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Holly Pevzner
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Where to Shop for the Best Nursing Tops and Dresses

You worry about feeding baby. We’ll worry about finding you the most stylish nursing clothes while you’re at it.

You could just lift your regular old top up when it’s time to breastfeed baby. But as a new mom, maybe (just maybe) you don’t want half your tummy hanging out for the world to see as your nourish your child. Maybe you don’t want to stretch out that super-cute top that still fits and flatters. And maybe you want to wear a dress every now and then! Good thing there are so many shops and brands out there that serve up fabulous nursing tops and dresses. Here’s where to head for the best nursing clothes in all the land, no matter your style or your budget.

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Best Nursing Clothes for Casual Moms: Latched Mama

Ah, to be able to wear nursing-friendly loungewear and still look put-together! It’s every new mom’s dream. And thanks to Latched Mama’s extensive collection of fashion-forward (and super-comfy) nursing clothes, including hoodies, tees and cozy cotton nursing dresses, your dream can be a (totally affordable) reality. Their offerings start at $23 and top off at $54. And because even casual mamas want to take it up a notch on date night, there are also some pretty fab moms-night-out options, like the amazing “ Momper”—a dress-like romper with side pleats for easy access (and pockets!). Swoon. We also love that there’s a selection of nursing clothes for plus-size mom too.

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Best Nursing Clothes for Trendy Moms: ASOS

ASOS, a beloved London-based brand, proves that nursing mamas and smokin’ hot mamas can be one and the same. They’re peddling some of the best nursing tops we’ve seen, including asymmetric head-turners and stylish nursing bardot tops—but ASOS also boasts an amazing selection of nursing dresses. From office to dinner to cocktail/mocktail hour (any excuse to wear this lace-trimmed LBD), ASOS has nursing moms looking their best. We’re completely ga-ga over their breastfeeding-friendly mod shift and sweatshirt dresses and drooling over their flirty mini swing dresses. The best part: None of these #OOTD-ready nursing dresses are over $64, with most hovering in the $40s and $50s.

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Best Nursing Clothes For the Office: Pea in the Pod

When your pea is finally out of the pod and you’re heading back to work, you’re going to want to make a return visit to one of your favorite maternity stores. Beyond their bump-worthy clothes, Pea in the Pod has a great selection of high-quality, pumping-friendly work clothes that’ll make any new mom feel as stylish as ever. Who wouldn’t want to treat herself to the Belly Bandit Side Access Mock Layer Nursing Dress? It’s the super-sleek, nursing-friendly version of the LBD. There are also plenty of great nursing tops (that don’t look like nursing tops) to mix and match with your regular wardrobe. Some of our faves: This flutter sleeve nursing top with nearly invisible side-access zippers, and the eye-popping teal pullover cowl nursing top. You can also score nursing covers and nursing bras from the likes of Natori, Wacoal, Cake and more.

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Best Nursing Clothes For Design-Oriented Moms: Teat & Cosset

Nursing clothes that are comfortable, functional and feature innovative designs? Um, yes please! Beyond all that good stuff, the Italian brand has some of the best nursing tops and breastfeeding dresses around, featuring slick, smart designs. For instance, Teat & Cosset’s 70s-inspired Gemma sweatshirt features front snaps in a demi-V design for easy-peasy nursing. (Plus—bonus points!—it can be worn throughout pregnancy.) We also love the side buttons that dot the cotton and cashmere Sophia dress and the top-to-bottom front zip on the ultra-mod Zoe Nursing & Pumping dress.

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Best Nursing Clothes for Eco-Minded Moms: Boob

An impressive 97 percent of the materials used in all of Boob’s nursing clothes are sustainable. You’ll find their vast selection of classic, high-end nursing tops, tanks, dresses and more are made of Lyocell (a fiber made in part from eucalyptus), Q-nova (yarn created by regenerated raw materials) and organic or recycled cotton and wool. While Boob carries all the standards tanks and tees nursing moms need, we love that they also have a pretty fab selection of sweaters and activewear, like nursing-friendly swimsuits (loving this stylish Fast Food one-piece); moisture-wicking tanks (ruched!) and nursing sports bras.

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Best Nursing Clothes For Stylish Moms on a Budget: H&M

We all know that H&M is easy on the wallet and high on style, and that still holds true when it comes to their collection of nursing clothes. Prices range from $18 for colorful nursing tanks to $60 for a navy chiffon nursing dress, with loads of nursing tops and dresses falling square in the middle. And when you need a little something stylish under your breastfeeding clothes, H&M has some flirty, feminine nursing bras too. And at two for $30, you’ll have cash left over to buy something for baby in their kids’ department too!

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Best Nursing Clothes For Luxe Moms: Loyal Hana

Loyal Hana has the unique ability to make their nursing tanks and sweats just as head-turning as their nursing dresses and jumpsuits. All of the nursing clothes in their shop are dripping with classic sophistication and style. While the clothes aren’t exactly cheap (most item are about $80 to $168), the nursing tops and dresses will last you well beyond your breastfeeding days. Most items can even be worn during pregnancy too.

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Best Nursing Clothes for Stocking Up (Cheap): Old Navy

Old Navy is a classic go-to for a reason: It’s jam-packed with budget-friendly, evergreen nursing clothes for all sizes and stages of life, including the weeks, months or years you choose to nurse or pump. Their easy-breezy nursing tunics; fit-and-flair nursing dresses; and wrap-front nursing tees will surely to be in your regular rotation. And for some of the best nursing bras for the buck, Old Navy is the spot. We especially love their pretty and practical nursing bralettes. (Plus, Old Navy has a ton of cute baby clothes! Just saying…)

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Best Nursing Clothes for Stocking Up (Mid-Range): Motherhood

Motherhood’s selection of nursing clothes is well-stocked with about 50 nursing tops and dresses, from stylish pullover wrap tops, side-access hoodies and basic camis to slick nursing-friendly LBDs, with prices never eeking over $50. The styles are both practical and stylish and suit every new mom’s needs. (There are plus-size nursing clothes for breastfeeding moms too.) Moreover, Motherhood is a great shop to pick up other nursing needs, like breastfeeding pads, nipple cream, nursing covers, nursing PJs and nursing bras (there are over 70 options).

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Best Nursing Clothes for Celebrity Looks: Seraphine

We admit it: We love clicking through Seraphine’s Celebrity Style section and seeing celebs, royals and royal-adjacents looking all kinds of glam in their Seraphine maternity and nursing clothes. We recently spied Pippa Middleton in a chic printed nursing shirt dress, Zoe Saldana in her crossover nursing top; and Tia Mowry in a button-front boho lace dress. From their nursing dresses and tops to their classy cover-up shawls (worn by Lily Allen!) and gorgeous nursing nighties, you’re guaranteed to look like a star in just about anything you choose here.

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Best Nursing Clothes for Classic Looks: Milk Nursing Wear

Milk Nursingwear is like a virtual mini-mall filled with cute, functional nursing tops, dresses, sleepwear and nursing bras. Because everything has a super-classic style (think Land’s End for nursing moms), not one person would suspect that, say, the adorable layered striped top or the silhouette-hugging side-shirred dress you’re sporting are actually nursing clothes. While shopping for breastfeeding dresses, nursing tops and the like, you can also stock up on nursing pads, nursing covers and nursing scarves. Milk gets extra points for having a plus-size nursing clothes section too.

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Best Nursing Clothes for Jumpsuit-Lovers: Figure 8

There are so many amazing nursing jumpsuits at Figure 8, they earn their very own section. Love it! And each one is fab-u-lous. There’s the retro-inspired wrap-style jumpsuit, which, with a quick change of accessories, can just as easily be worn to work or out dancing. Then there’s the hipster-approved linen overall jumper and the sueded zip-front jumpsuit that’s stylish and oh-so-comfy, you’ll be temped to snooze in it. Of course, there’s more to Figure 8 than jumpsuits. While you’re there, keep on clicking to find some of the best nursing tops around, with Figure 8 carrying brands like Seraphine, Mothers en Vogue and Boob. The store even carries matching nursing mom-and-baby PJ sets.

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Published October 2018

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