As much as I love breastfeeding (I really do this time around), it’s a hard thing to do in the summer heat of Texas. And you know what makes it even worse? FREAKING COVERS. Ugh. I actually sort of hate my cover now. I really don’t use it anymore. That said, personally, I like to be discreet as I can, and that cover was always great at hiding my stretch-mark-covered, doughy belly rolls spilling over the top of my pants when I lifted my shirt to breastfeed.
So when one of my 2 Milkstars shirts are clean, it’s likely I’ll reach for it to wear, especially if I plan to be out and about with the kids for a while. Milkstars sent me the Julian v-neck in purple and the Jenny scoop neck in gray right before Leyna was born. I’ve been wearing them since the day after we got home from the hospital.
These shirts don’t look like nursing tops. In fact, I expect I’ll wear them long after I’m actually done breastfeeding. What makes them work is a secret inside panel. You just lift up the shirt and under it is a full coverage panel in the exact same material and color, with cutouts to the left and right up top for the girls. Still confused? Milkstars explains how they work here.
Here’s what I love:
*The fabric is super soft and really stretchy.
*The quality is great. The stitching is solid and these shirts have great structure.
*The fit is really flattering. It’s not just like putting on a regular t-shirt. They hug me in the right spots.
Here’s what is a little less than perfect:
*They aren’t super long, but they are long enough. I have an average length torso and they hit me right at the hip. I’d LOVE if they were a couple inches longer. (It looks like there are a couple shirts that I don’t have that are longer, including the one I’m giving away today.)
*The fabric pills just a bit. It’s not terrible, and like I said, I’ve worn the heck out of them the last 6 months, so consider that.
*They really hug your curves. It’s a good thing and a bad thing. I found myself wearing the gray one more (size large) the first few months until I lost some of the baby belly. Now I’m comfortable in my medium, purple top. I would suggest ordering a size larger than your pre-pregnancy size for immediately after having your baby.
The shirts range from $54 to $60, they also offer a dress for $85 and pajamas for $79. Steep, I know. But, I would consider these quality investment pieces. I think they are neutral and robust enough to last you for many years, even beyond breastfeeding.
Milkstars just started selling a new shirt that I LOVE. I must make it mine! The Jolie is a little longer and can work even as a maternity top. And while I’ll have to wait a while to add it to my collection, one of you gets to win it! Up for grabs is one Jolie in black. You can choose from size S, M, L, or XL. This is open to US and Canada residents.
To enter, you must visit the Milkstars Shop and tell me in a comment below what your favorite piece is.
For additional entries, you can:
Please leave a separate comment for each thing you do.
I’ll use Random.org to draw the winner Monday, July 25th.
Disclosure- Milkstars sent 2 tops to me in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own. I was not paid for this review.
**Entries now closed. Congrats to commenter #146, Katrina, as chosen by Random.org.**