No matter how down-pat you’ve got your summer style, the introduction of breastfeeding will probably throw you for a loop. Those cool maxis, sweet shifts, and even your fave worn t-shirts just don’t give you the nursing access you need on the regular. And while you can definitely improvise, you might want to invest in some nursing-friendly fashion to get you through the summer months. Here are 7 essentials that will have you (and your breasts) covered for every occasion. Bonus: you can wear them all during pregnancy too!
Home from the Hospital: Storq Nursing Caftan
The maternity experts at Storq have expanded into the 4th trimester and given you something effortlessly chic and totally nursing-friendly to throw in when the hordes of family and friends come through for their first baby visit. $148. Buy it here.
The only way to nurse in a non-nursing friendly shift dress is to lift the whole dang thing over your head. Loyal Hana’s version has hidden zippers on both sides for discreet nursing access. $105. Buy it here.
Everyday Basic: boob Design Simone Top
You can feel good about wearing the bejesus out of this boob design tank top since it’s made from organic cotton, using responsible production. Take our advice and order an extra. $59. Buy it here.
Date Night: Au Lait X-Back Maxi Dress
This lightweight jersey dress with a cool cross-over back detail will make you feel like the most fashionable gal in the room, even if you have to take a break from your fab dinner party to pump. $188. Buy it here.
Back to Work: Mitera Ellen Dress
You’ll feel confident and chic heading back to work in this classic, pleated power dress. The buttery soft Japanese crepe is machine washable (and retains the pleats!), and it comes with a sash for those days you want to mix it up. $335. Buy it here.
Fast Fashion: ASOS Nursing Embroidered Dress in Chambray
If you didn’t discover ASOS Maternity during your pregnancy, there’s still time now that you’re nursing. Tons of maternity styles -- like this cute chambray number -- convert for easy breastfeeding access, and they’re cheap enough to keep you on trend all summer long. $56.61. Buy it here.
Fave T-Shirt: Nom Maternity Ruched Nursing Tee
This Nom Maternity tee has all the same features as your old standby -- comfy, flattering and goes with everything -- but it also has discreet nursing access under those buttons. $68. Buy it here.