20 Stylish Nursing Dresses That You'll Want To Wear All The Time

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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.

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1Faux-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.

2Black 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.

3Tulip Hem Nursing Dress

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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.

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4Lift Up Tiered Nursing Dress

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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.

5V-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.

6Black 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.

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7Floral Nursing Maxi Dress

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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

8Navy Dot Maternity & Nursing Dress

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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.

9Black 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

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10Sleeveless Cowl Neck Nursing Dress

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Sleeveless Cowl Neck Nursing Dress, $37, Milk Nursingwear

This Sleeveless Cowl Neck Nursing Dress doesn't look like a nursing dress at all, and it's perfect to wear for any occasion. Pair it with a strand of pearls for a party, or a blazer for work

11Split Sleeve Nursing Dress

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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.

12Wrap 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.

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13Black 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.

14Teal 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

15Faux Wrap Green Nursing Dress

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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.

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16Ever After Black Nursing Dress

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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.

17Maternity 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.

18Layered Zigzag Nursing Dress

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Layered Zigzag Nursing Dress, $52, Milk & Baby

This sweet Layered Zigzag Nursing Dress features a cool zigzag design and layered look, with a fitted body and lift up breastfeeding access.

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19Black 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.

20Celebrations Nursing Dress

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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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