Fashionista I am not. I’ve said it before and I’m sure I’ll say it again. I don’t know what the latest style or trends are. I keep reading about HD brows and I haven’t actually got a clue what they are. All I know about HD is high definition TV and I didn’t think that applied to eyebrows.
But I digress.
So fashionista I’m not, but I know what I like and I like to think I know what suits me. With my little brothers wedding fast approaching and Baby Boy still very much breastfeeding I was delighted to speak with Emma, founder of Milk and Mummy about the possibility of a dress.
Milk and Mummy was set up three years ago when Emma despaired of what was available when breastfeeding, especially when you have a bit of a do to go to. A do like a wedding perhaps? A little brother’s wedding perhaps?
Spending hours drooling over the site with all sorts of fabulous (and very clever) dresses suitable for the hats affair that my brothers wedding was going to be. It came down to three Milk and Mummy breastfeeding dresses, luckily for me Emma sent me all 3 to try and decide before sending back the 2 that weren’t making the cut for the wedding.
1. The Josie in regal purple
2. The Suzie in summery turquoise
3. The Ellie in bold Apple print
Then I took to Facebook in true indecisive rubbish fashionista style. Where the results were fairly unanimous and the Josie it was. Which I was thrilled about because the second I slipped it over my head I knew I had to have the dress.
I loved the bold and regal purple colour, and to take a small moment to be a little bit vain, I think the purple loved me back. The little details in the gold trimming on the empire waist ribbon, the soft pleats falling from the bodice. The swish of the skirt as I walked hiding my ever present mum-tum.
The material was soft and forgiving with enough stretch in the chest area to allow for my fluctuating breast size as we seemed to be going through a growth spurt meaning complete draining (and spaniel ears). The wide shoulder straps covered up the also wide bra straps and clips. With a slightly higher neckline covering the cotton monstrosity hidden underneath.
Not only that. It has a hidden panel to make it easier to feed discreetly! And feed discreetly I did. From the reception drinks to throughout the speeches with no one really noticing or batting an eyelid. As it got later and I got lazier there was enough give in the top for me to do my preferred feeding style the flop it out feed.
Not only was the dress flattering and functional it was the perfect fit for a family wedding. And we even manages to get the perfect family shot. Fascinator and all.
Disclaimer – I received my dress for free for the purpose of this review. All thoughts are my own.