Dreaming of Violets from A Mother’s Boutique: a #breastfeeding #sleepwear review

Spring is coming! And with it, my favorite flower: violets!

I’ve always loved violets. The wild kind that grow in the yard, all haphazardly and wherever they darn well please. They were our wedding flower, which was great in theory until I realized how hard it was to find the seed packets I needed for favors and the candied blooms I wanted to top our cupcakes.

But I still love them. And I think that’s why I fell in love with this pretty , springy Violet Dreams sleepdress, designed for pregnant and nursing moms by Annee Matthew, and newly available at A Mother’s Boutique.

During these first few weeks of postpartum bliss, I can usually be found in yoga pants and a t-shirt. Not a nice t-shirt, mind you, but most likely one from a 5K I ran far too long ago. I’m usually sporting at least one or two very attractive wet spots from an overactive letdown that got away from me. On really special days, I might match…but probably not. That’s why this sleepdress is the perfect addition to my post-baby wardrobe. It’s pretty, functional, and just plain simple (since it’s one piece.) No matching needed, and while it’s comfy enough for lounging or sleeping, it’s also cute enough to be seen in if someone stops by.

…and it has violets, so it makes me happy. :)

I love the structure of this gown. The midsection is roomy enough to accommodate a little post-partum tummy, the length is flattering yet not too short, and the top is designed so that it’s cool and comfortable for warmer weather without exposing too much. (And let me tell you, posting a photo a mere 3 1/2 weeks postpartum – online, no less – was more than a little daunting. But if that model above can rock shoes with a nightie, I can too!)

Annee Matthew has designed comfortable pull-aside panels that allow me to nurse easily without having to pull anything up and expose my middle (which ain’t great right now, if we’re being honest.)

 You can see in the photos below that barely any skin shows at all when I pull the neckline access panel to the side to nurse. (Note: I tried to tandem nurse in this gown, and the way the panels are sewn doesn’t allow it. It might be OK for someone smaller, but for me there just isn’t enough stretch in the fabric. But I prefer to nurse one at a time, and that works perfectly in this gown.)

The upper portion of the sleepdress is definitely cut to fit snugly. It provides support, so no other undergarments are needed to hold pads in place (a plus!) but if you’re large-busted at all, I would recommend ordering a size up, just to be sure you get a good fit. Luckily, this gown is available in XS through 3X, offering the perfect size for any new mom.

The Violet Dreams Sleepdress by Annee Matthew is 100% breathable cotton, and can be worn through pregnancy and beyond. (Also available in Sweetpea, which is a pink version.) Find it at A Mother’s Boutique for a retail price of $69.00. Check out A Mother’s Boutique for all your breastfeeding needs, from bras and swimsuits to breast pumps.

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12 Responses to Dreaming of Violets from A Mother’s Boutique: a #breastfeeding #sleepwear review

  1. Cute dress! I’ll have to keep this in mind for when we have the next baby!
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  2. Brett

    Pretty! Nursing wear has come a long way since I got all my stuff :/. Jealous!

  3. Aww I love that last photo, so sweet with the new baby and the big brother! The gown is cute too, I would totally wear something like that. It looks comfy. I actually don’t own any nursing sleep wear and it’s annoying a lot of times to jack my shirt up haha.
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  4. Diane @ Me, Him And The Cats

    It looks comfortable and cute!

  5. With my first baby it was winter and cold so I was always struggling to breastfeed with big sweatshirts on but this time I’m due in June and these would be perfect. I love how sweet looking they are. Very maternal but super super cute!
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  6. Sarah

    This is so cute! I’m always looking for good nursing gowns.

  7. Melissa ZS

    What a cute gown!

  8. Rachel A.

    So cute!

  9. Nedaa Almier

    When it comes to clothes, I love anything comfortable. This one looks super comfortable & practical. Gonna be in my shopping list.

  10. Tirzah

    So cute!!!! I need to add this to the “list” for when and if there’s a baby #2! ;)

  11. Robin

    perfect! Time to hint to the Husband my sleepwear is older than the kids ;)

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