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Smart dress I can breastfeed in - for a wedding.

(19 Posts)
Iseehotpeople Sat 24-Jun-17 22:26:10

Any suggestions? Would like to avoid a clingy wrap dress.

gallicgirl Sat 24-Jun-17 22:30:59

I have one in this style but a different pattern. I wore it to a wedding a couple of years ago and breastfed in it. It's stretchy so the neckline moves to feed and the rushing hides my tummy a bit.

www.phase-eight.com/fcp/product/phase-eight/occasion-dresses/marthe-floral-dress/203964000

Iseehotpeople Sat 24-Jun-17 22:44:54

Style looks really good but the colours are a bit drab. Sure yours is a nicer pattern.

gallicgirl Sat 24-Jun-17 23:02:44

Have a look at the website as they usually do a few patterns in that style. Do you prefer something bolder?

gallicgirl Sat 24-Jun-17 23:08:33

Yumi have lots of wrap dresses which aren't clingy.

There's a Facebook group called Can I breastfeed in it? which might be useful.

Cakescakescakes Sat 24-Jun-17 23:15:14

Go for a two piece co-ord instead of a dress.

Loopytiles Sat 24-Jun-17 23:15:55

Separates much easier for feeding.

Iseehotpeople Sat 24-Jun-17 23:17:41

Yes, I know, you're right. Separates are going to be easier. Just miss dresses sometimes!

OlennasWimple Sat 24-Jun-17 23:18:43

Ideally, what would you wear? Colour, style, length etc?

cad186 Sun 25-Jun-17 13:58:36

Not sure if they would be smart enough but apricot have got some nice v neck maxi dresses and the neckline is sort of elasticated so very easy to feed in. An alternative would be a maternity dress (but a size down) these are often nursing dresses too, I had one off asos will have a look now

cad186 Sun 25-Jun-17 14:03:35

I wore this to a wedding, was fine to feed in
m.asos.com/asos-maternity/asos-maternity-kate-lace-midi-dress/prd/7051547?iid=7051547&clr=Navy&SearchQuery=Navy%20maternity%20asos%20dress&pgesize=50&pge=0&totalstyles=80&gridsize=2&gridrow=19&gridcolumn=1
But went a size down as it was maternity

cad186 Sun 25-Jun-17 14:04:53

I've got this too, very easy to feed in but maybe not smart enough?
www.apricotonline.co.uk/mall/productpage.cfm/womensclothing/_5051839175433/530679/Black-Classic-Bouquet-Print-Maxi-Dress

Yolannnda Sun 25-Jun-17 14:06:11

m.asos.com/asos-maternity/asos-maternity-nursing-textured-cold-shoulder-midi-porcelain-print-dress/prd/8196736?iid=8196736&clr=Whitebase&cid=19764&pgesize=50&pge=0&totalstyles=147&gridsize=2&gridrow=13&gridcolumn=2

I have this for a wedding coming up. Didnt size down as its just a stretchy material isnt bigger.

Hobbitch Sun 25-Jun-17 14:07:37

This. I wore it to a wedding at 35 weeks' pregnant, had lots of compliments and I'm sure it looks fab even when you're not pregnant. The website says it doubles as a nursing dress and it comes in lots of colours. It's easy to dress it up even more with the right accessories.

www.seraphine.com/maternity-clothes/maternity-dresses/green-knot-front-maternity-dress.html

Hmmalittlefishy Sun 25-Jun-17 14:10:12

Join the Facebook group 'can I breastfeed in it?'
There are loads of ideas and help there

silkybear Sun 25-Jun-17 14:17:10

Was just coming on to say seraphine, i have worn lots of their dresses for pregnancy and breastfeeding, lots of nice colours too. Sorry can't link from phone but I have a blue floaty one which you can bf in really discreetly and looks fab.

Iseehotpeople Mon 26-Jun-17 08:41:59

Why are so many nursing dresses also maternity? Virtually nobody (barring some very dedicated mamas) does both at the same time! I don't understand it.

Iseehotpeople Mon 26-Jun-17 08:45:01

I did join "Can I breastfeed in it?". It's a great idea but the traffic is ferocious. My entire Facebook feed was jammed with it, hundreds of posts a day! I hid it but should probably take another look...

chloechloe Mon 26-Jun-17 11:38:44

I just wanted to say thanks for all the suggestions on here - I might order the Seraphine one for an upcoming wedding.

iseehotpeople - the idea of nursing / maternity dresses is that you get more for your money! Good marketing plan!

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