Breastfeeding Guide

The Best Nursing Dresses in Singapore

Breastfeeding-friendly dresses you actually want to wear
The Best Nursing Dresses in Singapore

Breastfeeding is a MORE than a full-time job. It is a 24/7 job with no break, no covering person, and no sleep. 

 If you’re wearing clothes that doesn't allow you to expose your boob quickly, you will end up dealing with a fussy baby while you try to quickly undress, not the ideal situation to say the least.

In this article, we will walk you through the essential factors to consider when choosing the best nursing dress and provide some of our top picks for nursing-friendly dresses for all occasions, whether you are home, running errands or going on date night.

Like all nursing clothes, the best nursing dresses are stylish, comfortable and provide easy one-handed breastfeeding access, so you can hold on to baby on one hand, and your sanity with the other (kidding).

Common features of nursing dresses include nursing clips and easy pull down access which allows you to nurse discreetly and easily without having to undress. Some nursing dresses include a built-in bra so you have one less thing to worry about, while others will have to be worn with a nursing bra

If you are planning to have a C-section, one crucial feature to consider is the need to wear loose-fitting clothes during recovery. A loose-fitting nursing dress may be the best option as the waistbands in pants and shorts can irritate the incision site for some.

Below are some of our top picks for breastfeeding-friendly dresses. The best part? Most of our picks are not technically maternity or nursing dresses - they are really just regular dresses that provide easy nursing access. We like to believe you don't have to ditch your regular clothes when you are nursing - you just got to pick the right ones.

1. The Nursing Dress by Embrace

"If it is not a cute plus comfy nursing dress with a built-in bra that I can also go out in, I don't want it", says every mom.

Enter: The Nursing Dress - our roomy take on the classic slip dress, upgraded with a supportive built-in bra, removable pads, nursing clips and a soft, stretchy cotton fabric that wears beautifully on you - bump or no bump. 

We designed this dress with a longer length hitting below the knee, so it doesn't ride up when you sleep, and a comfortable, relaxed fit that is also C-section friendly. Perfect for wearing at home, or out and about; We really did think of everything for this one.

Available on our site in Lilac, Cocoa Brown and Black.

2. Dresses with a stretchy neckline

Dresses with a stretchy neckline, bodice or shoulder straps that pull down easily for nursing are the perfect casual solution for nursing-on-the-go. Most of these dresses are both pretty and comfortable to wear (due to their stretchy fabric) - a winning combo in our opinion.

Pictured above: The Ellie Nap Dress by Hill House Home.

3. Buttoned-down dresses

Buttons are a no-brainer. The only issue is unbuttoning does require two hands (which is difficult to do when you have a screaming baby in one hand) and some buttons can be difficult to unbutton. However, these are the most common nursing-friendly options you can find - just remember to check that the buttons are easy to work with before investing in one.

Pictured above: The Knotted Poplin Shirt Dress by Zara Singapore.

4. Wrap dresses

Wrap dresses are an easy and elegant solution for nursing. Simply slide one half of the top to the side and voila, you can pop your baby straight on the breast.

Pictured above: V-Neck Wrap Dress by H&M Singapore


About the author: Claire is a nursing bra specialist, designer and founder of maternity brand Embrace. She is a mother of two and has spent four years breastfeeding her babies. Understanding firsthand the unique needs (and woes) of breastfeeding mothers, Claire has made it her life's mission to help make mothers' breastfeeding journey a little more comfortable.