When you are breastfeeding, you end up becoming super picky about your fashion choices, especially if you're planning to nurse in public. Most generic tops and shirts can be managed during a public breastfeeding session, but dresses are a different story. Dresses are great for special occasions, the office, or just a casual day out, but if they aren't nursing-friendly, you'll have to either pull them all the way up over your boobs, or down under them. Luckily, there are plenty of practical,
stylish nursing dresses perfect for any occasion. (And they don't require a lesson in origami to figure out either.)
In my book, the perfect dress is one that feels right on your body, is comfortable, and can be dressed up or down for any occasion. So you can transition any of these nursing dresses from work to play, depending on how you accessorize them. If you're going for a stroll in the park, pair your dress with a pair of cute flats, and if you're heading to a wedding or party, just put on some cute heels and a strand of pearls to dress it up. So check out these functional and pretty nursing dresses that you can glam up as you please. Seriously, you'll want to wear them all the time.
1 Faux-Wrap Nursing Dress Faux-Wrap Nursing Dress, $40, Kohls
This comfy Faux-Wrap Nursing Dress has the allure of a fancy shrug wrap, but with all the breastfeeding convenience you need. You can dress it up with jewelry or heels, and dress it down with a scarf or flats, making it perfect for any occasion.
2 Black Floral Mama Nursing Dress Black Floral Mama Nursing Dress, $60, H&M
Looking for a flirty, floral print? This Black Floral Mama Nursing Dress is romantic with its decorative ruffle trim and beautiful floral print, yet functional with its nursing access on each side. Pair it with a black cardigan or black tights for cold weather, or cute heels for a night out.
3 Tulip Hem Nursing Dress Tulip Hem Nursing Dress, $50, Milk Nursingwear
This Tulip Hem Nursing Dress is perfect for a day at the office or a night on the town. It has a gorgeous tulip hemline and with just a lift of the empire layer, you'll have double-sided nursing access.
4 Lift Up Tiered Nursing Dress Lift Up Tiered Nursing Dress, $30, Motherhood Maternity
If you're going for a bold look, check out this Lift Up Tiered Nursing Dress. It's a layered striped dress, so it will camouflage any shape, and it features easy lift up access for nursing.
5 V-Neck Nursing Dress Maternity V-Neck Nursing Dress Ivory/Black Stripe, $60, Target
This Maternity V-Neck Nursing Dress Ivory/Black Stripe will make you look stylish on any occasion, and the surplice top allows for easy breastfeeding. You can pair it with flats for a casual look, or pumps for a dressy night out.
6 Black Mama Lace Dress Black Mama Lace Nursing Dress, $50, H&M
This sexy Black Mama Lace Nursing Dress can take you through any social event or party, and the discreet wrap over top can be pulled down for easy breastfeeding access. Pair it with your favorite accessories to dress it up or down.
7 Floral Nursing Maxi Dress Floral Nursing Maxi Dress, $45, Motherhood Maternity
Looking for a longer length? This Floral Nursing Maxi Dress is a great jersey maxi dress, which means it should stretch when you need it to. The beautiful floral print and it's easy double sided lift up access, make it stylish and functional for any event or occasion
8 Navy Dot Maternity & Nursing Dress Navy Dot Maternity and Nursing Dress, $47, Milk Nursingwear
This cute Navy Dot Maternity and Nursing Dress
is perfect for a day at the office or a night out with family and friends. It has lift up breastfeeding access, and the empire waist and swing skirt are perfect. 9 Black Patterned Mama Nursing Dress Black Patterned Mama Nursing Dress, $60, H&M
This flared, flounce hem Black Patterned Mama Nursing Dress is great for a romantic, bohemian look. It's made of a drapey crepe fabric, and has side breastfeeding access for discreet convenience
10 Sleeveless Cowl Neck Nursing Dress 11 Split Sleeve Nursing Dress Split Sleeve Nursing Dress, $56, Milk & Baby
Want a sexy dress that keeps you covered? Check out this gorgeous blue Split Sleeve Nursing Dress, which has a tie waist and split sleeves, along with easy lift up breastfeeding access. It's completely machine washable, too.
12 Wrap Front Nursing Dress Wrap Front Nursing Dress, $30, Kohls
This gorgeous pink Wrap Front Nursing Dress will have you feeling pretty in pink for any occasion. It has a surplice top for easy nursing, and its knee length and pink geo print make it a breeze to carry from casual to formal.
13 Black Mama Lace Trimmed V-Neck Dress Black Lace Trimmed V-Neck Dress, $40, H&M
This Black Lace Trimmed V-Neck Dress is made of soft jersey for comfort, and its lace trim and pop-up breastfeeding access make it both pretty and functional. Perfect little black nursing dress.
14 Teal Mama Lace Nursing Dress Teal Mama Lace Nursing Dress, $50, H&M
This gorgeous Teal Mama Lace Nursing Dress is perfect for any special occasion. It has a wrap over top for easy access, along with a fitted body and lace hem. Perfect with flats or heels as you choose
15 Faux Wrap Green Nursing Dress Faux Wrap Green Nursing Dress, $30, Motherhood Maternity
This Faux Wrap Green Nursing Dress is great for any occasion. You can keep it casual with a cute scarf, or dress it up with a strand of pearls. It features easy lift up breastfeeding access and is completely machine washable.
16 Ever After Black Nursing Dress Ever After Black Nursing Maxi Dress, $55, Milk & Baby
This Ever After Black Nursing Maxi Dress is definitely designed to take you through any occasion. It has a beautiful ruched neckline, side slits, discreet lift up nursing access, and long maxi length.
17 Maternity Short Sleeve Nursing Dress Maternity Short Sleeve Nursing Dress, $28, Target
For a comfortable dress that's easy to transition from day to night, check out this comfy Maternity Short Sleeve Nursing Dress. It has an empire waist and draped top layer which lifts up for nursing. Pair it with long boots or a blazer to turn it up a notch.
18 Layered Zigzag Nursing Dress 19 Black Jersey Mama Nursing Dress Black Jersey Mama Nursing Dress, $35, H&M
This soft Black Jersey Mama Nursing Dress is the perfect knee-length, and can go from casual to formal with just a few blingy accessories, like a bold necklace or fancy heels.
20 Celebrations Nursing Dress Celebrations Nursing Dress, $56, Milk Nursingwear
This Celebrations Nursing Dress will look great for date night or for work and it features easily accessible side nursing openings. Pair it with comfy flats for a stroll in the mall or tall sexy boots for date night.
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