As I mentioned in my first post. Nursing clothes with easy access majority of the times can cost an arm and a leg to purchase, when in reality all we want to be able to do is pop an boob out to feed our children. This can become more pricey when it comes to wedding / christening / summer event season and you have a large variety of friends, family and age ranges that could potentially gawk at your boob when you are not 100% comfortable with it occurring, but need to feed your child. Further more if its an event you want to look and feel good about yourself and not like Homer Simpson wearing a moomoo. Like I did throughout my pregnancy I was sadly often mistaken for carrying more than one baby and someone actually had the cheek to call me chubster. I hid my once gym honed body in the equivalent of a tent for the majority of my pregnancy if I actually had to venture outside at any point.
I was most excited to be invited to a Christening last month. The thought of going out even in day time made me want to step out of the sloth gear and make an effort with myself whilst also being able to still feed my baby if required. So, I started to research a dress that didn’t cost the earth, because the maternity pay pennies would only stretch so far and I found one to my amazement in Boohoo that doesn’t have an easy access flap!! (The crowd cheers) The dress made me feel really good about myself, the straps were stretchy enough that I could pop my boobs out as and when required. Put a muslin under the strap of the dress and place my child underneath it for a little privacy.
Link to the dress: BooHoo Faye Floral
Boohoo do regular discounts on clothing, and 99% of the time some form of free delivery. I found the dress true to size and I do have curves *cough a mum tum which I found the dress also helped to conceal.
Now, one question we all have is…what over the shoulder boulder holder do we wear with a dress like this one. In this situation you have 3 options.
(1) Your normal nursing bra with the straps on display, and just place a jacket over the top of the dress. Such as a Blazer, I tried this one from Boohoo, BooHoo Blazer currently priced at £10. It comes in a number of colours, as I went for an alternative type bra I didn’t need to wear any blazer for this specific event.
(2) Alternative bra – Strapless one that you can roll down to pop your boob out. I searched for quite a while for a bra like this, and whilst it does not have underwire I found that it kept my boobs up. There is currently £10 off in Debenhams for this bra. I do however, recommend that you use the wonder bra website to ensure you get the correct measurements. Wonderbra
(3) Zilch – If you are fortunate enough to not have to for half a day, then just don’t wear anything underneath the dress, just let them hang lose. If you don’t need the support then for comfort don’t wear anything for the event you are going to.
For a day I did honestly feel like a queen in my dress and I fed my child with ease. I most certainly will be wearing this dress again soon. I got a lot of compliments on the dress whilst I was there and also afterwards which gave me a boost of confidence.
I will add more clothes as and when I find them over the coming weeks.