Reader Spotlight: I just had a baby. What should I wear to a garden party?

Hey Lazina, If you were going to a wedding where the dress code was “garden party formal” what would you wear? Keep in my I will be nursing and just delivered a baby 4 weeks prior.
Any thoughts are welcome!!

~ Ashley

Hi Ashley,


First off, congrats on your new bundle of joy.  That’s fantastic!

I can completely appreciate your uncertainty of what to wear right to this event right after having had a baby.  Here’s an idea for you:


Why you’ll love it:

  • It is a great transition dress for a post-pregnancy body in that it has an elastic waist…. so you know it’ll be comfy.  Also, the gathering at the front will draw the eye to the smallest part of the waist while providing coverage to other areas of your midsection that you might not be as comfortable showing off as yet (or ever).
  • The soft, pleated straps are a bit thicker to accommodate a nursing bra so you won’t have to worry about your bra straps showing.
  • The dress is 100% silk.  That alone will provide a more formal look to the dress.
  • The print is fun and playful. It’s just right for a garden party!
  • The v-neck is flattering and will likely show off tasteful cleavage (you are at a party after all).  If it ends up being too much cleavage, just add a cami underneath.

Here are some accessory suggestions to complete the look:


Have fun at the party!