Q. I need help with a summer dress. I am breastfeeding my five month old son, and I have to always wear a nursing bra – no strapless bras this summer. I would love a cute summer dress for a few parties going on this summer, but it seems like all the dresses have spaghetti straps. I just turned 27 and want something cute!
A. You want coverage and you want to look cute – nothing too complicated, old or body baring, so you can still wear a full-style nursing bra. And of course you want options and a chance to enjoy the dress when the nursing is over. You’ll need a dress that won’t bare the bra straps and isn’t low cut. Look for fun mini dresses to stay cool or a dress with front buttons or a wrap style just in case you want to bring the little one along and you find a private spot to nurse. You can also opt to wear a tank top under any style that shows too much cleavage or won’t hide bra straps.
Here are some options:
left to right: Inset-Waist Jersey Dress, $98 at bananarepublic.com; Diane von Furstenberg Bundette Shirtdress, $298 at saks.com; Diane von Furstenberg St. Jude Wrap Dress, $325 at saks.com; Charles Nolan Vintage Print Dress, $408 at saks.com; Kimono-Sleeve Knit Dresses, $24.50 at oldnavy.com; Anchor-Print Shirtdress, $150 at jcrew.com