You did it! You rocked that bump, birthed a brand new human and now it’s time to get back to that wardrobe for one. Not so fast, mama. If you’re nursing, you know that fourth trimester (and even beyond!) is more like dressing for one and a half. You require near constant boob access, so after finding the right nursing bra, nursing shirts are an everyday essential.

In many cases, you don’t even have to wait until baby arrives to wear them. The best nursing shirts double as maternity tops with plenty of room for your growing belly. With hidden features like side panels or liftable flaps, there are tons of styles that can go the distance and help you get more bang for the buck.

Are nursing tops necessary?

Of course not. If you’re breastfeeding, any shirt you’re wearing is a nursing shirt. Personally, I was always a big fan of the pull aside, pop the boob in the mouth method. But that doesn’t work for every occasion.

Related: 9 nursing tank tops you’ll wear every single day

These days, you’re in luck. From casual T-shirts to work-ready blouses, athletic-inspired to boho-chic there’s an endless supply of breastfeeding tops to suit any style or occasion. No matter what you’re in the market for, there’s bound to be an add-to-cart nursing tops essential for you below.

The best nursing shirts for every style

Of an Origin Everywhere Wrap Tank Top

Of an Origin


Everywhere Wrap Tank Top

Versatility is the name of the game when it comes to nursing clothes. And if we’re being honest, we’ve never found a piece more versatile than this one! Designed to be worn eight (yes, eight!) different ways, it can be worn loosely, more streamlined, backward, forward, tied or untied. Nursing or not, it’s so incredibly functional you’ll find yourself reaching for it day after day.

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Oriane Audrey Blouse



Audrey Blouse

I love the effortless drape and oversize fit of this shirt from Oriane, but it’s the dolman sleeves and subtle detail of the contrast stitching that make it feel truly chic.

Old Navy Maternity Cross-Front Nursing Pullover Hoodie

Old Navy


Maternity Cross-Front Nursing Pullover Hoodie

As the temps drop, we’re all about the lived-in coziness of this easy-to-wear hoodie. The cross-front design provides super convenient access that also adds a bit of style. It comes in a handful of colors that are perfect for fall!

hatch the luxe nursing tee



The Luxe Nursing Tee

Jeans and a white tee are always in style–even when your boobs are like a 24/7 diner. Elevate the look with the aptly named Luxe Nursing Tee from Hatch. Not only is the cut impeccable (as always!) but it’s made from a ridiculously soft Pima cotton that pampers your skin and that hungry bundle’s.

ingrid and isabel long sleeve wrap tee

Ingrid & Isabel


Long Sleeve Wrap Tee

This classic style makes nursing a total cinch. A simple pull to the side and you’re good to go. It’s cozy enough for lounging, pulled together enough for wearing out and can even absorb the occasional leak.

seraphine mama and mini animal print cotton sweaters



Mama & Mini Cotton Sweaters

Seraphine is sure to elevate your pregnancy and postpartum style with anything from their beautiful collection. One thing we can’t get enough of? The oh-so-adorbs matching sets for mamas and their minis! Choose from a subtle go-with-everything leopard print or two sweet heart prints–one nursing friendly side button sweater for you and a mini version in size 3-6 months for them. (Price is for both)

Quince Maternity Nursing Hoodie



SuperSoft Fleece Maternity Nursing Hoodie

The affordable and sustainable basics from Quince keep getting better! This sleek hoodie is ultra soft and stretchy with side zip boob access that’s convenient without adding bulk. It’s made from their proprietary (and aptly named) SuperSoft fabric which is comprised in part by recycled polyester, and colored with eco-friendly dyes. (Plus, we can never resist those thumb holes.)

nursing queen oversized nursing sweatshirt

Nursing Queen


Oversize Nursing Sweatshirt

Nursing clothes that don’t look like nursing clothes? Yes PLEASE. We’re totally crushing on this super cute sweatshirt that we’d wear even when we aren’t nursing. The colorway is neutral without being boring and the nursing access is provided via a discreet side zip that adds convenience without bulk.

h & m mama 2-pack nursing tops

H & M


MAMA 2-Pack Nursing Tops

When it comes to affordable wardrobe basics, H & M is always a reliable option. Cover your bases with this 2-pack of organic cotton tees that you’ll reach for over and over.

Motherhood Maternity Lift Up Open Front Nursing Tee

Motherhood Maternity


Plus Size Lift Up Nursing Tee

Slay, lift, feed. This functional basic is a nursing mama’s must-have.

Kindred Bravely Everyday Maternity & Nursing T-Shirt

Kindred Bravely


Everyday Nursing & Maternity T-Shirt

A brand favorite, the Everyday Nursing & Maternity T-Shirt from Kindred Bravely are beloved for their softness and style. The viscose fabric is silky smooth against the skin and the hidden under layer makes it easy to nurse without tos much fuss. The patch pocket is a nice visual detail and super handy for stashing a paci when your hands are full. (Aren’t they always?)

loyal hana carrie nursing blouse

Loyal Hana


Carrie Nursing Blouse

The transition from pregnancy to motherhood can be a difficult one. Loyal Hana (“hana” being the Korean word for “one”) was launched by fashion industry alum Shelley Suh in 2014 with the mission of creating clothing that would make pregnant and nursing people feel confident, capable and beautiful. Mission, fulfilled, obviously. The effortless style of this maternity and nursing top makes a case for stripes we can’t deny. It’s perfect with black cigarette pants, jeans of all walks and even leggings.

ginkana nursing hoodie



Nursing Hoodie

Affordable, lightweight and available in a ton of colors and patterns, this top-rated Amazon pick has your weekend wardrobe on lock.