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Win an Ottillie Pop Dress

Ottillie Pop Westbourne Wrap Dress £79.50
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Ottillie Pop are a new favourite here at MilkChic thanks to their eyecatching prints and rich colours. Their gorgeous selection of wrap and bodycon dresses are made here in England, and Ottillie Pop are so confident in their quality workmanship that they offer a 5 year manufacturing guarantee against fraying fabrics and faulty seams!

Ottillie Pop Pembridge Wrap Dress £79.50Ottillie Pop Westbourne Wrap Dress £79.50Ottillie Pop Kendal Wrap Dress £79.50

You can see the full range of breastfeeding friendly Ottillie Pop wrap dresses on our shop pages. We have a stunning Ottillie Pop dress worth £79.50 to give away to one lucky reader, and everyone who enters will receive an exclusive 40% off code!

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8 Floral Dresses under £25

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Special occasion breastfeeding dresses don’t always need to break the bank. If you keep an eye on sale items (also watch our #lc2b tweets on Twitter!), there are lots of options. Here are a few to start you off:

Isla Button Through Cotton Strappy Sun Dress Love Label Floral Wrap Dress
Isla Button Through
Cotton Strappy Sun Dress, £20
Love Label Floral Wrap Dress, £25
Print Floral Wrap Front Dress Pink Floral Button Front Dress
Print Floral Wrap Front Dress, £20 Pink Floral Button Front Dress, £24.99
Joe Browns Flirty Floral Dress Fearne Cotton Floral Vintage Dress
Joe Browns Flirty Floral Dress, £25 Fearne Cotton Floral Vintage Dress, £24.50
Next Tea Dress Floral button front dress
Next Tea Dress, £13.99 Floral button front dress, £15

For all of these, either layer over a nursing vest or add a cardigan buttoned “cape-style” over the top for extra confidence feeding in public.

If you’re looking for bargains, it’s always worth a quick look at the Ebay Fashion Outlet – lots of new items with the safety of a brand behind them and fixed prices, but at a fraction of the price.

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Magpie Monday: Window Shopping Part 1

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Due to a combination of dodgy finances, lack of house space and impending Xmas doom, I am avoiding the charity shops and car boot sales at the moment except for essentials, like clothing for small one.

It’s left me a bit short of inspiration for Magpie Monday this week, so I thought I’d write a joint post across my 3 websites and go window shopping online. The online charity shops not as cheap as shopping in person, but you can still get a bargain.

MilkChic – Stylish Clothes for Breastfeeding Mums:
I did a post on wrap dresses earlier in the week so here are my pick of the options at Oxfam’s online shop…Some great jewel colours, and a fabulous metallic polka dot print too!
Cancer Research Online are slightly cheaper, and seem to have quite a lot of brand new Red or Dead items at the moment, so well worth a look. I thought these two dresses with button down fronts would work well for breastfeeding.
Debbie Shuchat
Checked Dress
NEW!
Size 10
£12.38
Red or Dead
“Wildcard” dress
NEW!
Various Sizes
£12.75

They also had some nice cropped cardis, which are perfect as a quick breastfeeding cover-up at this time of year. Wear a top that pulls down underneath and lift up the cardi to breastfeed in comfort and warmth. The fake fur version is right on trend!

 


Red or Dead
Victoriana
Cardigan, NEW!
Green or Black
Various Sizes
£11.25
Red or Dead
demi hoodie
Pink or Brown
NEW!
Various Sizes
£9.75
Red or Dead
Lola Fake
Fur Jacket
NEW!
Various Sizes
£22.50

 

To see the rest of my imaginary haul, visit Pretty But Not Pink – Non-pink clothes for girls aged 0-14 and Armed and Glamorous – Dresses and Tops with Sleeves. Or pop over to Magpie Monday and see what everyone else has been buying!
You can always see my latest breastfeeding friendly vintage and sale finds at Last Chance to Buy on MilkChic.
Me and My Shadow
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Autumn Wrap Dresses for Breastfeeding Mums

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People Tree “Anya” Dress

The crossover shape of a wrap dress is great for breastfeeding. A yummy mummy staple, even the non-stretch versions usually have enough give to pull down easily for nursing and they work equally well for day or evening.

In fact, as so many of you have requested them, I have just added even more wrap dresses to MilkChic. Here are my tips for picking the best ones for you:

If you are pear shaped:
Look for a-line of full skirted options that skim the hips. Wrap dresses drape easily over your lower body and with detail at the neck, can really balance out your shape.
If you are apple shaped:
Wrap dresses are flattering as the fit over the bust. Empire line versions can be flattering, with a belt that ties below the bust instead of at the waistline. Try tying at the side rather than the back to give a focus away from your stomach.
If you are an hourglass:
Make sure you pick a dress where the tie falls on your natural waistline. A wrap dress can really emphasis a narrow waist.
If you are top heavy:
If your nursing cleavage has left you a little unbalanced (sadly my hips are still winning that war…), go a for a dress which fit well over the boobs and skims the hips. Avoid tighter skirted versions as these will just make you look more Barbie-like!
Whatever shape you are, consider buying a size bigger than you would normally choose. Wrap dresses nearly always look better with a bit more fabric, and you can use the waist ties to fit it neatly to your shape.
If you want a bit of extra coverage while feeding, wear with a nursing vest underneath.
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