If you are a breastfeeding mom, you know that when it comes to buying clothes, the struggle is real trying to look for clothes that will make it easy to nurse while still matching your style. There are a lot of stylish options out there for nursing wear, but because you won’t breastfeed forever, you may want to find clothes that will last you well past your nursing days. If you are looking for clothes that will be practical in the long run, here are 10 cute nursing pieces that you’ll definitely wear after you’ve stopped breastfeeding.
Years ago, when I was breastfeeding my daughters, nursing clothes were just not my style and made me feel not so great about myself. It was hard to find dresses and tops I actually loved, and I hated the idea of buying clothes just for functionality, knowing I’d never wear them again after I stopped breastfeeding. So I steered clear of most nursing wear, and powered through with nursing covers and shawls.
Luckily, nowadays, designers are making nursing clothes prettier and more versatile. I’d even buy some of these gorgeous pieces for myself, even though I’m not breastfeeding anymore. These pieces are functional, stylish, and will give you mileage well beyond your nursing days.
1Emerald Esther Sweater
This great Emerald Esther Sweater ($148, Alette Boutique) definitely does not look like nursing wear. It features discreet side panels for easy nursing access, and because it’s made in the USA, you can trust its quality is built to last you years after you finish nursing. The textured fabric and banded waistline will make you look and feel like a rockstar with no effort at all.
2Blush Pink Cable Knit Maternity & Nursing Sweater
This Blush Pink Cable Knit Maternity & Nursing Sweater ($92, Seraphine) is the perfect winter piece for your wardrobe that will last well past your nursing years. The gorgeous pastel pink color and beautiful cable knit make the sweater feminine and stylish, and the side snap feature makes it easy to nurse in.
3MAMA Nursing Dress
This MAMA Nursing Dress ($35, H&M) is easy to wear, comfortable, and cute. It features discreet nursing access, a drawstring waist, and is made with a soft, fine-knit fabric, making it an everyday go-to dress. It will look great well past your breastfeeding days, and will probably get tons of mileage.
4To Celebrate, A Red On White Toile Print Dress
Made in the USA of high quality, long lasting fabrics, Grâce à Toi Dresses are ideal pieces for breastfeeding moms, and will be functional and stylish even when you wean your baby. This adorable To Celebrate, A Red On White Toile Print Dress ($148, Grâce à Toi Dress) features a playful celebration print with cherubs, birds, and gorgeous flowers. The neckline allows for easy breastfeeding access, without looking like it's just a nursing gown.
52-in-1 Layered Maternity & Nursing Top
For a stylish layered look, you can get this 2-in-1 Layered Maternity & Nursing Top ($58, Seraphine). This lightweight knit top features easy lift-up nursing access, but will service as a great effortless and fashionable piece well after you’re done nursing.
6Indigo Sasha Dress
This beautiful Indigo Sasha Dress ($228, Alette) is one of those pieces that will last you well past your breastfeeding days. Made locally in Brooklyn, this high quality denim dress features a beautiful A-line style, double v-neck for discreet nursing access, and classic damask print, making it perfect to take from day to night.
7Momzelle Nursing Hoodie
Hoodies are just one of those go-to pieces in your wardrobe that can save the day when you need to get out of the house in a hurry. This great gray, cotton-spandex Momzelle Nursing Hoodie ($47, Grace Maternity Clothes) has lift-up breastfeeding access, but will still look great and feel comfy through all stages of life.
8Summer In New England Short-Sleeved Seersucker Dress
This versatile Summer In New England Short-Sleeved Seersucker Dress ($120, Grâce à Toi Dress) is a great piece to get you through the summer when you’re breastfeeding, and even when you aren’t. This comfy dress features a sweet neckline that allows for great boob access, without looking too obvious.
9MAMA Nursing Top
This soft and comfortable MAMA Nursing Top ($25, H&M) is a great staple shirt and features discreet nursing access. But the best part is that you'll wear this long after you put the pump and burp cloths away. You can pair it with a blazer, a pair of jeans, or just wear it casually with sweatpants. Either way, this shirt is sure to get lots of mileage.
10Charcoal Cable Knit Nursing Cover Maternity Shawl
Whether you are breastfeeding or have fully transitioned your baby to a sippy cup, this Charcoal Cable Knit Nursing Cover Maternity Shawl ($72, Seraphine) is a great addition to any wardrobe. You can wear it as a shawl or drape it around your neck as a scarf. Pair it over a pair of jeans, for an effortless, yet sleek and stylish look.
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