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My biggest pet peeve is ……..

(C) MilkChic

This week I am using the Britmums Blogging Prompt as inspiration – who can resist a chance to rant about their pet peeve after all?

My pet peeve is a bit of an odd one. Since breastfeeding my daughter, and starting MilkChic, I have developed a pathological hatred of “fake” detailing on clothing.

You know the ones. They phrase it so carefully:

  • Button placket detail
  • Fixed wrap front
  • Cape styling

What they mean is:

  • Might have worked for breastfeeding, but we couldn’t be bothered to add the buttonholes and slight bodice overlap that would have made that possible for you.
  • Loved the look of that breastfeeding-friendly wrap dress, but thought it would be better if we sewed that pesky wrap down and removed the practicality before selling it to you.
  • Looks like it has wide armholes for sleeve feeding and a loose fit. Actually has armholes so tight they cut off your circulation and a cute looking overlay.

They will tell you these are cost saving exercises, but I know the truth.

They are specifically designed to frustrate mums trying to find breastfeeding-friendly clothing online. That’s you and me. Especially me, as hopefully some of you use MilkChic to find clothes that work for breastfeeding, and I’ve already screamed and shouted enough for all of us.

It’s enough to drive you to tea and cake!


10 thoughts on “My biggest pet peeve is ……..

  1. I so agree with you! Baby Badger only feeds first and last thing most days now, but I had many months of stretched tshirts and exposed tummy after I gave up on ridiculous "nursing tops".

  2. I wish I had found your website sooner! We are sadly coming towards the end of our breastfeeding now at nearly a year old. I found a lot of the "breastfeeding" tops didn't work and ended up investing in cheapy vests that I just pulled down. Its very annoying when things aren't as advertised 🙁

  3. Ooh I feel your pain! I used to online shop alot when Princess was tiny and would really get me in a foul mood if my dresses arrived and didn't do what they said on the tin!

  4. Of all the pet peeves I could have listed, this would not have been one of them. This blogging prompt has certainly mined the depths of what irritates us. I have lived and learned today – including from this post. Brilliant.

  5. Agghhh I know what you mean! You find a great top on eBay. The colours are great, the cut is great AND it has buttons down the bust area – perfect! Only when it arrives the buttons are fake and baby has no access.

  6. Your post really helped me to understand this. It has great details and yet it is easy to understand. That’s what i was looking for. I will definitely share it with others. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Funny post, I know exactly what you mean. I gave up looking for appropriate clothing eventually and just wore a big t-shirt which I just hoiked up at every available opportunity. Never had them out in public so much as that year of feeding!!

  8. Wow! What an interesting situation…perfect take on the Pet Peeve theme! Thanks so much for joining in. Glad we can give you an outlet to vent! 😉

    Thanks for taking part…pop back any time to be inspired!

    🙂 Karin @ BritMums

  9. and of course I meant that the button downs didnt unbutton not no buttons… that might have worked..! haha x

  10. Wow I totally agree! Before I found MilkChic I bought "button down" tops with no buttons… Batwing tops with the sleeved sewn up, and fake wrap dresses online with the hope they'd be bf friendly but discovered the fake detail when they arrived 🙁 So disappointing! Thats why I was thrilled to find your website! :o) great post x

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