Let's Talk About Nursing ClothesMadelinePetersen
One of the (somewhat superficial) things that has been the hardest to adjust to post baby are the clothes. I love clothes. A lot. Trying to figure out how to dress fashionably, while making breast feeding accessible has been a real challenge for me.
I know I can’t be the only nursing mother who has wondered what the heck is the deal with nursing clothes? The concept is awesome. How amazing would it be to wear something that not only makes it more convenient to feed your baby, but that helps you maintain some modestly while doing it? Unfortunately the reality is that most of the clothing is poorly styled and completely overpriced. Who wants to pay $50 for an ugly shirt that makes it a little easier to nurse? Um, not me.
Also, while we are on the subject what is the deal with maternity/nursing combo clothing? I find it poor logic that just because a woman could use said clothing for a year or more continuously, that the two functions should be combined. What fits and flatters a pregnant body won’t do anything good for a postpartum one.
If I had any start up capital and new how to design clothes, I would totally start my own line of awesome nursing wear.
I have been digging around to find a few things I wouldn’t mind sporting. And here are a few of my favorite finds from the Gap.
image-82 1 of 3Three-quarter crossover nursing T - $34.95 I really like the shape of this top. It's a crossover, which is common in nursing wear, but is still unique.
image-83 2 of 3Empire-seam nursing T - $24.95 I like this highly rated option for several reasons. Most notably, the simplicity and understated color options.
image-84 3 of 3Long-sleeve nursing T - $29.95 This top is similar to the last, but I really like the long sleeves.
Also, the Gap is offering 20% off selected nursing camis and bras (prices as marked), so make sure to check those out.
If you have found nursing clothes you dig, where did you find them? Leave your favs below.