Nursing is one of the most basic functions that all of us partake in when we are born. Some mothers find it hard to get used to, while some are unfazed about feeding their baby in public. Either way, don’t let nursing limit you to stick to serviceable styles when it comes to maternity fashion.
Although maternity & post-pregnancy clothes are upping the ante on old-school style, figuring out which maternity clothes actually fit and flatter can be a daily challenge for many moms, especially when they’re nursing. And while you should always wear what makes you happy, you will thank us for these style tips!
Styles like the classic button-down Bluebell Shirt give you lot of room to move
As a rule of thumb, the main thing to go for is comfort & ease of movement. Look for soft fabrics such as modal and pure cotton that can be adjusted easily – these fabrics grow as you do and you can use them from pregnancy onward to the post-natal clothes phase as well. Plus, they come in handy when your child hits their Terrible Twos and you’ve got to run around like never before.
Go for simple & classic cuts in solid & neutral hues that can adapt to any situation – from work to brunch to nursing. Your maternity tops & dresses need to withstand any calamity. Unconventional yet timeless hues like blush pink and baby blue tops with wrap detailing not only match with a lot of separates but also look classier than a traditional white or black. Our classic form fitted LBD
has a faux-wrap style in the front with a flattering V-neckline is super versatile and can be worn over leggings as a long-line tunic too.
Flowy, flattering dresses are functional and work great from day-to-night
Try to stay away from fabric that sticks to your skin – whether it is bras or maternity nursing tops. Maxi dresses like our Selene Moon tie-up dress, with a flattering wrap silhouette and an adjustable-tie at the waist, is a great example. They’re easy breezy & stylish and go beautifully from day to night. Another style tip, is to look for tiny accents that will make your post-natal clothing as stylish as before – ruffles, pleats, colour-blocking et al. The cowl detailing on our Holly Top adds a sophisticated turn to a maternity top but is also super easy to adjust.
We’re sure you’re reading up on all the things that can transform you into Super Mom, but when you’re struggling with (or someday will struggle with) ‘what to wear’ when you are feeding a baby or pumping, remember, a little dose of style never hurt anybody!