Our Favorite Nursing-Friendly Tops and Dresses for Summer

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Getting dressed in the postpartum phase can be a tricky situation. Your body may not be the same as it was pre-baby and for several weeks and months you might find yourself in an in-between place: your maternity clothes are too big and your old clothes are too small. Add to that the task of finding clothing you can breastfeed in and you might find yourself shopping for an entirely new wardrobe.

The good news is you probably have a few items already in your closet that will work for breastfeeding. Even so, you may want to invest in some new pieces as well. New pieces that suit your new body, that you feel comfortable in, and that make breastfeeding in public possible.

When I had my first baby I figured I could get away with loose clothing that I already owned. Plus, since I didn’t know how long I’d breastfeed for (and my body was constantly changing postpartum), I was hesitant to buy for my new body. Well after a year of breastfeeding I wish I had spent a little money to get clothing that really suited me and allowed me to easily breastfeed when out and about. Now going through it the second time, I’m giving my wardrobe a much-needed refresh.

If you’re also looking for some fun new pieces this summer that are breastfeeding friendly, here are our favorite tops, dresses, and jumpsuits we have our eye on.

 

Nursing-Friendly Tops

Abercrombie & Fitch

Linen-Blend Utility Shirt

Shirts with buttons are a breastfeeding mom's best friend. Plus this linen-blend screams summer.

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Torrid

Plus-Size Floral Button-Front Blouse

Another summery button-front pick, pair this pretty floral top with denim basics.

Seraphine

Broderie Anglaise Cotton Maternity & Nursing Top

You absolutley would not know this delicate detailed top has concealed zipper nursing access.

Old Navy

Smocked Tie-Shoulder Printed Sleeveless Top for Women

You can easily untie a strap on this top to allow for breastfeeding while out.

available in 3 fun patterns

Aqua

Striped Poplin Smocked Top

Pair this top with jean shorts for an easy summer look.

Abercrombie & Fitch

Seamless Ribbed Henley Bodysuit

When in doubt, wear a henley. The buttons at front make it a simple solution for nursing.

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Old Navy

Plus-Size Tie-Strap Swing Cami

Tie-straps make this cute top super nursing-friendly.

available in 2 colors

Boob Design

Breton Short-Sleeved Top

This top has an extra layer of fabric that hides the nursing access, making this a super easy top to throw on when out with baby.

Belle Up

Ripe Maternity Black Summer Swing Back Nursing Tank

This soft knit top is an easy go-to in basic black that provides discreet access for nursing.

Nursing-Friendly Dresses and Jumpsuits

Pink Blush

Navy Striped Sweetheart Button Front Maternity Dress

This dress is good for maternity and postpartum thanks to the front buttons.

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Target

A New Day™ Plus-Size Button Front Dress

Another adorable button-front dress, this is perfect for summer picnics or park outings.

3 colors/patterns available

sizes up to 4X

Seraphine

Sage Maternity & Nursing Midi Dress

This dress has hidden zipper nursing access in the top for those that prefer to nurse and stay covered. We love the look of this dress and the zipper access is really just an added bonus.

Hatch Collection

The Short Secret Nursing Dress

This lightweight and breathable dress has secret slits at the chest that close with hidden snaps.

Bloomingdales

French Connection Ekeze River Rhodes Dress

This relaxed fit made with stretchy material is the perfect balance of comfort while looking put together.

J.Crew

Smocked Cotton Poplin Dress in Gingham

This breezy dress is structured enough while having a stretchy top, perfect for nursing.

size XXS - 3X

H&M

MAMA Nursing Dress

This soft jersey top has a double layer in the front with an inner top that will allow you to breastfeed while staying completely covered.

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Latched Mama

V-Neck Nursing Jumpsuit

This breezy plus-size jumpsuit features a snap front v-neck for easy nursing access and pockets!

multiple colors/patterns available

sizes M - 3X

Hatch Collection

The Nurse-to-Errands Onesie

The name says it all. You'll want to wear this jumpsuit all summer, whether or not you're breastfeeding.