Where To Find Summer Breastfeeding Dresses

April 12, 2015

Where To Find Summer Breastfeeding Dresses

Are you looking for summer breastfeeding dresses? Want nursing dresses that are stylish but also cool?

It’s really hard to find nice breastfeeding clothes that you can wear when you’re nursing your baby,, isn’t it?

Tops and jeans / skirts are easy (just go for your usual top and do the vest trick). Or wear something with easy front access, like a button front shirt.

But for breastfeeding dresses are more difficult, especially if you’re not too keen on a wrap or shirt dress style.

However, I’ve found a really good summer breastfeeding dress (and read to the end for more suggestions)

Stylish breastfeeding, nursing and maternity dresses - Happy Mum London review

I’ve Found A Great Dress For Summer Feeding

As the warmer weather is on the way – finally! – I really want to be able to wear dresses and not have to worry about boob access restrictions. So I’ve been trying out the Lucky breastfeeding dress.

It’s made by Happy Mum London, a European company that aims to design clothes for pregnancy and nursing that are comfortable and also stylish.

Stylish summer breastfeeding and maternity dress review - Happy Mum 'Lucky' dress

I picked the Lucky dress as I liked the colour – it’s a black and white clover pattern that appears more grey – and also the design, basically because  it’s not a wrap front. 

Review of Happy Mum nursing and maternity dresses

What Did I Think Of The Summer Breastfeeding Dress?

It’s made of a heavy cotton fabric, and has an empire line and a-line skirt. Access is via the front zip, so it’s quick and easy which is brilliant – there’s minimal fussing around with layers and lots of fabric when you have a very hungry screaming baby. The design means you’re not covered by a top layer of fabric though (if that’s an issue).

It’s a fairly original idea to use a zip for boob access, and to make it from a fabric that’s not stretchy jersey. This means it doesn’t scream ‘breastfeeding dress’, which is great as you won’t feel silly wearing it when you’re not feeding.

My only issue is that it’s a maternity dress with breastfeeding access, so there’s the higher waist line and and extra fabric gathered at the front to allow for a bump – which looks a bit odd when your bump is now a couple of months old. It would be more flattering if it was fitted. This seems to be fairly standard for breastfeeding dresses though; why is that?

It’s a lovely summer dress though, and it’s so nice to have something that’s smarter, especially when you’re already restricted about jewellery because of a grabby baby, and so on.

Where To Find Other Summer Nursing Dresses And Summer Dresses For Pregnancy

(Contains some affiliate links)

  • If you’re looking for cheap and stylish summer dresses, then check out the New Look maternity range – read my New Look maternity review.
  • ASOS has a brilliant maternity clothes range which includes clothes for breastfeeding – find it here.
  • Isabella Oliver also make lovely breastfeeding clothes, read my Isabella Oliver review.
  • Here’s a great winter breastfeeding dress

I was sent the Lucky dress to review; it retails online at £63.

Once you’ve read my post on summer breastfeeding dresses, read more posts:


  • Shirley

    April 12, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    This looks too glam to be a maternity/ feeding dress, you can wear this lots afterwards as the zip makes it modern and current and not an obvious feeding dress

  • Sophie Chandler

    April 13, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    Hi there – a good blog you might like / find useful
    Lots of lovely ideas xx

    1. gillian

      April 27, 2015 at 9:39 pm

      Oh she’s fab isn’t she? I follow her on Instagram – off to check out her blog too x

  • Claire Temple

    April 14, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    I’m glad you highlighted the fact it also is a maternity dress too.
    When you’ve got past the first few months of breastfeeding you don’t always need that extra material, especially in the summer and I’m so done with wearing a vest every day! I’m finding I just have to buy ‘normal’ clothes with good access for bfeeding just to avoid excess material, but a good dress is hard to find! Please keep me posted if you do find some good ones! Love reading! 🙂

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