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Pretty summer dresses suitable for breastfeeding

(35 Posts)
Beachcombergirl Wed 23-May-12 13:24:11

Hi all
I'm 39 weeks pregnant today and the sun is shining! Great, although I have zero appropriate summer dresses suitable for breastfeeding. I'm looking for pretty cotton, good value dresses. I've had a quick look around some of the shops but am completely uninspired. Any help would be welcomed please!

BoysWillGrow Wed 23-May-12 14:49:34

Ooh me too, h&m dresses look ok, not maternity but would probably be fine & do look easy to bf in.

nickelbarapasaurus Wed 23-May-12 14:52:58

I've got quite a few slightly baggy teeshirts that are seeing me through at the moment.
worn with a skirt.

nickelbarapasaurus Wed 23-May-12 14:53:31

that doesn't quite answer your question.

I nearly put "i'll have a search" but then forgot.

nickelbarapasaurus Wed 23-May-12 14:55:14
nickelbarapasaurus Wed 23-May-12 14:55:56

I've had great success feeding in sainsburys wrap dresses

Beachcombergirl Wed 23-May-12 17:51:23

I thought a wrap dress may be a good solution. I couldn't see any in Sainsburys today though. Thanks for all the responses

Wildwaterfalls Wed 23-May-12 18:00:35

I just got a nice nursing dress from Isabella Oliver (not sure why as I am only 23 weeks but hey it was on sale grin).

The clothes are a bit expensive but I think they have regular sales / discount codes.

Good luck!

JeSuisMargaux Wed 23-May-12 21:29:33

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Beachcombergirl Thu 24-May-12 10:48:19

Thanks all some good ideas here. Im on a limited budget however. Anymore slightly less expensive ideas?

lostlenore Thu 24-May-12 11:46:35

I BF'd by DD through the summer 2010 when it was really hot in a load of strappy tops/dresses from New Look - if you get the right sort of cut you can just pull the strap down with a muzzy over the top. They did (at that time) lots of floaty cottony hippy kinda things which suited me as they still covered up my vast stomach. Otherwise M&S or even god forbid Topshop but I would just go with cheap cotton vests/tops/frocks with spaghetti straps that you can hoick a boob from quickly!

nickelbarapasaurus Thu 24-May-12 11:48:02

yes, that's the problem I've got.

I'll see what I can find in wrap dresses

dorothy perkins in the sale
in the sale! shock
john rocha
ebay?

I've just bought 2 button down for easy breast feeding summer dresses for £12 each in New Look. I went looking for exactly that and was chuffed to find them, so cheap too!

nickelbarapasaurus Thu 24-May-12 11:56:46

ah, good point - there was one of those in sainsbury's.

Beachcombergirl Thu 24-May-12 12:46:22

New look seems a good option. I will check them out

littleweed10 Thu 24-May-12 19:42:28

Jojo maman bebe have some lovely looking breast feeding dresses.

Breastfeeding vest from bravado was great too, and washed easily, and didn't look too breastfeedingy!

MrsHoarder Tue 29-May-12 10:40:46

I bought 4-5 of the H&M sale dress. Then I wear a scarf or cardigan for more discrete breastfeeding: just pull the appropriate side down. They're getting a bit stretched (maybe I should use LO's naptime to add some elastic?) but are practically throwaway at that price, I wore them in the last few weeks of pregnancy (where they were snug over my bump) but they look good now I'm loosing the baby fat again.

I'm quite tall and haven't regained the confidence to wear them without leggings yet though (mid-thigh dress with wobbly legs hmm)

Stchda Tue 29-May-12 20:51:52

Try www.clovermums.co.uk they have a lovely range of breastfeeding/ nursing tops and their prices are pretty reasonable too. I got some lovely nursing tops at just 19.99

samsmother Wed 06-Jun-12 22:27:14

Having breastfed my ds until he was 18 months, so I actually fed over 2 summers, I can wholly recommend maxi dresses. They are great at disguising tummies with their floaty look, yet still look good, but they are easy to pull down at the top, just drape a muslin over your shoulder

GwenGotLost Sat 09-Jun-12 17:20:29

personally I like this jersey dress from tesco, would work well with a b/feeding cami. that and If you want something that you can wear again and again and are a bit crafty, make an infinity wrap dress; I made one for under £30 and in less than 2 hours smile

kalidasa Sun 10-Jun-12 14:46:07

Just bought a jersey stripey dress in Fat Face that I think might work for this. Was £40 so not totally bargainous but not bad. (Am not feeding myself, just pregnant so not a maternity dress as such, but quite roomy in the tummy area.)

Kittycatcat Mon 11-Jun-12 11:40:14

I got a lovely maxi dress in bhs would you believe. It's buttons at the top so with them undone and a strap down you are v well covered.

Bumblebzz Sun 25-May-14 14:29:24

Just bumping this thread to see if anyone has any tips for summer dresses in 2014, suitable for breast-feeding, ideally high street shops as I don't want to buy expensive/specialist nursing wear smile

HalloumiToastie Sun 25-May-14 16:09:36

I bought this dress last month from Debenhams. It's a wrap front so is great for breastfeeding.
www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10701_10001_054010296547_-1

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