last thing on your mind.
  13. Kate Spade ‘Limoncello Bouquet – Manuela’ Cosmetics Case: I’m a big fan of categorizing your items. Use this to keep all toiletries together, especially with its zippered compartments for keeping jewelry safe.
  14. A Smart Phone for Photos! Unless you’re a photographer, rest assured that your smartphone will definitely be perfect for your first, precious photos. Just remember to bring your charger!
  15. Kissy Kissy ‘Sweet’ One-Piece and Ralph Lauren Footie: The going home outfit! (Pack 2 – 3 total!) Try not to get too cute and stick with outfits that snap or zip up with covered feet and hands. (It’s always much easier to have it all built in! 🙂 Plus, the fabric quality from Ralph Lauren and Kissy Kissy are my favorite brands to put against new baby skin.
  16. PLH Bows & Laces Flower Embellished Knit Hat: … and don’t forget the hat!
  17. Barefoot Dreams® CozyChic® Stripe Blanket

2 comfy outfits for Mom to wear home from the hospital

These outfits are both super comfy and stylish. While fashion may not be the first thing on your mind, a simple scarf or small addition can make all the difference in feeling beautiful and fresh on our way home.

What to Wear Home for a New Mom Stylish and Chic 2 

  1. Kate Spade ‘Six Month Dot’ Scarf
  2. Seraphine Maternity Black Long Line Snap Down Maternity & Nursing Top
  3. Harlowe and Graham Graphic Print Swing Coat
  4. 40 Winks Dot Cuffed Skinny Lounge Pants
  5. Acorn ‘Novella’ Slipper

What to Wear Home for a New Mom Stylish and Chic 1

  1. Nice Asana Jacket
  2. Isabella Oliver Joan Joggers
  3. Seraphine Maternity LS Leanne Stripe Shirt
  4. Nike Flyknit Lunar2 Sneakers

The Chic Mommy Diaper Bag Survival Guide

Elyse not only gave me my diaper bag but she also gave me two great pieces of advice. 1. Always have the bag packed and ready to go – you never know when you will need it; and, 2. make sure you keep a spare shirt or outfit for you in the bag. If you want to win wife of the year you can keep a spare for your husband or partner, too!

Chic Mommy Bag Diaper Bag Essentials

  1. Kate Spade FLATIRON NYLON SOPHIA GRACE Bag: A great size with lots of compartments.
  2. NORDSTROM ‘SWEET’ ONE-PIECE (BABY GIRLS): An extra outfit preferably a snap or zip front with feet.
  3. Ju-Ju-Be ‘Legacy Be Quick – The First Lady’ Wristlet Pouch: Diapers, wipes and baby powder are kept together in this case for easy storage.
  4. Diaper Dispenser! A must!  Make sure you are well-stocked. I love this company and their adorable designs.
  5. The Honest Co. Diapers
  6. NORDSTROM DERMO-SOOTHING WIPES. A necessity: I like this company and the snap closure to keep wipes fresh.
  7. Little Giraffe ‘Luxe Dot’ BlanketA blanket in case it gets chilly.
  8. The Honest Company Hand Sanitizer: Always at the ready!
  9. Laura Mercier LIP GLACÉ INGREDIENTS INGREDIENTSFind a color that brightens up your face. I love this brand because its not sticky and smells like vanilla.
  10. NORDSTROM JU JU BE ‘FUEL CELL’ LUNCH BAG: I keep Isabella’s extra bottle in here along with her teething toy and pacifier for easy organization.
  11. WUBBANUB Pacifier Toy: The adorable attachment on this pacifier helps you easily locate it in the diaper bag.
  12. Sophie la Girafe Teething ToyAdorable and necessary.  I keep it next to the cooler pack in the bottle bag so it can help her teething gums.
  13. Sparkly Nautical Striped Maternity & Nursing Tunic: An extra top!  Best piece of advice I have received is to keep an extra top on hand for you!  If you want to win wife of the year keep a tee-shirt on hand for your husband as well 🙂
  14. Tom Ford ‘Jennifer’ 61mm Oval Frame SunglassesThe bigger the better to hide those tired eyes!  They can also double as a headband.
  15. Petunia Pickle Bottom Cosmetics Pouch Keep your essentials here lipgloss, hair ties, sunglasses, brush, hand sanitizer and gum. It’s also easily wiped down.
  16. aden + anais Swaddling Cloths (3-Pack): Perfect to double as a burp cloth or a blanket to drape over the car seat.

The best outfits for new moms going out

Dress Your Guests Spring New Mom or Maternity Outfits Comfy and Chic

Outfit 1: Slouchy Pants; the Best Brunch Attire!

I feel so lucky that the slouchy pant is such a hot trend right now. The elastic waistband on these pants gives will give you the comfort that you are looking for and the drapey top will help conceal your mid-section. Keep this look chic but adding polished shoes and a structured bright bag for a pop of color. Throw on a long necklace to help elongate your frame and you are set for brunch with friends.

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Slouchy JCrew Pants Brunch Outfit for a New Mom JCrew Yello Blouse

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Top is old, but love these: J.Crew COLLECTION CASHMERE SWEATSHIRT and J.Crew LONG-SLEEVE PAINTER TEE. Pants: J.Crew PIAMITA™ ALEXA PANT. Shoes are old, but loving these two matching choices: J.Crew COLLECTION BLAKELY PRINTED PUMPS and J.Crew COLLECTION EVERLY PRINTED PUMPS. My bag is old, but I love this one with this outfit: Ralph Lauren The mini Ricky Cross-Body Bag. Necklace is old, but this J.Crew GROTTO PENDANT NECKLACE is perfect.

Outfit 2: A floral romper for a night out on the town!

One piece and done! Jumpsuits have become my new best friend for this reason alone.  I love this style because it cinches in at the waist allowing me to make it smaller or larger depending on how I am feeling. Pick a color that compliments your skin tone and it will instantly brighten your overall appearance. Add complimentary accessories and heels and you are set for a birthday party celebration with friends!

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Floral Yumi Kim Romper Perfect Outfit for New Mom Night Out

Romper: Yumi Kim Liz Romper. Earrings are old but love these two: Baublebar Boho Drops Earrings and Baublebar Rock Candy Drops Earrings. Shoes: Joie Jade Ankle Strap Sandals. Clutch: OLD BUT LOVING THIS ONE JIMMY CHOO ‘Sweetie’ clutch.

Outfit 3: Wedding Ready in a Hot Pink Dress!

This dress nips in at the waist but its elastic so it will give with your evolving shape.  The neckline shows just enough skin to make you feel sexy but not over exposed. The blouson sleeves help conceal arms which might be an area of insecurity.  The print and height on these heels makes them sexy and fun! Aviators are my favorite style sunglasses and can be dressed up for events or worn everyday to conceal tired eyes. Longer earrings will help elongate your face shape. I love these aqua dangly hoops which compliment the hot pink perfectly. This is my go to wedding look post baby!

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Lilly Pulitzer Dress Shop Bop Earrings Hot Pink Dress Perfect Wedding Guest Outfit New Moms-324

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Lilly Pulitzer Dress Shop Bop Earrings Hot Pink Dress Perfect Wedding Guest Outfit New Moms

Dress: Lilly Pulitzer Whitaker Wrap Dress. Shoes: Steve Madden Marlenee Sandal. Eaarings are from a street vendor from NYC, but I love these with this outfit: Kenneth Jay Lane GEOMETRIC DROP EARRINGS or DANNIJO Cash Earrings. The clutch is old, but this MILLY Rivington Metallic clutch is perfect. Sunglasses: Oliver Peoples Eyewear Isabel Marant Par Oliver Peoples Matt Sunglasses.

Outfit 4: The Sexy Shift Dress for a Cocktail Party with Friends

This style is great because it won’t cling to your body. A more conservative shape will help you feel confident at your next event. Add a dose of glitter with accessories to add polish to your look and you have an easy outfit to wear to a cocktail party.

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Kate Spade Blue Shift Dress Best Outfit for New Moms Bauble Bar

Dress: Kate Spade CORDETTE DRESS. Bag: KATE SPADE NEW YORK ‘GEORGICA ROAD – SILKA’ CLUTCH. This necklace is old, but this Baublebar FLOWER CHILD PENDANT necklace is the perfect replacement.

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