When I began thinking about the holidays this year, I knew I didn’t want to get too crazy in trying to dress up. First, it’s going to be a quiet year at home without any parties to attend. Second, I’ll be sporting a brand new accessory that’s called a newborn baby, and would love to be comfortable. Last, if I could wear something that is somewhat nursing friendly, I would be overjoyed. BUT your girl still wants to be cute (I mean, pictures will still be taken, I’m sure). So the hunt began for a comfortable — nursing friendly — still cute — holiday outfit.
Shirt Dress For The Holidays: A Comfortable, Nursing-Friendly Outfit Formula
What I decided on for the perfect nursing-friendly holiday outfit formula is this — a button down shirt dress and cozy sweater tights. Add the shoes of your choosing and something festive for the hair (I’ve learned being around enough babies over the years that I don’t like earrings or necklaces when baby hands are near, but if that’s not the case for you — add some sparkle, too!!). Depending on the dress, you could throw on an oversized blanket scarf or cardigan for that perfect Holidays At Home vibe.
Turns out, Banana Republic has an entire section devoted to “cozy dresses” — genius! Free People is always winning at life with their unique take on shirt dresses and jumpsuits that often feature button-down fronts (read: super nursing-friendly) and their boho aesthetic usually means extra comfortable fabric. I spotted a large selection of affordable shirt dresses from H&M perfect to layer a cardigan with, and when it came to sweater tights, I found a pair on Uniqlo’s website made with their HeatTech technology, which HELLO, couldn’t be more perfect for the winter!
Step 1: Pick A Shirt Dress
Step 2: Pair With Tights (Or Leg Warmers!)
Step 3: Add Hair Accessories
Step 4, Optional: Throw On A Scarf Or Sweater
This outfit combo proves to be not only comfortable enough for after dinner naps, but is also perfect if you’re nursing a baby! Even though 2020 has brought monumental changes to all of our lives, I’m so looking forward to snuggling Baby V while staying home this year.
PS: For more holiday outfit inspo, run (don’t walk, sellout risk is real) to our holiday style page.
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