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Nursing friendly wedding guest outfit - help!

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missmillimentscardigan Wed 04-May-16 15:37:05

Just that really. I'm going to a wedding this summer and will probably need to take bf dc. I'm drawing a complete blank
on what to wear. Everything nursing seems to also be maternity which isn't great as dc is 8 months old! So I'm thinking I need something a bit stretchy, but flattering, I can pull to the side. Has anyone seen / worn anything suitable? Thanks

Cakescakescakes Wed 04-May-16 15:38:48

I wore a skirt and top with stretchy vest underneath.

missmillimentscardigan Wed 04-May-16 15:47:29

Thanks cakes - what sort of thing, if you don't mind my asking? That sounds perfect but I can't find anything smart enough. It's quite a formal wedding.

chandelierswinging Wed 04-May-16 15:48:15

When I went to a wedding whilst BFing a 6 month old, I wore a wrap dress like this with a vest underneath. Worked a charm!

CutYourHairAndGetAJob Wed 04-May-16 15:51:26

I'm going to wear a floaty tunic top and leggings, I'll just pull the top up to feed.

missmillimentscardigan Wed 04-May-16 15:54:52

That dress is perfect, and in the sale! Shame it's out of stock. Thank you. Will look for something similar

Showgirl109 Wed 04-May-16 16:12:30

I'm going to a wedding 2 months after My baby's due so I've been thinking about this as well. I think dress and top is the way to go. Depends on your style but coast, Ted baker and Karren Millen have some structured full skirts or pencil. You could do a button down or Jersey top that would be glam enough.

Cakescakescakes Thu 05-May-16 00:03:09

I wore a jersey maxi skirt and a stretchy wrap type top. DS was only 2 weeks old so I prob went a bit more casual than I'd have liked but I was just about hanging together. Something like one of the full midi skirts that are around at the minute would work well?

MrsLettuce Thu 05-May-16 09:05:40

How about this with this? Top also comes in navy, this would work with either but there are plenty of lovely skirts about ATM.

squizita Thu 05-May-16 10:58:28

I wore this dress purpless.co.uk/en/16-4400-formal-dress it's a basic one colour dress but I invested in some really nice shoes/bag/jacket and a statement necklace so it looked totally appropriate.

Then I wore it without all the other stuff for moderately smart things e.g. meals out, so got a lot of value out of it.

squizita Thu 05-May-16 10:59:47

...BTW it totally DOESN'T look pregnancy when you wear it without a bump! It looks like a nice 50s style prom skirt with lots of fabric - I suppose you could also even put a petticoat under.

Anyway that website does several nice tops and dresses you could do this with.

squizita Thu 05-May-16 11:06:01

I've also got a tunic like this one, which I wear with wide leg trousers and heels to smart events. It looks quite chic, the zip is a good feature with a bold, plain necklace.

www.axparis.com/products/Zip-Front-Tie-Belt-Tunic.html

deathb4decaf Thu 05-May-16 14:08:20

Some nice options here- I recently wore the black floral one, was comfy, stretchy and easy for bfing my 9mo! www.warehouse.co.uk/gb/clothing/dresses/?prefn1=refinementcategory&prefv1=Wrap%20Dresses

missmillimentscardigan Thu 05-May-16 14:30:35

Thanks everyone - this is giving me loads of ideas! smile
I love that floral midi skirt with the zip top, lettuce. Just not sure the top is formal enough. I have to wear a hat (specified on invitation), but I may get that top anyway!
I hadn't thought outside of wearing a dress, but may be a midi skirt with top would be best. Also, are midi skirts flattering? I am very much not body confident at the moment - still losing baby weight etc, but am a size 12- 14 (14 on the bottom) right now

missmillimentscardigan Thu 05-May-16 14:47:27

Was it the black floral vintage wrap dress you worr, decaf? That looks really nice. Did it keep its shape after being pulled aside to bf? Thanks

deathb4decaf Thu 05-May-16 19:11:34

Yes that's the one. I found it kept the shape ok. I did find it a bit low cut and probably should have worn a vest but I didn't think of that whilst I was rushing about getting ready! ended up sticking a safety pin in it instead.

katienana Thu 05-May-16 19:19:21

Following as I have a wedding at the end if this month and a week old ds. I'm thinking something navy in case of leaks!

Hedgeh0g Thu 05-May-16 19:23:14

There's a Facebook group - can I breastfeed in it - that's great for inspiration. They have a sales page as well. The lindybop ophelia dress is often mentioned.

puglife15 Thu 05-May-16 19:43:59

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