Everyday dressing for breastfeeding moms can be hard enough, but pulling together an outfit for an evening out can be even harder. There are many beautiful evening gowns out there, but if they don’t make it easy to whip your boobs out at the first sign of a fussy baby, then you can end up juggling your clothes with one hand and a bawling baby in the other. Because that’s the last thing you need on a evening out, here are 10 gorgeous breastfeeding-ready evening dresses that are glamorous and practical for nursing moms.
Breastfeeding moms know that easy nursing access is what can make or break their decision when shopping for clothes. Sure, if you’re just nursing at the mall or at a diner, you can lift up your shirt and breastfeed with no problem. But if you are in an evening dress, in the middle of an event, you can’t lift your dress all the way up to your boobs, so you need a dress that you can nurse in elegantly.
Lots of designers now make beautiful nursing dresses, with discreet access including lift-up panels, side access panels, or faux wrap fronts. There are also some gorgeous mainstream evening gowns with necklines that are easy to pull down or aside, making them perfect choices for breastfeeding. Here are 10 elegant dresses, some fancier than others, but all perfect for a glamorous night on the town. (Without leaving your baby hungry.)