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The Best, Most Versatile Nursing Top EVER.

By caseymullins |

Actual nursing tops specifically designed for nursing are expensive. Many of them are ugly, made out of crummy fabric, hard to find and did I mention ugly? However I knew as an amateur nurser I was going to need some clothes that were easy to maneuver my boobs out of until I was comfortable with nursing and as a lady packing around 34F milk bongs? Button up shirts were not so much of an option. Not to mention I live in Indiana. In summer. Where the average temperature hovers above 90 with stifling humidity. So layering with nursing tanks? Meh.

So imagine my surprise when I realized I already owned the BEST! NURSING! TOP! EVER! and they don’t cost much more than an average t-shirt and they pretty much go with everything. My greatest nursing discovery in photos after the jump!

You see, I am a modest girl. I like keeping my folds and flesh covered and about a year ago I discovered Halftees. A dickey for generation X. They allowed me to wear sleeveless dresses with a real bra and without an undershirt riding up my midriff. They let me keep my cleavage covered without having to layer multiple shirts in the heat of summer. Brilliant they are.

One day while wearing a wrap dress while pregnant I realized just how easy it would be to get my boob out to my baby by opening the wrap dress and lifting up my little half shirt. My closet was full of wrap dresses and v-neck shirts! SUCCESS! I haven’t had to buy a single nursing top nor have I had to hike up my shirt in public to feed my baby. WHEE! WIN! Not to mention I am still able to keep the jugs covered, because this boob show? Is only meant to be watched at home.

Halftees are available in multiple styles from $16.99-$24.99 at

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Casey Mullins is a writer, photographer, and nice person living in Indianapolis with her two little girls, husband, and a one eyed cat. She writes regularly at her personal blog moosh in indy and can be found trolling local bakeries and napping whenever possible. Read bio and latest posts → Read Casey's latest posts →

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9 thoughts on “The Best, Most Versatile Nursing Top EVER.

  1. joanna says:

    I’ve been doing the tank-under-a-shirt-during-the-summer thing, and Oh My it’s hot. Great tip!

  2. robin plemmons says:

    Brilliant, Casey Mullins! I swear I lived in one of those breast feeding tanks for almost 2 years. Not nearly as attractive as this option. You’re so resourceful, like a boy scout without balls.

  3. Candace says:


  4. Jeanne says:

    Thankyouthankyouthankyou for sharing that fantabulous find!!!!!! My 10,000 degree Louisiana summer may not be quite as bad as I’d thought!

  5. Mel (MilkChic) says:

    Yes! I made the same discovery. Obviously the weather in the UK isn’t quite so hot so layering under button down shirts / dresses works better but I’m not co-ordinated enough to lift a whole vest up to feed and then tuck it in again so I customise my own vests usingthese instructions
    Wide sleeves also work well for breastfeeding without any extra layers.

  6. BC says:

    I’ve been using strapless bras while nursing…. this way I can wear anything and not have those gimongous bra straps showing and I can just pull the cup down when I need to feed my baby. However with my Milk-boobs being a C cup this is much more of a possibility than if you have an F cup.

  7. Ashley says:

    Down east basics also has some now for $10.99. They are called the Demi Tee. It looks like they only come in black and white so far.

    Good tip! Thanks!

  8. Durga says:

    So I wear the same brand of underwear as you. How does it work with that? Too may layers/ fumbling? Still have to wear a breast-feeding bra as well right? help.

  9. Lisa says:

    I did something similar with these (much cheaper)…
    They also have some new ones that look more like tanks… and
    I just wore them with nursing pads. These are my favorites (not as itchy as others)…|B00121PZX8&CPNG=baby&ci_src=5784816&ci_sku=B00121PZX8&ref=tgt_adv_XSP10001
    I just weaned my 1 year twins. I’m a little sad that the experience is over.

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