Wardrobe Wednesday | Breastmates Waterfall Drape Cardi

 

Cardigan : Breastmates

T-Shirt : My fave AS Colour Custom Mali Pocket Tee

Jeans : Levis Demi Curve

Watch : Marc by Marc Jacobs

Belt : Old Navy

Shoes : Sperry Bahama Sparkle Suede

Earrings & Necklace : Gifts from Dave’s India Trip

Next Thursday I will have been breastfeeding for a year!  So stoked about that, I’m totally crossing my fingers that Nixon will keep going at least until August when his pull-through operation will take place as it will help comfort him so much to be able to breastfeed when he is in pain and just wants to be held.  Ethan spontaneously quit around this time, but thankfully Nix shows no signs of dropping feeds, though he can easily go without if I’m not around.

Full term breastfeeding means I am still quite conscious of what I’m wearing and how easy it is to feed Nixon in a given outfit.  At this time of year layering is essential and a versatile cardi is a key piece that every Mama should have in her wardrobe arsenal.  The Breastmates Waterfall Drape Cardi ticks all the boxes and more for me.

The super soft Modal/Spandex blend was thicker and warmer than I had expected, with the added benefit of being the MOST comfy thing to wear ever!  The asymmetric hemline is so on trend, but unlike other cardigans I have seen in this cut, the back is the perfect butt-covering length.  The waterfall drape is a perfect, built-in nursing cover.  Nixon is too huge and too old to enjoy being covered up while feeding but this would be such a lovely addition to a new Mum’s wardrobe or any Mum with a younger baby who prefers a bit of privacy when nursing – without the added hassle of a separate wrap or cover.

This is a really, lovely, quality addition to my wardrobe and is something that I will continue to wear long after my breastfeeding days are done :::::sob:::::.

I saved the best for last.  The price.  $39.90. I would pay twice the price for this.  No joke.

Available online now from www.breastmates.co.nz

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The cardigan was provided free for editorial consideration, but the opinions expressed are my own.

 

Kiwi Mummy Blog Review – Breastmates Dress

I miss wearing dresses.  I really do.

I have quite easily slipped back into my old wardrobe and quickly figured out what translates into breastfeeding-friendly attire.  But, you can’t really hike up a dress and feed bubba whilst standing in line {for an hour!} for Santa at Smith & Caughey’s can you?  And yes, if you’re wondering, I did the stand-up breastfeeding manoeuvre IN THE LINE for Santa at S&C this week!  I’m a pro guys, I got the skills…..

Anyway, this little number from Breastmates solves all of my dress-angst and is easy-peasy to breast feed in.  For reals.  And doesn’t it look smashing?

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So I dressed it up a bit here with my Kathryn Wilson shoes and a statement necklace, but, I think this dress would look just as great with a bo-ho scarf and flats or jandals {which is probably how I would wear it most of the time}.  The cut of this dress is perfect for post-baby bodies, it’s flattering, non-clingy  – hell yes – and the fabric is so forgiving it would definitely see you through a range of sizes as you and your belly transition post-partum.  I haven’t even gotten to the best part yet, check this out;

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So easy and discreet!  I am truly feeding Nixon in this shot.  See, I don’t really care about discreet, I will feed anywhere and could give two hoots about it, but I know not all mummies feel this way and not all members of the public appreciate a kick-ass breastfeeding mama {wtf?}, so, this dress is pretty ah-maze-ing.  I’m thinking summer weddings, Christmas and New Years parties, sunday markets……..

I love it.  Available in two colour ways, RRP $99 available from Breastmates

The dress was provided for my consideration but the opinions expressed are my own.