5 ideas for what to wear to a baby shower

Tide, Bounce, and Downy have offered to sponsor this post in the spirit of “things that go together.”

Keeping in mind Heather’s translation of clothing tags that say “Dry Clean Only” to mean “Don’t Buy Me”, we have five ideas for machine washable outfits to wear to a baby shower when you’re the…

1- Friend who just had her own baby: Nursing tank + Cardigan + Floral Skirt = Cute, full coverage outfit, that enables nursing at a party

Outfit for nursing mom. (Nursing top from Old Navy)
2- Sister-in-law who doesn’t do dresses — or baby showers: Tshirt + Statement necklace + Black jeans = I might be wearing a t-shirt, but I’m still here for you!

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3- Older sister… but not that old: Day dress + Western-ish boots = Fun, quirky aka my kids are old enough that I’ve gotten my sense of style back. P.S. I am showing Heather’s glasses with this because she gets boatloads of compliments on these glasses wherever she goes — and she and I are the older sisters of babymakers these days.

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4- Pregnant cousin: Maternity tunic + Leggings = I’m cute, but polite; I’m not going to show up the guest of honor. (flat sandals and yellow handbag, too!)

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5- Friend with twin toddlers who barely made it out of the house: Shirtdress + Bright belt = I have mastered an easy uniform to wear when I’m kid-free.

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RookieMoms.com co-founder Whitney lives with her husband, son, and daughter in the San Francisco Bay Area where she writes about parenting, crafts, and activities that moms can do with babies in tow. She and Heather also publish 510Families.com, a site for East Bay parents and are the authors of The Rookie Mom's Handbook and Stuff Every Mom Should Know.