Breastfeeding can be a daunting task on its own! Let alone having to worry about what clothes make it possible. (Especially in that new-mumma fog that can take a while to lift…..3 years and counting haha)
I’ve breast-fed both my girls (in fact I’m still feeding Lottie) so I’ve got a bit of an insight into what works and what doesn’t when it comes to accessing the boosies.
One of the things people often say to me when they are feeding, is that they miss wearing dresses, but don’t let having to get the girls out to feed every 10 minutes stop you from wearing a frock-tastic frock!
And just to make it even easier for you, I’ve put together a list of 10 feeding-friendly dresses just in time for summer.
ALSO! Make sure to keep reading to the end, as I’ve got one of the JUST LAUNCHED Rose & Thorne leak-proof feeding bras to give away to one lucky reader!
But before we got to that, here are 10 of my fave feeding-friendly frocks you can get your hands on right now.
SHOP THE LOOKS…
1. Moolk Clothing “Eva” maxi dress $79 (aus) sizes 6 – 16
This feeding-specific label is a cult classic! Get in quick, because the best styles sell out fast!
2. Postie linen blend button through dress $39 sizes 8 – 18
Button-through linen dresses are THE dress of the season. You can pick one from most places, but this is a great piece for a great price.
3. Jericho Road Clothing “Little Lllama” shift dress $170 (aus) sizes 8-18
This Brisbane label does THE most fun prints ever! This great dress is a button-down for easy access, but can also be layered with a tee (as pictured) when you’re not feeding
4. Kmart sleeveless shirred midi dress $22 sizes 6 – 20
Simply untie the tie, and pull the top of the dress down and whip out the boob to feed! This style of dress (and other off the shoulder styles) are always over-looked, but often have the easiest access.
You could either wear a feeding bra with similar colour straps, or go for a normal strapless bra.
5. Feather & Noise “Jools” dress $89 (aus) sizes 8 -14
Same as above really, that shirred top will make boob access easier than you think.
If you prefer a little more modesty, style it with a button-up linen or denim shirt over the top for a bit more coverage.
6. Birdsnest, Belle Bird extended shoulder dress $139.95 sizes 8 – 24
Your classic button-down in a glorious colour, and midi length. This frock would be perfect for any Christmas parties or functions you are attending with the wee one in tow.
7. The Warehouse Garage button through tea dress $22 size 8 – 18
Cute, lightweight, fun for summer. Wear it to the beach, or Christmas Day, and the buttons make boob-access easy as pie!
8. Seed off the shoulder jumpsuit $159.90 sizes XS – L
Like I mentioned before, the off-the-shoulder style is one that is often overlooked when it comes to feeding. Yes, you can’t wear a feeding bra, but a normal strapless works if yours still fits.
Oh, and jumpsuits totally count as a dress 😉
9. Zara sequin playsuit $139 sizes XS – XL
Stay with me on this one. It might not seem like the most practical garment to breast-feed in, but the wrap top makes access simple, and it could be perfect if you have an event and you need to pump!
I’d totally wear it and feed, and maybe that’s just me, but you gotta think outside the box.
10. Little Party Dress “Frances Dress” $64.95 (aus) sizes 6 – 18 (but soon to be extended!)
I have this dress is two other versions (there are 6 or 7 prints) and it was so so useful last summer when I was feeding Lottie more. If you want some more ideas on how to style it too, check out this video on how to wear it four ways.
TIME TO WIN!
OK, so now that you know what frocks you can easily wear to feed, how about winning yourself a fabulous new feeding bra that promises NO LEAKS!
My friends at Rose & Thorne have just released their first leak-proof maternity bra.
With revolutionary Dry Layer Technology to absorb breast milk, the Leakproof Maternity Bra keeps you feeling dry and stops leaks showing through.
WANT TO WIN ONE OF YOUR OWN?
SIMPLY TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS BELOW WHICH IS YOUR FAVOURITE DRESS FROM THE ABOVE AND WHY.
Good luck, and Until Next Time, In Love & Style Always,
Competition Ts & Cs:
Competition Ts & Cs
This is a game of skill. All entries will be judged on their creativity by us.
The giveaway is open to New Zealand residents over 18 years of age. It commences on Tuesday November 5th 2019 and closes on Tuesday November 12th, 2019. The winner will be decided on Friday November 13th 2019 and then contacted via email. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours to our email, another winner will be chosen. By entering this competition, entrants accept that I will email the winner with the email provided and publish their name on this blog post and that your email will be added to the Chasing Cait mailing list.