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Dressed for Newborn Bliss: What do I wear for newborn pictures?

Shopping for the perfect dress for your newborn’s photoshoot can be one of the most challenging tasks for a new mom. You’re trying to find something flattering for your postpartum body before you even know what your figure will look like after giving birth.

Luckily, a tried-and-true silhouette tends to work beautifully for most moms – one with waist definition, a moderate amount of fabric, and a sleeve with just a touch of volume to make your waist appear slimmer.

This week’s dress roundup is all about those figure-flattering sleeves and slightly richer color saturations. The star is the Millie maxi dress that checks all the boxes with its cinched waist, flowy skirt, and voluminous sleeves – plus easy nursing access.

The dress checks all the boxes including easy access for nursing moms

But I’ve also included 6 other fabulous dresses with sleeve volume and slightly richer hues like green (a much-requested color!). Remember, the goal is to avoid bright, saturated colors that can alter your skin tone in camera. Stick to those pretty, slightly deeper neutrals, and muted tones for skin-flattering photos.

By following the waist-defining, sleeve-volumizing formula, you’ll be able to find a dress that flatters your postpartum shape while keeping the attention on your gorgeous newborn. Stay tuned for all 7 dress picks!

Make sure to click the picture for a shoppable link!

I’m Katrina

SAVANNAH NEWBORN & FAMILY PORTRAIT ARTIST

Welcome to my little corner of the world. I am Katrina Barrow, owner of Katrina Barrow Photography. In this little space, I share my favorite portraits from sessions, tips on motherhood, interiors, travel and more.  

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