As a nursing mama, I generally want my shirts/dresses to fall into one of four categories:
- specifically designed for nursing
Fitted tees and blouses – and most dresses – are just plain impractical.
Lately, I’ve been wearing stretchy camisoles with a button-up shirt or hoodie thrown over the top. But I don’t have a lot of options in my closet so I tend to wear the same outfit over and over and over…
GOOD NEWS! I recently had the opportunity to try a few clothing items especially made with nursing mothers in mind. For both items, I will show you a “stock” photo from the website and then a photo of me in the item, plus give a basic description of the piece.
First up, the Corporate Wrap ($44.95) by Fertile Mind:
Notice how skinny the model is. Especially around the tummy. I want to know if she just had a baby. My stomach does not look like that – despite the fact that I did the Shred for 30 days straight. Ay me!
Second, notice that this shirt is pretty, professional, and looks perfect with jeans (but it would look equally nice with a pencil skirt or slacks). The nursing access is super easy. Just pull the pliable gray layer back and you’re ready to go. I love that the shirt has a “layered” look and that is on the longer side – crop tops aren’t my thing.
Here are a few other Fertile Mind pieces you might like:
Second, the Vanna Dress ($89) by Annee Matthew, available at A Mother’s Boutique:
Something about not being able to wear dresses makes me want to wear them even more! Anyone relate?
The Vanna Dress is an excellent “little black dress” for nursing moms. It’s simple, classic, and ideal for a date night out with your husband. I probably would opt to throw a sweater or jacket over the dress if going out because I am on the “well-endowed” side, but other wearers may not find that this is necessary. The dress has a “hidden” extra layer that you just pull up for easy nursing access. If you’re looking for a nursing-friendly dress for a wedding or other special occasion, this is definitely one to consider because it is so classy and versatile. It really is wonderful for year-round wear.
You may also like these other pieces from A Mother’s Boutique:
So, there you have it! If you’re looking for nursing-friendly clothes with a high style quotient, check out Fertile Mind and A Mother’s Boutique. Both are mom-owned companies which will make your shopping that much sweeter…
YOUR TURN: Where do you buy your nursing-friendly clothes?
WIN IT! There will be two winners. One winner will receive the Vanna Dress ($89) by Annee Matthews from A Mother’s Boutique. A second winner will receive any TOP ($44.95-$59.95) from the Fertile Mind collection. To enter, leave a comment stating which item you would prefer to win on this post prior to Sunday, August 16th at midnight (Don’t forget to follow the rules…all generic comments like “Enter me!,” “Love it,” and “Cool stuff!” will be disqualified.).
*UPDATE* The winner of the Vanna Dress is #51 Erin S. The winner of the top from Fertile Mind is #24 clarissa neiding. Congratulations!