World Breastfeeding Week; Breastfeeding Fashion Tips from a Rubbish Fashionista

World Breastfeeding Week; Breastfeeding Fashion Tips from a Rubbish Fashionista

Thanks for hopping over from Milk and Mummy and welcome to my post for the Keep Britain Breastfeeding Scavenger Hunt Day 3 Dress to Impress sponsors today include Milk and Mummy with a £50 voucher, Lorna Drew Maternity who are offering a beautiful set of nursing lingerie and Mummy Makes Milk who is offering a signed copy of her beautiful book for our Grand Prize winner. Over £700 worth of goodies are up for grabs entries via the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.

Breastfeeding Fashion Tips from a Rubbish Fashionista

Breastfeeding poses one big problem for me.  And it’s fashion related.  Now I’m not, by nature, a fashionista.  You are not likely to find me posting my general OOTD (Outfit of the Day, yes I had to google) anytime soon.  But I do still like to wear clothes and feel good about myself in them.  While I’m breastfeeding I find that my (already limited from carrying the extra pregnancy pounds that I haven’t got round to shifting) wardrobe becomes limited to clothes that I can stretch and pull for easy access (see point 5 in my 10 signs you are a breastfeeder as case in point!).

Personally I favour a top down, boobs out and feed approach in the breastfeeding fashion stakes. Along with anything to hide the mummy tummy. Which if I’m completely honest isn’t entirely a mummy tummy but is in entirety part a cake tummy.

In the interests of being a little bit style conscious for a week I decided that I would showcase some of my favourite breastfeeding fashion where I still feel like me and not just a cow.

Mens shorts and floaty vest combo

H&M Basics Top

 

I couldn’t find a pair of knee length women’s shorts ANYWHERE. So I snuck into New Look and picked up a pair of skinny men’s denim shorts, super soft, super comfy and even better my bum is hanging out for the world to see HURRAH!

My muffin top on the other hand…… hence the floaty see through vest top (courtesy of H&M Basics range) with a simple Primark (one pounds and eighty pence!) vest top underneath.

The neckline is stretchy enough for me to give Baby Boy access to the goods and stays in good shape so my boobs aren’t on show to the public.

One of my favourite casual outfits.

Casual Dress

H&M Dress Collage

 

As I said I’m a dress girl. The empire waistline does wonders for my belly. I picked up this gem from H&M and it’s down as a beach wear coverall. But, that handy Primark vest top, and a belt stolen from my husband mean that I can wear it as a day dress without flashing my (seen better days) nursing bra any more than I have to.

Not Quite a Dress but more than a Top

H&M Stripy Top Collage

 

The top that’s slightly long but still to short to wear without exposing said bum! Versatile enough to wear with shorts, jeans or leggings being back in Dubai means the men’s shorts come back in action alongside my Babylu Breastfeeding necklace as teething is hitting us HARD!

Dress

New Look Dress Collage

 

I nearly didn’t even pick up this dress to try on, discounting it for the high neckline until on closer inspection I realised the neckline was elasticates. Bob’s your uncle the dress is a winner!

Teaming up with a pair of sparkly sandals lifts the outfit from totally casual to acceptable for that random lunch date (that I never get….)

Maxi Dress

maxi dress

My go to staple. Red Herring maxi dress, I loved this so much I have it in pink and black as well.

Wedding Wear

The Josie Breastfeeding Dress

 

I just have to sneak this one in, this is what I’m wearing for my little brothers wedding in September from the lovely Milk and Mummy, a specially designed breastfeeding dress with a bit of glamour attached!

So there you have it, you don’t have to be a frumpy feeder if you don’t want you just need to work out your breastfeeding fashion style and adapt.

You can find some more ideas on Breastfeeding Fashion over on #PositiveAboutBF along with another chance to gain some extra entry points to our grand prize giveaway.

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31 Comments

  1. Rebecca C
    August 3, 2015 / 12:29 pm

    Love that your outfit choices are so varied and don’t stand out as nursing friendly. (unlike mine!)
    I’m very basic in my choices with a plain h&m nursing top and an oversized top of sort with a pair of dark blue jeans.
    I wish I could go into a shop and buy more stuff for me, I seem to just walk out with more baby stuff, joys of motherhood.
    X

    • August 3, 2015 / 9:13 pm

      When I went shopping to buy them (ON MY OWN!!!) I spent the first hour of the trip in Mothercare x

  2. gemma clark
    August 3, 2015 / 12:47 pm

    At the moment my go to outfit is a maternity dress I bought for my godson’s christening! I am sure in a few weeks time I will mostly be in my pjs 😉 xx

    • August 3, 2015 / 9:12 pm

      I should have also popped my pj picture in as once the boys are in the bath I get into mine! I wear them around 70% of the time! X

  3. Zoe
    August 3, 2015 / 1:13 pm

    Another dress person! High five Mama.

    I also have a h&m/primarni range in my wardrobe. Love their basics 🙂

    • August 3, 2015 / 9:11 pm

      High five! Dresses cover all sins!

  4. August 3, 2015 / 2:24 pm

    Lovely choice of outfits Laura! You’d never know the white and red dress allowed for boob access. Good find! And thanks for the mention! I hope you get lots of wear out of the purple Josie dress. I wore it in emerald for my brother in law’s wedding last summer.

    • August 3, 2015 / 9:11 pm

      Thanks Emma! I can’t wait to wear it, I might sneak it in for a holiday date night before the wedding!

  5. August 3, 2015 / 2:24 pm

    Great post – as a brand new breastfeeding mumma who is still wearing maternity clothes because I’m too scared to go shopping, this has given me some inspiration, thank you!

    • August 3, 2015 / 9:10 pm

      I’m glad Abi and congratulations. Nearly 4 months in and some of the things I wear are maternity as well…..

  6. Angela
    August 3, 2015 / 2:31 pm

    Lovely versatile selection, and not outfits to break the bank either

    • August 3, 2015 / 9:09 pm

      Thanks Angela! I can’t justify breaking the bank when they end up being covered in baby sick!

    • August 3, 2015 / 9:05 pm

      I love the look of Frugi I must invest!

  7. August 3, 2015 / 6:19 pm

    Great post, I love all of your outfits, I am a jeans and tshirt/top person, but I love the dresses you have picked out! Very nice. I have a top similar to the dress with an elasticated neckline and it’s brilliant for easy boob access! So that’s my go too top when I have to wear something a bit more formal than a tshirt!
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    • August 3, 2015 / 7:49 pm

      I think I made the leap to loving dresses when I realised they hid the muffin top!

  8. Kirsty
    August 3, 2015 / 7:18 pm

    Thanks for the inspiration to try more non-nursing dedicated clothes. My little one is 1 now and nice to get some more ideas for non nursing/maternity clothes that I can still feed in if necessary.

    • August 3, 2015 / 7:53 pm

      No probken Kirsty! Hope it helps a little, H&M are my saviour@

  9. Martina Pichova
    August 4, 2015 / 12:09 am

    A not too short dress and not heels ( I can’t walk in them) but I like to show my arms.

    • August 4, 2015 / 9:04 am

      I have forgotten how to walk in heels too

  10. Maria Hackett
    August 4, 2015 / 1:16 am

    I love my dresses. currently pregnant with twins and dresses are the only thing keeps me lovely and comfy. I love your purple dress, I have a wedding in September too and i;m gonna wait till last minute to buy a dress as I think by time September i’m gonna be huge lol. Thank you so much for the giveaway! x

    • August 4, 2015 / 9:06 am

      Ooh when are they due? X

      • Maria Hackett
        August 9, 2015 / 2:47 am

        they due on Christmas day 🙂 so exciting!!!!

  11. Carly Mugulday
    August 4, 2015 / 2:06 pm

    Lovely selection of maternity wear here. I tend to live in leggings especially for work in a lovely tent shaped nurse tunic, look like a ball on a stick! Id love to go out and buy some lovely stuff for myself but i always come out with baby stuff!

    • August 4, 2015 / 7:47 pm

      Leggings are just a little bit too hot here but I wore them all the time in the UK 🙂 the babies are definitely better dressed than me and my husband c

  12. Rosie
    August 4, 2015 / 7:21 pm

    I don’t dress to impress, I dress to be comfortable.

    • August 4, 2015 / 7:46 pm

      Best way to be. To be honest once it hits 7pm I put my pjs on!

  13. Samantha Loughlin
    August 5, 2015 / 12:25 am

    I wear casual leggings and dress tops

  14. Samantha Loughlin
    August 5, 2015 / 12:28 am

    I wear comfortable leggings and dress tops

  15. kim neville
    August 6, 2015 / 9:01 pm

    black jeggings and a flowy top

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