Friday, May 17, 2013

Topaz Fashion: My favorite breastfeeding dress

I get a lot of questions about clothes I wear that are fit for breastfeeding. Mommies ask me that all the time because frankly, there's not enough stylish nursing clothes in Manila. I've been able to get a few nice ones but here's my current favorite:
Ashley Smocked Dress from Dote Studio, Pedro gray pumps, Longchamp clutch

It's a gray empire-waist dress with flared sleeves from Dote Studio from Singapore. I bought it and another nursing dress from Brandsfever. I won't be doing that again. The dresses cost me P4,197.63. Then when they arrived at the post office, I had to pay P1,786 for customs duty, EVAT, IPF, CDS and BIR stamp. I have no idea what the last three are but pay I must so pay I did.

Anyway, I love my Dote Studio dresses! They're made of really nice cloth unlike the many nursing mommy clothes out there, which are usually made of this horrible thin cotton-like thing that clings to every post-preggy lump. Just look at it. It doesn't even look like a breastfeeding dress!

I wore it to a lunch date with Vince at Circles, Makati Shangri-la...
My hungry husband.
I told ya I never brush my hair!

... and to coffee with my Wine Night friends at Apartment 1B in One Rockwell.

I'll blog about my other breastfeeding dresses and tops soon on August! Hehe, that's Breastfeeding Awareness Month. I want to take better pictures of my nursing clothes so that you mommies will see that your style doesn't have to suffer when you breastfeed!


  1. The dress looks so classy on you that I wouldn't even guess it's made for breastfeeding moms! More Fashion Friday posts, please. :P

  2. You looked so happy hehe :) Bakit may duties yung Brandsfever purchase mo? Parang dapat wala. Turn off din mag purchase from there kasi mahal ang shipping and it takes sooooo long.

    1. I don't mind the wait (basta I don't get a size bigger while waiting hahaha). It's the taxes talaga. Biruin mo, almost 50% ang duties?!? Grabe!

  3. You look amazing! you look radiant esp in the 1st pic.

  4. Hi Ms. Frances! You are truly very pretty. I saw you and your family at SM Aura last Friday. I was shy to say hi to you. I did not want to intrude kasi. When I saw you and your family, ang saya nyo tingnan and it shows. More blessings and happiness to you and yours! :)

  5. Nice dress! I totally agree, it's so hard to find nice nursing clothes. It's easier to find nursing tops, but I prefer dresses to separates—jeans and tops are not really my thing. I'm two months into breastfeeding and feel like I'm just cycling the same 4-5 outfits all the time!

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