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dress to nurse in?

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
I have a couple of weddings to go to this summer, and I am totally stymied as to what to wear! Our LO will be with us at the wedding, and I still plan to nurse during the events... so how the heck do I do that in a dress??? I'm thinking I might have to instead buy a fancy skirt/top combo, or maybe a dress with a peasanty blouse top that I could pull down.

Anyone have any recommendations?
post #2 of 15
I have done a wrap style dress with a nice nursing tank underneath. It worked great! I just moved one side of the top away to nurse.
post #3 of 15
I really like motherwear clothing. As long as you're not the mother of the bride, I think they have some dresses that are nice enough for weddings. Also Japanese Weekend has some nice dresses that are supposed to span the maternity/nursing time period.
post #4 of 15
I went to a wedding when DS was about 7 months. I wore a strappy knit dress with a V-neck and a silk scarf. I wore him in the mei tai, and when he needed to nurse, I pulled the neck down and draped the scarf over my neck and chest (not his face).
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post #6 of 15
I looked for dresses with deep v-necks and then wore a nursing tank underneath. Works great. I love doing that for everyday wear also. There are quite a few solid color dresses out there right now that would work great.
post #7 of 15
http://www.expressiva.com/store/Roma...ss-p-7142.html
I wore this dress to 3 weddings I participated in. They were very comfy and cool
here is a pic http://i812.photobucket.com/albums/z...54_3262278.jpg
post #8 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the feedback!

I ended up purchasing this:

http://www.overstock.com/Clothing-Sh...0/product.html

It's a wrap dress, and made of a jersey knit material, so hopefully I'll be able to nurse in it fairly easily. Bonus points for a pattern, to cover any potential leaks!
post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by Ldogg View Post
Thanks for the feedback!

I ended up purchasing this:

http://www.overstock.com/Clothing-Sh...0/product.html

It's a wrap dress, and made of a jersey knit material, so hopefully I'll be able to nurse in it fairly easily. Bonus points for a pattern, to cover any potential leaks!
pretty! that's the style i've worn for weddings too. the low v and jersey make it easy to nurse in. i just wear my lo in a sling and use a cover up.
post #10 of 15
I know you already got your dress but I just found this site and wanted to share:http://www.milksmartmama.com/Nursing-Dresses_c_4.html

It's the first place I've seen where the nursing clothes don't LOOK like nursing clothes.
post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by CoBabyMaker View Post
I know you already got your dress but I just found this site and wanted to share:http://www.milksmartmama.com/Nursing-Dresses_c_4.html

It's the first place I've seen where the nursing clothes don't LOOK like nursing clothes.
Those are cute! I will keep that site in mind. I have yet to find much nursing wear that is really flattering. I'm smallish and the layers always look bulky on me. I have one nursing shirt I like but I also have six or seven that I hate and never wear, and they were pricey!

When I've had to attend upscale events, I've worn a regular dress I already owned with spaghetti straps and a straight-across neckline, with a strapless bra underneath. I can slide the strap down one shoulder and pop my boob over the top of both the bra and the dress.
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by Ldogg View Post
Thanks for the feedback!

I ended up purchasing this:

http://www.overstock.com/Clothing-Sh...0/product.html

It's a wrap dress, and made of a jersey knit material, so hopefully I'll be able to nurse in it fairly easily. Bonus points for a pattern, to cover any potential leaks!
That is a gorgeous dress!!
post #13 of 15
Target has some wrap-style dresses that might work and Old Navy had some sun dresses that looked nursing-friendly. But neither was uber-fancy. More casual. It sounds like you are looking for fancy. Otherwise I would wear a skirt and a top.
post #14 of 15
I was maid of honor at my sister's wedding and had to wear strapless ball gown. It worked really well, I wore it without a bra & just pulled my boob out- well with hooter hider that is...
post #15 of 15
I second the wrap style dress. I have also worn button-front shirt dresses. Not wedding-appropriate though.

the spagetti strap idea is interesting though, that is what I do with my bathing suit, to nurse in it.

Will keep in mind, as we have a wedding to go to in September. Babe will be 10 months old then . . .
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