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The Best Nursing Tops On The Highstreet

The last thing you should be worrying about when you’re breastfeeding the baby is your clothes. From crossover designs to cleverly positioned zips and poppers, there’s loads of different nursing tops out there that take the fuss and stress out of feeding. We’ve scoured the high street and online to find the best breastfeeding tops that also help you to look stylish at the same time.  

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Invisible Zip Nursing Top, £39.00,

This really is the ultimate in fuss-free feeding. Seraphine has added an invisible zip to the front of this top, making nursing simpler and allowing you to adjust the neckline depending on your look. And, as ironing is just about the last thing on any new mum’s mind, they’ve cleverly made it out of a crease-free fabric too. 
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Coral Wrap Front Nursing Top, £20.00,

Finding a nursing top that you can wear to work and at the weekend is no easy task but this wrap-front coral number from Mothercare is extremely versatile. Cut to fit your curves and with a classic V-neck front, it’s suitably smart for the office, while the stretchy fabric (20% elastane) makes it perfect for lounging about in too. 
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Short Sleeve Drape Nursing Top, £22.00,

One of the hippest breastfeeding tops we’ve seen, this modern take on the traditional crossover nursing design involves a drape which is pulled across when you need to feed. 
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Breton Stripe Feeding Top, £26.00,

It’s easy to see why this Breton top from Jojo Maman Bebe has been one of their bestsellers for years. Its double layer, which is cleverly camouflaged thanks to the striped design, can be easily pulled aside to feed, and it’s been cut for a post-pregnancy fit, allowing your body room to adjust. It also comes in seven different colour combinations which can all be dressed up or down, depending on the need.  
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The Signature Nursing Crossover Top, £69.00,

Isabella Oliver have taken the classic crossover nursing top shape and made it their own. Using soft polka-dot jersey, three-quarter-length sleeves and a relaxed fit, they’ve created the ultimate chilled-out mummy look. 
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Layla Swinging Nursing Vest, £12.00,

This breastfeeding top is cut into a swinging, triangular shape so that the hem is deliberately oversized. This allows you to feed the baby underneath it, giving you the added advantage of a bit of privacy without sacrificing style.   
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Asymmetric Maternity Nursing Top, £20.00,

Looking for a breastfeeding top that’s a bit different? This Mothercare tee oozes cool thanks to the asymmetric outer layer and contemporary wine marl fabric. Pair with jeans and some biker boots and you have quite an edgy ensemble.   
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Maroon Woven Crepe Maternity & Nursing Tunic, £49.00,

You’ll get your money’s worth from this maroon tunic by Kate Middleton’s go-to pregnancy brand Seraphine. Nursing is made easy – a discreet zip opens at the front – but it’s also been designed as a maternity top, with a curve-defining belt, so you don’t have to wait till the baby arrives to wear it!
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The Signature Nursing Jumper, £109.00,

Breastfeeding when it’s chilly throws up its own difficulties, not least because it’s hard to find a warm jumper you can also nurse in. Thank goodness for this knit from Isabella Oliver. It doubles up as a cover-up and has strategically placed poppers at the side that, when undone, allow you to feed without feeling the cold. 
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Maternity Feeding Knitted Jumper, £30.00,

Unlike most breastfeeding tops that involve lifting something up, this nursing jumper is zipped down. The two diagonal openings around the neckline mean that, refreshingly, it’s not immediately obvious you’re wearing a breastfeeding top, plus getting access to your maternity bra is much less of a faff. 
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Pleated Maternity & Nursing Top, £29.00,

Guaranteed to brighten up your day, colour fiends will love this bright gold breastfeeding top (it also comes in a bright red and blue). Nursing is via a pull-aside pleat at the front and it’s designed with a shape that flatters because no one has their figure back straight away!
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Maternity & Nursing Floral Top, £10.00,

This paisley-printed breastfeeding top is smart and, at just £10, extremely affordable if you’re on a tight budget. It allows you to feed discreetly via a clever little insert and the lightweight fabric keeps you cool.

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