When I gave birth I was so thrilled to be out of my very under-stocked maternity wardrobe I didn’t think about what would happen next. I gave birth, I showered, and I put on a pre-pregnancy T-shirt and tracksuit bottoms that in no way fit me. What a shocker. I then had to set about buying special clippable bras, pull-downable tops, and empty-belly-holding-in trousers. Here are the highlights of my special nursing wardrobe, most of which I still wear now two years later.
1. Dr Denim Jeans in Plenty
These jeans look super tight but secretly they’re ultra stretchy. The high waist supports your stomach (or the wedge of jelly formerly known as a stomach, if it’s anything like mine) so you feel warm and secure. The doctor really knows his stuff.
2. Amoralia Lace Trim Camisole
Buy it: Amoralia Camisole: £35.00–£59.00
OK, so this is supposed to be nightwear, but it is SO pretty, I would wear it with shirts or under jumpers or slubbed T-shirts. It is pretty and NOT overtly all about the engorged t*ts. These guys also make the BEST bras—pretty, sexy, and yet also great for feeding. Who thought that could be possible?!
3. Your Husband’s Shirts
Easy access, comfortable, and oh-so-chic with a pair of jeans. Enough said.
4. Seraphine Breton Striped Nursing Jumper
The A-lister’s top choice (just ask Jessica Alba, Kate Middleton, and Mila Kunis), Seraphine makes chic clothes that just happen to be easily popped open at the right moment. This jumper is my favourite—and not one you bin as soon as feeding is over, either.
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