Fashion Parenting

The Milkmaid’s Closet

I am so excited to be back in my pre-baby wardrobe now that I’ve had Isabella!

One thing I’ve quickly discovered though, is that breastfeeding in a bodysuit and a pair of denim shorts is frustrating for me at best, frustrating for the baby at worst.

No milk access? Queue the meltdown. She’s almost always hungry.

I’d told myself that I wanted to avoid ‘nursing friendly’ clothes and I know a lot of my other young mum friends felt the same way. We all agreed that it seemed so hard to find practical pieces that were stylish and age-appropriate.

Enter my saviour, Instagram. I came into contact with an Australian business who seemed like they were selling exactly what I was seeking.

The Milkmaid’s Closet is a small Gold Coast business that promises ‘affordable, funky feedwear’. I was eager to try out a few pieces and see if they offered that ‘young and on trend’ look I was after.

I was also a big fan of their message: While everyone else fusses over baby, let us fuss over you.

Self care can be so hard as a new mum, and the idea of feeling and looking beautiful can become such a foreign concept. A brand that understands this is such a rare thing, so I really loved this.

When the package arrived, I was over the moon! It was exactly what I wanted.

The flattering, fitted Mia T-Shirt Dress looks like a perfectly normal dress. It doesn’t have the obvious cut out under the breast like a lot of nursing clothes do – instead, it has zips tucked neatly into the fabric.

The zips are incredibly subtle and you can tell they’re great quality, with no awkward catching on the fabric when undone.

I love that it sits a little longer on me and it looks incredibly cute with a pair of slides and a clutch.

The Willow T-Shirt Dress is a little more like a traditional nursing dress, with the buttons down the middle. This allows for some great skin to skin contact if you have the opportunity.

Are you wanting something more discreet? It also has the same zips as the Mia T-Shirt Dress!

I find the cut of this dress incredibly flattering, with the fit being easy to play with. By adding or removing a belt, you can decide whether you want a free-flowing or more structured look.

I think you could definitely dress this up as well, which would be easy to do with a nice coat and a pair of nude heels.

Having these two versatile pieces in my wardrobe has been a massive help in the mornings, when I don’t always have an hour to track down a breastfeeding friendly outfit before I head out.

I’m so impressed with the quality and design of these dresses and I know I’ll be getting plenty of use out of them over the next few months.

I would definitely recommend The Milkmaid’s Closet if you’re looking for beautiful, locally supplied pieces for yourself or to give as a gift.

You can show this beautiful businesses support on their Instagram here.

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