Where to Shop for the Best Nursing Clothes
Where to Shop for the Best Nursing Clothes
November 17, 2022

Where to Shop for the Best Nursing Clothes

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Where to Shop for the Best Nursing Clothes

Figuring out what to wear during and after pregnancy can take a bit of effort. (And sometimes a lot of trial and error.) If you’ve decided to breastfeed your baby, you may be wondering if you now need to add even more clothes to your wardrobe.

While nursing clothes aren’t a necessity, many breastfeeding parents choose to add at least a few pieces of breastfeeding-friendly clothing to their closets. That’s because nursing clothes make it a lot easier to nurse your little one, especially if you’re breastfeeding in public and may feel a little uncomfortable pulling up your top. Nursing-friendly clothes have features like hidden side zippers, crossover panels, neckline buttons and other clever designs that help you latch your baby without inadvertently flashing everyone around you. And most don’t look any different than everyday clothing.

Can you make your regular wardrobe work if you’re a nursing parent? Definitely. Loose, flowy tops, button-down shirts that you can quickly undo, henley-style T’s with buttons at the neckline or layering (nursing tank underneath, regular shirt on top) all make nursing easier. But if you’re looking for styles that are specifically designed for nursing parents, these are the best stores to start your shopping.

Kindred Bravely

If you’re a nursing parent, you may know Kindred Bravely for their line of nursing and pumping bras and other maternity and postpartum intimates. But did you know they also have some of the comfiest nursing-friendly loungewear around? The brand’s pajamas, robes and casual dresses are all designed with two things in mind: comfort and breastfeeding access. The material is seriously soft, every piece makes nursing easy and the designs make you feel put together even if you haven’t left the house all day.

Old Navy

If you shopped Old Navy maternity while you were pregnant, you know the brand is a go-to for trendy-but-affordable clothing. Their nursing-friendly clothes are just as good. They’re also just as friendly on the wallet, a big plus if you’re only planning on breastfeeding for a few months or if you just don’t want to spend a lot of money. Their three-pack of nursing camis is a wardrobe staple for nursing parents and a great deal. They also offer loungewear, athleisure, casual dresses, tops and lots more. And if you shop during a sale (which happens often) you’ll save even more.

Hatch Collection

While not inexpensive, if you’re looking to build a nursing-friendly capsule wardrobe or invest in a few universal pieces that will take you from pregnancy to postpartum and beyond, you should give Hatch a look. Their jumpsuits are the best (especially the 24/7 Feeding Jumpsuit, a favorite) and are so versatile; they’re nursing-friendly, can be dressed up or down and are comfortable and easy to wear. They also have basics like T’s and tanks, pajamas and loungewear and a good selection of breastfeeding-friendly dresses.

Aerie

No, you didn’t miss something—Aerie doesn’t make nursing clothes. But it turns out that tons of their T’s, button-downs and tops are perfect if you’re looking for casual, breastfeeding-friendly clothing. (Bonus: they’re also trendy and really affordable.) Their henley T-shirts are a particular fave. They have a row of buttons or snaps at the neckline that make nursing in them fast and easy. They come in fabrics like soft, ribbed cotton and waffle knit, in tons of colors and are well-priced. Other favorite picks include their oversized sweatshirts and sweaters (throw a nursing cami on underneath for more coverage if you’d like) and their button-down shirts.

Target

Is there anything you can’t get at Target? (Answer: no.) The bullseye brand’s selection of nursing clothes is pretty vast, and pretty great. They carry a few of their own brands, including exclusive collabs with popular maternity brands like Ingrid and Isabel, and sell a selection from other brands, too. There’s everything from loungewear and casual clothing to dresses and more formal clothing, and it’s all breastfeeding-friendly. Favorites include anything from Auden (especially the nursing camis), Isabel Maternity tops and their selection of everyday nursing dresses.

Storq

Super wearable, super versatile and super soft. That’s what comes to mind when describing Storq. Their maternity and nursing pieces are wardrobe staples, and many can be worn long after your pregnancy and nursing days have come to a close. Most of their nursing-friendly styles don’t even look like nursing clothes, but still make it really easy to feed your baby while wearing them. (We’re looking at you, Utility Jumpsuit.) We love them for pieces you’ll reach for again and again each time you get dressed.

H&M

On-trend and fairly priced, you can find almost any type of nursing-friendly clothing at H&M, whether you need a dress for the office or a sweater to keep you cozy at home. Nothing costs more than about $50 and there’s a nice mix of trendier pieces and more classic staples. They also update their inventory pretty regularly each season, so you have good odds of finding what you need, especially if you’re looking for something for a specific occasion.

Pink Blush Maternity

With an inclusive range of sizing from regular to up to 3X, Pink Blush is a solid mid-priced brand for just about any type of nursing clothing, but especially for nursing-friendly dresses. There are all types—lots of everyday, work and even more formal maxis and midis—in fun solids, florals and prints. There are also jumpsuits and rompers, tops, comfy options like hoodies and lots more.

Nom

A bit more under the radar than some of the other stores on our list, Nom was founded to make the transition into motherhood and nursing a little easier. The brand offers lots of classic yet modern pieces that can be worn in all different ways and for all sorts of occasions. Many of their tops and dresses feature an invisible zipper on each side for easy nursing access. We especially love their fun, flowy midi dresses and their jumpsuits, as they’re really easy to wear and give you an elevated look without all that much effort.

Seraphine

There are all types and styles of nursing clothes to choose from at Seraphine, but our favorites are the brand’s “essentials” packs. With two- and three-packs of things like nursing T’s, nightdresses and tops, they take a lot of the guesswork out of building a nursing-friendly wardrobe during a time when figuring out what to wear probably isn’t at the top of your list. If you’re looking for more elevated styles, like dresses or clothes to wear to work, they’ve got you covered there, too.

Boob Design

Boob rounds off our best-of list with its selection of sustainable and thoughtful nursing-friendly staples with just the right touch of modern style. The brand offers everything from loungewear and pajamas to dresses, knits, jumpsuits and even swimwear. The mostly neutral colorways mean mixing and matching is simple and help make looking pulled together really uncomplicated. (High five for that.) And lots of pieces will work throughout pregnancy, nursing and beyond.

Not shopped out just yet? Here are a few more stores to check out for nursing-friendly clothing:

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