As if breastfeeding wasn’t already hard. Moms who choose to breastfeed are faced with another obstacle. Having breastfed two children I know firsthand how hard it is to find functional yet fashionable breastfeeding-friendly clothing. As a mom in her late 30s, I firmly believe that motherhood doesn’t mean disowning fashion. I’ve put together a roundup of fashionable breastfeeding-friendly dresses you can add to your spring wardrobe.
Related: Breastfeeding Tips to Encourage Nursing Moms
BCBGeneration Women’s Strappy Sheath Wrap Dress
This spaghetti strap dress is proof that breastfeeding doesn’t mean compromised fashion. It can be dressed up or down. Pair it with a blazer or cardigan and a pair of heels for work, or a pair of low-top sneakers for weekends. Either way, since it’s a wrap dress, it is perfect for pump breaks at work or nursing time with your baby.
It’s available in two colors but the Electric Blue really compliments golden brown skin
Amazhiyu Women’s Linen Button Down Dresses Short Sleeves with Pockets
Say no more! It has pockets. The end. No, but seriously, this dress is perfect for breastfeeding mommas due to the buttondown details. Unbutton a few to give your baby access during nursing sessions.
Fleur Wood Women’s Short Sleeve V Neck Ruffle Floral Wrap Maxi Dresses
I love this dress! Maxi dresses are perfect for weekend getaways and brunch dates. This one is perfect for both, and it provides easy access to the boob for nursing babies. It’s a win, win.
ECOWISH Tie Front V-Neck Spaghetti Strap Button Down A-Line Backless Swing Midi Dress
If you’re planning a summer vacation but you’re looking for a cute dress that makes breastfeeding easier, this tie-front dress is perfect.
Angashion Floral Bohemian Adjustable Spaghetti Strap Button Down Swing Midi Dress with Pockets
Another dress with pockets because we can’t have too many. Plus, moms need a place to stash pacifiers, teethers, a spare toy – you name it!
ULTRANICE Floral Wrap V Neck Adjustable Spaghetti Casual Ruffle Dress
This flirty spaghetti strapless dress is great for a date night out with your significant other. The wrap feature makes sneaking in a pumping session easy breezy! The floral detail just screams spring fashion.
Tips for Choosing the Right Outfit for Breastfeeding
The best clothes for breastfeeding can be fashionable. But there are a few things to keep in mind when choosing the perfect breastfeeding outfit.
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- Choose clothing that is dark in color or has patterns. It hides leaks.
- Have a blazer, cardigan, or jacket on hand just in case you need to hide a wet spot from a leaky boob, or if your preference is to cover up while breastfeeding.
- Tops and dresses that have a wrap feature, button-down, zipper, or tube tops are perfect for breastfeeding. They allow for easy access for your nursing baby.