Stay Comfortable and Fashionable with Blue Almonds' Maternity & Breastfeeding Dresses
We are so excited! During the next few months we will be stocking Bump & Milk dresses at our Walton Street store and on our website.
At Blue Almonds we do everything we can to support women during early motherhood and these dresses tick ALL the boxes.
But we want to hear what you think.
We are constantly asking ourselves how we can best help Mothers and we want you to be part of our journey - so please let us know what you think of this pop up (and any other feedback you have) so that we know what to continue doing and what to do less of! You can talk to us in store, drop us an email or leave us a message on one of our social media channels.
Maternity & breastfeeding wear for the fashion-conscious
Bump & Milk maternity and breastfeeding wear is highly fashionable, suitable for pregnancy and has secret easy-access breast-feeding features. These dresses are exactly what all our lovely Mums and Mums-to-be need in this hot weather!
We love to support female-led businesses and Bump & Milk is no exception. We asked founder Alex Goyal about her journey in creating this innovative and much-needed brand. Like many of us, she wanted a business that she could work on flexibly around her children but her brilliant idea really came from a 'lightbulb' moment
"I was breastfeeding my first son for 2.5 years and had “nothing to wear" that entire time! He was born when I was 27 years old and I found all the maternity clothes were either low quality or the designs didn’t appeal to me. The maternity clothing out there also lacked breastfeeding options. I couldn’t understand why mothers-to-be and new mothers couldn't wear high quality clothing that could be both stylish and practical. Just before my second son was born, I realised I’m about to enter another “nothing to wear” period for at least another 2.5 years and this was my ‘lightbulb’ moment!"
Of course sustainability is a huge consideration in the creation of the brand but we wanted to know why it is so important to Alex to support breastfeeding mothers in particular?
"Breastfeeding is like having a full-time job that is unpaid, undervalued, and unappreciated. The breastfeeding health benefits for mothers and babies are mind-blowing - and it's something everyone should be aware of. I believe that it's a missing part in our educational and healthcare system. Overall, breastfeeding is an important public health intervention that has numerous short and long-term benefits, prevents diseases, and helps contribute to reducing healthcare costs and inequalities. Breastfeeding mamas make a collective impact and they ought to be supported."
Finally, Alex provided some valuable styling tips for her maternity and breastfeeding wear.
Maternity dress styling tips
"Our Bump&Milk dresses can be styled up with a blazer and beautiful pair of shoes, or dressed down with a denim jacket and trainers."
Bump & Milk will be popping up in Blue Almonds with a highly curated capsule collection until the end of August, so please come in and take a look!