Chunky Cardigans Right Out Of Our Cozy Pinterest Dreams

Chunky cardigans sweaters don’t come back strong than a ’90s trend, they’re honestly just timeless. But maybe with Taylor Swift’s new albums (featuring one of the songs of summer, “Cardigan”) we’ve more inspired to embrace the cottagecore trend (aka, all things cozy). Cardigans are easy and can be studious and cute depending on how you wear them, but there’s no wrong way to wear them. Throw them over a tank you’re wearing with your sweats and immediately feel more buttoned up, literally. Pair one with any kind of dressy ensemble, and you’ve got yourself a holiday portrait-worthy look. Cardigans and jeans? Classic. It’s no wonder we want a few chunky cardigans in our wardrobe — they’re a staple. Here are some of our favorites.

The best chunky cardigans:

Yskkt Buffalo Plaid Standard & Plus Size Open Front Cardigan

What is it about cold weather and buffalo plaid that just makes you want to curl up by a roaring fire? Heck, with the new WTH norm, throw on the Yskkt Buffalo Plaid Open Front Cardigan, skip that zoom meeting, and put that fireplace to good use instead. Regardless if you hop on that video call or play hooky from work (the internet does crash from time to time you know), Aliya suggests light layers to “add interest to your Zoom outfit without adding bulk on camera”. This one just happens to be extra fun! One Amazon customer reviewed “I like the way this looks on. Not too bulky, but still warm. It’s not restrictive in the arms or shoulders (and my arms are not small) Very pleased with this item. Cute and Comfortable!” Buffalo plaid is perfect for every age and every size, and this cardigan is perfect for every body available in size small through 5X. 

$25.95 AT AMAZON

MEROKEETY Soft Chunky Knit Cardigan

This is one of Amazon’s favorite cardigans (it has over 8,300 5-star reviews!), probably because its extra cozy with its popcorn material that feels like you’re cuddled up in a cloud. Coming in 28 colors and up to XX-Large, people love how loose-fitting this cardigan is, and how it makes any outfit look cozy and put together.

$38.99 AT AMAZON

Moon River textured jacket in cream

Looking for a cardigan that’s a bit more dressed up but still perfectly cozy? This loose-fitting vintage cream cardigan has a spread collar to give it more ~class~ as well as pearl buttons.


The Cloud Cable Cardigan

If you’re looking for something that has bulk but still has the cardigan’s more dainty qualities (versus a cable-knit fisherman’s sweater), Everlane has the perfect option. It’s on the pricier side, but you’re really paying for the quality and style. Made of merino wool, pima cotton, and alpaca, this crewneck cardigan is made for heavy duty winters. Every detail is thought out, like the beautiful, big tortoiseshell buttons and chunky rib detailing.


Dokotoo Womens Winter Open Front Long Sleeve Chunky Cable Cardigan

Looking for something that is truly the definition of “chunky”? This slouchy cardigan has super loose, long sleeves and 15+ colors to choose from. It’s also available up to XX-Large. “This is my new go-to sweater. It’s extremely comfortable and matches with everything. Cozy, without being frumpy. Didn’t have to size up for cozy, oversized fit. Perfect amount of room in regular size,” one customer wrote.

$36.98 AT AMAZON

Lucky Brand Border Print Cardigan

This is the cardigan we’d wear if we owned a Western-style home in New Mexico with a porch and rocking chair looking at the vast desert. Yup, we know that specific. This wool, acrylic, and nylon blend make this cardigan soft and durable (we still wear Lucky Brand sweaters that were purchased in the early 2000s!), and the pattern adds some personality for those of you who wish you could escape to the Wild West.


Aire Waffle-Knit Cardigan Sweater

This best-seller come in three winter-y colors (Enchanted Forest Green, Cool Beige, and White) that are made of a wool, nylon, and spandex mix that makes for a soft and stretchy warm sweater for colder weather. It has a relaxed fit that pairs well with anything from a T-shirt and leggings to a formal dress with some boots. Its cropped, so if you’re looking for a longer length, this ain’t it. But it’s perfect for a high waist jean or skirt combo, something that really shows off and accentuates your waist and hips.


Striped Button-Front Cardigan

You can always count on GAP for the basics. This striped cardigan adds a little color to your cardigan collection, if you ever want to veer away from all the solids. This one is soft and has extra long sleeves.

$55 AT GAP

Goranbon Women's Cable Knit Cardigan

Another solid pick from Amazon, this cardigan is super soft and something you can throw on in a pinch. It comes in 20 different colors and are loved by customers. “I LOVE this sweater! It is perfect. The sleeves aren’t tight, the sweater fits loose, as I so wanted it to, it is soft & not itchy at all. It is beautiful. It goes below my bottom feels very comfortable. Thank you…I LOVE THIS,” one customer wrote.

$33.99 AT AMAZON

Women's Signature Cotton Fisherman Sweater

Want something festive? L.L. Bean has plenty of options (they have super cozy solid colors, too) which are cute and comfy. Aside from always fitting perfectly, L.L. Bean is known for its high-quality (you probably still own a sweater from your high school days that’s in perfect shape, no matter how many washes). This cardigan (made of 100% cotton —definitely do not machine dry!) has a high collar, keeping your neck warm through the winter, too.

$119 AT L.L. BEAN

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You Can Get Emily’s Vintage Camera Phone Case From ‘Emily In Paris’ For Just $7

We’re guessing you binged all streaming episodes of Emily in Paris on Netflix and are now wondering where Emily got that freakin’ awesome vintage camera phone case. Whether Emily in Paris was a hate-binge or you just genuinely loved the show, one thing is clear: Girl had good taste. The social media guru (played by Lily Collins) has expensive tastes in clothing and accessories, but weirdly enough, her iconic — and ironic — phone case (a vintage camera) is actually pretty budget-friendly. And you can buy the same one. It’s the phone case she uses everywhere she goes in Paris on her journey to becoming a social media guru and influencer.

Emily's phone in Emily in Paris

The phone is 3D and, if you watched the show (which we’re assuming you did if you’re here, hi!) is meant to mimic a real, vintage camera, making it look like you’re taking selfies with an old school cam. And hey, it works for Emily, as she makes her way through Paris and racks up (a maybe unrealistic) amount of followers in a short period of time (any social media manager might tell you it’s not so easy, but ah well, you gotta love and forgive escapist TV).

You can buy your own camera for yourself — or your teen if you want! It makes an awesome gift, especially if they’re pop-culture minded and have watched Emily in Paris. Or just love old-timey things with functionality. The Emily in Paris-inspired phone case is available on Amazon, and is made of silicone, making it truly effective for protection purposes. The real-deal phone is currently out of stock (due to its popularity thanks to the show), but luckily, there are plenty of retailers selling one that looks almost exactly like Emily’s.

We especially like this one, which has great reviews and offers ample protection.

We also love this one from Casetify which is pricier, but arguably higher quality, as it’s an Ultra Compact Case (and we can totally vouch for Casetify’s products, they’ve saved our phones from all kinds of disasters).

Here’s another more budget friendly option, but it may only work with smaller phones.

And here’s a Emily in Paris-inspired phone case that’s designed for longer phones and comes at a wallet-friendly price.

How le fun!

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Vote Masks You Can Still Buy Online To Urge People To Do Their Part

Election Day is a mere 18 days away, and if you’re mailing your ballot, it needs to be postmarked by October 19 — that’s on Monday, y’all! While all elections are super important, this one is REALLY, super important. We’ve been vocal about where we stand on politics pretty clearly here at Scary Mommy, but if you weren’t sure, you can check out the homepage. Look: At the end of the day, we support human rights, a woman’s right to choose what she wants to do with her own body, and we are incredibly vocal about the racial injustices that we continue to witness, the disproportionate incarceration of minorities, and our broken justice system.

We’re fighting against voter suppression and the demonization of immigrants in this country by, yes, our current president. We believe climate change is real and that major steps must be taken to combat global warming (starting with a president who seriously acknowledges it). And we’ve made it pretty clear that the current Trump administration did not do enough to protect Americans from COVID-19.

So, if you have friends or family who are “unsure” about voting, or reluctant because “both sides suck,” we get that there’s validity to that opinion. But if you care about the well-being of people who live in this country, you’ll know who to vote for this election season. And to remind others to do their part, we’ve rounded up some “vote” masks that you can get ASAP and wear loud and proud to send the message.

Vote Outdoor Mask With Protective 5-Layer Activated Carbon Filters

This soft and breathable vintage-looking mask is washable, and comes with two 5-layer activated carbon filters.

$15.99 AT AMAZON

Cotton Vote Face Mask

Made from 100% cotton, this offers three layers of protection. One size fits all.


Your Vote Matters Mask

This cotton mask is light and breathable, and has an adjustable nose bridge and elastic earloop.


"Comment" Vote Mask

Keep it simple and little bit fun with this social media comment-style vote mask.


RBG Vote Mask Ruth Bader Ginsburg Face Mask

You’ll need to order this RBG mask ASAP, since it takes a little bit longer to ship. Totally worth it though.


"Vote" Sign Face Mask

This mask shows hands holding up a V, O, T, E, and we love how collaborative it looks. Because we really are all in this together.

$15.99 AT AMAZON

American Flag RBG Mask

Okay, one more RBG mask for good measure. This one also comes quicker.

$13.99 AT AMAZON

Tequfe Plan Your Vote Face Mask

We love how pretty (and powerful) this mask is. It’s also effective, coming with a 5-layer activated carbon filter you can insert into the pocket of the mask.


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8 Of Our Favorite Women’s Summer Dresses From Universal Standard

Compared to finding a strapless bra that actually stays up or a well fitting swimsuit that actually feels good (the struggle!), shopping for the perfect summer dress is supposed to be easy—right? But trying to find a dress that isn’t too young (step away from the clingy, way-too-short minis of your youth) but also isn’t too mom-ish (leave the high-necks to your own mom) is harder than you might think.

Or at least it was harder than it should have been until we discovered the hidden gem that is Universal Standard. The fashion brand best known for its size inclusivity and super soft fabric has a whole line of summer dresses that are just begging to be lived in this summer and all summers. Whether it’s a basic tank dress or a silky satin sheath, you’ll want one (or all) of these hanging in your closet this season. Need maternity? Yup— that’s in here, too.

To help you upgrade your summer style a la Universal Standard, we’ve rounded up our favorite summer dresses from their collection below. Bonus: Universal Standard has recently come out with a face mask made of the same jersey fabric their dresses are famous for, so you can match your mask to your dress. Win-win.

Universal Standard Sonya Satin V Neck Dress For Women

We love a good LBD as much as the next woman but in the summer, we love an SLBD even more (that’s a satin little black dress, of course). And one of our favorite SLBDs this year? The new Sonya dress from Universal Standard. In the same flattering V-neck silhouette of the brand’s most popular Teresa dress, this satiny sheath is super silky, super soft, and most importantly, super lightweight. Available in both jet black and dusty caramel, the Sonya dress hits just below the knee so you won’t have to worry about a sudden gust of wind (or a handsy toddler) and it has just the right amount of fit and stretch to hug your body without being too tight.


Universal Standard Tesino Washed Jersey Dress for Women

We get it: We all want to look like a million bucks without, well, spending a million bucks. Fortunately, you can do exactly that with the Tesino Dress from Universal Standard. “My favorite part of this dress is the fabric—it’s soft and feels expensive,” one reviewer describes of the lightweight jersey material. “Every time I’ve worn it, I felt comfortable and confident all day and received multiple compliments. Highly recommend!” Other happy mamas say they’ve bought it in all three colors (black, navy, and olive) and love that you can wear it for almost any occasion, no matter how casual—or how dressy—it is.


Universal Standard Halie T-Shirt Dress for Women

T-shirts are great. But T-shirt dresses are even better. After all, you get all the comfort and casual-ness of a tee but without the struggle that is wearing pants (praise be!). That’s why so many women love the Halie T-Shirt Dress from Universal Standard. Available in black and bright red, the soft cotton dress features a flattering relaxed fit, an equally comfortable crew neck, and a high-low hem that provides ample coverage. And if you aren’t yet convinced that this could be THE dress of your summer, consider this—it also has roomy pockets (we know!) that are big enough to tote around all your essentials like chapstick, keys, and, of course, plenty of snacks.


Universal Standard Geneva Mom Dress for Maternity

Being pregnant in the summer is hard (so hot! so uncomfortable!). And while you can’t change the fact that you have to survive 90+ temps while also carrying around a baby in your stomach, you can make it a little more bearable with the Geneva Dress from Universal Standard. It’s made of a lightweight and breezy Peruvian cotton blend (read: you won’t feel like you’re suffocating) that also happens to be pilling-resistant and durable. Available in six pretty colorways including basic black and vibrant eggplant, the Geneva Dress can be dressed up or dressed down—i.e. it’s exactly what your mama-to-be wardrobe needs this season.


Universal Standard Teresa V-Neck Dress for Women

Ah, the dress that started it all. Aka the ultra soft, ultra flattering Teresa Dress that earned Universal Standard its cult-favorite status. We’re not exactly sure how one simple piece of jersey fabric can feel and fit so ridiculously good but we are absolutely here for it. It drapes over your body in a way that clings to all the right places (and flows away from all the wrong ones—looking at you love handles!) and has a V-neck that’s just deep enough to hint at a little sexiness (without dipping into risque territory). It’s the perfect solution to those “I have nothing to wear” days when you need something simple yet stylish to toss on. (Backyard BBQ’s with flip flops totally works!)


Universal Standard Foundation Tank Dress for Women

Things every woman needs for summer: a trashy beach read, a 30-pack of White Claws, and a basic tank dress. The first two are on you (Amazon and the local liquor store can help you out there) but the last one you can get with the Foundation Dress from Universal Standard. Like an upgraded version of the cheap Forever 21 bodycon dress you wore in college (RIP), it clings to your curves in all the right places and is made of an ultra lightweight ribbed material that’s thick enough that you can wear the dress on its own yet thin enough that you can easily layer it under other pieces, too. Versatile much?!


Universal Standard Nailah Button Down Tunic Dress for Women

As a mom, you do a lot of things. So it only makes sense that you want an equally versatile dress. Enter the Nailah Dress from Universal Standard. Part tunic, part dress, it can be worn any number of ways. Unbuttoned as a beach cover-up? Done. Buttoned all the way for the perfect weekend dress? You got it. Tied up into a chic summer blouse? Why not?! The Nailah does it all (just like you, mama!). Made of the sheerest, most breathable, so-light-you-forget-you’re-wearing-it fabric, the ankle-length dress has an oversized fit that’s ideal for those hot July afternoons and comes in black, white, and the most stunning shade of azure blue.


Universal Standard Rachel Ruched Mom Dress for Maternity

Another easy dress for mamas to be, the Rachel. Because A, there are not enough maternity dresses that you really can wear before, during, and after, and B, because there are not enough dresses in the world with ruching just where we all need it. Plus it’s a cap sleeve (because pregnancy=sweaty) and it’s a drapey jersey that flows with you without sticking to you. Neutral caramel and black are just right for working on the front porch but will look great at the office (if and when we finally get back there).


Need more summer style ideas? Browse our favorite fashion picks here, including the comfiest bralettes and summer sandals.

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Amazon’s Big Style Sale Is Here, And It Did Not Come To Play

2020 may have postponed Amazon Prime Day (along with the rest of our hopes and dreams, lol), but that doesn’t mean Amazon doesn’t have something else up its sleeve. Amazon dot com seems to be making up for it by offering us its very first Big Style Sale to kick off summer — a sale solely dedicated to clothes and accessories. And the promotions are no short of epic. The Big Style Sale, which starts on June 22 and goes until June 28, offers up no-joke deals that include brands like Ray-Ban, Fyre and Co, Sam Edelman, Free People, Calvin Klein, Jeffrey Campbell, Solid & Striped, Hudson, and more. Now’s the time to get what you want and need for summer, and beyond. With so many brands (including a handful of high-end designers) and so many discounts, you’ll have no problem piling up all the good deals in your cart and feeling pretty awesome about it.

Whether you’re looking for a new pair of sandals to go with your summer dress, or a pair of effortless sunnies to protect your pretty eyes from the sun, there’s something for everyone and every taste. And with your Amazon Prime subscription, you’ll get your smart buys shipped to you ASAP. Plus, if you don’t like how something fits or looks, you’ve got seven days to return your loot.

New Balance Women’s Minimus 20 V7 Cross Trainer Sneakers

These New Balance sneakers are lightweight and comfortable — perfect for the gym or just pairing with a pair of skinny jeans for a casual, low key look. They come in six different colors, providing just the right amount of support and grip for literally any occasion. Prices range from $13.66 to $189.74.

$13.66 At Amazon

Rolla’s Women’s Midsummer Linen Dress

Fare-thee-well, sweaters and pants. Hello, breathable picnic dresses. This light midi dress is what you need on a hot day, whether you’re just grocery shopping or reading a new book on your porch. Throw on a leather jacket with high-heeled sandals, a bam: Date night dress.

$51.98 At Amazon

Belei Hydrating Facial Cleansing Wipes

It’s officially makeup-melting season, and nothing feels better than wiping the day off your face with cooling cleansing wipes that leave your skin feeling clean, refreshed, and moisturized. Your bedtime routine will endlessly thank you. FYI, Belei, Amazon’s new skincare line, offers no-frills, no-bullshit skin staples that make your skin look and feel good. With high-quality, dermatologist-approved ingredients that actually work, you’ll probably want to stock up while these (baller!) prices last.

$6.30 At Amazon

30% off

Goodthreads Women’s Denim Long-Sleeve Shirt

Just throw on this soft, lightweight denim shirt for an easy and put together outfit when the temps cool down at night.

$31.60 At Amazon

Sam Edelman Women’s Daniella Sandals

If you don’t have a pair of classic, black sandal heels in your closet, get these, stat. Sam Edelman footwear often mimics the designer kind, but without the price tag (bonus: Sam Edelman heels are comfy AF). If you already have too many black heels, you can also choose from white and beige. Prices range from $69.99 to $189.75.

$59.50 At Amazon

Lucky Brand Women's Mid Rise Ava Skinny Jean

There’s truly nothing easier than a pair of jeans that feel good. You can’t go wrong with Lucky Brand — they hug all the right spots and provide enough stretch for full mobility (can we make stiff jeans illegal already?). Prices range from $31.80 to $95.65.

$31.80 At Amazon

Ray-Ban unisex-adult Rb2168 Meteor Square Sunglasses Square Sunglasses

It’s probably impossible to have too many sunnies. One pair for your car, one for your purse, one for your other purse, and, well, you get it. And when Ray-Bans go on sale, you’ll want to grab a pair, only because they frame your face so perfectly (bonus: they hide the fact that you only slept for three hours while making you look like a badass).

$122.50 At Amazon

30% off

Nine West Women's Gold-Tone Mesh Bracelet Watch

Sure, we have our phones now. But knowing what time it is with the flick of your wrist (and without having to dig through your tote bag for three minutes) never goes out of style. This rose gold watch is understated while still giving your look a pop of glam.

$18.99 At Amazon

48% off

Havaianas Women's Slim Flip Flop Sandal

There’s a reason why Havaianas are so ubiquitous: They feel like you’re not wearing anything — but better. Since, you know, they protest your lovely feet from all the elements. Plus, these flip-flops last forEVER. Prices range from $17.24 to $28.67.

$17.24 At Amazon

Volcom Academy Backpack

If you’re looking to do some back-to-school shopping (nothing wrong with getting ahead of the craziness — especially if you’re getting a good deal) Amazon’s Big Style Sale has some great backpacks to choose from, like this spacious one from Volcom that provide shoulders with the right amount of cushion. You might even want one for yourself considering how good of a deal this is.

$27.39 At Amazon

20% off

Tavik Women's Color Block One-Piece Swimsuit

You’ve got nearly endless swimsuits to choose from, including this flattering Tavik one-piece. And no, you don’t have to wait until the end of the season to score a good deal on a bathing suit — check out the rest of the swimwear Amazon has to offer right now. Prices range from $118.50 to $158 on this particular suit.

$118.50 At Amazon

find. Ballet Pump, Women’s Ballet Flats

Consider these two-tone ballet flats as a Chanel dupe — but five million dollars less and just as chic. Slip into these and instantly feel put together.

$20.14 At Amazon

Tahari ASL Women's Scrunched Sleeve Jacket

It’s summer, and we don’t want you schvitzing in a black blazer (we’re not monsters!), but it’s also rare to find a high-quality closet staple that can help transform a day-at-the-beach look into a sophisticated outfit in one second flat. This black blazer is an investment worth making, no matter the season. Prices range from $47.95 to $174.16.

$47.95 At Amazon

Frye and Co Handbags Anise Tote

There’s a time and place for little bags, and we all know that’s few and far between. If you’re in need of a big ass bag that’s classy enough to pack away packages of baby wipes, Goldfish crackers, a laptop, and fifteen lip balms, this one has your name written all over it.

$99.99 At Amazon

50% off

AURIQUE Women's Side Stripe Cropped Sports Leggings

It’s a fact: Nobody can have too many pairs of leggings. And unlike a lot of *other* leggings, you can wash these a thousand times and they’ll stay dark and form-fitting. Plus, that motivational sporty stripe? Gimme. Prices range from $12.99 to $19.99.

$12.99 At Amazon

BB Dakota Women's Fit and Flare

This worry-free floral dress is casual enough, but add a pair of heels and it’ll be whatever you want it to be. The dress you wear when you nail that important Zoom meeting? Check. The dress you wear to your kid’s social-distance-friendly birthday party (mask and all)? Check. The dress you wear because you just feel like it? Check, check, check. Prices range from $37.60 to $110.

$37.60 At Amazon

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Living in Loungewear? These Are The 10 Best Pieces To Wear Right Now

Loungewear has never really gotten the kind of glory it deserves (speaking as someone who used to change out of dressy work clothes directly into an old, ripped concert t-shirt and mismatched pajama bottoms on the daily). There’s a lot to be said for comfort clothes that are not sloppy or frumpy looking, and with more people than ever working from home now, the game has officially changed. Loungewear items like leggings, sweats, hoodies, and more are coming to the fashion forefront because, well, they’re the pieces we’re living in–literally.

Whether you’re operating your office remotely or staying in with your kids–or both, God bless you–you’ve likely considered upgrading your indoor wardrobe recently. You’re in luck: There’s a ton of picks that feel comfy and look cute because, no, the two aren’t mutually exclusive. The best loungewear clothes can do double duty as your outfit and your, er, in-fit? They may feel like pajamas but they won’t look like you stumbled out of bed and directly onto the street, which is always a good thing, right? Right.

To make the shopping search a bit easier, we’ve narrowed down the best loungewear pieces and comfort clothes we are wearing while WFH. From cute women’s sweats and leggings to knit hoodies and tees, the choices ahead are some of the most beloved buys on the internet. Meet your new wear-to-video work call, home schooling, and do everything from home looks. We think you’ll be very happy together.

Best Sweatshirt 2.0

Everlane The ReNew Fleece Raglan Sweatshirt

OK, could this pullover be any cozier? (Chandler Bing voice.) Womens sweats don’t have to be sloppy–and Everlane’s teddy fleece top is proof. It’s slightly cropped and totally stylish, perfect for layering with leggings, joggers, or jeans. As one reviewer touted, “This sweatshirt is extremely comfortable. It is essential for a stay-at-home life — I wear it when I sit alone and do my work, have video conference calls, and even sleep if the house feels cold.” Aside from being ultra-comfy, the ReNew Raglan Sweatshirt is made almost entirely (minus the trim) from 100% recycled polyester; each top is equivalent to 32 plastic water bottles! Choose from one of five pretty, understated colors or buy it in several hues, as more than one reviewer noted they had done or want to do. An item beloved enough to buy in multiples? Sounds like a good one to us.


Best Sweatpants With Pockets

Baleaf Cotton Sweatpants with Pockets

Women, if you’ve been looking for cute sweatpants–sweatpants with pockets, mind you–your search may just be over. Baleaf’s cotton joggers are billed as active yoga sweatpants but the only thing we want to do in these is CHILL–and we’re apparently not alone. Customers are feeling this comfy pair in a big way, as evidenced by over 1,500 positive reviews on Amazon. That may be thanks in large part to the elastic waistband, the lightweight fabric, the tapered, flattering fit, and of course, the pockets (two side, one back).”Very cozy fabric!! Fits snugly but also comfy at the same time,” said one reviewer, “My new go to sweat pants!” Oh, and c-section mamas, take note: “I’ve had 2 C-sections, and if I had known about these pants during my recovery, I would have lived in them! The snug-but-not-too-snug fit, high-rise waist, and functional drawstring make these pants ideal for postpartum moms.” Ok, well that’s all we needed to hear. *Adds to cart.*


Best Loungewear Jumpsuit

Patagonia Fleetwith Romper With Pockets

Made of 91% recycled polyester, Patagonia’s stretchy, breathable romper is a onesie you can feel good in–and feel good about. The super comfy fabric is the same as running shorts, meaning you can wear it around the house, or while running errands, hanging in the backyard, hiking–you name it. Layer it under a jacket or over a lightweight turtleneck in the colder months,  or on its own in warm weather. This jumpsuit’s also wrinkle-resistant, which just adds to its live-in-ability. Need more proof? Just check out the reviews, which include testimonials like, “This could be the most versatile piece you can have in a wardrobe! Reviewers don’t lie when they say you can wear it anywhere. I’ve worn it to a concert with sneakers, date night with heels and to the park with Chacos. It looked perfect in every scenario. The fabric is lightweight, cool and doesn’t wrinkle (perfect for travel), the cross back allows easy in/out for bathroom/dressing and conceals a racer back bra (without showing), the tapered legs have an angled hem which elevates the look a bit and makes your legs look longer!” Well, there you have it.


Best Comfy-Cool T-Shirt

Aerie Boyfriend Distressed Oversized T-Shirt

No loungewear wardrobe is complete without at least one, but ideally several, soft, slouchy tees. You know the type: They have that lived-in feel and borrowed-from-my-boo look. When it comes to casual, cool, go-to pieces, Aerie kind of wrote the book. The Boyfriend Distressed Oversized Tee looks and feels like you’ve had it forever, but in the best way possible–that’s likely why it scores a 4.8 out of 5 in customer reviews. People literally can’t get enough; so said one reviewer, “I love how thin and breathable this shirt is! I tried it on in stores and I instantly fell in love! I adore the blue! It runs large obviously, but I think it’s perfect that way! I would tuck it into jeans for [an] effortless look or pair with your favorite pjs to lounge in. I need more colors of this shirt!” This tee is available in nearly 20 shade, so that’s definitely saying something.


Best Knit Joggers

Honeydew Intimates Women's Kickin' It Jogger Sweatpants

To be fair, these are more of a cross between cute sweatpants and leggings than actual joggers, per se, but the slim fit is what makes them unique. Made of a super-soft 95% rayon/5% spandex jersey, the Kickin’ It pant is ideal for everything from lounging or sleeping-in to heading out–or all of the above! They’ve got the drawstring waist and ribbed elastic cuffs of a sweatpant, but a sleek fit that shoppers find totally versatile and obsession-worthy. Said one reviewer, “Soft as butter and so flattering. Hits perfectly above waist. Can dress up or dress down. I’m living in these!” Another noted, “Cute, soft & comfy. I wear them at home and as pjs but nice enough to wear out. Not at all see through.” So, we can wear these as pajamas and regular daytime wear? OK, cool–sold.


Best Feels-Like-Cashmere Hoodie Cardigan

Goodthreads Women's Mid-Gauge Stretch Hooded Longline Cardigan Sweater

If you’re obsessed with cashmere hoodies but not looking to spend a fortune, Goodthreads’ longline cardigan is a cozy, affordable alternative. Hallelujah! Made of an acrylic blend, mid-gauge stretch yarn, this fuzzy topper has all the makings of a go-to piece: side pockets, lightweight comfort, and an easy, laid-back silhouette that looks good with just about anything. This is the layering cardi you can wear year-round (think winter days or summer nights) and the type of classic piece you’ll keep for ages. As one reviewer put it, “This is such a versatile piece. It can be worn with jeans and t shirt, or dressed up with a shirt and dress slacks. It’s knee length, slimline and provides a warm layer without a lot of bulk. Have you always craved a cashmere bathrobe, but can’t handle the $$$? This is a great alternative as it has wool content that isn’t itchy.”


Best High-Waisted Leggings

Leggings Depot Women's Ultra Soft High Waist Leggings

With a review score of 4.5 out of 5 from over 11,000(!) ratings, it’s safe to say these are at least a contender for the title of “Best Leggings on Amazon.” These do all of the things: The brushed polyester/spandex fabric is ultra-soft, stretchy, and opaque, the waistband is high and supportive but still comfy, and they’re offered in over 40 colors, up to a size 5x. It’s no wonder these leggings are almost universally adored! Multiple reviewers mention owning several pairs, including one who wrote “I was looking for soft leggings. The reviews were right, I ordered 2 pair. So soft, quality! I had to come back and order 3 more!!! And I don’t think I’m done!” Whether you’re after the best high waisted black leggings or the most fun printed pair (unicorns, anyone?), you’ll likely find what you’re looking for with this customer fave.


Best Printed Sweatpants

SweatyRocks Women's Drawstring Waist Active Pant

If you’ve been searching for sweatpants with pockets that don’t look super…sweatpants-y, these camo print joggers are a worthwhile pick. They’re made of a substantial-weight fabric and feature a drawstring elastic waist, so they’re comfy without looking like you put no effort in–or left the house in your flimsy pajama bottoms. These joggers come in over 30 color and print options (whew!), though we’re partial to the classic-cool vibe of the camouflage print. Almost 2,000 reviewers on Amazon espouse their positive attributes, including one that raved, “holy wow do I love these sweats. They are thick – there’s no seeing through them – and extremely comfortable,” while another said, “They are super soft and true to size. I like that they have nice pockets and drawstrings. Definitely worth the money!”


Best Sweater/Tee Hybrid

Lulus Verla White and Black Striped Dolman Sleeve Sweater

It’s a scientific fact that you can never have too many striped pieces in your wardrobe. OK, not exactly, but who cares? Adding some linear print interest makes any womens’ loungewear outfit look more polished and intentional (read: not sloppy or pajama-like). This shirt is kind of like the lovechild of a sweater and a long-sleeve tee: It’s cozy, soft, lightweight, and slouchy. The knit fabric is made from a polyester-rayon blend with a hint of spandex, which might explain why this top is beloved by women of all body types and has a nearly perfect score out of more than 300 reviews.  So said one customer, “I love these shirts, I have 4 of them already! I love how the shirt comes in at the waist, so you have a loose comfortable fit without that totally oversized frumpy look… I admit that if they came out with more colors, I would find it hard not to get more.” Ugh, we get it.


Best Lounge Pants

CYZ Stretch Cotton Lounge Pants

These stretch cotton womens sweats are Loungewear 101: Soft, lightweight, adjustable for optimal comfort (hello, drawstring elastic waistband), and acceptable to wear while walking the dog or grabbing the mail. For those who don’t love a tapered ankle style, these wider-leg lounge pants are just what the doctor ordered–and they come in nearly a dozen colors. The main theme running through the nearly 2,000 positive reviews on Amazon? These are comfy–like, really comfy. ” I couldn’t have picked out a better fitting pair of pants,” said one reviewer, “and I hope that works for anyone who buys these as it did for me. So very comfortable. Love them!” Others noted, “Great casual, loungy, and even workout pants!” and These pants are very comfortable. They do not cling like many cotton yoga pants.” Comfort without cling? YES.


Now that you’ve found the best loungewear for cute and cozy indoor outfits, shop more comfy pieces from our fashion essentials.

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9 Stylish Backpacks That Will Fit Your Laptop And Then Some

Carrying a backpack may bring back memories of being back in school, but these days, comfort is just as important to you as style. A packed purse or tote can put a lot of strain disproportionately on one side of your body, and a sexy back is one that isn’t constantly achey or in pain. Besides, you’ve probably borrowed your kid’s backpack more times than you’d like to admit, because it fit all your stuff and was easy to carry, Paw Patrol design be damned.

Fortunately, there are plenty of backpacks that appeal to a grown up aesthetic and are designed to comfortably fit all the everyday essentials like your laptop, lunch, a pair of leggings, a bottle of wine, whatever. Let your kids keep their cartoon accessories and instead, pick up one of these nine women’s laptop backpacks that are high on function and fashion.

13″ Laptop Backpacks

Herschel Little America Backpack

Herschel’s Little America backpack has a “mountaineering silhouette,” but has urban features for those of us who don’t spend our afternoons trekking up and down peaks. The roomy interior compartment has a striped liner for a pop of color and can comfortably fit all your day’s essentials and more, and there’s a padded and fleece-lined laptop sleeve (the mid-volume fits a 13” laptop while the regular size fits a 15” one). To top it off there’s an oh-so-easy drawstring closure to make packing and unpacking a cinch, and a top flap cover to secure all your stuff inside. The leather straps fasten via magnetic closures and there’s a small front pocket with a key clip to store small accessories. And don’t worry about having sweaty backpack backs — there’s a mesh back padding and contoured shoulder straps to keep you cool and comfy.


Dagne Dover Dakota Backpack

The Dakota backpack is made from 100 percent premium neoprene, which is durable, water resistant, hand washable, and just plain fun to touch. For those of you that like things to be organized in their proper places, this clean and sleek backpack has a spot for everything: a big main compartment, a front pocket with a key loop, two exterior side pockets, and three zippered interior pockets. It also comes with a zip pouch and a shoe bag, so go ahead and pack that extra pair of party shoes. The medium size has an air mesh sleeve that can fit most 13” laptops, if you are inclined to bring some work along with you. Color options are great, Storm (purple) shown here and the Dune (blush) featured in top photo.


STATE Kane Nylon Backpack

For something effortless, classic, and relatively affordable, the Kane backpack is a lightweight, classic-looking backpack that has an exterior zip pocket, two side pockets, and a laptop sleeve that fits a 13” laptop. The material is a durable nylon, and the straps are adjustable to let you wear the backpack at whatever height you like. Buying a STATE backpack also has the additional benefit of spreading some good in the world. The company partners with various charities around the US, and for every bag purchased, it donates one fully-packed backpack to American families and kids in need.


Parker Clay Miramar Leather Backpack

Parker Clay is a Santa Barbara-based small business and certified B Corp. The company designs its leather goods in California and ethically produces them in their Ethiopian factories, which employ and provide skills training to a large number of at-risk women. They create some amazing bags as well, such as the Miramar Leather Backpack, made from Ethiopian full-grain leather. It has adjustable straps and can fit a 13” laptop in the main compartment, and it’s so stylish that it will pair well with any outfit (yes, including leggings) whether it’s a workday or a weekend. And moms are fans too. One reviewer says, “Absolutely obsessed with this backpack purse. As a mom of two under three, I always need my bags to be convenient yet efficient. This is both. So well made.”


15″ Laptop Backpacks

Fjallraven Kanken Laptop 15” Backpack

Chances are, you’ve seen more than your fair share of Fjallraven’s square backpacks with the fox logo. The Swedish brand’s signature backpack was introduced in 1978 and has been carried by urban adventurers ever since. And when something aint broke, why fix it? This version of the Kanken backpack has the same practical and minimalist style it’s always had, plus an additional padded sleeve that fits a 15” laptop. The main compartment is roomy, and there’s a front and two side pockets to hold extra goodies. It’s made out of vinylon F, a synthetic fabric that’s durable, water-resistant, and ready to keep up with your busy schedule. Put on the padded shoulder straps to wear it around town, or grab the top handles for when you’re late and need to rush out the door (i.e., most days of the week).


TUMI Voyageur Carson Laptop Backpack

With TUMI products, you’re paying for world-class, quality luggage, and their backpacks are no different. The Voyageur Carson backpack is a stylish everyday accessory with both form and function. There’s a separate zippered compartment for a 15” laptop and a big main compartment with an interior zipper pocket and tablet pocket. The front pocket has additional organizers for pens, cards, and small odds and ends. There’s a water resistant side pocket to hold water bottles, umbrellas, and more, and a quick-access phone pocket that lets you easily grab your cell without even taking the backpack off. One reviewer raves, “This is my third bag in a couple of years and I’ve definitely found the one. Perfect size, seems quite durable, all the right pockets in all the right places, and it’s beautiful. I’m a daily, public transpo commuter, and this is perfect for all of my day to day stuff, including extra shoes, my lunch and my 4 cans of LaCroix! Love it!”


Topo Designs Daypack

Compact but surprisingly spacious, Topo’s Daypack is great for work, the gym, road trips, or a casual afternoon out. The padded internal laptop sleeve fits 15” laptops, and there’s an internal organization panel as well as a big front and two side pockets. The exterior is made with sturdy Cordura and has a leather base, so the backpack will maintain its shape no matter how often you toss it on the ground right when you get home. One reviewer says, “I’ve been looking for a stylish, small yet capable backpack for a month now. After ordering and returning about 10 of them, this pack is the one for me! I love it. The materials are excellent, the zippers are high quality, the lining is bright so that you can find your stuff, it has a great amount of space, and the colors can’t be beat. So happy!!!”


Lululemon City Adventurer Backpack 17L

Lululemon’s City Adventurer Backpack is a great travel companion for adventures big and small. There’s an exterior padded pocket to fit a 15” laptop, a quick-access phone pocket, and internal water bottle holder. A separate expandable pocket can store sweaty gym clothes, your kids’ outdoor toys, or that sweater you accidentally spilled half your morning coffee on. The fabric is lightweight and water-repellent as well. One happy working mom says, “Love this backpack! It is super light…yet durable and easy to use. As a working Mom of two kids, it has become a part of my daily routine and goes with me everywhere. It carries my laptop with ease and still leaves plenty of room for snacks and diapers! Super versatile and the fabric is very soft!”


Patagonia Arbor Classic 25L Backpack

Patagonia’s Arbor Classic backpack is sporty looking, but like not too sporty. It has one large compartment with a 15” laptop sleeve and plenty of room to pack everything you need during the day, plus those you don’t but just want. The top flap has a zippered pocket underneath to hold valuables and the front pocket provides additional storage. There’s an adjustable waist strap to help keep your backpack in place (handy for those times you’re rushing around, especially with kids in tow). The material is 100 percent recycled polyester fabric with a water-repellent finish. And bonus: Patagonia has a lifetime warranty on its products, so you can wear this backpacK for years to come.


Well now that you have finally found your perfect work bag (for the office or home-office) check out some other fab mom fashion finds.

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9 Outfits That Prove Mommy-And-Me Dressing Doesn’t Have To Be Lame

Whether you were all in on mommy-and-me dresses from the very first pee stick or surprised yourself by grabbing matching outfits, there’s no denying the twinning look has some perks. For one, it makes for insanely cute pictures with your kids (and gives you a whole lot of options to choose from when it comes time to make holiday cards). The other benefit is how speedy it can make your mornings. Think of it like school uniforms: You don’t have to spend time considering what either of you should wear when you’ve got matching options hanging in the closet.

Matching mother-and-daughter dresses is the go-to, but if you love a good theme—the theme being whatever you feel like, just multiplied by two—you can find so many other good picks. Mommy-and-me bathing suits? Hats? Pajamas? It’s an entire cottage industry. You don’t have to leave Dad (or Dog! or Sibling!) out of the fun either. Entire family sets exist, and whether you wear it for photos, vacation, or at home just because, we applaud your organizational outfit skills.

Threadrock Pizza Pie & Slide T-Shirts

Cheesy? Maybe. Adorable? Yes. Graphic tees aren’t everybody’s thing, but when you add in pizza and a baby…it’s actually impossible not to smile. Your homeslices will be happy too: Multiple Amazon reviewers mentioned how the quality was high on these and they didn’t fall apart after first wash. And since it’s unisex sizing, pizza-loving mamas or papas can get in on the fun. “I got this for my husband for Father’s Day and he loves it,” Jessica told Amazon. “The t-shirt and onesie are soft and well made. When he is with the baby and they are wearing this outfit they get a good laugh from onlookers.”

Make it work hard for you too. Pick a night of the week to always order pizza (routine rules!) and, boom, you’ve figured out your outfits and dinner. Since there are over a dozen color options, you can also conceivably only wear matching pizza outfits for the foreseeable future…


Qin.Orianna Mommy and Me Dresses

Looking at a spring and summer filled with a few friends’ weddings and already thinking, “What am I going to wear? What is she going to wear? There’s definitely an open bar, right?” Knock out both decisions in a single go with matching maxis. “We wore these for a wedding while I was 7 months’ pregnant. They were very comfortable, even in the heat,” one Amazon shopper said. “My daughter loved the dress and being able to match Mommy.”

The thing that makes them winners in our book? The style isn’t too adult or little-kid (a hard feat when you really think about it). If you wore it alone, you’d look like a totally respectable, functioning member of society. If your daughter has it on without you? She’ll also look like an average child, not one playing at being a grown-up. That kind of fashion math makes it an excellent buy for the price. Wear it together or individually and you’ve got the possibility for three separate style moments.


PopReal Mommy and Me Dresses

Sometimes either mom or daughter has to suffer, style-wise, when dressing alike (and let’s be real—it’s usually mom). The good news is that these floral dresses are actually cute enough that wearing it sans kiddo is a real option. The floral print does have vague these-were-made-from-curtains Sound of Music vibes, but in the best kind of way (and look at what a mom Maria was!).

There’s no age limit for matching with your little one either—a full range of available sizes prove that you’re never too old (or young) to opt in. Wanna match with your three-month-old? They’ve got a size for that. Relish dropping your eight-year-old off at school wearing the same dress as you? You’re in luck. And when it comes time for Mom, sizes go from small to extra-large. Basically, there’s no excuse to not match her now.


Burt's Bees Family Jammies

Ready to have your mind blown? The holidays aren’t the only time when you can wear matching pajamas! If they happen to make your kids look forward to getting ready for bed, wear them all the time. Every night. 

If you’ve ever bought Burt’s Bees baby clothes, you’re probably already a fan. The cotton they use does feel significantly softer and nicer than most other options out there, and even if your little one doesn’t notice (do they?), the mama doing the washing does. When it comes to matching PJs, Mom and Dad will appreciate an option that doesn’t feel super scratchy or rough. Since there’s a complementary style for Dog, he might even appreciate it too (should you have a discerning canine).

Amazon shopper Soraya purchased at least 18 pairs per the handsome family pic she posted with her review, so she’s pretty qualified to know what’s up. “These PJs were awesome. Very stretchy and warm material. The women’s sizes were very giving; the men’s pants were adjustable.” Win x 4!


Jaline Resort Handwoven Dresses

Investing in mommy-and-me dresses for a special moment? Focused on starting them young when it comes to loving fashion and appreciating small labels and hand-worked details? Super stylish children’s retailer Maisonette has you covered in its “Maman & Mini” section (tres chic!). Pretty pairings are sourced from luxe little labels you won’t find anywhere else, and the high quality means you’ll want to keep both pieces for decades. This is seriously the kind of stuff you can pass on to your daughter whenever she has a little one of her own (I know!!).

These handwoven tunics might be beachwear at their core, but you can totally get away with wearing them during a steamy summer day anywhere. The higher price tag is also a teachable moment about quality over quantity and history: The women making these pieces by hand in Mexico use a type of loom that dates back to 500 BC. Shopping as a type of schooling? You are seriously an amazing mom. Here’s the kiddo version.


IFFEI Mommy and Me Swimsuits

Swimsuits for little ones are cute, always, but a swimsuit that mimics Mom’s grown-up version? Prepare for a potential adorableness meltdown. “We bought four of these for me, my husband, and our two kids: a 3-year-old boy and a 9-month-old girl,” commented Amazon reviewer Sara. “Are these REALLY excellent quality swimsuits? No, but for around 15 bucks I’m very satisfied.”

Matching swimsuits are actually a pretty hard thing to get right if you think about it, which is why we’re so impressed by this option. Swimsuit shopping (and wearing) as an adult woman can be filled with enough dread that you don’t want something that feels juvenile or immature. And on the flipside, you definitely don’t want your little girl out and about poolside in a design that’s clearly meant for someone years older.

The clear winner? One pieces for both with flattering, fun ruffles. It’s a detail that looks stylish on Mom, playful on Daughter, and you’ll both actually like.


oenbopo Mother and Baby Hat

During fall, winter, and still-kinda-windy spring days, Mom needs a hat and Kid needs a hat. So why not have matching hats? It felt a little bit revolutionary, to be honest, to realize that a baby hat doesn’t have to look like a tight-fitting skullcap (because plenty of those already exist). Instead, that hat that you’re drawn to—knit, slouchy, topped off with a faux fur pom-pom—looks even cuter when it’s shrunken down.

This set inspired a whole slew of effusive Amazon comments, including an endorsement from Sarah who ended up buying them in multiple colors (devotion!). “The quality is top notch, no joke! I am so impressed that I told my WHOLE family and they are buying some!”

The multiple color thing makes it easy for an accessory-loving mama to pick her favorite hue or just give in to the urge to buy them in multiples. Thankfully it’s the kind of buy that won’t result in any guilty feelings. You both need a hat!


Mashed Clothing Regional Manager Matching Set

Who said moms should have all the fun? If you’ve got a dad who’s going to feel a little jealous of the matchy-matchy action, let him have his day too. Fans of The Office will appreciate the messaging here, and the look is simple enough you’d have a hard time finding someone who wouldn’t wear it.

It might just be a good tactic to get Dad excited about buying baby clothes and/or packing your hospital bag too. If Baby’s gotta wear something brand new home from the hospital, why not let it display their superior taste in comedies? Amazon shopper Carli knows what’s up: “My husband and I are having our first baby, and we have been watching The Office for years. We’ve seen every episode multiple times. I got this for him as a Christmas present, and he loved it! He said it’s going to be our baby’s and his ‘going-home’ outfit from the hospital.”


Yolipuli Matching Rash Guards

We’ve covered matching dresses, matching PJs, matching swimsuits—essentially you could spend an entire upcoming family vacation in matchy-matchy world. Wait, what about sun protection or turning your preexisting outfits into something that identifies you as Mom and Daughter? Ta-da! Coordinating rash guards!

We love how many freakin’ options these guys offer. Beyond different colors and prints, you can opt for a top (perfect for pulling on over your bathing suit if you need more coverage) or a long-sleeve rash guard style for a surfer look. It got all the compliments for this Amazon mama.

“I want to first admit I was TERRIFIED of purchasing a bathing suit last minute on Amazon of all places. But with work and family I just did not have the time to go out and search for an ideal bathing suit for a water park. Amazon and this product COMPLETELY DELIVERED. It was perfect for sliding down water slides with the kids, I felt comfortable the entire day and never had to feel self-conscious or over exposed.”


Hunting for more fashion for Mom or Kid? We’ve got you covered (literally).

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Comfort Is Key For New Mama— And Aerie REAL Role Model— Jenna Kutcher

Jenna Kutcher is like that one friend in every group who *always* has the best advice — whether you’re packing for your first trip with a new baby, questioning your next career move, or navigating a difficult experience like miscarriage. Except Jenna has about a million friends she’s sharing all her secrets with. She’s generous with her time — and her personal experiences — like that.

So how did a photographer from Minnesota grow a massive audience, turn her business into a seven-figure empire, launch a super successful podcast (subscribe to Goal Digger, stat!) and become an #AerieREAL Role Model? Lots of hard work — with radical authenticity at the heart of it.

This week, Jenna announced that she’s working with Aerie to award $400,000 to 20 change-makers who are making the world a better place. (And if that’s you, go to to share your story for a chance to receive one of the twenty $20,000 grants up for grabs.)

We sat down with the mogul and new mama to chat style secrets, showing up when it matters…and what it means to be a role model.

“I always laugh because I don’t feel like a fashion blogger or anything. I’m just a mom, and so comfort is totally key,” says Jenna, who welcomed her daughter Conley Kate last December. “I especially need good coverage these days when I’m chasing after my baby and bending over to pick her up every 2 seconds. And so for me it’s always just about being comfortable and able to move, which is why I love Aerie.” Some of her favorite pieces from the new collection include the matching sets (“I am living in them!”), the seamless bras (Jenna loves the comfort factor and nursing accessibility), and the super soft tee shirts (“My husband always jokes, like, ‘Are you ever going to wear anything other than a tee shirt?’ but you can dress them up and dress them down, which is brilliant,” says Jenna).

“Something that shocked me about being a mom was that I had this deep desire to be present and it has almost become this frantic thing for so many women where we’re asking ourselves, ‘Am I being present enough? Am I being present enough?!’” says Jenna, who remembers the early days with her daughter spent memorizing every little eyelash and freckle, but says the last year has been a total blur. Now she’s all about setting boundaries that allow her to fully focus. “I’ve really gotten used to being all in with my daughter, or all in with my work, and I think that’s helped me to not only get more done, but also to just have really special memories where I feel like I was all in on them.”

Jenna knows that the struggle is *real* for working moms. “When you’re working, you’re thinking about your child. And when you’re with your child, you’re thinking about your work,” says Jenna. “And so you’re always being pulled in a million directions. What’s so hard is that I want to do both things well, and sometimes I’m forced to choose. For example, going on work trips means I have to leave who I love to do what I love,” she says. “But I reconcile that with having my daughter see a strong mother who is chasing her biggest dreams and paving paths that maybe someday she’ll walk on.” #WorthIt.

Because we know you *love* cozy loungewear — shop our V-Day gift guides featuring undies for you (and him!).

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The Best-selling, Mom-Approved Bras and Shape Wear You’ll Wear Everyday

Finally get the support you need, Mama, with these highly-rated, fabulously functional “under your clothes” basics. We scoured the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and found the most loved, best reviewed pieces. So comfortable, you’ll want to live in them all year round. These amazing deals won’t last forever — actually they won’t last after the sale ends August 4 — so start shopping!


 Thinstincts Open Bust Mid Thigh Bodysuit, Main, color, VERY BLACK

Spanx Thinstinct Open Bust Midthigh Bodysuit 

Bust a move. This layer-ready bodysuit is designed to smooth out the tummy, thighs and waist without compressing the bust. One reviewer’s enthusiasm could only be expressed in all caps: “I GUESS I AM SO OLD THAT NOTHING COULD MAKE ME FEEL PRETTY AGAIN AND SOOOO COMFORTABLE! WHAT A BLESSING IT WAS. I LOOKED GREAT AND FELT ABLE TO MOVE WITHOUT FEELING LIKE I WAS BEING STUFFED INTO SOMETHING UNCOMFORTABLE. IT IS SO LIGHT AND EASY TO GET INTO.”


(33% OFF after sale: $88.00)

 Rose Dream Custom Coverage Underwire Bra, Main, color, PINK CHAMPAGNE/ LEAD

Natori Custom Coverage Underwire Bra

This t-shirt bra with 1.2k reviews fits great and disappears under clothes with molded foam cups and a two-ply band. The lace straps and available colors add a pretty touch to a comfortable style.


(33% OFF after sale: $72.00)

The Best-selling, Mom-Approved Bras and Shape Wear You'll Wear Everyday

Spanx Higher Power Mid-Thigh Shaping Shorts

Spanx for the memories. Keep all your wobbly bits under control while you put your curves on display.


(34% OFF after sale: $38.00)

 How Perfect No-Wire Contour Bra, Main, color, CLOVE

Wacoal How Perfect No-Wire Contour Bra

Think wireless bras can’t provide the same support to your girls? Think again. These foam-lined cups smooth and shape without the worry they might eventually stab you in the flesh when you least expect it.


(34% OFF after sale: $62.00)

The Best-selling, Mom-Approved Bras and Shape Wear You'll Wear Everyday

Wacoal Full Figure Underwire Bra

Over 1,500 reviews, including this one: “Best bra ever! I love the support and comfort. I’ve been wearing them for 10 years now. I like that the straps are not elastic, and it’s the only bra I can find with 4 hooks which really keeps the back in place.”


(34% OFF after sale: $50)

 Bravado Designs Maternity 'Body Silk' Seamless Nursing Bra, Main, color, WHITE

Bravado Designs Seamless Body Silk Nursing Bra

“I love bulky, unsexy nursing bras,” said no one ever. That’s why you should grab this ultra-comfortable seamless one that’s virtually invisible under clothing.


(33% OFF after sale: $49)

The Best-selling, Mom-Approved Bras and Shape Wear You'll Wear Everyday

Zella Live In High Waist Leggings

With moisture-wicking fabric and a no-slip waistband, these stretchy, figure-sculpting leggings ensure you don’t sweat your ass off while you work out. With almost 6K reviews, you don’t have to take our word for it.


(34% OFF after sale: $59)

Our mom experts only recommend picks they really love. We may earn a commission on purchases made through links from our site, but if we love it, we know you’ll love it. And we Scary Mommies gotta stick together.

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