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11 occasion dresses for mums who are breastfeeding

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11 occasion dresses for breastfeeding mums

Trying to find an outfit for any occasion after having a baby might feel like an impossible task, especially when it comes to finding something that is breastfeeding friendly.  

Whether it’s a family event or office party, it takes time to find the perfect outfit. But with a baby your shopping days are probably behind you, and breastfeeding can make it a lot harder to find a dress that you love that makes nursing easier too. Nursing friendly dresses also mean you can stay at the event without having to pop to the toilets to underdress and feed, you can do so discretely without having to miss a thing.

From floaty maxi dresses with hidden nursing slits to double layered cocktail dresses, take a look at our pick of gorgeous dresses that also make breastfeeding easier at any occasion.  

The below the knee length design gives a touch of elegance to the dress, and the colour ways add a pop of style. The two side pockets make it easier to breastfeed too, as the stretchy material will enable you to nurse with ease and do so more discretely.

This floral dress is easy to dress up from the little occasions to the big ones. Made from stretchy materials, the dress fits to your body shape comfortably, and the crossover V-line neck makes breastfeeding easy too, as the design hides a nursing slit.  

This shimmering black dress is perfect for a special occasion, helping you to feel glamorous. It’s designed with breastfeeding mums in mind as it has easy and discreet nursing access, with feeding slits in the under layer and a waist tie to create a flattering figure. 

Keep your dress choice simple yet elegant with this gorgeous, white cape dress that is perfect for any occasion. The tie back dress stops the sleeves from falling down, and the double layer design is ideal for on-the-go nursing. 

This dress is sophisticated and comfortable, draping over your shape and flattering your post-baby curves. With layered detailing and classic round neckline, this dress is ideal for those special occasions when you need to dress-up. The layered top can also be easily lifted to allow for discreet nursing. 

Comfort is key when you’re breastfeeding and this super soft cocktail dress will tick all those nursing friendly boxes. The self-tie neckline means you can tie the top of the dress as loose or tight as needed and the V neckline has a double-layer nursing access.  

This floral fitted dress will compliment your post-baby figure, making you feel confident and ready for any special event. The three-quarter sleeves are ideal for cooler weather and the top of the dress has a cropped overlay to make nursing your little one a lot easier. 

This dress is ideal for any special occasion during pregnancy and for post-birth. The layered top makes it easy to nurse discreetly, and the elegant maxi dress is not tight fitted, allowing for extra comfort when nursing your little one.  

Every wardrobe needs a little black dress even if you’re breastfeeding, and this lace cocktail dress is perfect for both. With concealed nursing access, it doesn’t look like your typical nursing dress and it’s tailored to hug your curves. It’s also available in blush pink and navy blue. 

This two-piece dress is timeless and stylish for any occasion, draping effortlessly and creating a feminine A-line silhouette. It’s comfortable, flattering and an invisible zip opens up the front of the dress, making breastfeeding easier as it allows for discreet nursing. 

Layered front dresses are perfect for breastfeeding mums. This dress compliments your post-baby curves and the sleeves make it look elegant to wear at a special event. It also allows for nursing access through slits beneath the cropped layer.  

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  • Author: Samantha Ball Samantha Ball
  • Job Title: Freelance writer

Samantha is a mum of one, in a house full of boys. Her hobbies are long hikes, coffee tasting, and being a bit of an *obsessive* cleaner.

She also runs a blog Student Mum Diaries about what it’s like to be a student mum. 


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