Around her neck, tight like tape, sat a small velvet choker.
Now, I tell you this because I was as fascinated by the choker as much as the baby was. She finessed the look of a badass beauty in nothing but said choker, a oversized velvet tee, denim jeans and black leather vans.
She was badass, but she was so good with the baby.
And, OMG I was not the only one with raised eyebrows when she slid over the velvet panel and released her breast to baby.
Now, I don’t quite know why all eyebrows were raised, but for me, it was because I didn’t know she was a mama. I thought maybe the baby was a friend’s baby or a niece.
She didn’t look like a Mum.
She looked so alive, so vibrant. So young!
Just one simple choker and one secret t-shirt panel and all assumptions were binned.
The baby rubbed his little round face over and over again into the women’s bosom. Each time the curls that hung over his forehead flattened and bounced back up. Flattened and bounced back up.
The smile on his face said that he loved the feel of her soft cotton sweater. It was simple and plain, and from this distance you could just make out a darkened little invisible fold across the jumper’s front; an invisible zip!
She was a breastfeeder.
But she didn’t look like a Mum. That’s sounds bad, doesn’t it. I just mean, she wasn’t… plain, or tired and rushed looking. She shone with the brightness of a million sequins and popped with the colour of her fire-engine red lips.
Man, she pulled off beauty and life better than I did and I worked in media. We’re supposed to be the quirkiest of the bunch.
Of course you will want your baby to be cuddled up to soft and warm Cotton material, but who’s to say that you can’t have a bad ass bottom.
Dress Up any baby safe and simple outfit but adding a shine and sparkle to your bottoms.
Whether you’re wearing satin, silk, sequins or spikes (be careful with lap sitting) you can go from ‘she’s a Mum’ to ‘she’s a badass beauty’ in no time.
So you’ve had a look around the internet and your local high street stores, and for the life of you, you cannot find anything to wear. Now, it’s not because you’re fussy and it’s not because the dress code for an event is too specific, it’s because you’re a mama to a new baby and you’re committed to breastfeeding that little bundle of joy!
There are no clothes available for you, none that are reasonably priced or beautiful enough for your style.
We get it, that’s why we started Chic + Discreet. Go check out our shop to see our inexpensive breastfeeding tees.
To tired to keep shopping right now? That’s fine, the shop will be there when you perk up a little bit. Keep reading though because we are sharing a super simple tip to turn your normal clothes into your best breastfeeding pieces.
You’re going to have at least two layers on at any point so this advice is best for cooler climates.
You will need:
- Underwear – your breastfeeding bra
- Underlayer – a camisole or vest with stretchy straps or a tube top / boob tube.
- Outer layer – t-shirt, blouse or jumper
Put everything on in the order suggested above.
When you’re ready to breastfeed, pull the under layer down below your breasts.
Pull the outer layer up above your breast.
Flip down your bra.
And tah dah- you’re now able to feed freely.
This is great in the cooler months because you can layer up. This method of feeding works similar to our I’m Still A Tees t-shirts.
Did you find this helpful? Let us know in the comments below and send us a pic: @chicanddiscreet (Instagram)
We can’t wait to hear from you.
All the best x
Red! Red! Red! Red!
We totally love the colour red this season, and we are not alone.
Red is this seasons must have, go to, no matter the item!
Look, see! Red colours the 2018 catwalks so beautifully!
Red is everywhere!
Our advice to you is to take a real long look at your wardrobe and show your red items some love! If you don’t have any red items – get some! And if you don’t want to get some, chuck on that red lip religiously!