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Wish List // Nursing in StyleThursday, July 09, 2015
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Hi guys! I've stolen a few moments to myself while Vivienne naps to share some new tops and dresses that I'm digging right now. Nursing is pretty much at the top of my to-do list everyday all-day, so it's of course natural for me to seek out pieces that'll work (and be stylish, can't forget that part!) for that all-important task of feeding Vivi. I realize that there are lots of nursing tops and dresses out there that work great for nursing, but I am all about buying clothes that are non-nursing/maternity so that I can wear them even after I stop nursing Vivi. I just want to make sure I get the most bang for my buck whenever I buy clothes. But that's not to say that it doesn't hurt getting a few nursing tops and dresses here and there. I just don't want to go overboard with purchasing uni-tasking items.
I found when I was nursing Cora a few years ago that button-down tops are really a staple for any nursing mom. You can find them anywhere year-round in any kind of color or fabric, whether they're long-sleeved, short-sleeved, or sleeveless, they're pretty much the best kind of non-nursing purchase you can make since you can wear them anytime after you've finished nursing your babe. Which is why there are so many types of them in the round-up above. I plan on stocking up on them (already have #3 and LOVE it) and the above items are the ones at the top of my list.
Can you guess out of the six dresses above, which are the nursing ones and which ones aren't? That might be an easy question since a few of the models have little baby bumps, but still! If they didn't have baby bumps, it might be hard to determine which are meant for nursing and which aren't. Or at least that's what I think. And with the hot off-the-shoulder trend happening right now, I'm thinking #10 is perfect for nursing moms. You just slide one side down and you're good to go. I also learned from nursing Cora, that you can wear a strapless bra while nursing. I found that if you just fold the cups down and out, it's perfectly fine to wear a non-nursing bra. So bring on the strapless dresses and off-the-shoulder dresses!
There's nothing worse than feeling like you can't be stylish as a new mom (or multiple time mom) when all you want to be is back to normal and feel & look good. Especially after 9 long months of carrying a giant watermelon around and not wearing normal clothes. So why not treat yo' self to some cute clothes that'll work for nursing (or not! if you're not nursing, these are just really cute clothes to get anyways) so you can look and feel good all while taking care of your new little one.
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