I was chatting with a friend of mine who recently had a baby about how sick I am of leggings and sweatshirts (pretty much all I can fit into right now!) and she suggested treating myself to a dress I’m excited to wear postpartum so that I have something to look forward to. That day I ordered a beautiful navy and white Indian block-print caftan from Emerson Fry after she told me she lived in hers with her newborn.
I then dropped into a deep rabbit hole of their entire India Collection and could have purchased every single item, no joke. This blue shirt dress is at the top of my list now! I was also excited to see that they brought back my absolute favorite purple flowy maxi dress from last summer over on Tuckernuck. The same fabric also comes in a gorgeous blouse, btw.
Another brand that I had been loving but hadn’t tried myself is SZ Blockprints. I ordered this dress from them for our newborn photos and it’s even more beautiful in person. I also love the maxi version.
And of course, you can’t forget the one-and-only Amazon nightgown which I have in two colors from last year. They also make a pretty short-sleeved wrap dress maxi that, for under $30, is a great deal.
As you can see from all of my picks, my postpartum summer wardrobe is basically going to consist of everything long, flowy, block-printed, and comfy. I’m very happy to see this look is in-style for my fellow Gen-Z’ers!
Here is my current summer dress wishlist. All of them would be great for anyone postpartum or not.
Row 1: Blue & White V-Neck Maxi Dress ($33- comes in 11 patterns/colors) / Blue & White Midi Dress ($168) / My Favorite Purple Maxi Dress ($148)
Row 2: Smocked Blue & Yellow Dress ($188) / Pink Maxi Dress ($168) / The One-and-Only Amazon Nightgown ($28- comes in 42 patterns/colors!)
Row 3: Navy Caftan ($178) / Blue Wrap Dress ($26- comes in 18 patterns/colors) / Smocked Pink & Blue Dress ($98)
Row 4: Toile Maxi Dress ($268) / Smocked Block Print Dress ($98) / Blue Shirt Dress ($168)