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Let’s be real… it’s not always easy dressing your postpartum body. And it’s a little more complicated if you’re nursing, aka you have to wear clothing where your boobs must be accessible 24/7. I get it! So I put together 10 easy nursing-friendly summer outfit ideas (ok, one is a swimsuit and one is pajamas) to help you up your breastfeeding wardrobe game.
When I’m shopping for nursing-friendly outfits, I generally look for regular pieces that can be worn beyond nursing and that don’t LOOK like nursing clothes, which I personally find kind of frumpy in general. I DO have a couple of nursing pieces I’ve found that don’t LOOK like nursing clothes – I LOVE this tank and these shorts – but they’re not stocked currently so I didn’t include them in my try-on.
I personally love rompers and dresses and it’s a major bummer not being able to wear them freely while breastfeeding :/. So I’m always on the hunt for nursing-friendly rompers + dresses and have a few great finds below :).
One hack for wearing dresses in the summer when you’re nursing – wear biker shorts underneath. This set of 3 is amazing for wearing under dresses (I wouldn’t wear them solo, they’re kind of thin).
This is DARLING if you need something a little dressy! The front unsnaps for easy access. Also accommodates a nursing bra ;). I have a small but probably could’ve taken a medium, too. // shop it here
Have this in black and it’s fantastic – washes well, unbuttons for easy access, great length in the back, and a great price. // shop it here
I’ve had this dress for over a year and it’s a MEGA win. Very oversized (wearing an XS) – perfect for maternity, postpartum, and nursing. Stretchy enough to pull down beneath your boob to feed :). Also a great price and several color choices // shop it here
This dress is great for nursing and easy to dress up or down :). Wearing an XS – runs a little large. Also available in a couple of other colors. // shop it here
I think the key to rocking biker shorts is to keep the proportions big & baggy up top – pair them with any oversized tee or pullover. to feed the baby, just pop them under your top. my biker shorts are completely sold out BUT I just ordered these and these to try – will share when they arrive!
love overall shorts as a swim coverup but also they’re an easy nursing outfit! just wear a tank that you can slide down easily.
This suit is the ultimate nursing-mom suit – great butt coverage, comfy, holds you in and it can be worn up on the shoulders or off-the-shoulder. Just pull it down to feed! And it’s only $25! I sized up to a medium; I’ve had this suit for 3+ years so it’s a great deal for a swimsuit :). // shop it here
My Favorite Nursing Bras
Kindred Bravely (get 20% off with code VAL20 here) are the absolute best of the best – female-founded and female-operated, they know how to make bras and apparel for moms at all stages of motherhood – pregnancy, postpartum and nursing, and beyond. If you’re nursing and pumping, whether with a double electric pump or a milk catcher/pump like the HaaKaa, the Sublime Hands Free Nursing & Pumping Bra is AMAZING. Five stars on 1,000+ reviews, it’s super comfy, works like a charm, comes in nude or black, comes with a bra extender, and is just great quality. I’ve been LIVING in mine.