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Winter wedding saviours


Tomorrow’s date (Valentine’s Day for those who have forgotten!) led me to thinking of all things romantic e.g. nice meals out, breakfast in bed, flowers… and even weddings! Yes, weddings. You may, know someone who’s going the whole hog and choosing Feb 14th to tie the knot. In fact, winter weddings are getting more and more popular, whether or not they the couple actually choose Valentines Day itself. Many would argue that it can be a very beautiful season to get married – the chance of snow, mulled wine around a roaring fire instead of champagne on the terrace. And no waking up fretting about the weather and the photographs, because it’s pretty much a given that you’ll have planned to have them inside.

However, for us mums who are breastfeeding and who have an invite which extends to baby, the winter wedding presents us with the all important issue of “What on earth do I wear?”. If you’re like me a wedding is often a chance for a reunion with friends you’ve not seen in ages, so you like to look your best. For us girls choosing the perfect wedding outfit can be great fun. Selecting the shoes, bag and jewellery to go with the dress is part of the excitement, whether it’s using something you’ve already got or an excuse for a little shopping spree!

But, as I said, if you are nursing, a lot of the pleasure is taken out of it. You can’t simply walk into Coast or Ted Baker and choose the dress which you like. Obviously it needs to have boob access and (if you’re anything like me) it needs to be generously cut to hide a new mum tum! These factors seriously limit your options. And if it’s winter you are less likely to want to improvise with a non-feeding dress as this would probably involve exposing large amounts of flesh to feed, and it’s just too darn cold for that!

 non-feeding friends will probably want one too

So here at Milk & Mummy we thought you might like a little Winter wedding outfit guide. These dresses have a lot of the glam factor and, naturally, are a cinch to feed from. We think your non-feeding friends will probably want one too!

Francesca is more than just a great wrap dress. It’s finished with a ruffled hem which gives it lots of flare and swish – perfect for the dance floor (well, if you get the chance, that is!). It hangs just below the knee and exudes elegance and sophistication. The wrap has a generous overlap, so there’s no risk of exposing too much leg and it’s so flexible that it can be worn during pregnancy too. Team it with metallic heels and a beautiful cuff bracelet and choose from classic black or deep ruby red.

Francesca – ruby red

Francesca – black

Hermione seriously ups the style stakes – it’s just that little bit different. We think it’s rather flapper girl esque with its dropped waist and flippy skirt. We love the gorgeous contrast piping around the neck and the blouson top which is so flattering over a post natal tummy. This one is also suitable for maternity wear. Hermione looks equally good with opaque tights or bare legs (don’t forget a touch of fake tan!) and strappy sandals. Wear a long beaded necklace for a further nod to the 1920s. Choose from dark grey, for a stylish alternatively to black, or go for bold red, if you dare!

Hermione – red

Hermione – dark grey

And for those of you who have just received an invite to a Spring wedding, don’t panic! Our fabulous new Spring Summer range launches next month with a dreamy collection of wedding outfits.

About Me:

My name is Emma and I have three (!) wonderful babies. The oldest is my daughter Elsa, born in 2011 the second is “Milk & Mummy” my online boutique selling beautiful breastfeeding clothes and launched in 2012, and the youngest is my son Oliver, born in August 2014. All three exhaust me, excite me and make me proud on a daily basis and naturally all vie for my attention! But of course I wouldn't have it any other way.


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Milk & Mummy sells stylish nursing clothes including nursing tops and nursing dresses. We have everything from casual breastfeeding tops for a day at home to glamorous breastfeeding dresses for weddings. Many of our nursing dresses are also maternity dresses and we also sell beautiful breastfeeding covers and cute baby dribble bibs.

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