Dressing Room Diaries: Styling Your Summer Nursing Clothes

April 26, 2020

Cute nursing dress for breastfeeding

We deemed 2020 the "year of the nursing dress" and we have so many new dresses to show you (and tops too)! We have more on the way but figured it was time for another “dressing room diaries” post before these sell out!

Dressing room diaries are great because there are no professional models, cameras or lighting (just me, the owner and our brand reps). It gives you ideas on how you could style the clothes - which is super helpful when you're a busy mom! 

Side note: we don't get any commissions for the links. 

First up ...Our eyelet dress in navy – one of my favorite “go to” colors. It’s classic and hides dirt! Also, check out the embroidery on this fabric! So pretty! The dresses is fully lined and 100% cotton.

Fit tip: The dress fits TTS with a roomy fit (wearing XS- size 2). Wedges fit TTS (wearing 5.5). 
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Eyelet Nursing Dress in Navy Wedges

Next up, is our Bell-Sleeve Nursing Dress in this gorgeous periwinkle! This one is a little shorter than the eyelet dress. It has a great v-neck and pockets too! This western-style fedora hat from Target matches perfectly with the wedges and it gives it such a cool vibe! 

Fit tip: The dress fits TTS. Wedges fit TTS (wearing 5.5). trendy nursing dresses - periwinkle

Bell Sleeve Nursing Dress in Periwinkle | Fedora HatWedges

Here is one of our brand reps, Ashley, @anrich16. She is 5'6, 170 lbs, 38D, and is between a size large (12/14) and medium (8/10). She sized down to a medium. She says she absolutely loves this dress!

Trendy Nursing Dress with Short Sleeves

This nursing dress also comes in navy which is perfect for any time of year! It's now available in green too- a perfect transition piece for fall! The dresses are made out of a light-weight cotton/linen blend and they're fully lined. I love the fedora when it sits back like this too! It gives it less of a "western" feel and more of a "summer straw hat" feel.

Fit tip: The dress fits TTS with an over-sized fit. Size down if between (wearing XS- size 2). Wedges fit TTS (wearing 5.5). 
Pretty nursing dresses

Bell Sleeve Nursing Dress in Navy Fedora Hat | Wedges

Here’s another favorite – and it almost sold out on pre-order! Our vertical striped nursing dress with front ruffles is so cute! Our model even got stopped by someone while she was shooting to find out where she got it. The hem is high-low (so longer in the back) and the nursing zippers are hidden behind the ruffles. The fabric is thin, so you’ll need to wear a nude bra and bottoms. For a little more coverage you could also wear a half slip like this one (have in size small). Love both of these hats!

Fit tip: The dress fits TTS with a roomy fit (wearing XS- size 2). Wedges fit TTS (wearing 5.5). Cute nursing dresses

Vertical Stripe Nursing Dress | Straw Boater Hat Fedora Hat Wedges

Another great nursing dress with pockets is our short sleeve grid dress. It was so popular last Christmas, we decided to bring it back for spring in a short sleeve version. The fabric is awesome - so comfortable, doesn't wrinkle and washes great! I'm on the hunt for the perfect shoe. I think open toe booties would be so cute! 

Fit tip: The dress fits TTS with a roomy fit (wearing size XS).nursing dress for church

Short Sleeve Grid Dress | Shoes (old)

Here is Ashley in a size medium. She's a size 10/12. She says she's in love with the fabric!

Nursing dress with short sleeves

We also have some new tops for spring/summer, all with hidden zippers, but we'll have more "lift-up flap" options coming soon.

Our new Cotton Ruffle Tee is back in stock! The fabric is awesome, medium-weight and washes great! It has an over-sized fit, so size down if you're between sizes or if you don't want such a wide fit. The nursing zipper is hidden along the ruffle line and is super cute with jeans and wedges! We also just released a new color, watermelon!

Fit tip: This tee fits TTS with an over-sized fit (wearing XS- size 2). Jeans fit TTS (wearing size 26). Wedges fit TTS (wearing 5.5). cotton nursing tee - navy
Cotton Ruffle Tee- Navy | Jeans Straw Boater Hat | Wedges

It also looks great with white jeans, shorts and flats!

Fit tip: Tee fits TTS with an over-sized fit (wearing XS- size 2). Jeans run big (sized down one to a size 0). Flats fit TTS (wearing 5.5). breastfeeding tops- blue

Cotton Ruffle Tee- Navy | White Jeggings | Tory Burch Flip Flops

Our nursing ruffle tee also comes in mintI paired it with shorts, jeans, flats and wedges to show you different looks. Again, I'm 5'1.

Fit tip: Tee fits TTS with an over-sized fit (wearing XS). Shorts fit TTS (wearing size 1, but could have sized up for a looser fit in legs). Jeans fit TTS (wearing size 26). Flats fit TTS (wearing 5.5). Wedges fit TTS (wearing 5.5). Nursing shirts for breastfeeding

Cotton Ruffle Tee- Mint | Jeans 5" Shorts Straw Boater Hat Tory Burch Flip Flops | Wedges

For spring and summer, our #1 selling nursing top is our 3 Block T-Shirt and now it's available in pink, blue, and green! Love this tee with jeans or shorts! Loose fit, longer length and it makes breastfeeding so easy and cool!

Tee fits TTS (wearing normal size XS). Shorts fit TTS (wearing size 1, but could have sized up). Jeans fit TTS (wearing size 26). Flats fit TTS (wearing 5.5). trendy nursing tops pink

3 Block Nursing Top- Pink | 5" Shorts | Jeans Tory Burch Flip Flops

We hope you and your family are staying healthy and getting through this crazy time together! We are so grateful for your support over the last 3 years and especially now! Thank you so much! We are working on many new styles including more lift-up flap designs! We can't wait to show you! Follow us @nursingqueenclothing for sneak peeks!

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Nursing Queen Size Chart

All of our designs fit true-to-size with an over-sized/relaxed fit (which compensates for extra weight and a larger chest). So, don't size up. If you're between sizes, size down. If your bust is one size, waist is another, and hips are another, then choose the middle size.  Usually your dress/pant size (4/6, 8/10, etc) is the best measurement to follow.

Plus Sizes: We follow a standard U.S. plus chart. Our plus sizes range from 1X-3X. NOTE: Someone who considers themselves an XXL (in misses) is not a 2X (in plus). An XXL in misses is a size 1X in plus sizing. The best way for you to determine your size is to measure your band size (right under your chest), the smallest part of your waist, hips, and follow the chart. 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us! contact@nursingqueen.com