Breast Vest – Review

I’ve written before about the trauma of finding clothes that are suitable for breast feeding – after months of being limited by your maternity wardrobe you give birth and look forward to getting back into your normal clothes but then you realise that no, you are actually even more limited!

Trying to find clothes that allow easy and discreet access to your boobs is harder than you might think! Essentially you have three options – you pull your top down, you pull it up or you open the buttons.  Personally I prefer to go with the pull up option wherever possible – buttons tend to be a faff to do with one hand, pulling your top down has a tendency to expose rather more boobage than you might like and then means faffing with scarves and so forth (and you can really damage the neckline of your top).  Of course pulling your top up comes it its own hurdles – namely exposing your less than toned tummy to the elements!  Breast feeding in winter can be cold!!  At the moment I’m still wearing my maternity jeans and leggings (everything else is still too small or rubs on my scar) so the bump panel takes on the role of belly warmer and stops it from being exposed to onlookers!

The Breast Vest basically takes over where the bump panel leaves off.  It’s a normal vest but finishes below your bra line to allow for tummy coverage but easy boob access – so simple you have to wonder why nobody thought of it before!

The Breast Vest “makes any top a breastfeeding top” and can basically be worn under any piece of clothing that you want to pull up to feed in which then opens up a whole new section of your wardrobe (if, unlike me, you can fit in it!)

The fabric is soft and stretchy and not too thin. If I was going to change one thing I would make the fabric a bit thicker for extra support of my “curves” – but then perhaps I’m just too vain!

Available in black and white (sizes XS to XL) it will become a wardrobe staple during your nursing months.

*Disclaimer – I was sent a Breast Vest free of charge for the purposes of review but all thoughts and opinions are my own* 


  1. AK Templer
    January 2, 2014 / 1:19 pm

    i like the idea of that!

  2. Anonymous
    January 18, 2014 / 10:01 pm

    I agree clothing can be a nuisance / inconvenience to nursing /breastfeeding. This vest looks good, though I think warm and comfort are important. So your comment on extra support appeals to me.

    Please review other garments which are designed for ease of access for breastfeeding. Yet stylish, practical and comfortable.

    Rachel Craig

  3. January 28, 2014 / 12:15 pm

    Great idea. I have a body shaper like this.

  4. July 10, 2014 / 9:43 am

    Makes one less conscious of post baby tummy, for sure. Thanks for the detailed review. 🙂

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