While pregnant, I stumbled on a bizarre tip that one should buy bigger underwear to avoid stretching out one’s normal pairs. My philosophy was actually the opposite: use what I have + buy crisp, fresh pairs once I’ve lost the baby weight. Since my first pregnancy led right into a second, those purchases were put on hold for an extra 9 months. And at this point, everything is looking a little sad.
It’s finally time to update my drawer.
While I couldn’t be happier about this milestone, I had two problems when beginning to shop. The first was finding a retailer for everyday undies. (Side note: Victoria’s Secret store branding has become a major turn-off. Yuck.) Second, I easily talk myself out of spending cash on a basically “invisible” part of my wardrobe. I would literally be standing in a store ready to buy and then walk away feeling guilty about it. Couldn’t that $20 be better spent on something else?
Wearing undergarments which haven’t endured the unsavory bits of pregnancy and postpartum-ness, fit properly, and are pretty? That is a total game changer. I’m speaking from recent experience here, so please trust me if you have the same qualms. These purchases are my first investment in mothering myself this year. I keep my littles in clean clothes that fit, and I’m learning to take similar care of myself.
I needed quite a few pairs of everyday undies, and I found that Gap Body and Target had good deals around $3-4 each and pretty designs (specifically Gilligan O’Malley and Hanes Premium). My Christmas list for Zach included a couple splurge-worthy pieces from Eberjey and Madewell. And I truly feel like a new woman.
clockwise from top-left:
target | madewell | target | eberjey