As if baby proofing your living space weren’t enough of a project, the second you decide you’re going to breastfeed, your closet is going to undergo some baby proofing, too. But hear us out, mamas: Just because your wardrobe staples have to be functional doesn’t mean they can’t be fashionable, too. Gone are the days when mothers had to sacrifice style in the name of parenthood, and we pinky promise there are stylish nursing tanks that meet your standards.
Of course, navigating the postpartum period isn’t easy for everyone: It can take some time to adjust to and really love the skin you’re in. So if you feel your most comfortable in T-shirts and sweatpants, that’s totally fine. But it’s also important to remember that your body is miraculous and beautiful, and you deserve to feel beautiful now more than ever. Adding pieces like stylish nursing tanks to your wardrobe can help because while they meet your needs as a parent, they’ll also make you feel good, too.
So let’s talk shopping for nursing tanks: You want to invest in pieces that make you feel cute, are comfortable to wear out or around the house, and, of course, are easy to maneuver come feeding time. The good news is, there are plenty of options out there: From floral prints to layered, ruffly blouses and camis you can throw on as loungewear, here are some of our favorite picks.
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1. Bearsland Women’s Maternity Nursing Tank
These stylish nursing tanks from Bearsland are bringing sexy back. The top’s layered ruffles and mix of bold and delicate patterns remind mamas who loved a super feminine, flirty design before parenthood that you don’t have to put your fashion tastes on hold just because you’re a mother. This nursing tank features double front layers, so when you lift up the front layer to breastfeed, ruffles hang down for modesty so you don’t feel exposed. Dressed up with jewelry or paired with jeans, we’re loving this piece for dinner down the shore or just catching up with a friend over coffee.
2. Smallshow Women’s Maternity Nursing Tank Top
Of course, ruffles aren’t the end-all, be-all of flair. If layers aren’t your style, try Smallshow’s wardrobe of nursing tanks on for size. The tank is constructed from rayon and spandex, so it’s flexible and breathable — perfect for maternity wear and breastfeeding once your little bundle of joy arrives. And because the top is double layered, nursing anywhere, anytime is a breeze: Simply lift the inner layer and voila — easy access to both breasts — which definitely comes in handy for mamas who pump.
3. Ekouaer Women’s Maternity Nursing Top
If you’re looking for something casual and comfortable, hear this: Nursing or not, we low-key want to live in these stylish nursing tanks by Ekouaer. The top is available in an array of colors, like wine, charcoal and navy, and is made with 95% rayon and 5% spandex — aka the dream team of comfortable fabrics. The O-neck and flowy design of the cami is super flattering; it’s definitely a wardrobe staple you’ll don during pregnancy, through nursing and possibly thereafter.
4. Motherhood Maternity Women’s Maternity Clip Down Nursing Tank
This tank top is perfect for layering, so you can put it underneath cardigan or just wear it alone. The nursing clip has a double opening, which means you won’t be fumbling around to open it. It comes in a variety of solid colors or stripes, so you’re sure to find something that suits your style.