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16 Cute Nursing Tops You'd Want To Buy Even If You Weren't Breastfeeding

You'd never even guess they were breastfeeding-friendly.

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You’re already tired in your fourth trimester, and figuring out what to wear on your postpartum body is no small feat for the sleep-deprived mind. If you’re no longer pregnant can you still wear maternity leggings? (A resounding yes). But your old shirts may not cut it and if you’re planning to nurse or pump or both, so you’re going to need the best nursing tanks, shirts and other tops that money can buy to make life a little bit easier once baby arrives.

Gone are the days when the only option for breastfeeding parents were button up shirts and nursing tanks under bulky cardigans. Thanks to hidden zippers, cleverly placed snaps, loose necks, and drapey shapes with underlayers, there are easy ways to breastfeed without compromising on style. All of the nursing shirts on this list are comfortable enough to wear even after you wean, and they all offer easy access for feeding on-the-go (yes you will one day be “on the go” again), and they’re stylish enough for you to look put together even if you don't quite feel that way. For total ease, don’t forget to pair a comfortable nursing bra with your shirt for the most seamless breastfeeding experience.


A Patterned Nursing Shirt From H&M

On days when you need to go to a meeting or you just want to show a little flare, this stretch viscose shirt with roomy sleeves is a comfy yet elegant pick. The deep V-neck makes it easy to pull the fabric to the side when it’s time to nurse or pump.


A Graphic Tee You Can Nurse In

Made of super soft and sustainable organic cotton, this shirt will remind anyone who sees you (and yourself), Damn, you’re a good mother. The silhouette is drapey enough to wear while pregnant, plus there’s hidden nursing and access, and 10% of your purchase goes to Kvinna till Kvinna, an organization that helps protect women living in war-affected countries.


A Nursing Shawl From Bamboobies

The thing that’s so cool about this style is that you can throw this shawl over a nursing cami and it looks like a drapey shirt. It’s made of soft organic cotton jersey with a slight stretch and this will be your go-to from pregnancy on.


A Printed Nursing Tank From Loyal Hana

This flowy tank has a patterned print that can easily be dressed up or down. Like all of Loyal Hana clothes, there’s a hidden zipper (that’s actually really hard to spot) that zips down when it’s time to nurse. Just note because of the zipper, this is unlined.


A Dressy Nursing Shirt From Asos

The relaxed peplum fit on this nursing shirt is comfy but looks elegant and professional. It has a double layer for nursing but it works well for pregnancy too and it’s 100% cotton.


A Camo Nursing Top From Old Navy

This shirt may not make you invisible but at least breastfeeding will be discrete. It’s made of soft ribbed modal cotton with split side seams that lift for easy nursing and it’s available in solid red or black if that’s more your thing.


A Hidden Zipper Nursing Shirt From Seraphine

A Nautical vibe in a cute silhouette, this shirt has a zipper that opens vertically on the side of the chest. It’s 100% cotton and has an empire waist you can tie yourself.


A Long Sleeve Tee From Hatch

It’s hard to resist a shirt that works equally well whether you’re at the office or hanging at home in sweats. This classic long sleeve T-shirt is roomy enough to wear through your pregnancy, and drapey enough to lift for discrete nursing. I like that the sleeves tighten at the wrists so it stays in place.


A Nursing Tank Made Of Bamboo From Kindred Bravely

If you’re looking for the softest, wear-anywhere shirt, this is it. It has a hidden underlayer for discrete and easy breastfeeding, and it’s lightweight and breathable.


A Classic Nursing T-Shirt From Nordstrom

There’s nothing like a classic tee shirt to pull together a casual comfortable outfit. It has a loose shape that can go from maternity to postpartum, and pull away sides that make nursing easy.


A Nursing Peasant Top From Nordstrom

This boho floral shirt will still be in the rotation long after you’re done weaning. It has a flowy fit with a popover overlay so you don’t have to take the whole shirt off to nurse.


A Leakproof Nursing Cami In Plus Sizes

Everyone needs a couple nursing camisoles to make it through the fourth trimester, and this one goes above and beyond. It has seamless wireless support, clip-down straps, and uses leak-proof technology so you’ll never look down to find two milk circles forming on your chest.


A Ruffle Nursing Shirt From Gap

Made of soft brushed terry in a gorgeous deep plum color, this sweatshirt is cozy but it looks effortlessly pulled together. Unsnap the sides for breastfeeding, and you can also put your baby under the buttery fabric so it acts like a light blanket.