By Dani Jansen
One of my favourite parts of maternity leave, other than the whole bonding with my kid thing, has been getting to wear jeans on weekdays! I love the versatility of a good pair of jeans. You can dress them up or down. They always have a cool factor. Plus, they can do wonders for your bottom.
But how’s a new mom supposed to enjoy her jeans if she’s nursing and doesn’t want to lift her top up and expose her tummy? Yes, owning some nursing shirts makes life easier, but what if you want to rock something from your pre-baby days? Or you want to buy another Harry Potter themed T-shirt? (I personally think four literary shirts is not enough, thankyouverymuch.)
Enter Naked Tank. These nursing tanks turn any top into a nursing shirt. For those of us with ample bosoms, the Naked Tank is a great alternative to traditional nursing tanks with their skimpy straps and minimal support. With a Naked Tank, you wear your regular nursing bra but still get tummy coverage.
The fabric is lovely and washes well. The tanks also have lots of stretch. I tried the bamboo tank in a large as well as an extra large, and both fit comfortably. They’re both long enough to offer good coverage. The cut is pretty straight, though, so if you have wider hips like me, you might want to size up. There are few things as annoying as pulling your tank down every two minutes because it keeps riding up.
If you’re looking for some cleavage coverage along with your belly coverage, you might want to consider one of Naked’s infinity scarves. I got to try their scarf in coral, and I loved the punch of colour it added to my outfits. The material was also light enough that I didn’t feel like I was suffocating my baby when I used it.
After nine months of breastfeeding, I’m not really shy about taking a boob out in public. However, there are occasions when I think I may run into students, and I want to be able to cover up. They get freaked out enough seeing me outside school—imagine how they’d react if they also saw my nipple. In case I want to spare them the awkwardness, this scarf is easy to throw into the diaper bag.
On a recent trip to visit my parents for Thanksgiving, I was happy to have the Naked Tank. It helped me pack light because it was so incredibly versatile. I can honestly say it’s become a staple of my nursing wardrobe.
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