Recently I was very lucky to be sent this gorgeous Nourish Maternity Nursing Top from Breastmates to review. When it arrived the first thing that struck me about it was the super softness of the fabric and the great quality of the workmanship (being someone who sews a lot this is something that I tend to notice and value.)
I have to confess that apart from a few breastfeeding singlets, previously I haven’t really been the biggest purchaser of breastfeeding clothes. But then again, prior to Pipi I’d only had Summer babies; and this time around I was finding it a bit chilly lifting up my top to feed on those cold Winter mornings. Also, it’s quite nice not to have to display your post-baby tummy, especially in those first few weeks. With the Nourish Maternity Nursing Top, you don’t have to due to “easy access breastfeeding openings are via an inner vertical slit hidden behind the pleats.”
The pleat design is awesome for a few different reasons:
- To enable discrete breastfeeding as mentioned above
- It’s very flattering, especially how it skims over any post baby ‘wobbly bits’
- Is designed to be worn during pregnancy also, and the pleats expand over your growing bump.
- And beyond all of these practical reasons, it’s just a beautiful classic style – ‘Grecian’ is the word that springs to mind for me. It just drapes beautifully.
Being something you can wear both when pregnant, then breastfeeding (and beyond) means the Nourish Maternity Nursing Top is extremely versatile and great value for money. If you’re a long time reader of my blog then you’ll know I don’t think people need to spend masses of money when pregnant or with a new baby, but instead we should use what we have, recycle (mend & make new) and then when we need to, buy quality products that last and last. In my opinion, this, and the other Breastmates' products fit this bill.
I know I’ll be getting a lot more wear out of this top, that’s for sure! Thanks to Franny from Breastmates for sending it to me to review.
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