Everyone loves a June Bride. Well... everyone except the older sister or best friend matron of honor who just gave birth and needs to pump (and potentially dump) every time the band takes a break. What is a new mama to do when her social calendar calls, but her body, baby, and boobs are not black tie ready?
To keep it simple. She BURUs. Let me break it down.
Step 1: Color is Key
Black and white is always a winner. When in doubt and in a size (or two) bigger than your usual self, choose a classic color combo that flatters the figure. This color block Ark & Co skirt creates a slimming illusion with its black side panels. To keep it nursing friendly, pair it with a wide hem t-shirt style top for easy lift-up access to pump. This style is also post-baby belly friendly and helps to camouflage mom pooch. Remember that structure is you friend. Slinky tops in thin fabrics will only accentuate your trouble areas.
2. Choose Your Fabric Wisely
Not to insinuate that you don't know how to work a pump, but for the sake of the newbie mamas and those who may be loopy after one glass of bubbly (9 months sans drinking seriously drops one's tolerance), let's err on the side of caution. Wear neoprene.
This breast-milk resilient fabric is a great choice. Added bonus - neoprene has Spanx like qualities. Who doesn't need a little bit of compression post birth?
Pair yours with a structured, yet easy lift up hi-lo tank for pump access or go classic Herrera style with a crisp white button down, the collar popped and knotted at the waist.
3. Snap Front = Friend
Aside from going topless (typically frowned upon at weddings FYI), there is no easier pumping or nursing access than a single snap. This Myne dress, available in multiple colors, offers an elastic waist and can be worn with or without its thin black leather belt. Style yours with a gorgeous statement necklace and an updo for black tie or dress it down with goddess hair and sandals for a garden wedding. Expectant mamas...this is a great option for attending weddings with a bump up to about 7 months (maybe 8 for some of you).
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