I’ve been eyeing the slip dress + t-shirt trend for a while thinking that I can’t just wear it while nursing. To be honest, I’ve really gotten super upset about it because it’s a look I totally love. The t-shirt makes the dress super casual and totally wearable for a day with the kids. Unfortunately, when you have to get your boob out constantly to feed a baby it becomes really impossible to wear it.
But then on a random day, a light bulb turned on. I guess my brain still works when I’m not so sleep deprived and over stimulated by motherhood #momlife. Anyway, I remembered I had tried this trend while pregnant by doing a quick twist. You know maternity t-shirts tend to either have gathering or be loose from the waist down, right? That doesn’t look too pretty with a slip dress on top. So what I did was to wear a super cropped top under it and it worked. I got the look I wanted without extra fabric in my belly.
What I didn’t think when I did that twist was that it was perfect for nursing-friendly clothing.
Strap down, top up and breastaurant is open for service!!! To say that I love it is an understatement. I was ecstatic to finally be able to wear a tee under a dress. Additionally, I think it works whether you’re nursing or not for a cleaner look.
If you are nursing like me I think there’s two important factors to keep in mind:
- I only looked for slip dresses with a deep v-neck.
- It’s better when the t-shirt is fitted and very cropped.
Done for the day with the kids? I took the tee off and wore my favorite heeled sandals for a date night. (not on the same day though…I don’t think I could have gone all day without getting some spit up on it)
Dress – c/o Everlane (or short version) It comes in black, white, pink and mint. I thought this fabric was going to be untouchable and super delicate because it has a silky drape but it’s not. I also thought it would show all my bumps and lumps but it does not! This dress is made with triacetate (Japanese fabric) which is crease resistant and cooling. It holds up really well throughout the day, nursing sessions and mom stuff. For washing it says hand wash but I’ve been washing all my delicate clothing in the machine in the hand wash cycle. Machine hand-wash? I hope that’s what they mean by hand wash. I already washed it a few times and is intact.
Sandals – Caslon Gilda – They come in mustard, a red orange, walnut and black. If you’re in between sizes I recommend sizing down. They are really comfy and cute.
Heeled sandals – Dolce Vita (similar) Did I mention they are on sale?
Bag – Vince Camuto (similar) Same brand as mine
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