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