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25 ways to stack your wardrobe with stylish and practical breastfeeding clothes

When it comes to breastfeeding clothes, who says you have to sacrifice style? From formal clothing to everyday attire, we've got you covered with these practical (and affordable) finds.

By Jessica Spera

25 ways to stack your wardrobe with stylish and practical breastfeeding clothes

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25 ways to stack your wardrobe with stylish and practical breastfeeding clothes

Jessica Simpson Pull Over Wrap Nursing Top

This three-quarters sleeve top is fashionable and comfortable—thanks to the jersey-knit material—and the button closure makes for easy access when your baby is hungry. $54, motherhoodcanada.ca

Heather Grey Jessica Simpson Pull Over Wrap Nursing Top at Motherhood Canada

Whimsical Wrap Nursing Dress

Dresses can be tricky when you’re nursing because you can’t exactly pull them up above your boobs from the bottom hem—you’d be naked! Wrap styles work best. $74 USD, udderlyhotmama.com

25 ways to stack your wardrobe with stylish and practical breastfeeding clothes

B.Warmer Hoodie

For cozy days (and nights) around the house—or when you’re cluster-feeding around the clock—a comfy sweatshirt with a lift-up nursing flap is your new trusty mom uniform. $109, boobdesign.com

25 ways to stack your wardrobe with stylish and practical breastfeeding clothes

MAMA 2-Pack Nursing Tops

Adding a few simple nursing camisoles (with clasps on the spaghetti straps) to your wardrobe is a good idea, no matter the season. With a nursing tank layered underneath, even your non-nursing shirts become breastfeeding-friendly. $30 for set of two, hm.com

Basic white and black nursing camis by H&M

George Maternity Nursing Cami

Here’s another nursing camisole option. This one’s from George, the super-affordable clothing line available at Walmart. $15, walmart.ca

George navy and white striped nursing cami, Walmart

Jessica Simpson Pull Over Wrap Nursing Blouse

Wrap-style blouses can be very figure-flattering for your ever-changing (and maybe extra-curvy) postpartum body. This teal “sea moss” tone is perfect for fall. $55, motherhoodcanada.ca

Teal wrap quarter sleeve nursing shirt

Ripe Zip Detail Nursing Dress

We’ve been seeing convenient zipper details everywhere lately. We love that this dress would look great with boots or clogs for fall and winter, plus the zip-down nursing function makes it work for breastfeeding moms. $118, apeainthepod.com

25 ways to stack your wardrobe with stylish and practical breastfeeding clothes

Plaid Nursing Cotton Blouse

Any plaid button-down will do when you’re nursing—feel free to raid your husband’s/boyfriend’s/dad’s closet for some options. But this classic cotton shirt has a hidden zipper closure, and it’s bump-friendly, too. $60, thymematernity.com

Black and white plaid nursing shirt by thyme maternity

Long Sleeve Henley Nursing Top

All henley shirts will work well in terms of boob access, whether you undo the snaps or simply lift up your shirt. This cozy, ribbed style comes in dark grey. $46, thymematernity.com

Grey and white marled henley long sleeve nursing shirt by thyme maternity

Maternity Side-Slit Nursing Sweater

Side-slits and slouchy sweaters are another option for moms who want to nurse discreetly. If it makes you feel more comfortable, you can find a little more coverage by draping the fabric over your rooting newborn after he or she has latched. $50, oldnavy.ca

Old Navy Heather Maternity Side-Slit Nursing Sweater

Lift Up Cold Shoulder Nursing Top

The flowy cold-shoulder look is very in right now. Add a ruffle and you have a trendy top that doubles as a nursing shirt. $45, motherhoodcanada.ca

Motherhood Maternity grey spacedye Lift Up Cold Shoulder Nursing Top

Maternity Stripe Nursing T-shirt Dress

The GAP and Old Navy are great for nursing basics. This T-shirt dress works in summer temps or in fall/winter, with a cardigan layered on top. $60, gapcanada.ca

Gap Maternity grey and white striped Maternity stripe nursing t-shirt dress

Nursing Tank MIA

Momzelle is a Canadian company based in Montreal, with tons of basic Ts, tanks and dresses in a rainbow of colours. $30, momzelle.com

25 ways to stack your wardrobe with stylish and practical breastfeeding clothes

Nursing Knit Cape

If you’re expecting a fall or winter baby, capes, tunics and drapey cardigans should be part of your wardrobe rotation. Keep yourself warm while making sure your little one still has access when and where he needs it. $120, shoptiques.com

Shoptiques Dark grey nursing cape

Topshop Maternity Overlay Nursing Maxi Dress

Maxi dresses are ideal during pregnancy but can be hard to pull off when you’re nursing. This one solves that issue with a simple fabric overlay at the bust. $58, thebay.com

Topshop Maternity black maxi nursing dress

Maternity Nursing Nightgown

Nursing nightgowns are a nice upgrade from the milk-stained, ratty old T-shirts you’ve been using as pajama tops. Who doesn’t want to feel a little sexier during those 4 a.m. feedings? (We’re totally kidding. But it’s true that luxurious PJs can help you feel more human when you’re basically a sleep deprived zombie.) $50, gapcanada.ca

Gap Maternity Navy and white polka dotted nursing nightgown with lace overlay at the top

MAMA Nursing Dress

If you’ve got a wedding or formal function to attend while you’re still breastfeeding (or pumping), you’re going to want something dress-code appropriate, yet designed for nursing moms. $80, hm.com

25 ways to stack your wardrobe with stylish and practical breastfeeding clothes

MAMA Nursing Blouse

This stylish, retro-inspired polka-dot blouse can be dressed up or down, with a double-layer feature at the front for nursing and a cute tie-back at the nape of the neck. $50, hm.com

25 ways to stack your wardrobe with stylish and practical breastfeeding clothes

Breton Nursing Top

Every nursing woman needs a go-to tee that doesn’t scream “new mom.” This one is loose-fitting, a little bit nautical, and has hidden side openings for on-the-go feedings. $97, shoptiques.com

Navy and white stripe BRETON NURSING TOP at shoptiques

Speakeasy Dress

The openings for breastfeeding are hidden in the pleats of this trapeze dress, which can also be belted post-pregnancy. $159, boobdesign.com

25 ways to stack your wardrobe with stylish and practical breastfeeding clothes

Ripe Asymmetrical Nursing Top

Assymetrical tops are still trending, and this one’s both comfortable and machine-washable. (An important consideration if you have a spit-up-prone baby on your shoulder.) $92, apeainthepod.com

a pea in the pod beige flared long sleeve nursing top

Neon Detail Maternity & Nursing Sweater

This is the perfect sweater for lounging on the couch (pinned by your snoozing baby, of course) or for dashing to preschool pickup. You’ll love the extra-stretchy material and the discreet snap buttons with a flash of fun neon. $92, seraphine.com

Seraphine grey and lime green Neon Detail Maternity & Nursing Sweater

George Maternity & Nursing Top

Here’s how you can get the same cozy sweater look (see previous slide) for way less. $22, walmart.ca

George grey marled long sleeve nursing sweater with two zippers, Walmart

Fast Food Swimsuit

If you’re lucky enough to have a mid-winter vacation planned, you might want a flattering bathing suit that provides tummy coverage, yet allows you to nurse pool-side without pulling down the straps. $95, boobdesign.com

25 ways to stack your wardrobe with stylish and practical breastfeeding clothes

Striped Maternity One-Piece Swimsuit

With the zipper detail at the bust, this striped design doubles as a cute maternity suit and as a functional nursing one-piece, post-delivery. You can wear it on a babymoon and while breastfeeding at the beach. $66, thymematernity.com

25 ways to stack your wardrobe with stylish and practical breastfeeding clothes

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