I love dresses. Swanning around in them makes me happy and are a staple of my style. So it’s the one thing I miss about my wardrobe now Finn needs easy and immediate access to his milk supply. Bye-bye minis, maxis, smocks and frocks – see you in about 12 months. So now what to wear?
It’s not a long time you have to adapt your wardrobe in the scheme of things and having nothing to wear is very much a first-world problem. But I’ll admit it’s so damn hard to look nice, be comfortable and appear like this mum thing is a piece of cake (it isn’t, but I like to at least look the part – both for my sanity and not to frighten passers-by on my daily stroll with the pram). When I found the super-soft bamboo Sangha Waterfall Wrap cardigan from Milk & Love, I did a little happy dance. I had resorted to shapeless jumpers that did nothing for my confidence and made my already-huge boobs look enormous. This wrap, which feels amazing, is SO FLATTERING. Worn open, it drapes beautifully, covers my bum, lengthens my torso and gives me just the right amount of privacy when feeding my baby.
It can be knotted at the front as a shrug or crossed and tied around the waist to turn this versatile piece into a top. It’s stretchy and the perfect purchase for wear during pregnancy and all throughout those breastfeeding days where it seems you spend most of your waking hours with a baby attached to your chest.
I wear my wrap when I’m heading out for the day and I know I’ll be feeding Finn at some stage. I’ve been able to snuggle Finn inside my cardigan, providing an extra layer of warmth for him and preventing a flash of boob or stomach to fellow diners/shoppers/pedestrians. Loops and buttons mean it can be wrapped across and fixed into place so your hands are completely free to hold bub and sort out that pesky clasp on your bra or errant nursing pad.
You can change up the look with the variety of ways it can be tied – it can even be worn in reverse for a high neckline and V-shaped back – but also with what you wear underneath. I’ve been able to style it with a patterned tee, pretty camis, long-sleeved tops and fine knits. Layering is key and it means you are prepared for any weather event.
It’s available in Black, Mood Indigo and Light Taupe in sizes from XS to XL from Milk & Love.
*MillieMummyMelbourne was gifted a Sangha Waterfall Wrap from Milk & Love to review