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Frugi Spring Smocked Dress Review

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RRP:
£27.50
Mother&Baby Awards
  • 2018 Shortlisted Best Product for Breastfeeding (excluding breast pumps)
Mother & Baby 2018 Shortlist

At a glance:

Unlike other nursing dresses, this one looks beautiful! Made from pure organic cotton, this dress allows you to feed discreetly whilst on-the-move, helping you to feel more confident when feeding on the move.

What they say:

"This gorgeous printed dress is perfect for long summer evenings. You'd never guess it was a nursing dress! Made from soft organic cotton with a hint of elastine for a perfect fit. There is a perfectly shaped under panel allowing the top layer of fabric to be moved for discreet feeding."

Tested by mum Zoe Winkworth for the Mother & Baby awards 2018:

Would you recommend this to other mums?

I would recommend this to other breastfeeding mums because it's a lovely, pretty dress that looks stylish. Crucially, it is really comfortable to wear and it's so discreet to feed your baby in. It's a little bit on the big side for me but fits me well as the material is so stretchy.

How did this product make your life easier?

This is a lovely dress for a breastfeeding mum. I was struggling to find clothes to suit me, especially in the warmer weather but this fits the bill fantastically and really helps you feed your baby subtly. It makes a change from wearing my usual nursing tops and made me feel confident feeding in public.

Would you choose this product to win?

Yes, I would pick this dress over others on the market because I love the pattern and have received lots of compliments whilst wearing it. The fabric is a lovely quality and washes really well. I think it's definitely worth the price tag and can be dressed up and down for different occasions.

What changes would you make to this product?

The dress was a little long, but that could just be me. I’m sure it would other women very well.

Tested by mum Amy Turton for the Mother & Baby awards 2018:

Would you recommend this to other mums?

One of the main things I love about this dress is that it's not only intended for mums that breastfeed, it's also a maternity dress! I can honestly say that, had I known about this dress when I was pregnant with my son, I would have absolutely loved to wear it when I was pregnant during the summer months. I really did struggle with what to wear during pregnancy as I wanted something that was both comfy and that would keep me cool, so I would definitely recommend this product to other mums in that position.

How did this product make your life easier?

I love the simplicity of this dress and how easy it is to breastfeed in, as well as how gorgeous it looks. It's so lightweight and comfortable to wear too, especially in the hot weather.

Would you choose this product to win?

Definitely! I've been browsing the rest of the clothing range in this brand and I love it. I really can't recommend this product enough, it’s totally breastfeeding friendly and a lovely product for expectant mums too.

What changes would you make to this product?

Nothing! It’s amazing.

Tested by mum Naomi Rees for the Mother & Baby awards 2018:

Would you recommend this to other mums?

I would recommend this dress because it is really comfortable to wear and very good quality. It washes beautifully and doesn't lose its shape when you're feeding baby. It is also a lovely design and is very practical for running around after kids too!

How did this product make your life easier?

This dress is fabulous. It makes life easier because it has easy access for breastfeeding – it is also a great length for when you are running around and bending down with a tot in public.

Would you choose this product to win?

Yes, both the quality and practicality make this dress a winner. I trust the brand too, so I have confidence that the dress won't fall apart after a few wears. The only thing that works against this product is the fact that the price is quite high.

What changes would you make to this product?

I feel that the sizing isn’t very accurate and they should improve the system to ensure that the dress definitely fits.

Tested by mum Ashleigh Scott for the Mother & Baby awards 2018:

Would you recommend this to other mums?

The design is lovely, not clingy, and feels nice and cool. Also, it comes in a nice cotton bag which I use as a changing bag. The dress makes feeding in public much easier, discreetly shielding you from prying eyes and preventing you from getting a cold chest. It does not look like a nursing dress and I would wear this all year round if I could!

How did this product make your life easier?

This dress makes feeding in public much easier. I wore it on holiday and felt comfortable feeding at restaurants with family. This allowed me to enjoy spending time with family rather than needing to leave regularly to feed baby.

Would you choose this product to win?

The quality of this dress is very high, it is made with organic cotton. I like the sound of Frugi, it seems to be a smaller, family business who put lot of time and effort into all their products. But I might not choose it to win, simply because the price of the dress is too high.

What changes would you make to this product?

Perhaps the fabric that covers the breasts could be a bit more elastic, for a little more coverage when feeding.

Tested by mum Michelle White for the Mother & Baby awards 2018:

Would you recommend this to other mums?

I would recommend this dress to another mum, it is made from organic cotton and is extremely soft! I honestly feel as comfortable in it as I do in my PJs. It has been washed frequently and is showing no signs of deterioration, even after having been in the tumble dryer. Also, it doesn’t need ironing which is always a massive bonus! It’s perfect for my post-baby tummy and the design and colours are very similar to other items in my wardrobe.

How did this product make your life easier?

I wear a mixture of nursing and standard clothing but dresses usually have to be nursing specific (as they can’t be easily pulled up like a top can!). This dress has made my life easier because it’s extremely comfortable, perfect for warm weather and easy to nurse in. Even though I’m tall, it’s long enough for me to feel comfortable without leggings underneath.

Would you choose this product to win?

I think this product should win because of its organic credentials and the fact that it is really well-made. The fabric is superior to anything else I own and I feel like I could wear it for years and it would maintain its colour and shape.

What changes would you make to this product?

The only thing I would change is the price, it’s quite expensive. 

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