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!