Having ridden the sartorial wave of maternity fashion, I had forgotten just what a headache it is to find breastfeeding friendly clothes that are suitable for a more dressy occasion. Buttoned blouses and shirts, jersey t-shirts with flaps, straps and wraps are fine for day to day but what about when you’re after something a little more elegant?
With several summer social events planned, I went on a dress search when the smalls had been generous enough to bless me with a little sleep. The key criteria being easy boob access without complete breast exposure whilst feeding. Both these dresses function brilliantly in this way.
To aid additional modesty, I wore a simple black cotton crop top under the dress and over my bra. This was so short that it didn’t cover Eva’s face when feeding and made me feel comfortable and relaxed enough to feed her both in public and in-front of my husbands work colleagues.
Dress number 1
Naturally, as a British expat, I logged on to the Marks and Spencers website to check out what the Autograph and Limited Edition collections had to offer. This number leapt of the page and straight onto my “must have” list.
Bold and bright, this blood orange dress is just fabulous! Pregnant, breastfeeding or simply seeking a pop of colour for your wardrobe, as Marks and Spencers’ Womenswear Editor, Charlene Barton says:
This snappy shirt dress is a versatile style statement that will bring your look bang up to date.
source: M&S Editor’s Pick
Coming in under 100€ it’s a must have purchase and I know I’ll get a huge amount of wearage both during my time breastfeeding as well as afterwards. Shop this dress directly here: www.marksandspencers.eu And for those in need of a more conservative office friendly vibe, M&S also provides a pale blue striped version. Click here to view.
Dress number 2 is already on top of my most worn items list!
Purchased from independent Frankfurt boutique, Klasen & Fashion, this flattering dress is by New York designer, Samantha Sung and is of the highest quality. The designer blends bold and unique print designs with silhouettes for the modern woman. A dress for all occasions, Samantha Sung dresses can be worn in the workplace, for a stroll in the park, and also for special occasions.
The designer, Samantha Sung previously worked as a Senior Director in New York at Polo Ralph Lauren, she then worked as Design Director at Cerutti & Cerutti in Milan for three years before returning to New York as Design Director of Tocca.
In 2006, Samantha launched the eponymous label, which carries her signature print designs. The creative team at Samantha Sung oversees all aspects of production, from the choice of thread to the preparation of colours for hand block printing, resulting in high quality artistic products.
source : www.samanthasung.com
An edited collection of these dresses arrive each season at Petra Klasen’s Frankfurt boutique featuring a diverse range of print. These lovelies are available, in selected sizes, now:
At a higher price point, appropriate to a designer dress, the quality as you would expect is absolutely excellent in terms of detail and finish, and if you go with the price per wear theory, it’s definitely got a lot of mileage. Selected sizes available 495€.
Coming up on www.silberzahnstyle.com …
An exclusive preview of the Autumn/Winter Samantha Sung collection plus interview with Frankfurt’s own Klasen & Fashion boutique owner Petra Klasen.