Maternity style: Frugi Nursing dress


Hands down the most comfortable dress I’ve worn this pregnancy is this gorgeous dress from Frugi. Not only is it comfy now but it has discreet nursing panels so that I can continue wearing it once the bump has become a baby! I love the pattern, bright bold florals on a navy background. I really wish these photos had a nicer background actually, but a combination of Sam working 8 hours on/8 hours off for three days this week and me doing my last three shifts at work before my mat leave starts have meant that we’ve been like ships in the night, and sadly I think letting Athena loose with my camera to attempt to take a photo would end in disaster!

The ‘Spring’ smocked dress in ‘Navy Blooming Garden’

The dress has capped sleeves so will be perfect as the weather gets warmer and into the summer, though at the moment I’ve been styling it with a thick cardi, tights and boots. Under the bust is a thick smocked section that gives support and a nice nipped in shape, and the cross over neckline helps to conceal the nursing panels on each side for easy breastfeeding access. The cotton is super soft and the 5% elastane means it give for extra comfort. I chose a Medium which is a 12-14, and I think the sizing is pretty accurate. The cut of the dress means that even when the bump is no more the dress will hang well and see me through my breastfeeding journey too!

I’ve washed it a couple of times too, and even though I only wash at 30% it has come out as good as new, still super soft and has kept its shape with no bobbling either! It’s already had a lot of compliments in real life and on instagram too!

Frugi (meaning ‘fruit of the earth’ in Latin) is a UK company founded by a couple who couldn’t find a good enough range of clothes to fit round their babies cloth-bum! From there it expanded to old children’s clothes and then clothes for pregnancy and nursing mothers too! Their range is made from organic cotton, is sustainably sourced and are a ‘1% for the planet’ member, meaning that they give back 1% off all profits to sustainability initiatives.

Here are a few of the super cute baby clothes available, definitely adding these to the ‘to buy for baby’ list! Definitely worth checking out if you’ve a new one on the way, or as a new baby gift, and as I mentioned earlier everything is cut with a ‘cloth nappy’ in mind so no too tight trousers!

Thank you to Frugi who kindly let me choose a dress for the purpose of this review.

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  1. 27th February 2015 / 9:13 am

    I do love Frugi clothes and my son’s favourite trousers are made by them. Hadn’t really taken in that they did maternity/nursing wear too.

  2. Rachel @ Parenthood Highs and Lows
    27th February 2015 / 10:19 am

    I love Frugi, and this is really pretty. You look lovely!

  3. 27th February 2015 / 1:55 pm

    Frugi are the best, they do such gorgeous clothes and this one looks lovely, I love all the colourful flowers.

  4. 27th February 2015 / 4:02 pm

    I am loving Frugi. You look lovely and comfy too

  5. 27th February 2015 / 5:52 pm

    Frugi have such wonderful clothes. This dress looks lovely on you. I really like the colours and pattern.

  6. 27th February 2015 / 6:15 pm

    Such a beautiful dress, I love mixture of bold florals on the dark background

  7. 27th February 2015 / 7:15 pm

    You look gorgeous in that dress – what a pretty pattern 🙂

  8. 27th February 2015 / 8:12 pm

    The dress looks great and I just love the photo of you and your daughter holding your bumps!

  9. 27th February 2015 / 8:14 pm

    You have a great maternity style going on! Super cute bump and little girl too.
    Frugi’s range of babies clothes are adorable!

  10. 27th February 2015 / 9:03 pm

    That dress is gorgeous! Suits you and your bump 🙂 Love Frugi x

  11. 27th February 2015 / 9:50 pm

    Love Frugi, they have great clothes for kids. I never realised that they did Maternity and nursing

  12. hannah staveley
    27th February 2015 / 10:38 pm

    Such a nice dress does look very nice on you and good for summer time.

  13. 28th February 2015 / 8:00 pm

    we are hoping to start trying for number 3 after my surgery and I am so excited … this dress is utterly stunning 🙂 x

  14. 28th February 2015 / 8:57 pm

    You look fab and the dress is lovely, great idea that it will take you through the rest of your pregnancy and beyond, maternity clothes can be so expensive otherwise.

  15. 1st March 2015 / 7:48 am

    Wish I had known frugi did maternity dresses when I was expecting – I do have a couple of their nursing tops though – they are brilliant quality

    • 1st March 2015 / 12:17 pm

      I think I’ll be getting a few tops if they’re anything as comfortable as the dress is!

  16. 1st March 2015 / 4:30 pm

    I’ve never heard of Frugi but the dress looks really lovely on you 🙂

  17. 1st March 2015 / 6:17 pm

    It’s always good to find a stylish brand with great eco-credentials. The floral pattern is amazing.

  18. 1st March 2015 / 7:32 pm

    That is one beautiful dress, I would love to be able to wear it, I love the style and you my lovely look amazing x

  19. 1st March 2015 / 8:06 pm

    ooh I love Frugi for kids they always have lovely prints.

  20. 2nd March 2015 / 8:25 am

    This is lovely looking dress and it suits you perfectly.

  21. 19th March 2015 / 10:15 pm

    That dress is gorgeous, I love the print – retro! x

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