We've had several requests for nursing-friendly holiday dresses. Which, as many of you know, is easier said then done. Most festive holiday fabrics (silk, lace, anything shiny) have very little give and therefore are tough to nurse in – even if the neckline is low. The best nursing-friendly dresses have a stretchy neckline – something with jersey, perhaps, so they easily pull down to nurse. However, these dresses can often look too casual. Finding something dressy (or that can be dressed up) and nursing-friendly is key.
(City of Lights dress, $178 and Miramar Dress, $368 both from Anthropologie)
Another pitfall? The wrap dress. These often appear nursing friendly, but in reality, many require partial unwrapping for full nursing access to 'the girls'. Um. Awkward.
Lastly….bras. As in, we need them. Milk is heavy.
So. If you are in the market for a nursing-friendly holiday dress, keep the following in mind:
1. Find dresses in stretchy fabrics.
2. If you want a wrap dress, be sure that it's drapey enough to allow nursing access without having to re-tie.
3. Be sure you can wear a bra (BTW – a strapless bra is very easy to nurse in…but be sure you have one that fits properly).
Here are some of my favorites for a bit of inspiration…..