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Exposed zips… hidden benefits from the Olympics


I really meant to write an Olympics inspired blog post… you know the sort of thing – gold, silver & bronze… events for a breastfeeding mum decathlon…. something immensely witty and amusing that would have been shared widely across social networks… but what with my daughter’s birthday and World Breastfeeding Week, it didn’t happen.

I watched the opening ceremony last night for the Paralympics, arguably going to be even more exciting, which starts today and I was slightly disappointed to see that the Star Trek zippy dresses were missing in action.

Honestly, I’m no more sure about the Olympic presentation dresses now than I was at the beginning, but there’s no denying a trend for zips in odd places might make life very easy for fashion-loving breastfeeding mums. They may not feature in the Paralympics, but there are still a fair few Olympic style exposed zips in the shops.

Here are some more conventional options… matching peaked hats optional:

AX Paris Navy Floral Frill Playsuit, £25 Zip Front Drop Back Dress, £45
Black Zip Front Vest, £25 TIBI Paisley print zip drape dress, £180

The zip fronts are perfect for breastfeeding access – just layer over a basic nursing vest if you want more coverage while feeding. You can find lots more exposed zip styles in the main listings.


2 thoughts on “Exposed zips… hidden benefits from the Olympics

  1. I am so tired of my maternity wardrobe – and I just can’t see myself of buying even more stuff I will only use during a limited time. I guess I’ll stick to shirts, cardies and easy-to-pull-down vest tops. Have to admit though that I splashed out on two Elle MacPherson lace nursing bras. They are gorgeous and SO comfortable.

    1. @Metropolitan Mum, I know – I was determined not to waste money on clothes I’d only wear for a few months, but found I had to buy more clothes as my boobs grew beyond my maternity wardrobe! I ended up living in Primark skinny jeans and spent on tops and accessories. I did miss dresses though – took me about 6 months to figure out what I could wear (which is why I started MilkChic!).

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