Mamas! I obviously have summer shopping on the brain. First sandals, now dresses. But in my defense, some dresses are 20% off this weekend at Piperlime (use promo code DRESS), so it's a good time to be looking. Here are thirteen of my favs (and most are either nursing friendly, pooch-hiding, or both.)
1. Free People Striped Uniearthen Dress, $128
Well. If ever there was an earth-mother dress, it would be called the "Uniearthen". GOOD GOD. So drink, eat, dance around the fire….your pooch will be well-hidden. The back is really low, so if the earth mother (aka you) must nourish her children, she may just shimmy-shimmy one strap down. (You'll want a cute nursing bra, though – it'll show in the back.)
2. Ella Moss Striped Maxi Dress, $198
So often maxi dresses verge on being empire-waisted, and that silhouette is death for pooch-hiding. BUT! See the extra panel of fabric running down the front of this dress? Genius.
3. VIva Vena Tie-Front Maxi Dress, $88
This bad-boy has two ties to ensure a good fit. And all of that stuff (ties, pattern, etc.) is perfect for pooch-hiding…even on a curvy mama.
4. Viva Vena Strappy Trapeze Dress, $98
Love the color. The fabric is model, so the neckline would easily stretch down for nursing. Death on a pooch, though.
2. Cut 25 Shirred Gown, $225
The most comfortable evening dress ever. Eat away. It's also model, so would be a glamourous twist on your everyday maxi.
3. Line and Dot Pleated Trapeze Dress, $119
I've had my eye on this baby for a while. "Trapeze" is music to my ears. This will be a serious pooch-hider, no Spanx required.
To nurse, I'd size up. The cowl neckline will pull down easily (it's model as well – sense a theme) and all of the crazy draping will help to hide the pooch. It's the standard tank dress, but way cooler, and made just for new moms. This dress would rock on curvier figures as well.
5. Soft Joie Craven Dress, $118
No, I take that back. THIS is the dress for new moms. Soft Joie is one of my favorite lines.
6. Isabel Lu Denim Dress, $92
Such a sweet silhouette made so cool in denim. Those buttons snap close, so you can rip them open (like Superman) to nurse. Dun-DAH!!
7. Young, Fab and Broke Jojo Maxi, $211
So slinky…and so sexy. Nursing mamas, layer this over a nursing cami (or just a cute nursing bra if you dare)…poochy mamas? Get it big enough to wear the rope low on your hips, and let the excess fabric hide the pooch.
8. LA Made Belted Wrap Maxi, $121
These long, column dresses are so glam for everyday. Love the wrap for a nursing mama.
I tried this one on last year. It's just flowy enough to hide a small pooch and just low enough to be nursing-friendly. Why didn't I buy it? Hunh. I don't know either. (I suspect it had something to do with the fact that I was SUPPOSED to be shopping for bridesmaid dresses.)
Piperlime's promo code DRESS is good on selected* dress purchases until 5/4.
*ugh. I originally missed this fine print. Boo.