Fashionable Clothing for Nursing Moms

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. Here are a few amazing brands that offer fashionable and functional clothing for nursing moms.

Japanese Weekend

Looking for trendy and comfortable nursing attire? We have just what you need to start or continue a nursing mama’s wardrobe. Japanese Weekend’s maternity and nursing line have revolutionized the way women view maternity and nursing wear. With well made and durable clothing, Japanese weekend has the perfect transitional pieces taking you from pregnancy to nursing. Unlike most nursing or maternity wear, you will get maximum use out of every piece with the signature “before and after” product line.

Japanese Weekend offers the perfect nursing wear essentials from from gorgeous, soft lightweight dresses to warm, quilted coats, as well a basic tees and tanks. In addition, the styles crafted are far from boring, they offer fun and vibrant prints and colors, sure to catch your eye. Soak up every moment of motherhood in absolute comfort and luxurious style with the expansive versatility of this line. To top it off, all clothes are designed and made in the USA with most of the fabrics grown in California. With easy and discreet access for breastfeeding, you can now nourish your baby while looking fabulous!

 


Destination Maternity

Destination Maternity is truly the destination for pregnant and breastfeeding mamas. They carry an incredibly extensive collection of all the nursing clothing you’ll ever need – from bras to camis, to everyday shirts and dressier sweaters, dresses, and even breastfeeding accessories like nursing covers and lanolin.

With brands like Jessica Simpson, Pea in the Pod, and Motherhood Maternity, the possibilities for fashionable breastfeeding clothing are virtually endless. You can stock up on camis, bras, and shirts from Motherhood Maternity, find trendy tops designed by Jessica Simpson, and treat yourself to some super soft – and durable – basics from Pea in the Pod.

We are huge fans of the Jessica Simpson line of breastfeeding-friendly tops, sold at Destination Maternity. This line of tops is trendy and not your mama’s nursing clothes of the past, and will allow you to comfortably breastfeed your baby with ease. We love how these shirts provide coverage for modest mamas who aren’t comfortable feeling exposed during feeding sessions.

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Dote Nursingwear

Getting dressed for work or a formal event when you’re nursing (and still carrying a few extra postpartum pounds) isn’t easy. Your first thought is to wear a comfortable dress, but nursing or pumping while wearing one is usually too much of a hassle. Luckily, the amazing high-fashion nursing line, Dote, offers an extensive selection of dresses that stand out from other nursingwear items on the market today.

Most of Dote’s gorgeous dresses feature liftable panels of fabric over the breast area that are built discretely into the design for easy access to nursing. No need to pull up (or down) your entire dress! And while many of their designs can also be worn during pregnancy, we find that the styles Dote offers are anything but your stereotypical frumpy maternity clothes.

In addition to an exquisite line of dresses, Dote offers a vast variety of stylish nursing tops along with comfortable basics like nursing tanks and tees. If you’re looking for clothing pieces that allow you to easily and comfortably nurse without sacrificing style, you’ll definitely want to check out this global fashion design studio for nursing moms.

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Seraphine

Seraphine is the pinnacle of luxury when it comes to nursing (and maternity clothes), and this amazing brand is favored by many celebrities, and even royalty (Kate Middleton wore a Seraphine dress in the first royal photo of her and Prince George). It’s easy to see why moms love this brand – from super soft fabrics, trendy, breastfeeding-functional designs, this collection is a must-have for any modern mama.

From an incredibly extensive collection of nursing tops, to beautiful nursing dresses, to simple camis, sleepwear, and bras, Seraphine has you covered (or, uncovered!) for all of your breastfeeding clothing needs. Never again will you feel that breastfeeding clothes are frumpy, when you’re bathed in the luxury of Seraphine.

Seraphine truly takes the cake when it comes to the softest, luxe nursing sweaters. We recently shared our love for the Seraphine Nursing Shawl, and now we want to share our latest obsession with this Seraphine v-neck nursing & maternity jumper. Fashionable, lightweight, incredibly silky-soft, and multifunctional – this is one staple sweater you’ll want in your breastfeeding wardrobe for any season.

 

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Peachymama

Are you anxious to toss aside the maternity clothes, but still wear something that’s comfortable and allows you easy access for nursing? Unlike most nursing attire that is designed to also fit during pregnancy, Peachymama offers fashionable clothes for the nursing, but no longer pregnant, momma. After all, why wear maternity clothes for breastfeeding when you’re no longer pregnant?

Peachymama’s nursing dresses come in a variety of bold prints in figure flattering styles for every body type. Made from soft, wrinkle resistant fabrics, these are dresses you’ll want to live in long after you’ve finished nursing. As for tops, Peachymama offers a wide selection of tanks, tees, and long sleeved looks. Our favorite is the simple nursing t-shirt which features a double layered front panel so that your belly remains covered while feeding. Most dresses and tops feature a lift up and pull down opening for easy access to breastfeeding while still keeping you covered both above and below your nipple.

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Au Lait

Who says that nursing clothes have to……..look like nursing clothes? If you’ve ever felt that breastfeeding-friendly styles make their designs a little too obvious, then Au Lait’s clothing line is for you.  Their styles are hip, elegant, and also comfortable. They also do NOT look like your average breastfeeding style clothing.  Their designs are purposefully discreet, possible via their hidden nursing panels that are designed in a way that won’t make you feel the need to retire these clothes even when you’re no longer breastfeeding.

All of their fabrics are sourced from the United States or Japan and crafted in New York City. Au Lait was created by women and for women who were frustrated by some of the nursing friendly options on the market.  You should never have to sacrifice style for pure functionality.  And–if you’re looking to invest in a line of clothing that can be worn for years to come, Au Lait is the perfect fit for you.

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Ariel

Ariel is a recently turned stay-at-home momma of three little ones to her high school sweetheart. When she isn’t busy playing with her young kiddos (or running around frantically), you can find her writing on her personal blog, Dreams To Do. Ariel is a lover of inspirational words, photography, coffee, reality TV, and of course, her family. You can connect with Ariel on Twitter and Facebook.

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    Thanks for this post- it’s very helpful! Can I ask what size you are wearing in the Peachymama tshirt? I am trying to work out which size to buy and can’t tell if they run slightly large. Thanks!

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