Breastfeeding in Style with Ripe Maternity

Breastfeeding in Style with Ripe Maternity

Who says breastfeeding moms can’t also be fashionistas? 

With an increased awareness around breastfeeding, more women are attempting to breastfeed their children than ever before. In fact, over the past month we’ve been doing our part to bring you articles, personal reflections and breastfeeding resources to bring awareness to the art of breastfeeding. And what would a Breastfeeding Awareness Campaign be without fashionable breastfeeding apparel? 

We believe that a mother has a right to breastfeed whenever and wherever she wants. We believe she shouldn’t be limited to nursing in a bathroom or closet. And, we believe that she should be able to do it with a sense of style. 

If you share any of those sentiments, stay tuned because for the next few days, we will be highlighting some of the most fashionable nursing collections in the industry. You don’t want to miss it!

Today, Ripe Maternity shows us how to fashionably go from maternity to nursing.

Ripe Maternity is an Australian-owned fashion brand, designing contemporary, stylish, and, most of all, comfortable maternity and nursing apparel. They understand that a girl needs fashionable clothing she can depend on, before, during and after pregnancy. In fact, Ripe has created pieces that fit, flatter and coordinate to make up the perfect wardrobe, allowing you to maintain your own personal style while your body transforms.

Their seasonal collections of fashion forward maternity and nursing clothing are predominantly Australian made and proudly distributed in boutiques worldwide.

Ripe nursing apparel is designed with one goal in mind, to offer beautiful clothing that allows a mother to nurse her child easily and discreetly. As if that were not enough, Ripe’s nursing collection is DROP DEAD GORGEOUS. These are pieces that you can wear before, during and after pregnancy.

Harper Dress

Harper Dress Detail

Unlike regular clothing, Ripe nursing clothes provide an extra level of comfort and ease when breastfeeding. You no longer need to wear a nursing tank underneath your shirt to prevent your stomach from showing. And you can ditch your nursing cover too. Nobody, including your baby, wants to eat under a blanket!

We especially love the Harper Nursing DressNursing access occurs through lifting the bust panels, or you could simply pull it down a bit.

Black Striped Dress

Black Striped Dress Details

Speaking of being discreet, one of the things we love about Ripe’s nursing collection is that the clothes have dual pieces of fabric designed to allow access, yet also cover the breast. Not that there is anything wrong with straps or buttons that can be pulled to the side or detached, but this particular design makes breastfeeding that much easier.

Many of their pieces also feature stripes or ruching that are particularly flattering on pregnant or postpartum bodies. We all know how difficult it is to find clothing that flatters our changing bodies and Ripe does that in such a way that you’ll {almost} always feel glamorous.

Long Sleeve Top Details

Let’s talk about why you should invest in quality nursing apparel.

In many cases, we feel as though we shouldn’t invest in clothing that we’ll only wear for a short time, especially when that money could be spent on something more important, like our newborn child. However, breastfeeding and feeling beautiful go hand in hand. And maternity wear that can double as nursing wear has the potential to be worn for a long period of time.

Also, remember that nursing creates an incredible bond between you and your child. And, believe it or not, you will unconsciously share your emotions or feelings with your child. That also applies to how your clothing feels and makes you feel.

Striped Long Sleeve Top RS

Striped Long Sleeve Top Details

For example,  if you are uncomfortable in any way (uncomfortable clothing or just feeling exposed) , your baby will likely feel that and be affected by that discomfort. She may be extra fussy or squirm more than usual as a sign of that shared discomfort.

On the other hand, if you are calm or happy, that too will be passed along to your child. With that in mind, why not feel great about the clothing you’re wearing while breastfeeding. If it’s comfortable and makes you feel beautiful, that positive energy will rub off on your little nursling.

Black Ballet Dress

Black Ballet Dress Details

Breastfeeding really is a wonderful thing and with the right clothes, you and your baby will be more comfortable, and potentially happier.

With fashionable and comfortable nursing clothes, a fashionable mom can still look beautiful while nursing her child. And if happiness can be spread through breast milk, then Ripe is doing their part to spread happiness around the world. 


Stay tuned for more beautiful nursing apparel over the coming days. In the meantime, check out our newest category: Mommy Moments!

Photo Credit: Ashley Sisk

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Ashley Sisk

Ashley lives in North Carolina with her husband, two children and Kitty Paw. She's a work-from-home mom with a natural light photography business and a passion for sharing everything she knows. Since leaving the corporate world, she now spends her time chasing her preschooler, nursing her new baby, writing and finding ways to enjoy life. You can find her on Facebook, Google + or on her website.

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