Outfit: beautiful blooms

Since I’ve become a mum, I’ve had two occasions I’ve needed to wear a special outfit while breastfeeding. Which, to be frank, is a giant pain in the neck. I’ve seen many nursing dresses, but I haven’t yet met one designated for this purpose that doesn’t make me want to throw a lighter at it.

So, I’ve just shown you what I wore for Sadie’s naming day and now here’s what I’m planning to where to my brother-in-law’s wedding in April (I say planning cos I love over-buying for one occasion :D). Hell Bunny have helped a girl out with an elegant dress that also has the bonus of having a wrap bust in a stretchy material, making it easy to pull down.

I love the flutter sleeves, the mint green colour and the subtle sheen to the fabric. It also has a tie waist that means I could do what I’m finding impossible – size something to my bust, but not have a baggy waist. My bust is now a size 12 and my waist has gone back to its previous 8-10, leaning more to a 10 now. It’s a tricky shape to fit.

It’s a really pretty dress that I think will serve me well at a wedding, particularly with the little Lindy Bop jacket I’ve thrown over the top, for some added warmth. My mum pointed out a jacket fitted around the bust only draws attention to its magnitude, but actually, it’s not bothering me as much as I expected in these photos. And it is possible to wear this jacket with the bottom two buttons undone to help break it up, so I may just do this (you can’t wear them all undone, it looks rubbish as it loses all shape). The jacket was part of a set with a dress that I can’t wear to feed in, but as I got both in the sale for £20 I figured I’d pay that for a jacket anyway – and maybe one day I can wear the dress, or sell it on.

What do you think, have I cracked Spring-wedding-nursing-attire?! (Read on for a discount code!)

Hair flowers: Alternate Normality – various colours
Dress: Midori c/o Hell Bunny (use code CICIM20!% for 20% off)
Jacket: Part of the Marianne set, Lindy Bop
Bag: Banned (old)
Shoes: Nick of Time, Irregular Choice

In case you’ve missed it in the above, if you want this dress or any other item from the Hell Bunny store, use the code CICIM20!% to get 20% off (I believe it works on sale items too – but I haven’t checked if it’s everything on the site). Disclaimer: Hell Bunny sent me this dress as a gift in exchange for an honest review. But look at it – pretty!


  1. February 11, 2019 / 5:34 pm

    I LOVE that you paired the LindyBop jacket with this dress! I have the Marianne set in red and LOVE if I can pair the jacket with another look – makes me feel like I got my money’s worth and then some 😉

    You’re ROCKING the mama style – these colors and style on you! I know how frustrating it can be with sizing – I’ve gained weight over the last few years and got a bustier bust but before that happened, I was the same way only opposite (bust was the smaller size, waist fit the larger size, etc). It’s a challenge!!

    • CiCi Marie
      February 14, 2019 / 7:17 pm

      I loved the set on you! I was looking at pictures before I decided to buy it. You should definitely match it up with some other dresses – red is so versatile, as well.

      Anything where part of you grows out of proportion with another part of you is a total pain in the! Dresses just aren’t made that way 🙁 Not are they made to whip your boobs out every few hours – ha! But stretchy dresses are always handy for this problem 🙂

  2. February 12, 2019 / 5:36 am

    I LOVE the jacket! It goes perfectly with this dress and looks so classy too. I think this is definitely the perfect outfit for a wedding.

    • CiCi Marie
      February 14, 2019 / 7:18 pm

      Ah thanks Nicole 🙂 I’d never seen it worn without the matching dress before but I’m glad everyone agrees it looks cute!

  3. CiCi Marie
    February 14, 2019 / 7:15 pm

    It’s nice to have a jacket in such a fun colour! Probably why it was on sale, but I’m not complaining 😉 xx

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