Finding cute clothes that accommodate your breastfeeding needs can feel like an impossible task. On the one hand, the nursing attire needs to be practical because there's really nothing worse than having to fumble around with straps or buttons while your baby wails. On the other hand, you still want to feel like you in the clothes, and maintain some semblance of your personal style. Especially since you just weathered 9 months of maternity wear. That's why we've rounded up these cute nursing dresses that you'll never take off, even after your last breastfeeding session.
I found nursing in the summertime to be the easiest, wardrobe-wise. All I had to do was wear a wrap dress, and I could throw a swaddle over my shoulder and whip out the nip. But, when sweater weather hit, I was definitely scrambling to find things to wear that worked for me and my ravenous babe. Layers might normally be your friend, but they are a total nightmare when it comes to breastfeeding.
Since we're still riding out the dog days of summer, you'll find some nursing dresses here that are perfect for 90 degree days (including some of my favorite wrap dresses), and since we're headed towards fall, there are also some nursing dresses below that are ideal for those crisp autumn days too.
1. Sporty Mama
Pull Over Mock Layer Nursing Dress
Pea in the Pod
I love how hidden the breastfeeding flap is on this adorably sporty Pea in the Pod nursing dress. Since the "boob access" is cleverly disguised by the drawstring, it doesn't scream "nursing dress." Plus, it's made with French terry so it's super comfy.
2. Simply Chic
Mamalicious nursing drape front dress
A good drape dress is your friend when you're newly postpartum — it can camouflage anything! This look from ASOS is perfect for breastfeeding — and doing just about anything in. Whether you're going to brunch, the park, or into the office on a casual Friday, this dress just feels effortless.
3. Pretty in Pink
4. Tier It Up
ASOS DESIGN Maternity Nursing Tiered Double Layer Pleated Skirt Dress
This flirty tiered dress can be worn during and after pregnancy. I love the color-blocked design, and the fact that the double layered top is designed for nursing (although you wouldn't know it just by looking!) Savor every last drop of summer in this swinging frock.
5. Cool in Cobalt
Maternity Layered Nursing Tank Dress
One of the benefits of shopping late in the season is that you can score some killer deals. This sporty cobalt nursing dress from Gap Factory is now more than 50 percent off. Plus, it can easily be worn into fall, paired with a chunky black cardigan.
6. Wrap it Up
7. Set Sail
Navy Striped Ruffle Hem Waist Tie Maternity Wrap Dress
Pink Blush Maternity
Sure, it's called a maternity dress, but this sweet nautical look was designed to be worn before, during and after pregnancy. The V-neck and stretchy fabric, make it ideal for breastfeeding, and the tie waist accommodates a fluctuating waistline.
8. Seeing Stripes
9. Jersey Girl
10. Everyday BFF
BFF Maternity/Nursing Dress
This super soft dress from Boob is just something you'd want to throw on every single day. It's made from sustainable materials, has built-in nursing access on both sides, and has pockets too — gotta love a dress with pockets! What could be better for those postpartum months when you crave easy.
11. Khaki Safari
Dress with Contrasting Buttons
Normally anything with buttons is a deal-breaker for breastfeeding, because it just takes too much time to get to the boob! But this classic, crisp shirt dress seems like it would be easy — one button and you're there. Plus, it's the perfect dress to wear back at the office.