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Tips on what to wear at a wedding while breastfeeding

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Haylstones Tue 29-Jul-08 09:51:07

I've gone down the conventional route and bought a brown/cream Monsoon skirt, brown shrug and shoes but am bored with it already-it's not very glam and I don't get many opportunities to dress up! It's a pretty posh do...
I was thinking of a strapless/ spaghetti strap dress that I could hoick down. Is this doable with a shawl etc or would I just embarrass myself?
Please tell me what you wore in these circumstances or just give suggestions! Having already bought shoes and a shrug any replacement should really match these and will probably have to come from Ebay if I am to avoid upsetting dh!

Flier Tue 29-Jul-08 09:54:02

I think you'd get fed up with hoiking down a strapless/spaghetti dress.
What about a wrap dress? There was one that someone linked to not that long ago, I'll see if I can find it.......

Haylstones Tue 29-Jul-08 09:56:04

Ooh, thank you. Ds will be 6 months so not feeding constantly but will still have a few feeds...
Ds wasn't actually invited but the B and G said it was Ok to bring him because he was still bfing so I don't want to draw too much attention to him!

Flier Tue 29-Jul-08 09:57:42

heres the dress, may go with your shrug too

and heres the other thread, thare are other dresses lined to on it if you don't like the one above, I thinks its lovely

Mimsy2000 Tue 29-Jul-08 09:58:15

IMO strapless dresses are usually a bit fussy at best, let alone when you are trying to pop it up and down. totally understand wanting to dress up a little but also remember that you will probably be a bit nervous if your little one fusses during the ceremony and may pop him/her on the boob at unplanned times just to keep them calm...so point is make sure it's really easy to do!

maybe just try some different colours? i'd still stick with skirt and top... good luck.

Haylstones Tue 29-Jul-08 09:59:56

Bum, just remembered I have to be somewhere at 10, oops. Will check out links in a while, thank you so much.

Pannacotta Tue 29-Jul-08 10:04:11

Was going to suggest again the mummylooksfab site, but its in the thread linked to by Flier.
Could you stick with the skirt and shrug combo and add some really glam accessories - shoes, clutch, necklace?
Or how about a more dressy skirt/shrug?
I wore a similar combo to a wedding when DS2 was 4 months so feeding lots.
I found a creamy silk skirt from Monsoon like this one
cgi.ebay.co.uk/Monsoon-Ladies-Sardinia-skirt-size-22-RRP-75-00-BNWT_W0QQitemZ380050479711QQcmdZViewI tem?hash=item380050479711&_trksid=p3286.m14.l1318 and wore it with a navy cami and dark navy silk srug from Coast, and wore a diamond pendant with it plus sparkly shoes.
I had some really nice compliments that day.

Think this will be much easier and more comfy for you to feed in than a strappy dress/shawl outfit.

Haylstones Tue 29-Jul-08 12:39:27

Thanks all, sorry for posting and running!
mummylooksfab site looks lovely, I shall have a browse through it and hopefully find something.
I have no sense of style at all and accessorizing is impossible for me! I hate feeling weighed down and normally just wear sliver watch, bracelet and necklace blush- dh calls it being boring!

Haylstones Tue 29-Jul-08 12:43:14

cgi.ebay.co.uk/Monsoon-Skirt-Print-Coffee-Size-UK-10_W0QQitemZ260267320818QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item26 0267320818&_trksid=p3286.m14.l1318 this is the skirt I bought but am now not sure...

Haylstones Tue 29-Jul-08 12:54:36

sad mummylooksfab don't appeqar to have any dresses I like in my size

Haylstones Tue 29-Jul-08 12:54:39

sad mummylooksfab don't appeqar to have any dresses I like in my size

Haylstones Tue 29-Jul-08 13:15:05

Anyone fancy having a look at this and telling me what they think? Pretty please?
www.boohoo.com/HighFashionForWomenCarousel/view_all.php?category=dresses&page=2&page-group=1
I'm 5'6, size 10-12 with pale freckly skin, dark hair and dark eyes if tha thelps you form an opinion smile

Haylstones Tue 29-Jul-08 13:17:40

it's the HAWA dress- only wrap style one I can find!

LaTrucha Tue 29-Jul-08 13:19:53

I wore this with silver accessories. I wear it a lot still. It's very flattering. The pink one might suit you?

MrsBadger Tue 29-Jul-08 13:21:07

which dress? the link shows you all 35

Haylstones Tue 29-Jul-08 13:23:13

Latrucha, that's lovely but stock isn't due until August so no use.
I don't actually like the Boohoo one now

LaTrucha Tue 29-Jul-08 13:24:20

Oh! Sorry. I did itry to link htat page. Will try again but just in casse it's the 'grecian' dress at the bottom in blue. There's a red and I think a pink version too.

Did it work this time?

It is a dark, dark blue.

MrsBadger Tue 29-Jul-08 13:28:09

at £10 it's worth a punt but it doesn't look very, well, posh.

is this worth a look?

MrsBadger Tue 29-Jul-08 13:28:38

whoops, sorry, it was Hayl's Boo link that didn;t work

Stargazing Tue 29-Jul-08 13:33:48

oh god i had complete nightmare with bfing ds at a weddig 2 months ago. I dressed in denial and paid the price.... actually quite funny with hindsight, the shame!!!!

Haylstones Tue 29-Jul-08 13:37:52

Please tell me moire Stargazing!
I'd rather stay away from blacj and although the m +s is lovely i fear its a bit too fitted for my post natal bulges
excuse typos as feeding ds

Stargazing Tue 29-Jul-08 13:51:49

am also feeding ds and typing left handed ao please also excuse typos.

ok, i wore this dress which zips up the side. Didn't wear a bra because I haven't had the spurty probs that I had with 1st child, so figured I'd be okay.

Nightmare to get dress zipped and unzipped, up and down every time I wanted to feed, esp while juggling a wriggling dc (and, like a pp has mentioned, I had to feed more often than usual bc of keeping him quiet at various moments) Also, he dribbles his milk when feeding a lot, which meant that I had lovely stains on both sides of the dress. This not only caused much embarassment on the day, but also when i took the damn thing to be dry-cleaned - which took THREE GOES before all the stains came out- the smirky bloke knew exactly what these rings of white were and delighted in pointing them out to me.

Like you, I was feeling "ooh, I haven't been dressed up for ages, who cares about practicality - HA!! wish I'd worn my 'jammies.

Also, I wore 5-inch Louboutins which sank into the grass with every step I took. I forgot that it was going to be an outdoor reception .....

"twas all much fun!!

beansprout Tue 29-Jul-08 13:54:29

I wore my wedding dress! grin

I would go for what you feel comfortable in and what's practical rather than trying to look too glam. Good luck! smile

Stargazing Tue 29-Jul-08 13:54:45

oh - and it didn't occur to me until the night before the do that I would need a wrap of some description for sake of decency - realised that I had loaned my black wrap to a friend who was now on hols, rang another friend to sk her to bring something for me to the wedding ... met her there and she had brought me a black sarong. Looked hideous so used for sake of not exposing while feeding but not sure which most embarrassing - flashing boobs or totally mismatched 'outfit' uuuuuggggggh

Haylstones Tue 29-Jul-08 13:58:53

lol stargazing, that sounds olike what this day will be like for me!
I'm stuck now, dunno what to do as have decided my new skirt is horrid

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