I love a light and flowy number in summer. These dresses perfect the July heat and especially practical if you’re breastfeeding. Someone asked recently what brands and styles I could recommend for post-pregnancy, so I’ve picked out a couple from TLM Edit and some I’ve spotted across the internet. As always, the shops are teeming with gorgeous summer outfits but not all are made equal. If you’re breastfeeding, you need something with shoulders you can slip on and off or with buttons that can be easily undone. Here are my favourite no-hassle dresses to help you look fabulous this summer with baby in tow.
For the weekend
Electric blue and purple midi dress, TLM Edit
I can’t resist a floral print in summer and this blue and purple midi is flattering in all the right places. The V-neck gives easy access for feeding your little one.
My collection of boho maxi dresses just gets bigger and bigger. This electric blue pick just does everything right: it nips in at the ribcage and gives the illusion of having long legs!
For your luxury staycation
Endless Nights Maxi Dress, Free People
Free People has so many casual and chic maxi options. I picked this one for its V-neck and front-tie detail. It’s practical, very flattering and comes in three colours: black, tangerine and mint.
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Blue and white tie midi dress, TLM Edit
For versatility, this dress gets first prize. Throw on over your swimsuit at the beach, slip on with some trainers during the day or don with some heels in the evening. The tassel and tie detail gets points for practicality too!
Green tunic midi dress, TLM Edit
Tunic dresses are the best option if you’re after something light and loose-fitting. The floral blue and yellows make this my favourite choice to garden parties and summer soirees.
For the office
Kyla ruffled midi dress, Melissa Odabash
I love the relaxed feel of this dress with its simple ruffle and button details. Pull on some espadrilles and pair this with a straw bag. Adjust the shoulder straps and unbutton the front to make things most comfortable for you.
Broderie anglaise is such a pretty and timeless pattern. I’d usually opt for this sort of pattern in white but this yellow shirt dress from Hush is just so eye-catching and summery.
For your summer soiree
Zara always gets it right when it comes to simple and effortless style. I love that this dress is made from 100% organic cotton and is super breathable.
Off-shoulder boho midi dress, TLM Edit
Off-shoulder dresses are an easy go-to for post-pregnancy style. Show off your shoulders and collar bones with this eye-catching boho midi — and slip off easily when baby needs a feed.
Santorini tiered maxi dress, Free People
This dress has me dreaming of holidays, sunsets and long summer nights. I like the puff sleeves and chest tie details.
For making a statement
Ivory print double v maxi dress, Topshop
I know this one has a pretty low V so might not be for everyone but the green leaf print on ivory is just irresistible. Have you seen the sleeve detail? This is a summer statement dress!
Julie off-the-shoulder floral cotton dress, Dodo Bar Or
£213 (was £356)
This dress captures the essence of flower power. The reds, oranges and browns are straight out of a 70s vacation and I love it. Huge earrings and strappy sandals are a must.
Speaking of holidays… have you booked your summer staycation yet?