When it comes to maternity clothes, experienced mommas know what you really need — and what you don’t. So, we weren’t at all surprised that Hilary Duff, a third-time mom, was spotted in an incredibly versatile maternity dress that can be worn postpartum, too.
The actress, who just welcomed her third child — daughter Mae James Bair — shared a photo of herself on Instagram shortly before she gave birth.In the photo, Duff and her 2-year-old daughter Banks are snuggled up in bed, and the actress is wearing the comfiest-looking maternity dress.
Duff’s grey midi is from one of our go-to maternity clothing brands: Seraphine. A favorite among celebs like Kate Middleton and Carrie Underwood, Seraphine is known for its fashion-forward pieces for moms-to-be. But the brand’s Grey Ribbed Maternity & Nursing Midi Dress ($99 at Seraphine.com) scores points for being a two-in-one option. The dress is made from a soft ribbed knit material, and there’s an additional layer that allows for easy (and discreet!) nursing access. It’s also available in black, and there are short-sleeve and sleeveless options.
Many moms hesitate to invest in tons of maternity clothes since there’s a finite period of time that you’ll actually wear them. But a dress that can be worn both during pregnancy and postpartum is a purchase that keeps on giving — literally. This style will flatter your bump throughout pregnancy, then work as the perfect nursing staple later on. And who doesn’t love having a super soft, neutral dress in their closet?
Right now, you can also save up to 40 percent at Seraphine during their Mid-Season Sale. Even though Duff’s dress isn’t included in the sale, there are plenty of maternity and nursing essentials moms-to-be and moms and will want to add to their carts. A few styles we love: a basic black bodycon dress, a two-pack of nursing-friendly T-shirts and a classic cotton maternity and nursing dress.
Want to look even more like Duff? You can complete her look by picking up her new children’s book, My Little Brave Girl.