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#1 Lainskii

Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:13 PM

We're going to a wedding that is 'black tie' and I'll still be breastfeeding (and taking DS to wedding) so will want to feed in the dress.

Anyone know any good web sites or shops (in Sydney)?

Would probably want a site that allows easy returns as I'm a short a*se so a lot of dresses look funny on me which is why I like to try them on.




#2 klr70

Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:18 PM

Try Angel Maternity - they have an eveningwear/special event range of maternity dresses... This one is a "nursing dress" & they have it in a few different colours.

I'm also short @ 160cm/5ft4 & curvy, & find that quite a few of the Angel Maternity styles suit me - it's my favourite maternity brand  biggrin.gif . I haven't tried this particular dress, though. Some of the crossover style dresses may also be suitable, even though they're not specifically listed as "nursing" dresses.

Stockists are listed on the website & they also have an "outlet" style store in Castle Hill. I'd highly recommend trying the dress on to see how it fits. I bought a dress online from them that I expected I'd be an L (going by the measurements on their sizing chart), but had to take it back & swap it - for an XS! (& I have a 14DD bust, so don't consider myself to be "small").

#3 klr70

Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:23 PM

Just found this one which looks great (I love the colour) & it's on sale!

#4 password123

Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:38 PM

That is a really nice dress but I don't get it. Why are most nursing garments also maternity garments? Surely in most cases it should be one or the other (obviously not if you're pregnant and still feeding an older baby/toddler).
Sorry for the OT comment lol.


#5 CallMeFeral

Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:39 PM

That blue one is georgeous!


#6 CallMeFeral

Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:56 PM

QUOTE (Mrs_Snorks @ 16/12/2012, 12:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That is a really nice dress but I don't get it. Why are most nursing garments also maternity garments? Surely in most cases it should be one or the other (obviously not if you're pregnant and still feeding an older baby/toddler).
Sorry for the OT comment lol.


laughing2.gif It's a good question!
Do you it's just appealing to people's desire for flexibility or to get more out of a maternity dress?
But I think the two are often not that compatible - I bought a few quite fitted maxis for when I was pregnant, that had sleeves that dropped down for easy breastfeeding. Only to find that while before the birth, that nice round tummy looks quite cool, after the birth when it's the same size but all floppy and no excuse of a baby inside, you really want something that's not empire line and will hide it! Maybe if all nursing and maternity dresses were all 'hide the tummy' type styles, it would make sense... but they aren't. So I've kind of been wondering the same!

#7 mini mac

Posted 16 December 2012 - 12:07 AM

QUOTE (Mrs_Snorks @ 15/12/2012, 09:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That is a really nice dress but I don't get it. Why are most nursing garments also maternity garments? Surely in most cases it should be one or the other (obviously not if you're pregnant and still feeding an older baby/toddler).
Sorry for the OT comment lol.


I think occassionally if the material is gathered and sewn right, the maternity belly part drops nicely and not too tight either... More often than not tho if you've worn it while pregnant, it just looks like a deflated balloon anyway... Much like my tummy now  biggrin.gif

#8 *LucyE*

Posted 16 December 2012 - 12:26 AM

I wore separates to make it easier to breastfeed discretely.  I would usually wear long silk pants with heels and a floaty type top.  Often, I'd have a breastfeeding singlet underneath too.  I would buy them new for the occassion (and colour to match top) so it was still tight and shaped rather than most of my bfing singlets that have been stretched and are saggy.

#9 Delillah1

Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:05 PM

I don't know if it's too late but I wore this one to a wedding. I am only 154cm.
http://funkymuma.com/products/maxi_bianca_...night_blue_sale




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