But dahling, what will I wear? This seems to be my thoughts every single time I have to leave the house with a breastfeeding baby, because what if they have to eat while we’re out…the tools must be within reach. Anyone else feel like you can only really wear 10% of your closet once postpartum due to. ahem. limited access of the sisters? Me too… it’s so sad, but I’ve tracked this path before, and I’m doing it again every single day, and I’vedecided that maybe, (just maybe..) I can help you a little along the way. While breastfeeding may be a sacrifice of ourselves to our children in some form, it doesn’t have to be a sacrifice of our style. I firmly believe that our choice of dress is part of our character, let’s get a little boogie back in our step ladies, it’s time to be the breast dressed mom around!
For the day to day errands and lunch dates, I like to keep it casual, as do most of you, I assume. I really love my tops to flow over my tummy so that I’m not trying to suck in my still changing figure. Are you grumpy when your clothes are uncomfortable? I know I am…tops that are still feminine enough to show form, but loose enough to leave room to breath are the stars of my wardrobe. I try to go with buttons, but often times the buttons are more for show than function, so it’s much easier to just pull the shirt up and nurse that way. I also love a really good pair of skinny or straight legged jeans to wear with flats.
Wearing camisoles under my tops is a MUST, so that if I do have to pull my shirt up to feed the babe, I can just pull one side down to feed while still covering my back and my abs. ha! Did you catch that? This is fun. They make nursing camisoles that unclip just like bras, and I have one that I wear at night, but honestly, they’re a little more pricey than a standard camisole, plus, since the material on regular ole’ camisoles is so thin and stretchy, it’s way too simple to just forego the “nursing ones” and instead, simply pull a regular one down below your bra when you need to nurse.
I love wearing tops with pintucks or small pleats on the chest, because it really helps even out the full figure chest that sometimes accompanies nursing. Since I’m such an amazing fashion blogger however, some of the items I’m wearing sold out since these photos were taken two weeks ago. Did I just call myself a fashion blogger? I heard you laugh. Or maybe that was me. I guess I’ll have to be quick about these things if I want to post anything worthwhile and current on here… In the meantime, you can try to make peace with the “similar here” links below. I’m trying people, I’m trying. Oh, by the way, the camisoles are buy one get one 1/2 off PLUS when you buy 2 you save 20%, and when you buy 3 you save 30%! Stock up on those camis! You never know when they’ll be replaced with a “similar here”. I wish I had the laughing while crying emoji to add here, it would really tie everything together.
Shoes: Steve Madden (similar here)