Chic Nursing-Friendly Finds.

*Image above from Hill House Home.

I’ve had a few mothers reach out in search of chic, nursing-friendly everyday wear. I tried to keep my picks on the reasonable side of the cost spectrum (I recall being reluctant to invest in pieces that might have a short shelf-life), though all of these would work post-nursing, too!

I HAVE BEEN LIVING IN MY HHH NAP DRESS THIS SUMMER AND IT OCCURRED TO ME THAT THIS STYLE (SEEN ABOVE) WOULD BE EASY TO PULL DOWN (THE SMOCKING IS VERY STRETCHY)

I LIVED IN SHIRT DRESSES THAT BUTTONED DOWN THE FRONT (I FOUND THEM TO BE THE MOST DISCREET!) — I LIKE THIS, THIS IN THE CHAMBRAY, THIS (SUCH FUN PRINTS), AND THIS (WHICH I OWN)

THIS ($23!!! I OWN THIS IN YELLOW AND LOVE IT), THIS, OR THIS WOULD WORK WELL FOR SIMILAR REASONS TO THE HHH — GOD BLESS SMOCKING!

NURSING TANKS FOR LAYERING UNDER BUTTON-DOWNS (SEE BELOW) OR PAIRING WITH MY FAVORITE POSTPARTUM LEGGINGS AND A FUN CARDIGAN (OR SOMETHING LIGHTWEIGHT LIKE THIS)

I LOVE A CLASSIC WHITE OR CHAMBRAY BUTTON-DOWN LIKE THIS, THIS, OR THIS; TIMELESS AND CHIC WITH SKINNY JEANS/LEGGINGS AND SOME FUN ACCESSORIES

THIS POPLIN TOP ALMOST DOUBLES AS A NURSING COVER — HA! — BUT I LOVEEE IT! IMAGINE WITH WHITE SKINNIES AND BIG BLACK SHADES

THIS $30 STEAL (ESP LOVE IN THE BLACK) WOULD BE CONVENIENT — IT’S A SELF-TIE WRAP STYLE

BURU HAS AN ENTIRE “EASY ACCESS” SECTION FOR NURSING MOTHERS — I LOVE THIS DRESS

THIS HATCH JUMPSUIT IN THE BLACK IS INTRIGUING TO ME (NOTE: THE PIECES I BOUGHT FROM THEM RAN WAY BIG)…I CAN’T TELL FROM THE DESCRIPTION AT GAP, BUT THIS COULD ACHIEVE THE SAME EFFECT FOR A FRACTION OF THE PRICE (SO CHIC!)

IF YOU PREFER LAYERING A NURSING TANK WITH A TOP THAT CAN BE PULLED UP (LOTS OF MOMS HAVE SAID THIS FEELS THE MOST DISCREET TO THEM), SOMETHING LOOSE LIKE THIS OR THIS (LOVE THE FLORAL)

Separately, for nighttime, I adored these inexpensive Gap nursing nightgowns. I wore them while pregnant and then while nursing — so soft and comfortable. These Amazon ones are also getting RAVE reviews. I also loved my Lake Pajamas set once I decided it was time to retire my beloved Cosabella maternity pajamas — they were so soft and dreamy but they were pretty lose a few weeks after birth.

And, last but not least, these were my favorite nursing bras for daytime.

P.S. “Adventures” (euphemism) in nursing, part I and part II.

P.P.S. My diaper bag.

P.P.P.S. If you are weaning. (I want to give you a big hug.)

4 Comments

  1. Love these! I really wanted to snag a nap dress for this summer and hate that I didn’t! Love all these picks, I’m a mom of three so dresses are a rare choice but these are great!

    A few of my recommendations are lululemon align crops or biker shorts with a love tee or boyfriend tee that can be pulled up while your tummy is covered. Joggers also work and the align ones are amazing.

    I’ve ordered a few dress and tops from a cute little company called nursing queen. The seersucker dress I wore for family photos was amazing! Feeling pretty and comfy is huge when nursing I’ve always felt!

    1. You are so right — hard to find the balance of comfortable and pretty while nursing; thanks for these suggestions, too!!! Hadn’t heard of the brand Nursing Queen. xx

  2. Thank you for these ideas! Desperately need to freshen up my wardrobe. I love the look of the nap dress but worry the smocking wouldn’t look good on me. Shirt dresses are much more my speed.

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