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.



  1. February 27, 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.
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  2. February 27, 2015 / 1:55 pm

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

  3. February 27, 2015 / 4:02 pm

    I am loving Frugi. You look lovely and comfy too

  4. February 27, 2015 / 5:52 pm

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

  5. February 27, 2015 / 6:15 pm

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

  6. February 27, 2015 / 7:15 pm

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

  7. February 27, 2015 / 8:12 pm

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

  8. February 27, 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!

  9. February 27, 2015 / 9:50 pm

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

  10. hannah staveley
    February 27, 2015 / 10:38 pm

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

  11. February 28, 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

  12. February 28, 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.

  13. March 1, 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

  14. March 1, 2015 / 4:30 pm

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

  15. March 1, 2015 / 6:17 pm

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

  16. March 1, 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

  17. March 1, 2015 / 8:06 pm

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

  18. March 2, 2015 / 8:25 am

    This is lovely looking dress and it suits you perfectly.

  19. March 19, 2015 / 10:15 pm

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

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